FY11 National Defense Authorization Act. Bill Status as of 10 June 2010 House (HR 5136) Passed in Committee Passed in Chamber 19 May 10 28 May 10 Senate (S 3454) 27 May 10. Highlights of HR 5136.
Bill Status as of 10 June 2010
House (HR 5136) Passed in Committee Passed in Chamber
19 May 10 28 May 10
Senate (S 3454) 27 May 10
Non-Dual Status Technicians – does not include the Presidential request of an additional 920 technicians.
Border Mission – requires that not less than 6,000 NG members perform operations & missions along the southern border.
Readiness Center Study – requires the Sec. of the Army to provide a report by 1 Feb 2011 on a study of NG readiness centers.
Access to the Operational Reserve – includes the opinion of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) that current authorities may not offer the flexibility for the effective use of the operational reserve & recommends the Sec. Def. review current authorities and submit legislative proposals for additional authority needed to facilitate involuntary activation of NG members or units to support operational requirements.
Military Construction Authority - authorizes additional funding above the Presidential request for both ARNG/ANG.
Increase Maximum Age for ROTC Candidates – the senate bill increases the maximum age from 31 to 35 for prospective candidates for NG/R ROTC scholarships;
Service Commitments for Reservists – the senate bill would allow members of the Selective Reserve that accept fellowships, scholarships, or grants to fulfill their service commitment in active duty or in the Selective Reserve by agreement.
Leave of Members of the RC – the senate bill would authorize RC members to carry over leave from periods of active service; it would also allow members to sell accumulated or carried over leave in the event they separate or retire from the RC;
Modification of Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) – the house bill would provide services to members & family members; it also requires an analysis of the effectiveness of the YRRP; & also adds resiliency training;
Support from the Dept. of Ed (DoE) to Cover Costs of New NG Youth ChalleNGe Programs – the house bill allows the DoE to provide financial assistance to cover the difference in the amt provided by the DoD & the total cost of a new state NG Youth ChalleNGe Program;
Study on Treatment of the RC – the house bill requires the DoD IG to submit a study by 31 Dec10 on the treatment of the RC at mob/demob, pre-/post deployment med exams, & the quality of care/patterns of treatment before, during, & after deployments.
National Guard Support to Secure the Southern Border – the senate bill requires the Sec Def to deploy not fewer than 6,000 members of the NG under title 32 to perform various missions & operations along the southern border of the U. S. until further notice.
Drug Interdiction & Counter Drug Activities – the house bill authorizes $1,131,351,000 for defense-wide drug interdiction & counter drug activities. The senate bill authorizes $1,153, 851,000 for defense wide for these activities. The senate report also recognized the value of the NG Counter Drug Program and authorizes an additional $35M for the program to conduct these activities along the northern & southern borders as high priority areas.
Contact: Diane M. Zumatto