COMDTINST 1900.8 30 NOV 1990
Was an application made to the Selective Service System (local board)
for classification as a conscientious objector prior to entry into the Coast
Guard? To which local board? What decision was made by the board, if
Training and Belief.
A description of the nature of the belief which requires the member to
seek separation from the Coast Guard or assignment to noncombatant
training and duty for reasons of conscience.
An explanation as to how the member's beliefs changed or developed,
including an explanation as to what factors (how, when and from whom
or from what source the belief was acquired) caused the change in or
development of conscientious objection beliefs.
An explanation as to when these beliefs became incompatible with
military service, and why.
An explanation as to the circumstances, if any, under which the member
believes in the use of force, and to what extent the use of force may be
An explanation as to how the member's daily life style has changed as a
result of the member's beliefs and what future actions the member plans
to continue to support these beliefs.
An explanation as to what, in the member's opinion, most conspicuously
demonstrates the consistency and depth of the member's belief which
gave rise to the claim of conscientious objection.
Participation in Organizations.
Information as to whether the member has ever been in any military
organization or establishment before entering the present term of service.
If so, the member will provide the name, the address and the reason for
joining that organization.
A statement as to whether or not the member is a member of a religious
sect or organization. If so, the statement will show the following:
The name of the sect or organization, and the name and location
of its governing body or head. if known.