Executive Order 10957
ASSIGNING AUTHORITY WITH RESPECT TO
AND UNITS IN THE READY RESERVE TO ACTIVE DUTY
AND WITH RESPECT TO THE EXTENSION OF ENLISTMENTS
AND OTHER PERIODS OF SERVICE IN THE ARMED FORCES
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Joint Resolution of August 1, 1961 (P.L. 87-117), and by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
SECTION 1. The Secretary of Defense, and, when designated by him for this purpose, any of the Secretaries of the military departments of the Department of Defense, are hereby authorized and empowered to exercise the authority vested in the President until July 1,1962, by section 1 of the Act of August 1, 1961 (Public Law 87-117) to order, without the consent of the persons concerned, any unit, and any member not assigned to a unit organized to serve as a unit, in the Ready Reserve of an armed force to active duty for not more than 12 consecutive months, provided there are not more than 250,000 members of the Ready Reserve thereby on active duty (other than for training) without their consent at any one time. However, the Secretary of Defense may not order any unit in the Ready Reserve of an armed force to active duty, other than active duty for training, under this section without the approval of the President.
SEC. 2. In pursuance of the provisions of section 2 of the said Joint Resolution of August 1, 1961, the Secretary of Defense is hereby authorized to extend enlistments, appointments, periods of active duty, periods of active duty for training, periods of obligated service, or other military status, in any component of an armed force or in the National Guard that expire before July l, 1962, for not more than twelve months.
JOHN F. KENNEDY
THE WHITE HOUSE,
August 10, 1961.