Millions of us used loopholes to avoid drafts. Bill Clinton went further than most others: "In the fall of 1969, Clinton entered the draft, but was given a high number (311) and was never called on to serve. Clinton, however, made every effort to bypass the draft before entering came up with the draft.
Initially, Bill Clinton received postponement for training in Georgetown and Oxford (where he helped organize anti-war demonstrations). Second, Clinton attempted to bypass the draft for four years by enrolling the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), but never joined. Clinton had signed up for the ROTC in the hope of avoiding military service for four years, but wanted a future in politics, had a change of heart, and joined the draft.
In December 1969, safe from the design with its high lottery number, Clinton changed his mind about joining the ROTC program and wrote a letter to the director of the ROTC program exposing the extent of his rejection of the war. The letter was leaked to ABC News by the Pentagon in early 1992 and fueled criticism of Clinton's character candidates.
Later in the 1992 campaign, it became known that Clinton's uncle had attempted to get Bill Clinton a contract as a Navy Reserve during the Vietnam War. Clinton said he didn't know about this on September 3, 1992, but admitted a day later that a former design member had informed him about his uncle's attempt a few months ago.