To this end, it is the intent of the Congress that whenever Congress shall determine that units and organizations are needed for the national security in excess of those of the Regular components of the Ground Forces and the Air Forces, and those in active service under this chapter, the National Guard of the United States, both Ground and Air, or such part thereof as may be necessary, together with such units of the Reserve components as are necessary for a balanced force, shall be ordered to active Federal service and continued therein so long as such necessity exists.
50 U.S. Code § 3801. Short title; Congressional declaration of policy
The Military Selective Service Act, referred to in subsec. (a), is act June 24, 1948, ch. 625, 62 Stat. 604. Act was comprised of titles I and II, prior to repeal of title II by act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, § 53, 70A Stat. 641. Title I of the Act is classified principally to this chapter. Title II of the Act was classified to the Articles of War set out in former Title 10, Army and Air Force, to sections 61, 61a, 62a, 65, and 652a of former Title 10, and to section 180 of former Title 14, Coast Guard, prior to repeal. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.
The National Defense Act of 1916, referred to in subsec. (d), is act June 3, 1916, ch. 134, 39 Stat. 166, which was classified generally throughout former Title 10, Army and Air Force, prior to repeal by act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, § 53, 70A Stat. 641, and reenactment as parts of Title 10, Armed Forces, and Title 32, National Guard.
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (d), was in the original “this title”, meaning title I of act June 24, 1948, ch. 625, 62 Stat. 604, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of title I to the Code, see Tables.
Section was formerly classified to section 451 of the former Appendix to this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
1979—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 96–107 added subsec. (f).
Act June 30, 1955, ch. 250, § 1, 69 Stat. 223, provided:
Act June 19, 1951, ch. 144, title I, § 7, 65 Stat. 89, provided that:
Act June 30, 1950, ch. 445, § 4, 64 Stat. 319, provided that:
Act June 19, 1951, ch. 144, title I, § 5, 65 Stat. 88, provided that: