[House Document 111-87]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



111th Congress, 2d Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 111-87


 
  ORDERING THE SELECTED RESERVE AND CERTAIN INDIVIDUAL READY RESERVE 
               MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES TO ACTIVE DUTY

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

  THE ACTIVATION OF THE SELECTED RESERVE AND CERTAIN INDIVIDUAL READY 
   RESERVE OF THE ARMED FORCES FOR HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO THOSE 
AFFECTED BY THE EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI, PURSUANT TO 10 U.S.C. 12304(f) 10 
                               U.C.S. 121




  January 20, 2010.--Message and accompanying papers referred to the 
         Committee on Armed Services and ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                      Washington, January 16, 2010.
Hon. Nancy Pelosi,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Madam Speaker: Effective today, pursuant to sections 
121 and 12304 of title 10, United States Code, I have 
authorized the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of 
Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard when it is 
not operating as a service in the Navy, to order to active duty 
any units, and any individual members not assigned to a unit 
organized to serve as a unit, of the Selected Reserve, or any 
member in the Individual Ready Reserve mobilization category 
and designated as essential under regulations prescribed by the 
Secretary concerned, and to terminate the service of those 
units and members ordered to active duty. Members of the Armed 
Forces ordered to active duty pursuant to these authorities 
will augment the active forces in support of operations for 
Haiti. The authorities that have been invoked will ensure the 
Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security 
can fully support the Department of State and the United States 
Agency for International Development.
    A copy of the Executive Order I have issued is enclosed.
            Sincerely,
                                                      Barack Obama.
                            Executive Order

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  Ordering the Selected Reserve and Certain Individual Ready Reserve 
               Members 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 12304 of title 10, 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, including those involving 
humanitarian assistance, related to relief efforts in Haiti 
necessitated by the earthquake on January 12, 2010. Further, 
under the stated authority, I hereby authorize the Secretary of 
Defense, and the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to 
the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the 
Navy, under their respective jurisdictions, to order to active 
duty any units, and any individual members not assigned to a 
unit organized to serve as a unit, of the Selected Reserve, or 
any member in the Individual Ready Reserve mobilization 
category and designated as essential under regulations 
prescribed by the Secretary concerned, and to terminate the 
service of those units and members ordered to active duty.
    This order is not intended to, and does not, create any 
right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law 
or in equity, by any party against the United States, its 
departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or 
agents, or any other person.

                                                      Barack Obama.
    The White House, January 16, 2010.