Conscientious Objection Background

conscientious objector is an “individual who has claimed the right to refuse to
perform military service” on the grounds of freedom of thought, conscience,
disability or religion. In general, conscientious objector status is only
considered in the context of military conscription and is not applicable to
volunteer military forces.

Below, you
will find the applications submitted to different armed services. As more are
released, they will be added here. Note: The names are redacted under the FOIA
exemption (b)(6), but you are able to see the reasoning in all the

Department of the Defense Protocol

of Defense 1300.06
 [20 Pages, 0.5MB]

Department of the Navy Protocol

of the Navy Protocol
 [14 Pages, 1.7MB]

Department of the Navy Applicants

Objection Applicants, 2010-2014
[269 Pages, 36.3MB]

United States Air Force Applicants

Objection Applicants, 2010-2014
[3 Pages, 0.9MB]