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1st Congress

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES

Mr. Owens for himself, with Mr. Tyson and Mr. Johnston, introduce,

A BILL,

An Act forming the United States Uniformed Services.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

Section 1. - Title

 (A) This act shall be titled the Uniformed Services Act

Section 2. - Definition

(A) Army – A ground force responsible for land combat.

(B) Navy – A maritime force of vessels that perform ship to ship combat.

(C) Marine – A maritime infantry force responsible for the protection of vessels at sea.

(D) Coast Guard – A maritime force responsible for the coastal defense of our territory

(E) National Guard – A reserve ground force, usually normally under state command, responsible for national defense in time of emergency

Section 3. – Departments and Branches

(A) The following executive departments and their respective secretary positions are established for civilian authority over their respective branches

(1) Department of the Army

(a) Shall be responsible for procurement of all equipment and supplies, the general internal operations of, the recruitment of, the training of, all units of the United States Army

(b) United States Army

(c) United States National Guard Bureau

(I) The National Guard Bureau shall be responsible for the federalization of State National Guard units during time of disaster or national emergency.

(2) Department of the Navy

(a) Shall be responsible for procurement of all equipment and supplies, the general internal operations of, the recruitment of, the training of, all units of the United States Navy, United States Coast Guard, and the United States Marine Corps

 (b) United States Navy

(c) United States Marine Corps

(d) United States Coast Guard

Section 4. - Membership

(A) Army

(1) Must be a citizen of the United States of America

(2) Must be free-men.

(3) Must be at least 17 years old or above.

(4) Must be of able body and mind.

(5) Must meet additional eligibility criteria as laid out by the Department of the Army.

(B) Navy

(1) Must be a citizen of the United States of America

(2) Must be free-men.

(3) Must be at least 17 years old or above.

(4) Must be of able body and mind.

(5) Must meet additional eligibility criteria as laid out by the Department of the Navy.

(C) Marine

(1) Must be a citizen of the United States of America

(2) Must be free-men.

(3) Must be at least 17 years old or above.

(4) Must be of able body and mind.

(5) Must meet additional eligibility criteria as laid out by the Department of the Navy.

(D) Coast Guard

(1) Must be a citizen of the United States of America

(2) Must be free-men.

(3) Must be at least 17 years old or above.

(4) Must be of able body and mind.

(5) Must meet additional eligibility criteria as laid out by the Department of the Navy.

Section 5. - Organizational Leadership

(A) The Uniformed Services Organizational Structure shall follow that of any Uniformed Armed Services Group.

(B) The Commander in Chief of the United States Uniformed Services is the President of the United States of America.

(C) The United States Army Rank Structure shall be as follows -

(1) Commissioned Officers -

(a) General of the Army

(b) General

(c) Lieutenant General

(d) Major General

(e) Brigadier General

(f) Colonel

(g) Lieutenant Colonel

(h) Captain

(i) First Lieutenant

(j) Second Lieutenant

(k) Officer Candidate

(l) Officer Cadet

(2) Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Ranks -

(a) Sergeant Major of the Army

(b) Sergeant Major

(c) Master Sergeant

(d) Sergeant First Class

(e) Staff Sergeant

(f) Sergeant

(g) Corporal

(h) Specialist

(i) Private First Class

(j) Private

(E) The United States Navy Rank Structure shall be as follows -

(1) Commissioned Officers -

(a) Fleet Admiral

(b) Admiral

(c) Vice Admiral

(d) Rear Admiral

(e) Rear Admiral (lower half)

(f) Captain

(g) Commander

(h) Lieutenant Commander

(i) Lieutenant

(j) Lieutenant (Junior Grade)

(k) Ensign

(2) Commissioned Warrant Officer Ranks – 

(a) Chief Warrant Officer Five

(b) Chief Warrant Officer Four

(c) Chief Warrant Officer Three

(d) Chief Warrant Officer Two

(3) Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Ranks -

(a) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

(b) Fleet Master Chief Petty Officer

(c) Command Senior Chief Petty Officer

(d) Master Chief Petty Officer

(e) Senior Chief Petty Officer

(f) Chief Petty Officer

(g) Petty Officer First Class

(h) Petty Officer Second Class

(i) Petty Officer Third Class

(j) Seaman

(k) Seaman Recruit

(F) The United States Marine Corps Rank Structure shall be as follows -

(1) Commissioned Officers -

(a) General

(b) Lieutenant General

(c) Major General

(d) Brigadier General

(e) Colonel

(f) Lieutenant Colonel

(g) Major

(h) Captain

(i) First Lieutenant

(j) Second Lieutenant

(k) Officer Candidate

(l) Officer Cadet

(2) Commissioned Warrant Officer Ranks – 

(a) Chief Warrant Officer Five

(b) Chief Warrant Officer Four

(c) Chief Warrant Officer Three

(d) Chief Warrant Officer Two

(e) Warrant Officer

(3) Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Ranks -

(a) Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps

(b) Sergeant Major

(c) Master Gunnery Sergeant

(d) First Sergeant

(e) Master Sergeant

(f) Gunnery Sergeant

(g) Staff Sergeant

(h) Sergeant

(i) Corporal

(j) Lance Corporal

(k) Private First Class

(l) Private

(G) The United States Coast Guard Rank Structure shall be as follows -

(1) Commissioned Officers -

(a) Admiral

(b) Vice Admiral

(c) Rear Admiral

(d) Rear Admiral (lower half)

(e) Captain

(f) Commander

(g) Lieutenant Commander

(h) Lieutenant

(i) Lieutenant (Junior Grade)

(j) Ensign

(2) Commissioned Warrant Officer Ranks – 

(a) Chief Warrant Officer Two

(b) Chief Warrant Officer Three

(c) Chief Warrant Officer Four

 (3) Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Ranks -

(a) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

(b) Gold Badge Master Chief Petty Officer

(c) Command Master Chief Petty Officer

(d) Master Chief Petty Officer

(e) Senior Chief Petty Officer

(f) Chief Petty Officer

(g) Petty Officer First Class

(h) Petty Officer Second Class

(i) Petty Officer Third Class

(j) Seaman

(k) Seaman Recruit

Section 6. - Advancement and Progression

(A) Rank advancement and progression shall follow the Uniformed Services Guidelines.

Section 7. - Court Martial Guidelines

(A) In the event of a Court Martial-able offense a General or Admiral of the respective branch shall establish a three-judge panel made up of three senior officers.

Section 8. - Term of Service

(A) The Uniformed Service Term of Service Schedule shall be as follows, commissioned officers, commissioned warrant officers, non-commissioned officers, and enlisted may enroll in unlimited number of terms provided they meet the eligibility criteria -

(1) Commissioned Officers

(a) Four Year Term

(b) Eight Year Term

(c) Twelve Year Term

(2) Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted

(a) Two Year Term

(b) Four Year Term

(c) Six Year Term

(d) Eight Year Term

Section 9. – Flag Officer Promotion Guidelines

(A) Promotions to any flag officer rank shall be made by President of the United State and the advice of the Secretary of the Departments of the Army or Navy and with advice and consent of the United States Senate.

(B) The ranks of General of the Army or Fleet Admiral shall only made during time of war by the President of the United States with the advice and consent of the United States Senate.

Edited by Michael

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GAVEL

The House is now in session. The following bill will be debated for no more than 72 hours.

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5 hours ago, Michael said:

Mr. Speaker,

I move to pass this legislation by unanimous consent.

I yield

 

Recognized. 24 hours for objections

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Mr. Speaker,

NO!  I object to the motion for unanimous consent.  We do not have the funds to address our debts, let alone a new centralized army. This act proposes redundancies and contradictions of purpose. To have both an 'Army' and a 'National Guard' is clearly a distinction that means one is to be aggressive and the other defensive in nature. We have no need to be aggressive to our neighbors. Aggressive is what has led to Vermont running into the arms of the British Empire, rather to our supposedly freedom-loving republic. If we are to create a nation of free people we can not be re-creating the same institutions that we so recently rebelled against.

I yield.

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4 minutes ago, Magenta said:

Mr. Speaker,

NO!  I object to the motion for unanimous consent.  We do not have the funds to address our debts, let alone a new centralized army. This act proposes redundancies and contradictions of purpose. To have both an 'Army' and a 'National Guard' is clearly a distinction that means one is to be aggressive and the other defensive in nature. We have no need to be aggressive to our neighbors. Aggressive is what has led to Vermont running into the arms of the British Empire, rather to our supposedly freedom-loving republic. If we are to create a nation of free people we can not be re-creating the same institutions that we so recently rebelled against.

I yield.

 

Objection noted. Debate Continues. 

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Mr.Speaker,

I move to make the following amendments

McGee I

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(D) Coast Guard

(1) Must be a citizen of the United States of America

(2) Must be free-men.

(3) Must be at least 17 years old or above.

(4) Must be of able body and mind.

(5) Must meet additional eligibility criteria as laid out by the Department of the Navy.

 

McGee II

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(G) The United States Coast Guard Rank Structure shall be as follows -

(1) Commissioned Officers -

(a) Admiral

(b) Vice Admiral

(c) Rear Admiral

(d) Rear Admiral (lower half)

(e) Captain

(f) Commander

(g) Lieutenant Commander

(h) Lieutenant

(i) Lieutenant (Junior Grade)

(j) Ensign

(2) Commissioned Warrant Officer Ranks – 

(a) Chief Warrant Officer Two

(b) Chief Warrant Officer Three

(c) Chief Warrant Officer Four

 (3) Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Ranks -

(a) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Coast Guard

(b) Gold Badge Master Chief Petty Officer

(c) Command Master Chief Petty Officer

(d) Master Chief Petty Officer

(e) Senior Chief Petty Officer

(f) Chief Petty Officer

(g) Petty Officer First Class

(h) Petty Officer Second Class

(i) Petty Officer Third Class

(j) Seaman

(k) Seaman Recruit

 

I yield.

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Mr. Speaker,

I see no reason to support the lurch toward militarization this bill would facilitate. Reasonable men can argue that we need a standing Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, but we do not need a Coast Guard or a National Guard. It should be the purpose of the Army to guard the republic and the Navy to guard our coasts, and I agree with the Gentleman from North Carolina that creating a distinction between Army and National Guard, Navy and Coast Guard will just encourage wars of aggression.

I'm not prepared to say no to this bill altogether, but it must be reined in. I second the amendments moved by the Gentleman from Rhode Island.

I also move to strike all references to the Coast Guard not covered by the Gentleman's amendments. I separately move to strike all references to the National Guard.

I yield.

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2 hours ago, Declan said:

Mr. Speaker,

I see no reason to support the lurch toward militarization this bill would facilitate. Reasonable men can argue that we need a standing Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, but we do not need a Coast Guard or a National Guard. It should be the purpose of the Army to guard the republic and the Navy to guard our coasts, and I agree with the Gentleman from North Carolina that creating a distinction between Army and National Guard, Navy and Coast Guard will just encourage wars of aggression.

I'm not prepared to say no to this bill altogether, but it must be reined in. I second the amendments moved by the Gentleman from Rhode Island.

I also move to strike all references to the Coast Guard not covered by the Gentleman's amendments. I separately move to strike all references to the National Guard.

I yield.

 

THE MOTION BEING MADE AND SECONDED, BOTH MCGEE AMMENDMENTS WILL BE VOTED ON. POST BELOW WITH YOUR VOTES ON MCGEE-1 AND MCGEE-2

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@Shiggy Both McGee Amendments:

McGee Amendments 1 & 2
  Federalists Republicans Independents Total
Aye 7 6 11 24
Nay 14 4 9 27
Abstain 3 4 5 12
Total 24 14 25 63

 

NPC Votes
  Total Aye Nay Present
Northern Federalist 10 2 8  
Central Federalist 7 2 3 2
Southern Federalist 4 2 1 1
Northern Republicans 3 1 1 1
Central Republicans 4 2 1 1
Southern Republicans 5 2 1 2
Northern Independents 6 3 3  
Central Independents 7 3 2 2
Southern Independents 10 4 3 3
  56 21 23 12

Aye:                      
House (Main) North Carolina Federalist $4,802 32 15 14 27 14 3 61
House (Main) Virginia Republican $20,000 47 41 31 37 28 2 58
House (Main) Rhode Island Independent $12,612 35 29 65 35 35 2 83
Nay:                      
House Massachusetts Independent $9,500 17 16 15 6 25 0 47
House (Main) New York Federalist $2,845 48 39 58 47 38 3 77
House (Main) Virginia Federalist $335 71 65 58 57 53 2 79
House (Main) North Carolina Republican $20,000 36 48 28 16 25 1 47
Abstain:                      

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