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10 U.S. Code § 10208 - Annual mobilization exercise

The Secretary of Defense shall conduct at least one major mobilization exercise each year. The exercise should be as comprehensive and as realistic as possible and should include the participation of associated active component and reserve component units.
The Secretary shall maintain a plan to test periodically each active component and reserve component unit based in the United States and all interactions of such units, as well as the sustainment of the forces mobilized as part of the exercise, with the objective of permitting an evaluation of the adequacy of resource allocation and planning.
The Secretary shall, beginning in the first fiscal year that begins after the date of the enactment of this subsection, and every five years thereafter, as part of the major mobilization exercise under subsection (a), include the processes of the Selective Service System in preparation for induction of personnel into the armed forces under the Military Selective Service Act (50 U.S.C. 3801 et seq.), and submit to Congress a report on the results of this exercise and evaluation. The report may be submitted in classified form.
(2) The exercise under this subsection—
shall include a review of national mobilization strategic and operational concepts; and
shall include a simulation of a mobilization of all armed forces and reserve units, with plans and processes for incorporating Selective Service System inductees.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

The date of the enactment of this subsection, referred to in subsec. (c)(1), is the date of enactment of div. A of Pub. L. 117–81, which was approved Dec. 27, 2021.

The Military Selective Service Act, referred to in subsec. (c)(1), is title I of act June 24, 1948, ch. 625, 62 Stat. 604, which is classified principally to chapter 49 (§ 3801 et seq.) of Title 50, War and National Defense. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see References in Text note set out under section 3801 of Title 50 and Tables.

Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in Pub. L. 98–525, title V, § 552(e), Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2531, which was set out in a note under section 12001 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–337, § 1661(a)(3)(B).


2021—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 117–81 added subsec. (c).

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Section effective Dec. 1, 1994, except as otherwise provided, see section 1691 of Pub. L. 103–337, set out as a note under section 10001 of this title.