In an application for citizenship the applicant, among other things, is asked whether he or she is willing to bear arms on behalf of the United States if the law requires it, and whether he or she is willing to perform noncombatant services (i.e., service in any unit of the armed forces which does not require the use of arms in combat, such as service in the medical department of any of the armed forces), if called upon to do so. Bahá’ís should answer “yes” to both of these questions. As Bahá’ís are obligated to obey the laws of the government under which they live, including federal laws regarding military service, they must be willing to serve in the military, if obligated to do so (in which case they should apply for non-combatant status on the basis of religious beliefs). A letter outlining the Bahá’í position on military service and preference for non-combatant status, which also confirms that the individual is a member of the United States Bahá’í community, is available upon request by contacting the National Spiritual Assembly. The letter should not be needed, however, if the two questions are answered correctly in the initial application.