DD Form 4 Privacy Act Statement Authority Applicable Statutes

This is the list of ‘applicable statutes’ for the DD Form 4 military enlistment contract. Looking through the list, I’ve attempted to determine which appear to actually be applicable, and which “authorities” have been added to the list for intimidation with a (HUH? – or other text in bold blue) querying the applicability of that ‘authority’ to that of a general enlistment application. There appears to be little regard for oversight, something the military is supposedly noted for.

~Don Chapin

5 U.S.C. 3331 – Oath of office… redundant to 32 U.S.C. 304; – Enlistment oath??? I wonder which one is actually used for enlistment purposes???
10 U.S.C. 113 – The Secretary of Defense is the principal assistant to the President in all matters relating to the Department of Defense.
10 U.S.C. 136 – Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness,
10 U.S.C. 502 – Enlistment oath: who may administer
10 U.S.C. 504 – Persons not qualified (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 505 – Regular components: qualifications, term, grade … (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 506 – Regular components: extension of enlistments during war
10 U.S.C. 507 – Extension of enlistment for members needing medical care (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 508 – Reenlistment: qualifications (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 509 – Voluntary extension of enlistments: periods and benefits
10 U.S.C. 510 – Credit for wine content and for flavors content
10 U.S.C. 513 – Secretary of the Navy, appointed from civilian life by the President, (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 515 – Under Secretary of the Navy (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 516 – There are four Assistant Secretaries of the Navy. They shall be appointed from civilian life by the President, (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 518 – Secretary of the Navy: successors to duties (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 519 – General Counsel of the department of the Navy, appointed from civilian life by the President, (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 972 – Enlisted members: required to make up time lost (HUH?)10 U.S.C. 978 – Drug and alcohol abuse and dependency: testing (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 210 – Defense access roads (WHAT ???)
10 U.S.C. 2107a – Financial assistance program for specially selected members: They need financial assistance? Army Reserve and Army National Guard. (WHY… are the troops STILL so underpaid?)
10 U.S.C. 3253 – Repealed. Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 3258 – Regular Army: reenlistment after service as an officer (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 3262 – of the males with no prior military service who are enlisted or inducted into the Army during any fiscal year, the number who are not high-school graduates may not exceed, as of the end of the fiscal year, 35 percent of all such persons. (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 5540 – The senior officer present afloat in foreign waters shall send to the United States by Government or other transportation as soon as possible each enlisted member of the naval service who is serving on a naval vessel, whose term of enlistment has expired, and who desires to return to the United States. However, when the senior officer present afloat considers it essential to the public interest, he may retain such a member on active duty until the vessel returns to the United State
10 U.S.C. 8252 – Regular Air Force: gender-free basis for acceptance of original enlistments, repealed (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 8253 – Energy management requirements, (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 8257 – Any enlisted member of the Regular Air Force who is otherwise qualified may be designated, with his consent, as an aviation cadet by the Secretary of the Air Force (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 8258 – Regular Air Force: reenlistment after service as an officer (HUH?)
10 U.S.C. 12102 – To become an enlisted member of a reserve component a person must be enlisted as a Reserve of an armed force and subscribe to the oath prescribed by section 502 of this title, or be transferred to that component according to law.
10 U.S.C. 12103 – Reserve components: terms
10 U.S.C. 12105 – Army Reserve and Air Force Reserve: transfer from Guard components
10 U.S.C. 12106 – Army and Air Force Reserve: transfer to upon withdrawal as member of National Guard
10 U.S.C. 12107 – Army National Guard of United States; Air National Guard of the United States: enlistment in
10 U.S.C. 12108- Enlisted members: discharge or retirement for years of service or for age
10 U.S.C. 12301- Reserve components generally (ordered to active duty)
10 U.S.C. 12302 – Ready Reserve (recall without their consent)
10 U.S.C. 12304- Selected Reserve and certain Individual Ready Reserve members; order to active duty other than during war or national emergency.
10 U.S.C. 12305 – Authority of President to suspend certain laws relating to promotion, retirement, and separation
10 U.S.C. 12405 – National Guard in Federal service: status
14 U.S.C. 351 – REGULAR COAST GUARD enlistment/drugs, etc.
14 U.S.C. 632 – Effect of failure of selection for promotion:
captains and majors of the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps and lieutenants and lieutenant commanders of the Navy. (HUH?)
32 U.S.C. 301, – enlisted member of the National Guard
32 U.S.C. 302, – Enlistments or reenlistments in the National Guard
32 U.S.C. 303, – a person qualified for enlistment in the active Army National Guard
32 U.S.C. 304; – Enlistment oath (compare this with 5 U.S.C. 3331 and the need (?) for redundancy ???)
(and )
Executive Order 9397, November 1943 (SSN)” – assigning Social Security account numbers (HUH? SSNs replaced serial numbers about the time I retired in ’77.)



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