Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/920

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886 PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 720-SEPT. 1t, 1940 tunity to volunteer for induction into the land or naval forces of the United States for the training and service prescribed in subsection (b), but no person who so volunteers shall be inducted for such training Fitness required. and service so long as he is deferred after classification: Providedfur- ther, That no man shall be inducted for training and service under this Act unless and until he is acceptable to the land or naval forces for such training and service and his physical and mental fitness for such train- Adequate shelter, ing and service has been satisfactorily determined: Provided further, etcrmennducted That no men shall be inducted for such training and service until ade- quate provision shall have been made for such shelter, sanitary facili- ties, water supplies, heating and lighting arrangements, medical care, and hospital accommodations, for such men, as may be determined by the Secretary of War or the Secretary of the Navy, as the case may be, Peacetime land to be essential to public and personal health: Providedfurther, That ors maximum except in time of war there shall not be in active training or service in the land forces of the United States at any one time under subsection (b) more than nine hundred thousand men inducted under the provi- Camp, etc., assign- sions of this Act. The men inducted into the land or naval forces for nts. training and service under this Act shall be assigned to camps or units of such forces. Period of service. (b) Each man inducted under the provisions of subsection (a) shall serve for a training and service period of twelve consecutive months, unless sooner discharged, except that whenever the Congress has declared that the national interest is imperiled, such twelve-month period may be extended by the President to such time as may be necessary in the interests of national defense. Transfer to reserve (c) Each such man, after the completion of his period of training and service under subsection (b), shall be transferred to a reserve com- Period of member- ponent of the land or naval forces of the United States; and until he attains the age of forty-five, or until the expiration of a period of ten years after such transfer, or until he is discharged from such reserve component, whichever occurs first, he shall be deemed to be a member of such reserve component and shall be subject to such additional train- Proriso. ing and service as may now or hereafter be prescribed by law: Provided, Relief of certain persons from liability That any man who completes at least twelve months' training and to serve in time of service in the land forces under subsection (b), and who thereafter serves satisfactorily in the Regular Army or in the active National Guard for a period of at least two years, shall, in time of peace, be relieved from any liability to serve in any reserve component of the land or Naval forces of the United States and from further liability Call to active duty. for the training and service under subsection (b), but nothing in this subsection shall be construed to prevent any such man, while in a reserve component of such forces, from being ordered or called to active duty in such forces. Pay, allowances, (d) With respect to the men inducted for training and service under pensions, etc. this Act there shall be paid, allowed and extended the same pay, allow- ances, pensions, disability and death compensation, and other benefits as are provided by law m the case of other enlisted men of like grades and length of service of that component of the land or naval forces to which they are assigned, and after transfer to a reserve component of Benefits extended. the land or naval forces as provided in subsection (c) there shall be paid, allowed and extended with respect to them the same benefits as are provided by law in like cases with respect to other members of such Promotions. reserve component. Men in such training and service and men who have been so transferred to reserve components shall have an oppor- tunity to qualify for promotion. bevond fWentore (e) Persons inducted into the land forces of the United States under Hemisphere, restric- this Act shall not be employed beyond the limits of the Western Hemi- sphere except in the Territories and possessions of the United States, including the Philippine Islands. [54 STAT.