The National Defense Act Approved June 3, 1916, as Amended by Act Approved August 29, 1916: Act Approved July 9, 1918; Act Approved February 28, 1919; Act Approved July 11, 1919; Act Approved September 29, 1919; Act Approved June 4, 1920. March, 1921, Issues 1-10

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1921 - United States - 64 pages

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The National Defense Act of 1920 is considered to have laid the foundation on which the United States Army fought World War II. The detailed the number of officers, warrant officers and enlisted men in the Regular Army and the numbers who were considered specialists. The National Guard and Organized Reserve formations. A reading of the Act and the reality the Great Depression created within the Army that led to initial problems in the early part of the war. 

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Page 32 - I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America ; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever ; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States, and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the Rules and Articles of War.
Page 32 - I, , do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of , against all enemies, foreign and domestic ; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and of the governor of the State of...
Page 39 - They shall be constituted like, and have cognizance of the, same subjects, and possess like powers, except as to punishments, as similar courts provided for by the laws and. regulations governing the Army of the United States...
Page 43 - ... such product or material as may be required, and any individual, firm, company, association, or corporation, or organized manufacturing industry, or the responsible head or heads thereof, failing to comply with the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than three years and by a fine not exceeding $50,000.
Page 36 - The discipline (which includes training) of the National Guard shall conform to the system which is now or may hereafter be prescribed for the Regular Army, and the training shall be carried out by the several States, Territories, and the District of Columbia so as to conform to the provisions of this act.
Page 8 - ... shall be retired with the rank, pay, and allowances authorized by law for the highest grade...
Page 5 - The organized peace establishment, including: the regular army, the national guard and the organized reserves, shall include all of those divisions and other military organizations necessary to form the basis for a complete and immediate mobilization for the national defense in the event of a national emergency declared by congress.
Page 40 - An Act to authorize the President to increase temporarily the Military establishment of the United States", approved May 18, 1917, or any.
Page 41 - When Congress shall have declared a national emergency and shall have authorized the use of armed land forces of the United States for any purpose requiring the use of troops in excess of those of the Regular Army...
Page 26 - States, with commutation of subsistence at such rate, not exceeding the cost of the garrison ration prescribed for the Army, as may be fixed by the Secretary of War, during the remainder of his service in the Reserve Officers

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