E. O. 9981 Title 3--The President EXECUTIVE ORDER 9981 ESTABLISHING THE PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON EQUALITY OF TREATMENT AND OPPOR- TUNITY IN THE ARMED SERVICES WHEREAS it is essential that there be maintained in the armed services of the United States the highest standards of democracy, with equality of treatment and opportunity for all those who serve in our country's defense: NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, by the Constitution and the statutes of the United States, and as Commander in Chief of the armed serv- ices, it is hereby ordered as follows: 1. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion or national origin. This policy shall be put into effect as rapidly as possible, having due regard to the time required to effec- tuate any necessary changes without im- pairing efficiency or morale. 2. There shall be created in the Na- tional Military Establishment an advisory committee to be known'as the President's Committee on Equality of Treatment and Opportunity in the Armed Services, which shall be composed of seven mem- bers to be designated by the President. 3. The Committee is authorized on be- half of the President to examine into the rules, procedures and practices of the armed services in order to determine in what respect such rules, procedures and practices may be altered or improved with a view to carrying out the policy of this order. The Committee shall con- fer and advise with the Secretary of De- fense, the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Secretary of the Air Force, and shall make such recommendations to the President and to said Secretaries as in the judgment of the Committee will effectuate the policy hereof. 4. All executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government are authorized and directed to cooperate with the Committee in its work, and to furnish the Committee such inforwa- tion or the services of such persons as the Committee may require in the per- formance of its duties. 5. When requested by the Committee to do so, persons in the armed services or in any of the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall testify before the Committee and shall make available for the use of the Committee such documents and other information as the require. 6. The Committee exist until such time Committee may shall continue to as the President shall terminate its existence by Executive order. HARRY S. TRV THE WHIT HOUSE, July 26, 1948. EXECUTIVE ORDER 9982 EX7ENDING THE PROVISIONS OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9870 OF JULY 8, 1947, I:Z- SCRIBING REGULATIONS ].=:RTAINING 'tO E ORANTING OF AND CCOTG FOR CERTAIN FOREIGN ERCE ALLOWANC AD ALLOS By virtue of the authority vested In me by the Potelan Service Act of 1946
Star. 999) and by section 202 of the
evised Statutes of the United Stat
U.S. C. 156), the provisions of Execu-
tive Order No. 98 of Jy 8, 194, pre- scrlbin regulations pertainin to the rantin of and accountin for ceain iorein service allowances and allo- mens, are hereb extended and contin- ued In effect o and includin June 30, 1949. This order shall be effectlve as of Jul 1, 1948. RY S. TR E WH Ho, July 29, 1948. EXECUTIVE ORDER 9983 [Exemption of Garland S. Ferguson From Compulsory Retirement for Age; Aug. 2, 1948; not published] EXECUTIVE ORDER 9984 REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE FURNISHING OF CLOTHING IN KIND OR PAYMENT OF CASH ALLOWANCES IN LIEU THEREOF TO ENLISTED PERSONNEL OF THE NAVY, COAST GUARD, NAVAL RESERVE, AND COqT GUARD RESERVE By virtue of and pursuant to the au- thority vested in me by section 10 of the Pay Readjustment Act of June 16. 1942 (56 Stat. 359, 363), I hereby prescribe the following regulations governing the fur- ' 3 CFR, 1947 Supp.