Executive Order 10776--Delegating to the Secretary of Defense certain authority of the President relating to the modification of standards and requirements with respect to the induction of persons into the armed forces, and for other purposes
Source: The provisions of Executive Order 10776 of July 28, 1958, appear at 23 FR 5683, 3 CFR, 1954-1958 Comp., p. 420, unless otherwise noted.
By virtue of the authority vested in me by title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, there is hereby delegated to the Secretary of Defense the authority (relating to the prescribing of rules and regulations modifying the standards and requirements with respect to induction of persons into the armed forces) vested in the President by the last proviso of section 4 (a) of the Universal Military Training and Service Act, added by the act of July 28, 1958. The Secretary of Defense is hereby authorized to re-delegate that authority to any official of the Department of Defense who is required to be appointed by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. No person shall be inducted into the armed forces for training and service who does not meet the standards and requirements specified in the rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary or his designee pursuant to this order.