Letter to Congressional Leaders on Ordering the Selected Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty
Dear Madam Speaker: (Dear Mr. President:)
Effective today, pursuant to section 12304 of title 10, United States Code, I am authorizing the Secretary of Defense to order units and individual members of the Selected Reserve to active duty to augment active component forces for the effective conduct of "Enhanced Department of Defense Counternarcotic Operation in the Western Hemisphere." This authority is necessary to ensure the Department of Defense can properly conduct operations required to meet our evolving security challenges.
I have enclosed a copy of the Executive Order I issued.
DONALD J. TRUMP
NOTE: Identical letters were sent to Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and Michael R. Pence, President of the Senate. An original was not available for verification of the content of this letter.
Donald J. Trump, Letter to Congressional Leaders on Ordering the Selected Reserve of the Armed Forces to Active Duty Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/341907