(a)Each person required under law to serve in a reserve component shall, upon becoming a member, be placed in the Ready Reserve of his armed force for his prescribed term of service, unless he is transferred to the Standby Reserve under section
10146(a) of this title.
(b)The units and members of the Army National Guard of the United States and of the Air National Guard of the United States are in the Ready Reserve of the Army and the Ready Reserve of the Air Force, respectively.
(c)All Reserves assigned to units organized to serve as units and designated as units in the Ready Reserve are in the Ready Reserve.
(d)Under such regulations as the Secretary concerned may prescribe, any qualified member of a reserve component or any qualified retired enlisted member of a regular component may, upon his request, be placed in the Ready Reserve. However, a member of the Retired Reserve entitled to retired pay or a retired enlisted member of a regular component may not be placed in the Ready Reserve unless the Secretary concerned makes a special finding that the member’s services in the Ready Reserve are indispensable. The authority of the Secretary concerned under the preceding sentence may not be delegated—
(1)to a civilian officer or employee of the military department concerned below the level of Assistant Secretary; or
(2)to a member of the armed forces below the level of the lieutenant general or vice admiral in an armed force with responsibility for military personnel policy in that armed force.
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section
269(a)–(d) of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–337, § 1661(a)(2)(A).
2003—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 108–136substituted last sentence of introductory provisions and pars. (1) and (2) for “The Secretary concerned may not delegate his authority under the preceding sentence.”
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