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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

UPDATE: The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act!!!

UPDATE: The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act!!!

Well, as of Dec 12th, members of the House and Senate (within the Armed Services) Committees settled their versions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill now includes numerous provisions for the National Guard’s transition; giving a more specific responsibility of addressing matters in homeland defense and civil support missions to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau on the Joint Chiefs of Staff; bringing back of the three star level to the Vice Chief of the National Guard Bureau position; authorizing of certain activities of the State Partnership Program-which is a National Guard program that interacts with a single country or region in support of US Government policies; a comprehensive report requirement on the military air movement and delivery of personnel and equipment, including both Title 10 and Title 32 requirements; and a modification of the Military Reserve call-up authority to allow up to 60,000 members ordered to active duty other than during times of war or national emergency.
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