In time of war or national emergency, the Secretary may order any regular officer on the retired list to active duty.
(Added Pub. L. 88–130, §1(10)(C), Sept. 24, 1963, 77 Stat. 189.)
For delegation of authority under this section, as invoked by section 2 of Ex. Ord. No. 13223, Sept. 14, 2001, 66 F.R. 48201, as amended, to Secretary of Homeland Security when Coast Guard is not serving as part of Navy, see section 5 of Ex. Ord. No. 13223, set out as a note under section 12302 of Title 10, Armed Forces.