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108-1 Hearing on National Defen
[H.A.S.C. No. 108-6]



HEARING

Y 4.AR 5/2 A:2003 -2004/6

NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004— H.R. 1588

AND

OVERSIGHT OF PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED
PROGRAMS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION



TOTAL FORCE SUBCOMMITTEE HEARINGS

ON

TITLE IV— MILITARY PERSONNEL

AUTHORIZATIONS

TITLE V— MILITARY PERSONNEL POLICY

TITLE VI— COMPENSATION AND OTHER

PERSONNEL BENEFITS
TITLE VII— HEALTH CARE PROVISIONS



HEARING HELD
MARCH 12, 13, 19, 27, APRIL 1, 2, and 3, 2003



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NOV 2 8 2003



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[H.A.S.C. No. 108-6]



HEARING

ON

NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004— H.R. 1588

AND

OVERSIGHT OF PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED
PROGRAMS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ONE HUNDRED EIGHTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION



TOTAL FORCE SUBCOMMITTEE HEARINGS

ON

TITLE IV— MILITARY PERSONNEL

AUTHORIZATIONS

TITLE V— MILITARY PERSONNEL POLICY

TITLE VI— COMPENSATION AND OTHER

PERSONNEL BENEFITS
TITLE VII— HEALTH CARE PROVISIONS



HEARING HELD
MARCH 12, 13, 19, 27, APRIL 1, 2, and 3, 2003




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TOTAL FORCE SUBCOMMITTEE
JOHN M. McHUGH, New York, Chairman



TOM COLE, Oklahoma
CANDICE MILLER, Michigan
PHIL GINGREY, Georgia
JIM SAXTON, New Jersey
JIM RYUN, Kansas
EDWARD SCHROCK, Virginia
ROBIN HAYES, North Carolina



VIC SNYDER, Arkansas
MARTY MEEHAN, Massachusetts
LORETTA SANCHEZ, California
ELLEN O. TAUSCHER, California
JIM COOPER, Tennessee
MADELEINE BORDALLO, Guam



John D. Chapla, Professional Staff Member

Michael R. Higgins, Professional Staff Member

Lynn W. Henselman, Professional Staff Member

Debra S. Wada, Professional Staff Member

Dudley L. Tademy, Professional Staff Member

Mary Petrella, Research Assistant



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CONTENTS



CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF HEARINGS
2003

Page

Hearings:

Wednesday, March 12, 2003, Fiscal Year 2004 National Defense Authoriza-
tion Act — Patron and Industry Perspectives on Military Exchanges, Com-
missaries, and Morale. Welfare and Recreation Programs 1

Thursday, March 13, 2003, Fiscal Year 2004 National Defense Authorization
Act — Department of Defense Total Force Transformation Initiatives and
Ovei-view of the Fiscal Year 2004 Military Personnel Budget Request 99

Wednesday, March 19, 2003, Fiscal Year 2004 National Defense Authoriza-
tion Act — Domestic Violence, Joint Officer Management and Education Re-
form, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, Reserv^e Pay and Bene-
fits and Department of Defense Active and Reserve Component Force Mix
Study 329

Thursday, March 27, 2003, Fiscal Year 2004 National Defense Authorization
Act — Budget Request for the Defense Health Progi-am and the Next Gen-
eration of TRICARE Contracts and TRIG ARE Retail Pharmacy Contracts ... 499

Tuesday, April 1, 2003, Fiscal Year 2004 National Defense Authorization
Act — U.S. Air Force Report on Sexual Assault Issues at the Academy 783

Wednesday, April 2, 2003, Fiscal Year 2004 National Defense Authorization
Act — ^Military Resale and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Programs Activi-
ties 845

Thursday, April 3, 2003, Fiscal Year 2004 National Defense Authorization

Act — Views from the Field — Perspectives of Mobilized Reservists 1055

Appendixes:

Wednesday, March 12, 2003 31

Thursday, March 13, 2003 133

Wednesday, March 19, 2003 385

Thursday, March 27, 2003 549

Tuesday, April 1, 2003 821

Wednesdav, April 2, 2003 875

Thursday, April 3, 2003 1093



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12, 2003

FISCAL YEAR 2004 NATIONAI. DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT— PA-
TRON AND INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES ON MILITARY EXCHANGES,
COMMISSARIES, AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION PRO-
GRAMS

STATEMENTS PRESENTED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

McHugh, Hon. John M., a Representative from New York, Chairman, Total

Force Subcommittee 1

Meehan, Hon. Marty, a Representative from Massachusetts 4

WITNESSES
Barnes, Joe, National Executive Secretary, Fleet Reserve Association 7

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IV

Page

Cannon, Lillie, Deputy Director, Government Relations, National Military

Family Association 5

Johnson, Lloyd, Vice Chairman, Armed Forces Marketing Council 10

Murray, Maj. Gen. Richard D., USAF (Retired), President, National Associa-
tion of Uniformed Services 8

Raines, Boyd W., Chairman of the Board, American Logistics Association 12

APPENDIX

Prepared Statements:

Brown, MSGT (Ret.), Morgan D., Legislative Assistant, Air Force Ser-
geants Association 92

Johnson, Lloyd 62

Naval Reserve Association 88

Raines, Boyd W 78

The Military Coalition, presented by Chief Joe Barnes and Lillie Cannon 35

The National Military and Veterans Alliance, presented by Maj. Gen.

Richard D. Murray 54

Documents Submitted for the Record:
[There were no Documents submitted.]

Questions and Answers Submitted for the Record:
[There were no Questions submitted.]



THURSDAY, MARCH 13, 2003

FISCAL YEAR 2004 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT— DE-
PARTMENT OF DEFENSE TOTAL FORCE TRANSFORIVIATION INITIA-
TIVES AND OVERVIEW OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2004 MILITARY PER-
SONNEL BUDGET REQUEST

STATEMENTS PRESENTED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

McHugh, Hon. John M., a Representative from New York, Chairman, Total

Force Subcommittee ■ 99

Sanchez, Hon. Loretta, a Representative from California 101

WITNESSES

Brown, Lt. Gen. Richard E., (Tex) III, Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel,

U.S. Air Force 107

Chu, Hon. David S.C., Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readi-
ness 102

Hoewing, Vice Adm. Gerald L., Chief of Naval Personnel, U.S. Navy 105

Le Moyne, Lt. Gen. John M., Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, U.S. Army 104

Parks, Lt. Gen. Garry L., Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve
Affairs, USMC 108

APPENDIX

Prepared Statements:

Brown, Lt. Gen. Richard E., (Tex) III 247

Chu, Hon. David S.C 139

Hoewing, Vice Adm. Gerald L 206

Le Moyne, Lt. Gen. John M 187

Parks, Lt. Gen. Garry L 269

Sanchez, Hon. Loretta 137

The Military Coalition 298

Documents Submitted for the Record:
[There were no Documents submitted.]

Questions and Answers Submitted for the Record:

Mr. Hayes 327

Mr. Meehan 325



Questions and Answers Submitted for the Record — Continued

Mr. Ryun 326



WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2003

FISCAL YEAR 2004 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT— DO-
MESTIC VIOLENCE, JOINT OFFICER MANAGEMENT AND EDU-
CATION REFORM, EMPLOYER SUPPORT OF THE GUARD AND RE-
SERVE, RESERVE PAY AND BENEFITS AND DEPARTMENT OF DE-
FENSE ACTIVE AND RESERVE COMPONENT FORCE MIX STUDY

STATEMENTS PRESENTED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

McHugh, Hon. John M., a Representative from New York, Chairman, Total

Force Subcommittee 329

Sanchez, Hon. Loretta, a Representative from CaHfornia 330

WITNESSES

Parks, Lt. Gen. Garry L., Deputy Commandant for Manpower and Reserve
Affairs, USMC, Co-Chair, Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence; Ms.
Deborah D. Tucker, Executive Director, National Center on Domestic and
Sexual Violence, Co-Chair, Defense Task Force on Domestic Violence; Hon.
Charles Abell, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel
and Readiness Accompanied by John M. Molino, Deputy Under Secretary

of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy 332

Stewart, Derek B., Director, Defense Capabilities and Management, General
Accounting Office; Stuart E. Wilson, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton and

Mr. Paul H. Herbert, PhD, Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton 361

[Due to time constraints created by a series of votes on the House
floor, the witnesses on the fourth panel did not have an opportunity
to present their oral testimony. However, pursuant to Chairman
McHugh's direction at the start of the hearing, the written testimony
of Jennifer Buck, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve
Affairs (Resources), was submitted for the record and can be found
in the Appendix on page 472. Lieutenant General James E. Cartright,
Director, Force Structure Resources and Assessment (J8) Joint Staff
did not submit written testimony.]

APPENDDC

Prepared Statements:

Abell, Hon. Charles 404

Buck, Hon. Jennifer 472

Herbert, Dr. Paul and Mr. Stuart Wilson 427

Lokovic, CMSGT James E., (Ret.), The Air Force Sergeants Association ... 492

Parks, Lt. Gen. Garry L., and Deborah D., Tucker 393

Sanchez, Hon. Loretta 389

Stewart, Derek B., A Strategic Approach Is Needed to Improve Joint

Officer Development 409

Stewart, Derek B., Preliminary Observations Related to Income, Benefits,

and Employer Support for Reservists During Mobilizations 450

The Naval Reserve Association 480



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Page

Documents Submitted for the Record:

[There were no Documents submitted.]
Questions and Answers Submitted for the Record:

Mr. Cooper 497



THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2003

FISCAL YEAR 2004 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT— BUDG-
ET REQUEST FOR THE DEFENSE HEALTH PROGRAM AND THE
NEXT GENERATION OF TRICARE CONTRACTS AND TRICARE RE-
TAIL PHARMACY CONTRACTS

STATEMENTS PRESENTED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

McHugh, Hon. John M., a Representative from New York, Chairman, Total

Force Subcommittee 499

Snyder, Hon. Vic, a Representative from Arkansas, Ranking Member, Total
Force Subcommittee 500

WITNESSES

Cowan, Vice Adm. Michael L., Surgeon General of the Navy 505

Hanson, Capt. Marshall, USNR (Ret.), National Military Veterans Alhance .... 529

Holleman, Deirdre Parke, Esq., National Military Veterans Alliance 530

Kanof, Marjorie, M.D., Director, Clinical and Military Health Care, U.S.

General Accounting Office 534

Peake, Lt. Gen. James B., The Surgeon General, U.S. Army, Commander,

U.S. Army Medical Command 504

Schwartz, Sue, DBA, RN, Co-Chair, The Military Coalition's Health Care

Committee 525

Taylor, Lt. Gen. George P., Jr., Surgeon General of the Air Force 507

Vann, LTC. David B., USA (Ret.), Military Retiree Grass Roots Group 532

Washington, Robert Sr., Co-Chair, The Military Coalition's Health Care Com-
mittee 527

Winkenwerder, Hon. William Jr., MD, MBA, Assistant Secretary of Defense

for Health Affairs 501

APPENDIX

Prepared Statements:

Baker, David J., President and CEO, Humana Military Healthcare Serv-
ices 754

Cowan, Vice Adm. Michael L 580

Fleet Reserve Association 773

Kanof, Marjorie, M.D 723

McAndrews, Lawrence A., President and CEO, National Association of

Children's Hospitals 770

Nelson, David R., President, Sierra Military Health Services, Inc 737

Peake, Lt. Gen. James B 565

Taylor, Lt. Gen. George P., Jr 611

The Military Coalition, presented by Robert Washington, Sr., and Sue

Schwartz, DBA, RN 640

The Military Retiree Grass Roots Group, Health Care White Paper

Group, presented by LTC David B. Vann 708

The National Military and Veterans Alliance, presented by Marshall

Hanson, CAPT, USNR (Ret.) and Deirdre Parke Holleman, Esq 697

Winkenwerder, Hon. William Jr 553

Woys, James E., President, Health Net Federal Services, Inc 760

Documents Submitted for the Record:

[There were no Documents submitted.]
Questions and Answers Submitted for the Record:

Dr. Gingrey 779

Mr. Hayes 779



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Page

Questions and Answers Submitted for the Record — Continued

Mr. Acevedo-Vila 781



TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2003

FISCAL YEAR 2004 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT— U.S.
AIR FORCE REPORT ON SEXUAL ASSAULT ISSUES AT THE ACADEMY

STATEMENTS PRESENTED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

McHugh, Hon. John M., a Representative from New York, Chairman, Total

Force Subcommittee 783

Sanchez, Hon. Loretta, a Representative from California 784

WITNESSES

Jumper, Gen. John P., Air Force Chief of Staff 795

Roche, Hon. James G., Secretary of the Air Force 790

APPENDIX

Prepared Statements:

Honda, Hon. Michael M 837

Roche, Hon. James G. and General John P. Jumper 825

Documents Submitted for the Record:
[There were no Documents submitted.]

Questions and Answers Submitted for the Record:

Dr. Gingrey 841

Mr. Hayes 841

Mr. Hefley 842

Ms. McCoUum 843



WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2, 2003

FISCAL YEAR 2004 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT— MILI-
TARY RESALE AND MORALE, WELFARE AND RECREATION PRO-
GRAMS ACTIVITIES

STATEMENTS PRESENTED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

McHugh, Hon. John M., a Representative from New York, Chairman, Total

Force Subcommittee 845

Meehan, Hon. Marty, a Representative from Massachusetts 847

WITNESSES

Abell, Hon. Charles S., Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for

Personnel and Readiness 849

Downs, Michael P., Director, Personnel and Family Readiness Division Head-
quarters, U.S. Marine Corps 854

Frost, Maj. Gen. Kathryn G., USA, Commander, Army and Air Force Ex-
change Service 850

Maguire, Rear Adm. William J., Supply Corps, U.S. Navy, Commander, Navy

Exchange Service Command 851

Wiedemer, Maj. Gen. Michael, USAF, Director, Defense Commissary Agency .. 852

Zettler, Lt. Gen. Michael E., USAF, Chairman, Department of Defense Com-
missary Operating Board, Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logis-
tics Headquarters USAF 850

APPENDIX

Prepared Statements:

Abell, Hon. Charles S 879



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Page

Prepared Statements — Continued

Decker, Brig. Gen. Robert L., Commander, U.S. Army Community and

Family Support Center 965

Downs, Michael P 917

Frost, Maj. Gen. Kathryn G 892

Maguire, Rear Adm. William J 899

Molino, John M., Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Military Commu-
nity and Family Policy) 954

Myers, Arthur J., Director of Services, United States Air Force 1006

Purcell, Rear Adm. (Sel), Marc, U.S. Navy Assistant Commander, Navy

Personnel Command Fleet Support 981

Wiedemer, Maj. Gen. Michael P 909

Zettler, Michael E 943

Documents Submitted for the Record:

American Military Family Services, presented by Arthur A. Gallagher,

Jr., President 1027

North American Perishable Agricultural Receivers Commentary 1031

2003 Report From the Industry Committee on Produce Procurement for

Military Commissaries 1035

Questions and Answers Submitted for the Record:

Mr. McHugh 1049

Mr. Meehan 1043

Dr. Snyder 1043



THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2003

FISCAL YEAR 2004 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT— VIEWS
FROM THE FIELD— PERSPECTIVES OF MOBILIZED RESERVISTS

STATEMENTS PRESENTED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

McHugh, Hon. John M., a Representative from New York, Chairman, Total

Force Subcommittee 1055

Snyder, Hon. Vic, a Representative from Arkansas, Ranking Member, Total
Force Subcommittee 1057

WITNESSES

Beaver, Master Sgt. Gary L., Virginia Army National Guard 1059

Davis, Sgt. First Class Steven, U.S. Army Reserve 1061

Koehler, Gunnery Sgt. Nancy Jean, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve 1065

Lehman, Petty Officer Robert, Naval Reserve 1063

Needham, Master Sgt. Paul, Arkansas Air National Guard 1066

Smith, Master Sgt. Kevin R., U.S. Air Force Reserve 1070

Stallings, Staff Sgt. Johnathan, North Carolina Air National Guard 1068

APPENDDC

Prepared Statements:

Beaver, Master Sgt. Gary L 1103

Davis, Sgt. First Class Steven 1097

Documents Submitted for the Record:

[There were no Documents submitted. I
Questions and Answers Submitted for the Record:

[There were no Questions submitted.]



108th congress
1st Session



H. R. 1588



To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2004 for military activities of the Depart-
ment of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2004,
and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 3, 2003

Mr. Hunter (for himself and Mr. Skelton) (both by request) introduced the
following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services



A BILL



To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2004 for military activities of the Depart-
ment of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 2004,
and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States

of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal
Year 2004".



TITLE IV— MILITARY PERSONNEL AUTHORIZATIONS
Subtitle A — Active Forces

SEC. 40L END STRENGTHS FOR ACTIVE FORCES.

The Armed Forces are authorized strengths for active duty personnel as of Sep-
tember 30, 2004, as follows:

(1) The Ai-my, 480,000.

(2) The Na\^, 373,800.

(3) The Marine Corps, 175,000.

(4) The Air Force, 359,300.

Subtitle B — Reserve Forces

SEC. 4n. END STRENGTHS FOR SELECTED RESERVE.

(a) In General. — The Armed Forces are authorized strengths for Selected Re-
serve personnel of the reserve components as of September 30, 2004, as follows:

(1) The Ai-my National Guard of the United States, 350,000.

(2) The Army Reserve, 205,000.

(3) The Naval Reserve, 85,900.

(4) The Marine Corps Reserve, 39,600.

(5) The Air National Guard of the United States, 107,000.

(6) The Air Force Reserve, 75,800.

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(7) The Coast Guard Reserve, 10,000.

(b) Adjustments. — The end strengths prescribed by subsection (a) for the Se-
lected Reserve of any reserve component shall be proportionately reduced by —

f 1) the total authorized strength of units organized to serve as units of the

Selected Reserve of such component which are on active duty (other than for

training) at the end of the fiscal year; and

(2) the total number of individual members not in units organized to serve

as units of the Selected Reserve of such component who are on active duty

(other than for training or for unsatisfactory participation in training) without

their consent at the end of the fiscal year.
Whenever such units or such individual members are released from active duty dur-
ing any fiscal year, the end strength prescribed for such fiscal year for the Selected
Reserve of such reserve component shall be increased proportionately by the total
authorized strengths of such units and by the total number of such individual mem-
bers.

SEC. 412. END STRENGTHS FOR RESERVES ON ACTIVE DUTY IN SUPPORT OF THE RESERVES.

Within the end strengths prescribed in section 411(a), the reserve components
of the Armed Forces are authorized, as of September 30, 2004, the following number
of Reserves to be serving on full-time active duty or, in the case of members of the
National Guard, full-time National Guard duty for the purpose of organizing, ad-
ministering, recruiting, instructing, or training the reserve components:

(1) The Army National Guard of the United States, 25,386.

(2) The Army Reserve, 14,374.

(3) The Naval Reserve, 14,384.

(4) The Marine Corps Reserve, 2,261.

(5) The Air National Guard of the United States, 12,140.

(6) The Air Force Reserve, 1,660.

SEC. 413. END STRENGTHS FOR MILITARY TECHNICIANS (DUAL STATUS).

The Reserve Components of the Army and the Air Force are authorized
strengths for military technicians (dual status) as of September 30, 2004, as follows:

(1) For the Army Reserve, 6,699.

(2) For the Army National Guard of the United States, 24,589.

(3) For the Air Force Reserve, 9,991.

(4) For the Air National Guard of the United States, 22,806.

SEC. 414. FISCAL YEAR 2004 LIMITATION ON NUMBER OF NON-DUAL STATUS TECHNICIANS.

The number of civilian employees who are non-dual status technicians of a re-
serve component of the Army or Air Force as of September 30, 2004, may not exceed
the following:

(1) For the Army Reserve, 895.

(2) For the Army National Guard of the United States, 1,600.

(3) For the Air Force Reserve, 90.

(4) For the Air National Guard of the United States, 350.

TITLE V— MILITARY PERSONNEL POLICY
Subtitle A — Officer Personnel Policy

SEC. 501. REPEAL OF PROHIBITION AGAINST REGULAR NAVY OFFICERS TRANSFERRING BE-
TWEEN LINE AND STAFF CORPS IN GRADES ABOVE LIEUTENANT COMMANDER.

(a) Repeal. — Section 5582 of title 10, United States Code, is repealed.

(b) Clerical Amendment. — The table of sections at the beginning of chapter
539 of such title is amended by striking the item relating to section 5582.

SEC. 502. RETENTION OF OFFICERS SERVING IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS TO FULFILL ACTIVE
DUTY SERVICE COMMITMENTS FOLLOWING PROMOTION NON-SELECTION.

(a) In General. — Subsection (a) of section 632 of title 10, United States Code,
is amended —

( 1) by striking "or" at the end of paragraph (2);

(2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (3) and inserting "; or";
and

(3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

"(4) if on the date on which he is to be discharged under paragraph (Da
medical officer or dental officer or an officer appointed in a medical skill other
than as a medical officer or dental officer (as defined in regulations prescribed
by the Secretary of Defense) has yet to complete a period of active duty service



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obligation incuired under section 2005, 2114, 2123, or 2603 of this title, he shall
be retained on active duty until completion of such service obligation, unless the
Secretary concerned determines that completion of the active duty obligation is
not in the best interest of the militaiy department.",
(b) Technical Amendment. — Such subsection is further amended by striking

"clause (1)" in paragraph (3) and inserting "paragraph (1)".

SEC. 503. REQUIREMENT OF EXEMPLARY CONDUCT.

(a) In General. — Chapter 3 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by in-
serting after section 121 the following new section:

"§ 121a. Requirement of exemplary conduct

"All commanding officers and others in authority in the Department of Defense
are required —

"(1) to show in themselves a good example of virtue, honor, patriotism, and
subordination;

"(2) to be vigilant in inspecting the conduct of all persons who are placed
under their command or charge;

"(3) to guard against and to suppress all dissolute and immoral practices
and to correct, according to applicable laws and regulations, all persons who are
guilty of them; and

"(4) to take all necessaiy and proper measures, under the laws, regulations,
and customs applicable to the armed forces, to promote and safeguard the mo-
rale, the physical well-being, and the general welfare of the officers, enlisted
persons, and civilian persons under their command or charge.".

(b) Conf"orming and Clerical Amendments. — (1) The table of sections at the
beginning of such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section
121 the following new item:

"I'ila. Requirement of exemplary conduct".

(2) Title 10 is further amended as follows:

(A)(i) Section 3583 is repealed.

(ii) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 345 is amended by
striking the item relating to section 3583.

(B)li) Section 5947 is repealed.

(ii) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 551 is amended by
striking the item relating to section 5947.

(Cxi) Section 8583 is repealed.

(ii) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 845 is amended by
striking the item relating to section 8583.

Subtitle B — Reserve Component Management

SEC. 511. READY RESERVE TRAINING REQUIREMENT.

Subsection (a) of section 10147 of title 10, United States Code, is amended to
read as follows:

"(a) Except as specifically provided in regulations to be prescribed by the Sec-
retary of Defense, or by the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the
Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, each person who
is enlisted, inducted, or appointed in an armed force, and who becomes a member
of the Ready Reser\'e under any provision of law except section 513 or 10145(b) of
this title, shall be required, while in the Ready Reserve, to participate in a combina-
tion of drills, training periods or active duty equivalent to 38 days, exclusive of trav-
el, during each year.".

SEC. 512. STREAMLINE PROCESS TO CONTINUE OFFICERS ON THE RESERVE ACTIVE STATUS
LIST.

(a) Continuation.— Section 14701 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in subsection (a) —

I A) in paragraph (1), by striking "by a selection board convened under
section 14101(b) of this title" and inserting "under regulations prescribed by
the Secretarj' concerned";

(B) in paragraph (6), by striking "as a result of the convening of a selec-
tion board under section 14101(b) of this title";

(2) by striking subsections (b) and (c); and

(3) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (b).

(b) Conforming Amendment.— Subsection (b) of section 14101 of such title is



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