(a)Under regulations to be prescribed by the President, the Secretary concerned shall provide a system of continuous screening of units and members of the Ready Reserve to ensure the following:
(1)That there will be no significant attrition of those members or units during a mobilization.
(2)That there is a proper balance of military skills.
(3)That except for those with military skills for which there is an overriding requirement, members having critical civilian skills are not retained in numbers beyond the need for those skills.
(4)That with due regard to national security and military requirements, recognition will be given to participation in combat.
(5)That members whose mobilization in an emergency would result in an extreme personal or community hardship are not retained in the Ready Reserve.
(b)Under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, and by the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, a member of the Ready Reserve who is designated as a member not to be retained in the Ready Reserve as a result of screening under subsection (a) shall, as appropriate, be—
(1)transferred to the Standby Reserve;
(3)if the member is eligible and applies therefor, transferred to the Retired Reserve.
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section
271 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–337, § 1661(a)(2)(A).
2002—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 107–296substituted “of Homeland Security” for “of Transportation”.
Effective Date of 2002 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 107–296effective on the date of transfer of the Coast Guard to the Department of Homeland Security, see section 1704(g) ofPub. L. 107–296, set out as a note under section
101 of this title.
By virtue of the authority vested in me by section
301 of title
3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, it is ordered as follows:
Section 1. There is delegated to the Secretary of Defense (and to the Secretary of Homeland Security with regard to the United States Coast Guard) the authority vested in the President by section
271 [see 10149] of title 10 of the United States Code to prescribe regulations for the screening of units and members of the Ready Reserve of the Armed Forces.
Sec. 2. Executive Order No. 10651 of January 6, 1956, is revoked.
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