When the country was hungry for a call to national service, Bush told it to go shopping.
As far as I know, he would have loved to do national service in lieu of military service.
But the real turbocharger has been its universal military training and national service program.
compulsory service in the armed forces of some countries, esp. that in the UK between 1949-1960
Compulsory service may be required in wartime and even in peacetime.