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AND SELECTEES IN MILITARY SERVICE

BEYOND TWELVE MONTHS

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS

UNITED STATES SENATE

SEVENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. J. Res. 92
A JOINT RESOLUTION REMOVING THE RESTRICTION ON

THE LENGTH OF SERVICE OF SELECTEES

AND

S. J. Res. 93
A JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE RETENTION
OF MEMBERS AND UNITS OF THE RESERVE COM-

PONENTS IN ACTIVE MILITARY SERVICE

JULY 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, AND 24, 1941

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COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS

ROBERT R. REYNOLDS, North Carolina, Chairman JAMES E. MURRAY, Montana

WARREN R. AUSTIN, Vermont ELBERT D. THOMAS, Utah

STYLES BRIDGES, New Hampshire EDWIN C. JOHNSON, Colorado

CHAN GURNEY, South Dakota JOSH LEE, Oklahoma

RUFUS C. HOLMAN, Oregon H. H. SCHWARTZ, Wyoming

JOHN THOMAS, Idaho LISTER HILL, Alabama

HENRY CABOT LODGE, JR., Massachusetts
SHERIDAN DOWNEY, California
ALBERT B. CHANDLER, Kentucky
HARRY S. TRUMAN, Missouri
MON C. WALLGREN, Washington
HARLEY M. KILGORE, West Virginia

WESLEY E. McDONALD, Clerk
WALTER I. SMALLEY, Assistant Clerk

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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

AUG 8-1941
DIVISION OF DOCUMENTS

RETENTION OF RESERVE COMPONENTS AND SELECTEES

IN MILITARY SERVICE BEYOND TWELVE MONTHS

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1941

UNITED STATES SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON MILITARY AFFAIRS,

Washington, D. C. The committee met, pursuant to call, at 10_a. m., in room 318, Senate Office Building, Senator Robert R. Reynolds (chairman) presiding.

Present: Senators Reynolds (chairman), Thomas of Utah, Lee, Schwartz, Hill, Downey, Chandler, Truman, Kilgore, Austin, Bridges, Gurney, and Thomas of Idaho.

Also present: Senator Wheeler.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will now come to order.

Gentlemen, we have met this morning to consider Senate Joint Resolution 92 and Senate Joint Resolution 93.

I will ask the reporter to embody in the record the full text of those Senate joint resolutions.

(S. J. Res. 92 and S. J. Res. 93 are as follows:)

[S. J. Res. 92, 77th Cong., 1st sess.) JOINT RESOLUTION To further provide for the strengthening of the national defense by removing

the restrictions on numbers and length of service of selectees, and for other purposes Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, and during the period of the unlimited national emergency declared by him on May 27, 1941, the President is hereby authorized to induct from time to time into active military service under the provisions of the Act approved September 16, 1940, Public, Numbered 783, Seventy-sixth Congress, Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, such number of men, without limitation, to serve for such period beyond twelve months as the President may deem necessary in the interests of national defense: Provided, That the active military service of persons now on duty under said Act may be similarly extended by the President to such period of time as he may deem necessary in the interests of national defense.

All persons inducted under the provisions of said Act whose periods of active military service are extended hereunder shall be deemed to be serving under said Act and shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges, and benefits extended and conferred thereby.

SEC. 2. The provisions of the Act approved September 16, 1940, Public, Numbered 783, Seventy-sixth Congress, the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, are hereby extended to remain in full force and effect until six months following the termination of the unlimited national emergency declared by the President on May 27, 1941: Provided, That the provisions of said Act shall not in any event terminate prior to May 15, 1945.

[S. J. Res. 93, 77th Cong., 1st sess.) JOINT RESOLUTION To further provide for the strengthening of the national defense by authorizing

the retention in active military service of members and units of the Reserve components of the Army of the United States and for other purposes

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, all

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