109-H.R.730

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide a temporary increase in the minimum end strength level for active duty personnel for the Army, the Marine Corps, and the Air Force, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. TEMPORARY INCREASE IN MINIMUM END STRENGTH LEVEL FOR THE ARMY, MARINE CORPS, AND AIR FORCE. (a) Five-Year Increase- Section 691 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: `(g) Notwithstanding subsection (b), at the end of each of the fiscal years 2005 through 2009-- `(1) the number of members of the Army on active duty shall be not less than 522,400; `(2) the number of members of the Marine Corps on active duty shall be not less than 190,000; and `(3) the number of members of the Air Force on active duty shall be not less than 388,000.'.

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