Executive Order 10271: Delegating the Authority of the President to Order Members and Units of Reserve Components of the Armed Forces Into Active Federal Service [open pdf - 75KB]
Alternate Title: EO 10271: Delegating the Authority of the President to Order Members and Units of Reserve Components of the Armed Forces Into Active Federal Service
"…to order into the active military or naval service of the United States for a period not to exceed twenty-four months, with or without their consent, any or all members and units of any or all Reserve components of the Armed Forces of the United States and retired personnel of the Regular Armed Forces: Provided, that so much of the authority of the President under the said section 21, as amended, as relates to any Reserve component of the United States Coast Guard or to retired personnel of the Regular Coast Guard is hereby delegated to the Secretary of the Treasury."
Executive Order 10271; EO 10271
Code of Federal Regulations
3 CFR, 1949-53 Comp., p.935-936