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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 522 -JUNE 29, 1946 [CHAPTER 522] AN ACT June 29, 1946 To extend the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, and [H. R. 6064] for other purposes. [Public Law 473] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all of the provisions of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, are hereby expressly reenacted, except those provisions which are hereinafter amended or repealed. SEC. 2. (a) So much of the first sentence of section 3 (a) of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, as precedes the first proviso is hereby amended to read as follows: "SEC. 3 . (a) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, every male citizen of the United States, and every other male person residing in the United States, who is between the ages of nineteen and forty- five, at the time fixed for his registration, or who attains the age of nineteen after having been required to register pursuant to section 2 of this Act, shall be liable for training and service in the land or naval forces of the United States:". (b) The fourth proviso of the second sentence of section 3 (a) of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, as amended, is amended to read as follows: "Provided further, That on July 1, 1946, the number of men in active training or service in the Army shall not exceed one million five hundred and fifty thousand, and that this number shall be reduced consistently month by month so that the Army's strength shall not exceed one million and seventy thousand on July 1, 1947: And providedfurther,That on July 1, 1947, the num- ber of men in active training or service in the Navy shall not exceed five hundred and fifty-eight thousand and in the Marine Corps one hundred and eight thousand: And provided further,That the monthly requisitions on the President under this Act by the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy shall not exceed the number of men required after consideration of the actual number of voluntary enlist- ments during the three months preceding that month in which the requisition is made. For the purposes of the fourth and fifth pro- visos of the preceding sentence, no man shall be deemed to be in active training or service or to be part of the strength of the Army, Navy, or Marine Corps, if- "(1) he is on terminal leave; "(2) he is a member of the detachment of patients who are to be discharged or relieved from active duty without being returned to an active duty status; or "(3) he is being processed, following completion of his period of service, for discharge or relief from active duty." SEC. 3. Section 3 (b) of such Act, as amended, is hereby amended to read as follows: "(b) Each man inducted on and after October 1 1946, under the provisions of subsection (a) shall serve for a period of training and service of eighteen consecutive months (excluding time served while pursuing a course of instruction in a university, college or other similar institution of learning), unless sooner discharged. Each man inducted prior to October 1, 1946, under the provisions of subsec- tion (a) who shall have completed a period of training and service under this Act of eighteen months or more (excluding time served while pursuing a course of instruction in a university, college, or other similar institution of learning) shall, upon his request, on and after such date, be relieved from his period of training and service 54 Stat. 885. 50U.S.C. app. §I301-318; Supp. V, § 302 et seq. Ante, p. 181 . 54 Stat. 885 . 50 U.S. C. Supp. V, app. §303 (a). Ante, p. 181. Persons liable for training and service. 54 Stat. 885 . 50U. . C., Supp.V, app. §302. Reduction of Army's strength. Maximum number of men in Navy and Marine Corps. Monthly requisi- tions. 54 Stat. 886. 50U.S.C. app. 303(b). Period of training and service. Supa. 341