EXECUTIVE ORDER 9163

ESTABLISHING A WOMEN'S ARMY AUXILIARY CORPS AND PROVIDING FOR ITS ORGANIZATION INTO UNITS

By virtue of and pursuant to the authority vested in me by the act entitled "An Act to establish a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps for service with the Army of the United States", approved May 14, 1942 (Public Law 554, Chapter 312, 77th Congress), and in order to accomplish the purpose of said act, I do hereby establish a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps for noncombatant service with the Army of the United States for the purpose of further making available to the national defense the knowledge, skill, and special training of the women of this Nation; and do hereby authorize and direct the Secretary of War, as a first step in the organization of such Corps, to establish units thereof, of such character as he may determine to be necessary to meet the requirements of the Army, with the number of such units not to exceed 100 and the total enrollment not to exceed 25,000.

FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT
The White House,
May 15, 1942.

[FR. Doc. 42-4469; Filed, May 16, 1942; 3:54 p. m.