(a)There is in the Office of the Secretary of the Army an Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee. The Committee shall review and comment upon major policy matters directly affecting the reserve components and the mobilization preparedness of the Army. The Committee’s comments on such policy matters shall accompany the final report regarding any such matters submitted to the Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff.
(b)The Committee consists of officers in the grade of colonel or above, as follows:
(1)five members of the Regular Army on duty with the Army General Staff;
(2)five members of the Army National Guard of the United States not on active duty; and
(3)five members of the Army Reserve not on active duty.
(c)The members of the Committee shall select the Chairman from among the members on the Committee not on active duty.
(d)A majority of the members of the Committee shall act whenever matter affecting both the Army National Guard of the United States and Army Reserve are being considered. However, when any matter solely affecting one of the reserve components of the Army is being considered, it shall be acted upon only by the Subcommittee on Army National Guard Policy or the Subcommittee on Army Reserve Policy, as appropriate.
(e)The Subcommittee on Army National Guard Policy consists of the members of the Committee other than the Army Reserve members.
(f)The Subcommittee on Army Reserve Policy consists of the members of the Committee other than the Army National Guard members.
(g)Membership on the Committee is determined by the Secretary of the Army and is for a minimum period of three years. Except in the case of members of the Committee from the Regular Army, the Secretary of the Army, when appointing new members, shall insure that among the officers of each component on the Committee there will at all times be two or more members with more than one year of continuous service on the Committee.
(h)There shall be not less than 10 officers of the Army National Guard of the United States and the Army Reserve on duty with the Army Staff, one-half of whom shall be from each of those components. These officers shall be considered as additional members of the Army Staff while on that duty.
10:38 (2d sentence, and 3d sentence less proviso, of 2d par.).
10:38 (proviso of 3d sentence, and last sentence, of 2d par.).
June 3, 1916, ch. 134, § 5 (less last par.); June 4, 1920, ch. 227, subch. I, § 5 (1st 7 pars.); Sept. 22, 1922, ch. 423, § 1; July 2, 1926, ch. 721, § 5; May 21, 1928, ch. 647; added June 15, 1933, ch. 87, § 2 (less last par.), 48 Stat. 153; June 3, 1938, ch. 319; July 14, 1939, ch. 269; June 28, 1950, ch. 383, § 401(b), 64 Stat. 271.
In subsection (a), the words “the following subjects” are inserted for clarity.
In subsections (a) and (c), the words “of officers”, after the word “committee”, are inserted for clarity. The words “and of” are substituted for the words “to which shall be added”.
In subsection (e), the words “For the purpose specified herein” are omitted as surplusage. The words “on that duty” are substituted for the words “so serving”.
The change is necessary to make subsection (d) coextensive with subsection (c), to which it was a proviso in the source law, the Act of June 3, 1916, chapter 134, section
5 (1st sentence of 2d par.) (formerly 10 U.S.C. 38 (1st sentence of 2d par.)).
1986—Pub. L. 99–433, § 501(a)(8)(C), renumbered section
3033 of this title as this section, and substituted “Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee” for “Reserve components of Army; policies and regulations for government of” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–433, § 501(a)(8)(A), substituted “Office” for “office” and “Committee. The Committee” for “Committee which”, inserted “and the mobilization preparedness”, and substituted “Army. The” for “Army, and the” and “Secretary of the Army and the Chief of Staff” for “Chief of Staff and the Assistant Secretary responsible for reserve affairs”.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 99–433, § 501(a)(8)(B), struck out “General” before “Staff” in two places.
1967—Pub. L. 90–168amended section generally, and restated with certain changes the existing authority relating to the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee within the Office of the Secretary of the Army, reduced the membership of the Committee from 21 to 15, reduced the grade requirements so as to permit inclusion of colonels, and provided that the Committee review and comment upon all major policies affecting Army Reserve matters and that the Committee comments accompany any final submission to the Chief of Staff and Assistant Secretary responsible for Reserve Affairs.
1958—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 85–861substituted “affecting the organization, distribution, training, appointment, assignment, promotion, or discharge of members of the Army Reserve and those of either” for “affecting the Army Reserve and either”.
Effective Date of 1967 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 90–168effective on first day of first calendar month following date of enactment of Pub. L. 90–168, which was approved Dec. 1, 1967, see section 7 ofPub. L. 90–168, set out as a note under section
138 of this title.
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