EXECUTIVE ORDER

No. 8618

Ordering Certain Units and Members of the National Guard of the United States Into the Active Military Service of the United States

By virtue of the authority conferred upon me by Public Resolution No. 96, 76th Congress, approved August 27, 1940, and the National Defense Act of June 3, 1916, as amended (39 Stat. 166), and as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, I hereby order into the active military service of the United States, effective on the dates respectively indicated below, the following unite and members of the National Guard of the United States to serve in the active military service of the United States for a period of twelve consecutive months, unless sooner relieved:

UNITS

Effective January 6, 1941, all Federally recognized elements of:

Hq. & Hq. Battery, 101st Coast Artillery Brigade
200th Coast Artillery (AA).
204th Coast Artillery (AA)
206th Coast Artillery (AA)
208th Coast Artillery (AA)
215th Coast Artillery (AA)
216th Coast Artillery (AA)
260th Coast Artillery (AA)
265th Coast Artillery (HD)
102d Coast Artillery Battalion (AA)
105th Coast Artillery Battalion (AA)
106th Coast Artillery Battalion (AA)
142d Field Artillery
184th Field Artillery
102d Cavalry
201st Infantry, less 3d Battalion
101st Anti-tank Battalion
104th Anti-tank Battalion.
193d Tank Battalion
151st Medical Battalion
120th Air Corps Observation Squadron

Effective January 13,1941, all Federally recognized elements of:

Hq. & Hq. Battery, 73d Field Artillery Brigade
141st Field Artillery
166th Field Artillery
190th Field Artillery
263d Coast Artillery (HD)
369th Coast Artillery (AA)
113th. Cavalry
135th Medical Regiment
102d Anti-tank Battalion
101st Signal Battalion
101st Radio Intelligence Company

Effective January 16, 1941, all Federally recognized elements of the 20th Division.

Effective January 17, 1941, all Federally recognized elements of:

38th Division
113th Air Corps Observation Squadron

MEMBERS

All members, both active and inactive, of the units listed above.

All persons so ordered into the active military service of the United States are, from the effective dates indicated above, relieved from duty in the National Guard of their respective States so long as they shall remain in the active military service of the United States, and during such time shall be subject to such laws and regulations for the Government of the Army of the United States as may be applicable to members of the Army whose permanent retention in the active military service is not contemplated by law.

Commissioned officers and warrant officers appointed in the National Guard of the United States and commissioned or holding warrants in the Army of the United States, and affected by this Order, are hereby ordered to active duty under such appointments and commissions or warrants.

Each officer and warrant officer of the National Guard, appointed in the National Guard, who shall have been Federally recognized or examined and found qualified for Federal recognition, and shall have been assigned to a unit ordered to active duty under this Order prior to the effective date of induction of such unit, who does not bold an appointment In the National Guard of the United States in the same grade and arm or service in which he has been most recently Federally recognized or has been most recently examined and found qualified for Federal recognition, is hereby tendered appointment in the National Guard of the United States in the same grade and arm or service in which he shall have been most recently Federally recognized or examined and found Qualified for Federal recognition.

Each warrant officer and enlisted man of the National Guard, assigned to a unit ordered to active duty under this Order, who shall have been examined and found qualified for appointment as an officer in the National Guard of the United States, under the provisions of Section 111, National Defense Act, as amended, and who shall not have been appointed in the National Guard of the United States to the grade for which examined and found qualified prior to the effective date of induction of his unit, is hereby tendered appointment in the National Guard of the United States and commission in the Army of the United States, in the same grade and arm or service for which he shall have been so examined and found qualified.

Each warrant officer and enlisted man of the National Guard who holds appointment as an officer in the National Guard of the United States and a commission in the Army of the United States, or who is tendered such appointment and commission by the terms of this Order, and who is assigned to a unit ordered to active duty under this Order prior to the effective date of induction of such unit, is hereby ordered to active military service as a commissioned officer of the Army of the United States under that appointment and commission.

Franklin D Roosevelt
The White House,
December 23, 1940.

[F. R. Doc. 40-5882; Filed, December 26, 1940; 11:62 A. M.]