10 U.S. Code § 10172 - Navy Reserve Force

(a) Establishment of Command.— The Secretary of the Navy, with the advice and assistance of the Chief of Naval Operations, shall establish a Navy Reserve Force. The Navy Reserve Force shall be operated as a separate command of the Navy.
(b) Commander.— The Chief of Navy Reserve shall be the commander of the Navy Reserve Force. The commander of the Navy Reserve Force reports directly to the Chief of Naval Operations.
(c) Assignment of Forces.— The Secretary of the Navy—
(1) shall assign to the Navy Reserve Force specified portions of the Navy Reserve other than forces assigned to the unified combatant command for special operations forces established pursuant to section 167 of this title; and
(2) except as otherwise directed by the Secretary of Defense in the case of forces assigned to carry out functions of the Secretary of the Navy specified in section 5013 of this title, shall assign to the combatant commands all such forces assigned to the Navy Reserve Force under paragraph (1) in the manner specified by the Secretary of Defense.


(Added Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title XII, § 1211(a)(1),Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2689; amended Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, § 515(b)(1)(BB), (3)(G),Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3233, 3234.)

2006—Pub. L. 109–163, § 515(b)(3)(G), substituted “Navy Reserve” for “Naval Reserve” in section catchline.
Pub. L. 109–163, § 515(b)(1)(BB), substituted “Navy Reserve” for “Naval Reserve” wherever appearing in text.

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