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Section 151. Voluntary enlistment and commissioning of

registrants.

Except as provided in the following paragraphs, no registrant, subject to the Selective Service System, may enter the military or naval (including Marine Corps) service of the United States otherwise than by induction.

(a) Any registrant who, at any time prior to the mailing of Form 1028 (p. 250) (order to report for military duty), or the entry, in column 24 of the Classification List, of the day and hour on which the registrant is to report for military duty and entrainment, shall present to his Local Board the certificate of a commissioned officer of the Navy or Marine Corps that he has served in the Navy or Marine Corps of the United States prior to September 12, 1918, and that his application for reenlistment has been approved, shall be given a certificate (Form 1045, sec. 359, p. 320) stating that he may reenlist in the Navy or Marine Corps within 10 days from the issuance thereof. In case, however, it shall appear from the certificate of the commissioned officer that the registrant was discharged from the Navy within four months, or from the Marine Corps within three months, prior to the presentation of such certificate to the Local Board, the certificate of the Local Board shall state that the registrant may reenlist in the Navy at any time within four months, or in the Marine Corps within three months, of the date of his discharge. Upon the issuance of the certificate by the Local Board, it shall enter in column 29 of the Classification List the words "may reenlist in Navy (or Marine Corps) until

(inserting date of expiration of certificate), and shall not induct the registrant into the military or naval (including Marine Corps) service until the expiration of the period named in the certificate. Upon the receipt from a commissioned officer of the Navy or Marine Corps of notice that the registrant has been reenlisted within the period named in his certificate, he shall be classified in Class V-d, as a person in the military or naval service. (Form 1045 is not printed for distribution but will be found at p. 320.)

(6) Any registrant at any time, regardless of classification and order number, may at the pleasure of the President, be commissioned in the military or naval (including the Marine Corps) service, or appointed an army field clerk, and thereafter, on presentation by the registrant to his Local Board of a certificate of his Commanding Officer stating that he has been so commissioned or appointed, such certificate shall be filed with the Questionnaire and the registrant shall be placed in Class V on the ground that he is in the military or naval (including the Marine Corps) service of the United States.

(c) Citizens of the United States in Great Britain, who are of draft age, including those who registered in the United States and have gone abroad, those who registered abroad before a consul, and those who have not registered, may voluntarily enlist in the Army of the United States, such enlistment to be made at such times and at such places as may be prescribed by the Commanding General, American Expeditionary. Forces. Thereafter, upon presentation by such registrant to his Local Board of a certificate of a commissioned officer of the Army stating that he has been so enlisted, such certificate shall be filed with the Questionnaire and the registrant shall be

placed in Class V on the ground that he is in the military service of the United States.

If a citizen of the United States in Great Britain, who has registered, applies for enlistment at a recruiting station in Great Britain and is rejected for military service on account of physical disqualification, thereafter upon presentation by such registrant to his Local Board of a certificate by the recruiting officer stating that the registrant applied for enlistment and was found physically disqualified for military service, together with a copy of the report of the physician who examined the applicant for enlistment, such certificate and copy of examining physician's report shall be filed with the Questionnaire and the registrant shall be placed in Class V on the ground that he is totally physically unfit for military service.

(d) Whenever a registrant who has been enlisted in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, or Enlisted Reserve Corps of the Army, or any branch thereof, as the case may be, or who has been commissioned or appointed under provisions of paragraph (b), this section, shall be subsequently discharged from the military or naval (including Marine Corps) service of the United States, it shall be the duty of the officer discharging him, and of the registrant himself, immediately to notify the registrant's Local Board of such discharge; said Local Board shall at once reclassify said registrant, and if his class and order number have been reached he shall be physically examined and if found physically qualified he shall be inducted into the military service under the next call for which he is qualified.

(e) Except in the following cases, no person registered or subject to registration under the Selective Service Law may enlist or be recruited in the military forces of cobelligerents of the United States:

(1) Upon presentation by a registrant to a recruiting officer of a cobelligerent of the United States of a certificate of final classification of his Local Board (Form 1007, p. 224), showing that he has been placed in Class V-E on the ground that he is an alien enemy or in Class V-F on the ground that he is a resident alien who has not declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States, he may enlist in the military forces of a cobelligerent of the United States.

(2) Upon presentation by a registrant to a recruiting officer of a cobelligerent of the United States of a certificate of his Local Board that he has been found by the Local Board not to be a citizen of the United States and not to have declared his intention to become a citizen of the United States, that he has expressly waived classification in Class V on the ground of alienage, and that the Local Board has placed him in Class II, III, or IV, he may enlist in the military forces of a cobelligerent of the United States. Form 1007 (p. 224) may not be used in this case, but the Local Board shall preparo a special certificate.

(3) Immediately upon the enlistment of a registrant under the exceptions above noted, the recruiting officer shall forward to the Local Board a certificate that the registrant has enlisted in the military service of the country which the recruiting officer represents. The Local Board shall, upon receipt of such certificate of the recruiting officer, place in Class V any registrant who has enlisted under the provisions of the subparagraph immediately preceding.

() On request of any registrant or of a recruiting officer of a cobelligerent of the United States, with which the United States has

entered or shall hereafter enter into a treaty relating to the military service of citizens of the one country in the other, similar to the conventions with Great Britain and Canada, ratifications of which were exchanged on July 30, 1918, the Local Board shall furnish to any registrant who has stated on his registration card that he is a citizen or subject of such country a certificate in the following form: “It is hereby certified that

--- a registrant of this Local Board, stated on his registration card that he is a subject of The registrant may then enlist in the army of the country of which he is a citizen. Thereafter, upon receipt by the registrant's Local Board of a notification by a commissioned officer of the army of the cobelligerent of which he is a citizen or subject, stating that he has been so enlisted, such notification shall be filed with his questionnaire and he shall be placed in Class V-K.

Upon the receipt by a Local Board of a notification by a diplomatic or consular representative of a cobelligerent of the United States, stating that a registrant is a citizen or subject of such cobelligerent and is departing from the United States for the purpose of military service in accordance with the provisions of a treaty relating to the military service of citizens of the one country in the other, similar to the conventions with Great Britain and Canada, ratifications of which were exchanged on July 30, 1918, the Local Board shall place the registrant in Class V-K, provided the registrant stated on his registration card that he was a citizen or subject of such cobelligerent, and provided further that the notice was received within the time for departure from the United States limited by the treaty, and shall issue to the registrant a permit under section 156 authorizing him to depart from the United States.

(9) On request of any registrant or a recruiting officer of the British Canadian Recruiting Mission, Local Boards shall furnish to any registrant who has stated on his registration card that he is a British subject or a Canadian, a certificate in the following form, either in writing or by telegraph: “ It is hereby certified that a registrant of this Local Board, stated on his registration card that he is a British subject or a Canadian.” Thereafter, upon receipt by his Local Board of a notification by a commissioned officer of the British or Canadian Army stating that he has been so enlisted, such notification shall be filed with his Questionnaire and the registrant shall be placed in Class V-K. If no Questionnaire has been furnished to such registrant, such notification shall be filed with a blank Questionnaire on which shall be entered only the usual entries made by the Local Board on the first page, and the registrant shall be placed in Class V-K.

Note 1.-The Secretary of War has directed that all students, when properly inducted into the Students' Army Training Corps, who have been nominated as candidates for examination for admission to the Naval and Military Academies, be held as members of the Students' Army Training Corps until such examination and, if successful, until entrance into the United States Military Academy or the United States Naval Academy, at which daté they will be discharged from the service of the United States for the purpose of entrance into said academies. (For method of induction into Students' Army Training Corps, see Part VII.)

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D. REGISTRANTS EMPLOYED UNDER GENERAL SU

PERVISION OF NAVY OR EMERGENCY FLEET COR

PORATION IN THE BUILDING OR FITTING OF SHIPS. Section 152. The Emergency Fleet Classification List.

Employment under the general supervision of the Navy or the Emergency Fleet Corporation in the building or fitting of ships shall not be regarded as ground for deferred classification, and all registrants so employed shall be classified by Local or District Boards without regard to such employment. Every Local Board shall, however, maintain a special copy of the Classification List, preceding the caption of which, in the box there provided, shall be written in bold characters the words “Emergency Fleet.”

Note 1.-Registrants employed in the building of ships or the manufacturing of fittings therefor under the supervision of the Navy or Emergency Fleet Corporation may claim deferred classification on account of industrial occupation or employment, or as Government employees, as well as on other grounds, and where such claims are made by or on behalf of such registrants they shall be classified regardless of whether or not they are on the Emergency Fleet Classification List.

Note 2.-The term“ fitting" in this and other sections applies to the manufacture of permanent equipment of ships and not to supplies nor to the production of raw material used in the building of ships or in the manufacture of permanent equipment of

ships. Section 153. Entering . certain registrants on Emergency

Fleet Classification List. Immediately upon receipt from the Commandant of any Navy Yard or Naval Station, the Naval Officer charged with the inspection of vessels, and their equipment being constructed for the Navy, the Principal Representative of the Emergency Fleet Corporation in any Shipyard, the Superintendent of any Emergency Floot Corporation District, or the Goneral Manager of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, of a request (Form 1024, sec. 297, p. 246) that any registrant whose name and serial number and the designation of whose Local Board are stated in the request, shall be placed upon the Emergency Fleet Classification List, and certifying that such registrant is employed under supervision of tho Navy or the Emergency Fleet Corporation in the building or fitting of ships, the Local Board shall forthwith enter the name of such registrant on the Emorgency Fleet Classification List, and shall enter in Column 29 of the Original Classification List, opposite the name of such registrant, the letters “E. F.” in red ink. The classification of such registrant and all process herein prescribed in respect of him shall not be changed, except that, so long as he remains on the Emergency Fleet Classification List, he shall be regarded as not available for military service,

Note 1.- No registrant may be placed upon the Einergency Fleet Classification List if the request therefor (Form 1024, p.246) is received after (Form 1028, p. 250) the order to report for military duty, has been issued or the day and hour has been entered 69247°-18

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in column 24 of the Classification List. (Telegram B 334, Apr. 11, 1918.)

Note 2.-When a Local Board receives a request (Form 1024, p. 246) from the United States Shipping Board, the Emergency Fleet Corporation, or the Navy requesting Emergency Fleet Listing for a man who is not a registrant of the Local Board receiving such request, the latter will immediately return such request to the sender with the information that the man named is not a registrant of such board.

Note 3.—By telegram E 1948 of July 23, 1918, and telegram E 2006 of July 27, 1918, the placing of registrants who are in Class I qualified for general military service on the Emergency Fleet Classification List was suspended until further order; but such suspension does not authorize the removal of registrants from the Emergency Fleet Classification List who were placed there prior to July 23, 1918, except in accordance with these régulations irrespective of said telegrams of suspension. Such telegrams do not relate to mariners in training or in actual service who may be placed upon the Emergency Fleet

Classification List in accordance with section 1551. Section 154. Removing registrants from Emergency Fleet

Classification List. (@) Immediately upon discharge or removal of any registrant, who has been entered on the Emergency Fleet Classification List, from employment in the building and fitting of ships under the supervision of the Emergency Fleet Corporation or of the Navy, the officer who has requested his entry on that list, as prescribed in section 153 hereof, is required to report (Form 1025, sec. 298, p. 247) to his Local Board the fact of his removal or discharge.

(6) Within five days after the 1st of every month, any officer specified in section 153 who has requested that a registrant be placed upon the Emergency Fleet Classification List of any Local Board and who has not rendered the report prescribed in paragraph (a) of this section in respect of such registrant, is required to report to such board (Form 1025, p. 247) that such registrant is still employed under the circumstances upon which he was placed on such list and to request the continuance of such registrant upon such list.

(c) On the 10th of each month Local Boards shall carefully check up the reports received since the 1st of the month in respect of registrants entered on the Emergency Fleet Classification List.

(d) Whenever the report prescribed in paragraph (a) hereof is received, or whenever, upon the check prescribed in paragraph (c) hereof, it appears that the report prescribed in paragraph ) hereof has not been received in respect of any registrant on the Emergency Fleet Classification List, the name of such registrant shall be stricken forthwith from such list by drawing a red-ink line through it. The letters “E. F." shall be likewise removed from their place on original Classification List opposite the name of such registrant, and the registrant shall thereafter stand classified as though his name had never been entered upon the Emergency Fleet Classification List. He shall not be eligible for reentry on the latter list for a period of one month from the date of his removal therefrom. If his class and order number have been reached or passed by calls into military service he shall be immediately inducted into military service in the normal manner, and, after the order for him to report to his Local

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