Executive Order 10271--Delegating the authority of the President to order members and units of Reserve components of the Armed Forces into active Federal service
Source: The provisions of Executive Order 10271 of July 7, 1951, appear at 16 FR 6659, 3 CFR, 1949-1953 Comp., p. 775, unless otherwise noted.
By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 10 (c) of the Universal Military Training and Service Act (62 Stat. 621), as amended, and as President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States, it is ordered as follows:
There is hereby delegated to the Secretary of Defense the authority vested in the President by section 21 of the Universal Military Training and Service Act (64 Stat. 318), as amended by the 1951 Amendments to the Universal Military Training and Service Act (65 Stat. 87; Public Law 51, 82d Congress), to order into the active military or naval service of the United States for a period not to exceed twenty-four months, with or without their consent, any or all members and units of any or all Reserve components of the Armed Forces of the United States and retired personnel of the Regular Armed Forces: Provided, that so much of the authority of the President under the said section 21, as amended, as relates to any Reserve component of the United States Coast Guard or to retired personnel of the Regular Coast Guard is hereby delegated to the Secretary of the Treasury.
The Secretary of Defense is hereby authorized to redelegate, subject to such conditions as the Secretary may deem appropriate, to the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force such functions under this order as affect their respective services.