registrant appeal process begins when a registrant is dissatisfied
with his Local Boards decision about his reclassification
request and initiates an appeal. The first line of appeal
is to the District Appeal Board. In the case of non-unanimous
decisions of the District Appeal Board, the registrant may
appeal to the President through the National Appeal Board.
National Director and State Directors of Selective Service
may also take appeals to a District Appeal Board to ensure
fair and equitable administration of Selective Service law
Appeal Boards are located in each state, the District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico, Guam and Virgin Islands. The law requires at
least one such board within the area of each federal judicial
district in the United States and within each territory and
possession. Members, who are uncompensated civilian volunteers,
are appointed by the Director of Selective Service in the
name of the President. Each is a citizen of the United States,
at least 18 years of age, not an active or retired member
of the Armed Forces or any reserve component of the Armed
Forces, a resident of the geographical area in the Federal
judicial district over which his or her particular board has
jurisdiction, and meets all of the other membership requirements
of the law and regulations.
decisions of the District Appeal Boards may be appealed to
the President for determination by the National Appeal Board.
Appeals may be taken by the registrant or the same Selective
Service personnel identified in taking appeals to the District
Appeal Boards. The three-member National Appeal Board is the
final appeal authority.
of the National Appeal Board are citizens of the United States,
at least 18 years of age, are not active or retired members
of the Armed Forces or of any reserve component of the Armed
Forces, and meet all of the other established requirements.