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[87 STAT. 607]
[87 STAT. 607]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1973

87 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 93-155-NOV. 16, 1973


TITLE III—ACTIVE FORCES SEC. 301. (a) For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1973, and ending June 30, 1974, each component of the Armed Forces is authorized an ond strength for active duty personnel as follows: (1) The Army, 803,806; (2) The Navy, 566,320; (3) The Marine Corps, 196,419; (4) The Air Force, 666,357. (b) The end strength for active duty personnel prescribed in sub- Reduction. section (a) of this section for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1974, shall be reduced by 43,000. Such reduction shall be apportioned among the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force in such manner as the Secretary of Defense shall prescribe, except that in applying any portion of such reduction to any military department, the reduction shall be applied to the maximum extent practicable to the support forces of such military department. The Secretary of Defense shall report to the ^^^P"""' *° Congress within 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act on °'^^^^^^the manner in which this reduction is to be apportioned among the military departments and among the mission categories described in the Military Manpower Requirements Report. This report shall include the rationale for each reduction. (c) The Committee on Armed Services of the House shall report.^0^?°* *° H°"se 1




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to the House by April 1, 1974, a detailed and independent study on tives. the advisability of maintaining our present military commitment to Europe in view of the current economic and military situation in Europe. SEC. 302. I n computing the authorized end strength for the active Exceptions. duty personnel of any component of the Armed Forces for any fiscal year, there shall not be included in the computation members of the Ready Reserve of such component ordered to active duty under the provisions of section 673 of title 10, United States Code, members of ^"^'•^' the Army National Guard or members of the Air National Guard called into Federal service under section 3500 or 8500, as the case may 70A Stat. 199, be, of title 10, United States Code, members of the militia of any 525. State called into Federal service under chapter 15 of title 10, United States Code, or persons ordered to active duty for training. sa^sttt^^sVi^^' SEC. 303. (a) Section 673 of title 10, United States Code, is amended lo'usc 331. by adding at the end thereof a new subsection as follows: Jat.^^^\'J,^' 72 Stat. 1441. " (d) Whenever one or more units of the Ready Reserve are ordered "" "^ ' ^ to active dut;^, the President shall, on the first day of the second fiscal year quarter immediately following the quarter in which the first unit or units are ordered to active duty and on the first day of each succeeding six-month period thereafter, so long as such unit is retained on active duty, submit a report to the Congress regarding the necessity report to ConPresidential for such unit or units being ordered to and retained on active duty. The g r e s s. President shall include in each such report a statement of the mission of each such unit ordered to active duty, an evaluation of such unit's performance of that mission, where each such unit is being deployed