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Definition of Presidential reserve call-up

Presidential reserve call-up Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
Provision of a public law (title 10, US Code, section 12304) that provides the President a means to activate, without a declaration of national emergency, not more than 200,000 members of the Selected Reserve and the Individual Ready Reserve (of whom not more than 30,000 may be members of the Individual Ready Reserve), for not more than 270 days to meet the requirements of any operational mission. Members called under this provision may not be used for disaster relief or to suppress insurrection. This authority has particular utility when used in circumstances in which the escalatory national or international signals of partial or full mobilization would be undesirable. Forces available under this authority can provide a tailored, limited-scope, deterrent, or operational response, or may be used as a precursor to any subsequent mobilization. Also called PRC. See also Individual Ready Reserve; mobilization; Presidential Call-up; Selected Reserve. (JP 4-05)
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )