1 Y Sss Reclassified 1y 1971

  1. 1 Y Sss Reclassified 1y 1971 Value
  2. 1 Y Sss Reclassified 1y 1971 1
  3. 1 Y Sss Reclassified 1y 1971
  4. 1 Y Sss Reclassified 1y 1971 Gm
  5. 1 Y Sss Reclassified 1y 1971 Yearbook


The Selective Service System is an independent agency of the United States government that maintains information on those potentially subject to military conscription.Virtually all male U.S. Citizens and male immigrant non-citizens between the ages of 18 and 25 are required by law to have registered within 30 days of their 18th birthdays and must notify Selective Service within ten days of any. He was briefly reclassified as 1-A-or. Trump’s 1-Y classification stayed in effect until February 1, 1972 when it was changed to a 4-F classification (which covered registrants not qualified. Usually given to registrants with medical conditions that were limiting but not disabling (examples: high blood pressure, mild muscular or skeletal injuries or disorders, skin disorders, severe.

For Draftees
compiled by Anne Yoder, Archivist,

SwarthmoreCollege Peace Collection


[From Selective Service Regulations, 1917 (see Subject File: Conscientious Objection/Objectors -- Government Documents)]

* Conscientious Objectors: any registrant found by his Local Board to be a member of any well-recognized religious sect or organization organized & existing before May 18, 1917, & whose existing creed or principles forbade its members to participate in war in any form, & whose religious convictions were against war or participation therein in accordance with the creed or principles of said religious organization, were to be furnished with a certificate by said Local Board stating that he could only be required to serve in a capacity declared by the President to be noncombatant. He would, however, be classified as any other registrant was.

ILiable to military service in the orderdetermined by the national drawing
IITemporary (dependency) discharge from draft; effective until Class I in the jurisdiction of the same Local Board was exhausted; registrants with both wife & children, or any father of motherless children, where such wife & children were not mainly dependent upon the registrant’s labor for support; also, registrants whose wives could support themselves through employment
IIITemporary (dependency) discharge from draft; effective until Classes I & II in the jurisdiction of the same Local Board was exhausted; registrants who were responsible forchildren not their own & who were dependent on registrant’s labor for support; registrants who had aged, inform or invalid parents or grandparents mainly dependent on registrants' government employees
IVTemporary (dependency) discharge from draft; effective until Classes I, II & III in the jurisdiction of the same Local Board was exhausted; any married registrant whose wife or children were mainly dependent on registrant’s labor for support; also included mariners employed in sea service

United States (officers & enlisted men)
- alien enemies
- resident aliens
- persons found to be totally & permanently physically or mentally unfit for military service
- persons show to have been convicted of any crime designated as treason or felony, or an “infamous” crime
- licensed pilots actually employed in the pursuit of his vocation

WORLD WAR II [through 1947?]

[From Selective Service Regulations. Volume Three. Classification & Selection, 1940 (see Subject File: Conscientious Objection/Objectors -- Government Documents); also 'Memorandum Of the Rights Of Conscientious Objectors Under the Draft Laws As Of December 1, 1942' (see Subject File: Conscientious Objection/Objectors -- U.S. Sources, 1942)]
* all males between the ages of 18 & 65 were required to register for the draft; those who became 18 after January 1, 1943 were to register on their 18th birthday

IAvailable for service
I-AAvailable; fit for general military service
I-A-OConscientious objectors eligible for military service in noncombatant role
I-B-OConscientious objectors available for limited service [not used after Aug. 18, 1942]
United States
I-EStudents fit for limited military service; available not later than July 1, 1941
II-AMen necessary in their civilian activity
II-BMen necessary to national defense
II-CMen necessary to farm labor
IIIDeferred because of dependents
III-AMen with dependents, not engaged in work essential to national defense
Conscientious objectors available only for civilian work of national importance
IV-E-LSConscientious objectors available for limited civilian work of national importance
IV-E-HMen formerly classified in IV-E or IV-E-LS, since deferred by reason of age
IV-FMen physically, mentally or morally unfit


IV-EConscientious objectors opposed to both combatant & noncombatant military service [all to be given statuatory deferments]


In 1950, the CCCO published Conscientious Objectors Under Selective Service, with this advice: 'C.O.'s opposed only to combatant military service, but willing to accept non-combatant military service in the Army, should fill in I-A-O unless they have other basis for deferment. C.O.'s opposed to to all military service, both combatant and non-combatant, should fill in IV-E, regardless of any other basis for deferment' (p. 12). See also the 1951 revised handbook.
In 1952, the CCO published its Handbook for Conscientious Objectors [there were many later editions], with this list (p. 11-13):

I-AAvailable for military service
I-A-OC.O. available for non-combatant duty/service
I-CMember of the armed forces
I-DMember of an organized reserve unit of the armed forces or student in approved officer procurement program
I-FPhysically, mentally or morally unfit
I-OC.O. opposed to both combatant and non-combatant military duty and available for assignment to civilian work
I-SHigh school student under twenty years of age, I-S (H), or college student who has received an order to report for induction, I-S (C), and is deferred to complete his school year
I-WC.O.'s in assigned civilian service. Upon satisfactory completion of civilian service, C.O.'s are classified I-W (R) until past the age of liability for the draft, when they are reclassified as V-A
II-ADeferred because of essential civilian employment, except agriculture or study
II-CDeferred because of essential agricultural employment
II-SDeferred for study
III-ADeferred because of dependents; includes registrants with wife and child [see page 12 for details]
IV-ARegistrant with sufficient credit for World War II military duty. Sole surviving son of family with one or more sons or daughters who died in line of duty or result of such duty in the armed forces
IV-BOfficials deferred by law
IV-DMinisters and full time students preparing for the ministry under the direction of a recognized church or religious organization

[See NSBRO reference files re: the Selective Service System, Series I-1; also Handbook for Conscientious Objectors (11th ed.) by the CCCO, Sept. 1970, for more details on ages of draftees, etc.]

1 Y Sss Reclassified 1y 1971 Value

* Some of the deferments listed were not available to new applicants by 1970

I-AAvailable for combat service
I-A-OAvailable for noncombatant service
I-CMembers of the active armed forces, or commissioned officers in Environmental Science Service Administration or Public Health Service
I-DMember of reserve unit of the armed forces, or student taking military training



“At Work” conscientious objectors [once I-O registrants were assigned to civilian work, they were then reclassified I-W by their local draft boards]
I-YUnqualified for duty except in time of declared war or national emergency


Agricultural deferment
II-D [I-D?]Deferment for members of military reserve units, or students taking advanced ROTC


Dependency deferment [deferred because of having a child or childre with whom he maintains a bona fide family relationship; deferred because of extreme hardship to dependents]


Certain officials / elected officials deferred by law
IV-CExemption for certain aliens [aliens not on permanent resident status who have not remained in the United States for more than one year; resident aliens who leave the USA; resident aliens granted relief from liability for military service]
IV-DExemption for ministers & divinity students
IV-FUnfit for military service
V-AOver-age [26 years old if never deferred; 35 years old for those who held a deferment / with 'extended liability']

1 Y Sss Reclassified 1y 1971 1


[From Selective Service System website, April 2002: http://www.sss.gov/classif.htm]

* See http://www.sss.gov/FSconsobj.htm for SSS’s information about conscientious objector status & for more classifications

1 Y Sss Reclassified 1y 1971

1 Y Sss Reclassified 1y 1971

1-AAvailable immediately for military service
1-OConscientious objectors opposed to both combatant & noncombatant military training & service; fulfills service obligation as a civilian alternative service worker
1-A-OConscientious objectors opposed to training & military service requiring the use of arms; fulfills service obligation in a noncombatant position within the military
2-DMinisterial students; deferred from military service
3-AHardship deferment; deferred from military service because service would cause hardship upon their families
4-CAlien or dual national; sometimes exempt from military service
4-DMinisters of religion; exempted from military service

Student Postponements: a college student may have his induction postponed until he finishes the current semester or, if a senior, the end of the academic year. A high school student may have his induction postponed until he graduates or until he reaches age 20. Appealing a Classification: a registree may appeal his classification to a Selective Service Appeal Board.

This page written 2007; updated in April 2011 and March 2014

1 Y Sss Reclassified 1y 1971 Gm

Reclassified1 y sss reclassified 1y 1971 1

1 Y Sss Reclassified 1y 1971 Yearbook