Daniel Lakemacher is a former Hospital Corpsman who enlisted in the Navy in 2005. He was deployed to Guantanamo in 2008 for six months. In 2009, he received a shore duty assignment at Great Lakes, and filed a request to be discharged from the United States Navy as a conscientious objector. He was forced to work for another 131 days, under the threat of imprisonment. On September 11, 2009 his request to be discharged was granted.