as in conscript
a person forced or required to enroll in military service had the dubious distinction of being the last selectee to serve in the Vietnam War

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as in nominee
one who has been chosen by some authority for a specific position or duty NASA's roster of selectees for its astronaut training program

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“Selectee.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2023.

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