How To Beat The Draft Board

How To Beat The Draft Board is a tutorial on how to be successful in getting an exemption to the United States draft in the event that it should be reactivated.

1969: The draft for the Vietnam War draws student protests

Table of Contents

  1. Background
  2. Meeting Structure
  3. General Strategies
  4. Claim #1: Conscientious Objector (1-A-O, 1-O)
  5. Claim #2: Hardship (3-A)
  6. Claim #3: Divinity Student (2-D) or Minister (4-D)
  7. Claim #4: Essentiality of Occupation (2-AM)
  8. Other Deferments Or "Options"
  9. Closing



This guide was originally written in the 2000s, based on my official training for becoming a member of a local draft board. As the original author at the time was an active member of a draft board, this was authored anonymously.