10 U.S. Code § 140 - General Counsel

(a) There is a General Counsel of the Department of Defense, appointed from civilian life by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(b) The General Counsel is the chief legal officer of the Department of Defense. He shall perform such functions as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 87–651, title II, § 202,Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 519, § 137; amended Pub. L. 88–426, title III, § 305(9),Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 423; renumbered § 139 and amended Pub. L. 99–433, title I, §§ 101(a)(7), 110(d)(11),Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 995, 1003; renumbered § 140,Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title IX, § 901(a)(1),Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1726.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
137(a) [Uncodified: 1953 Reorg. Plan No. 6, eff. June 30, 1953, § 4 (1st 25 words of 1st sentence), 67 Stat. 639]. 1953 Reorg. Plan No. 6, eff. June 30, 1953, § 4, 67 Stat. 639.
137(b) [Uncodified: 1953 Reorg. Plan No. 6, eff. June 30, 1953, § 4 (1st sentence, less 1st 25 words), 67 Stat. 639].
137(c) [Uncodified: 1953 Reorg. Plan No. 6, eff. June 30, 1953, § 4 (2d sentence), 67 Stat. 639].

In subsection (b), the words “from time to time” are omitted as surplusage.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 140 was renumbered section 141 of this title.
Another prior section 140 was renumbered section 127 of this title.
Amendments

1993—Pub. L. 103–160renumbered section 139 of this title as this section.
1986—Pub. L. 99–433, §§ 101(a)(7), 110(d)(11), renumbered section 137 of this title as this section, and struck out “: powers and duties” at end of section catchline.
1964—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 88–426repealed subsec. (c) which related to compensation of General Counsel. See section 5315 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date of 1964 Amendment

For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 88–426, see section 501 ofPub. L. 88–426.

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32 CFR - National Defense

32 CFR Part 10 - MILITARY COMMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

32 CFR Part 12 - RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CHIEF PROSECUTOR, PROSECUTORS, AND ASSISTANT PROSECUTORS

32 CFR Part 13 - RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CHIEF DEFENSE COUNSEL, DETAILED DEFENSE COUNSEL, AND CIVILIAN DEFENSE COUNSEL

32 CFR Part 14 - QUALIFICATION OF CIVILIAN DEFENSE COUNSEL

32 CFR Part 15 - REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS FOR MILITARY COMMISSION PERSONNEL

32 CFR Part 16 - SENTENCING

32 CFR Part 17 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

32 CFR Part 18 - APPOINTING AUTHORITY FOR MILITARY COMMISSIONS

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32 CFR Part 355

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32 CFR Part 363

32 CFR Part 365

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