EXECUTIVE ORDER

PRESCRIBING REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE GRADES AND RATINGS OF ENLISTED MEN OF THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by the act of June 20, 1936, 49 Stat. 1554, it is hereby ordered that, effective on and after the date hereof, the grades and ratings of the enlisted men of all components of the Army of the United States in active Federal service shall be as set forth herein, and the number of such enlisted men in the several grades and ratings shall not exceed the percentages specified herein of the authorized active duty enlisted strength of the Army of the United States.

1. The several grades and maximum percentages of enlisted men therein shall be as follows:

Percentage

1st Grade -- Master Sergeants

1.5

2nd Grade—First and Technical Sergeants

3.0

3rd Grade—Staff Sergeants and Technicians 3rd Grade

7.0

4th Grade—Sergeants and Technicians 4th Grade

18.0

5th Grade—Corporals and Technicians 5th Grade

27.0

6th Grade—Privates First Class

27.0

7th Grade—Privates, the number of whom will be such that when added to the number of enlisted men above Grade Seven and to the authorized number of aviation cadets, the total will not exceed the authorized active duty enlisted strength of the Army of the United States.


2. Specialists' ratings and the maximum percentages of enlisted men thereto shall be as follows:

Specialists' Ratings:

Percentage

1st Class

1.0

2nd Class

1.5

3rd Class

5.0

4th Class

8.0

5th Class

8.0

6th Class

13.0

3. During the time that any enlisted men hold specialists' ratings, reductions to the authorized maximum numbers in the first six grades will be effected. These reductions will equal in cost, the cost of specialists' ratings held.

4. Executive Order No. 8824 of July 18, 1941, prescribing regulations governing the grades and ratings of enlisted men of the Regular Army for the fiscal year 1942, is hereby revoked.

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
The White House,
January 26,1942.

[No. 9041]

[F. r. Doc 42-742; filed January 27, 1942; 10:15 AM]