Executive Order 12727: Ordering the Selected Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty [open pdf - 213KB]
Alternate Title: EO 12727: Ordering the Selected Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty
"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including sections 121 and 673b of title 10 of the United States Code, I hereby determine that it is necessary to augment the active armed forces of the United States for the effective conduct of operational missions in and around the Arabian Peninsula. Further, under the stated authority, I hereby authorize the Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Transportation with respect to the Coast Guard when the latter is not operating as a service in the Department of the Navy, to order to active duty units and individual members not assigned to units, of the Selected Reserve. This order is intended only to improve the internal management of the executive branch, and is not intended to create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law by a party against the United States, - its agencies, its officers, or any person."
Executive Order 12727; EO 12727
Code of Federal Regulations
3 CFR, 1990 Comp., p.302