Actually, one more question (for the moment anyway...)
The bolded parts of these quotes seem to contradict each other. Is what TXCG09 refers to actually Title 10, or something else?
Title 10 is where reservists are put on active duty orders. We have a lot of them at my unit right now and some have been here for like 5 years. I am not a reservist and I don't know TOO much on the specifics, but title 10 IS active duty orders without president's call.
Title 10 orders are executed to activate reservists for specific missions (i.e. Hurricane Katrina, Earthquake in Haiti). The orders can be voluntary, more often than not they are mandatory. Something terrible happens, high command activates X number of Reservists, until they are no longer needed.
I hope that helps.
Thanks again for putting up with all my questions