10 U.S. Code § 171 - Armed Forces Policy Council

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(a) There is in the Department of Defense an Armed Forces Policy Council consisting of—
(1) the Secretary of Defense, as Chairman, with the power of decision;
(2) the Deputy Secretary of Defense;
(3) the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics;
(4) the Secretary of the Army;
(5) the Secretary of the Navy;
(6) the Secretary of the Air Force;
(7) the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy;
(8) the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology;
(9) the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff;
(10) the Chief of Staff of the Army;
(11) the Chief of Naval Operations;
(12) the Chief of Staff of the Air Force; and
(13) the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
(b) The Armed Forces Policy Council shall advise the Secretary of Defense on matters of broad policy relating to the armed forces and shall consider and report on such other matters as the Secretary of Defense may direct.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 8; Pub. L. 85–599, § 9(c),Aug. 6, 1958, 72 Stat. 521; Pub. L. 92–596, § 5,Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1318; Pub. L. 95–140, § 3(b),Oct. 21, 1977, 91 Stat. 1173; Pub. L. 98–94, title XII, § 1213,Sept. 24, 1983, 97 Stat. 687; Pub. L. 99–500, § 101(c) [title X, § 903(e)], Oct. 18, 1986, 100 Stat. 1783–82, 1783–133, and Pub. L. 99–591, § 101(c) [title X, § 903(e)], Oct. 30, 1986, 100 Stat. 3341–82, 3341–133; Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title IX, formerly title IV, § 903(e),Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3912, renumbered title IX, Pub. L. 100–26, § 3(5),Apr. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 273; Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title IX, § 904(d)(1), (3),Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1728; Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title X, § 1048(b)(2),Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1225.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
171(b) 5:171e (less last sentence).
5:171e (last sentence). July 26, 1947, ch. 343, § 210; restated Aug. 10, 1949, ch. 412, § 7(a), 63 Stat. 581.


Pub. L. 99–591is a corrected version of Pub. L. 99–500.

2001—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 107–107substituted “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics” for “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology”.
1993—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 103–160, § 904(d)(1), substituted “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology” for “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition”.
Subsec. (a)(8). Pub. L. 103–160, § 904(d)(3), substituted “Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology” for “Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition”.
1986—Subsec. (a)(3) to (13)Pub. L. 99–500, Pub. L. 99–591, and Pub. L. 99–661amended subsec. (a) identically, redesignating pars. (3) to (11) as (4), (5), (6), (7), (9), (10), (11), (12), and (13), respectively, adding new pars. (3) and (8), and substituting “the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition” for “the Under Secretaries of Defense” in par. (7).
1983—Subsec. (a)(11). Pub. L. 98–94added par. (11).
1977—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 95–140, § 3(b)(1), substituted “the Deputy” for “a Deputy”.
Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 95–140, § 3(b)(2), substituted “the Under Secretaries of Defense;” for “the Director of Defense Research and Engineering;”.
1972—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 92–596substituted “a Deputy Secretary” for “the Deputy Secretary”.
1958—Subsec. (a)(6) to (10). Pub. L. 85–599added par. (6) and redesignated former pars. (6) to (9) as (7) to (10), respectively.
Short Title of 1983 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–36, § 1,May 27, 1983, 97 Stat. 200, provided: “That this Act [enacting section 178 of this title and amending section 2113 of this title] may be cited as the ‘Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine Act of 1983’.”

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10 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 171prec2013113-66 [Sec.] 1052(a)(2)127 Stat. 861
§ 171prec2013113-66 [Sec.] 261(b)127 Stat. 725
§ 171prec2012112-239 [Sec.] 1040(b)126 Stat. 1930


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