10 U.S. Code § 1563 - Consideration of proposals for posthumous and honorary promotions and appointments: procedures for review

(a) Review by Secretary Concerned.— Upon request of a Member of Congress, the Secretary concerned shall review a proposal for the posthumous or honorary promotion or appointment of a member or former member of the armed forces, or any other person considered qualified, that is not otherwise authorized by law. Based upon such review, the Secretary shall make a determination as to the merits of approving the posthumous or honorary promotion or appointment.
(b) Notice of Results of Review.— Upon making a determination under subsection (a) as to the merits of approving the posthumous or honorary promotion or appointment, the Secretary concerned shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives and to the requesting Member of Congress a detailed discussion of the rationale supporting the determination.
(c) Definition.— In this section, the term “Member of Congress” means—
(1) a Senator; or
(2) a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, Congress.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title V, § 542(a)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–114; Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title X, § 1031(a)(11),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1597.)
Amendments

2003—Pub. L. 108–136, § 1031(a)(11)(B), struck out “and recommendation” after “review” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–136, § 1031(a)(11)(A)(i), struck out “and the other determinations necessary to comply with subsection (b)” before period at end.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–136, § 1031(a)(11)(A)(ii), substituted “a detailed discussion of the rationale supporting the determination.” for “notice in writing of one of the following:
“(1) The posthumous or honorary promotion or appointment does not warrant approval on the merits.
“(2) The posthumous or honorary promotion or appointment warrants approval and authorization by law for the promotion or appointment is recommended.
“(3) The posthumous or honorary promotion or appointment warrants approval on the merits and has been recommended to the President as an exception to policy.
“(4) The posthumous or honorary promotion or appointment warrants approval on the merits and authorization by law for the promotion or appointment is required but is not recommended.
A notice under paragraph (1) or (4) shall be accompanied by a statement of the reasons for the decision of the Secretary.”

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