high school student may have his induction postponed
until he graduates or reaches age 20, whichever occurs first.
College students may be postponed until the end of
the semester. If they are in their last academic year, they
may be postponed until the end of that academic year.
registrant automatically gets his induction delayed if he
files a claim for reclassification. He is also entitled
to file for a postponement if he is a student or if he has
an emergency beyond his control, such as a serious illness
or death in his immediate family.
emergency mobilization procedures, all registrants are considered
to be classified 1-A "available for service" unless
they are given a different status by Selective Service. If
a registrant believes that for some reason he cannot or should
not report for examination and induction as directed, he may
request a postponement or reclassification by filing a claim
and sending it to the Selective Service office in his area.
Receipt of such a claim delays the registrants induction
until his claim has been fully processed and adjudicated.
registrant can file a claim only after receipt of an order
to report for induction and before the day he is scheduled
to report. Only in the case of an extreme emergency, under
circumstances beyond his control, would a registrant be allowed
to file a claim on the day he is scheduled to report for induction.
will not be necessary for the registrant to submit supporting
evidence of his claim at the time he files the request form.
He will be contacted and given instructions on what information
is needed, where to send it, and when it should be sent.
following classification categories would be available under
present operating procedures:
Conscientious objectors perform service to the nation
in a manner consistent with their moral, ethical or religious
opposition to participation in war in any form. Depending
upon the nature of his beliefs, a conscientious objector serves
either in a noncombatant capacity in the armed forces or in
a civilian job contributing to the national interest.
Surviving sons or brothers in a family where the parent
or sibling died as a result of U.S. military service, or is
in a captured or missing in action status, are exempt from
service in peacetime.
Hardship deferments are available for men whose induction
would result in hardship to persons who depend upon them for
Members of Reserve components (including the National
Guard and advanced level ROTC cadets who have already signed
a Reserve contract) are eligible for a separate classification
and perform their military service in the National Guard or
Ministers are exempted from service.
Ministerial students are deferred from service until they
complete their studies.
Certain elected officials are exempt from service as long
as they continue to hold office.
Veterans generally are exempt from service in peacetime.
Immigrants and dual nationals in some cases may be exempt
from U.S. military service depending upon their place of residence
and country of citizenship.