P.L. 80–759, Approved June 24, 1948 (62 Stat. 604)

Military Selective Service Act

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SECTION 1. [50 U.S.C. App. 451] 

(a)  This Act may be cited as the “Military Selective Service Act”.

(b)  The Congress hereby declares that an adequate armed strength must be achieved and maintained to insure the security of this Nation.

(c)  The Congress further declares that in a free society the obligations and privileges of serving in the armed forces and the reserve components thereof should be shared generally, in accordance with a system of selection which is fair and just, and which is consistent with the maintenance of an effective national economy.

(d)  The Congress further declares, in accordance with our traditional military policy as expressed in the National Defense Act of 1916, as amended, that it is essential that the strength and organization of the National Guard, both Ground and Air, as an integral part of the first line defenses of this Nation, be at all times maintained and assured.

To this end, it is the intent of the Congress that whenever Congress shall determine that units and organizations are needed for the national security in excess of those of the Regular components of the Ground Forces and the Air Forces, and those in active service under this title, the National Guard of the United States, both Ground and Air, or such part thereof as may be necessary, together with such units of the Reserve components as are necessary for a balanced force, shall be ordered to active Federal service and continued therein so long as such necessity exists.

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Sec. 12. [50 U.S.C. App. 462] 

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(e)  The President may require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to furnish to the Director, from records available to the Secretary, the following information with respect to individuals who are members of any group of individuals required by a proclamation of the President under section 3 to present themselves for and submit to registration under such section: name, date of birth, social security account number, and address. Information furnished to the Director by the Secretary under this subsection shall be used only for the purpose of the enforcement of this Act.

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[Internal References.—SSAct §210(m) cites the Military Selective Service Act. SSAct §205(c) has a footnote referring to P.L. 80-759.]