10 U.S. Code § 172 - Ammunition storage board

The Secretaries of the military departments, acting through a joint board selected by them composed of officers, civilian officers and employees of the Department of Defense, or both, shall keep informed on stored supplies of ammunition and components thereof for use of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, with particular regard to keeping those supplies properly dispersed and stored and to preventing hazardous conditions from arising to endanger life and property inside or outside of storage reservations.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 8; Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title IX, § 909,Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2621; Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title X, § 1075(b)(7),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4369.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
172(b) 50:83 (less last sentence).
50:83 (last sentence). May 29, 1928, ch. 853 (last par. under “Ordnance Establishment”), 45 Stat. 928.

In subsection (a), the words “informed on stored” are substituted for the words “advised of storage”. The words “particular regard” are substituted for the words “special reference”. The words “inside or outside of” are substituted for the words “within or without”. The word “selected” is substituted for the word “appointed”, since the filling of the position involved is not appointment to an office in the constitutional sense.
In subsection (b), the words “in carrying out” are substituted for the words “in the execution of”.

2011—Pub. L. 111–383struck out subsec. (a) designation before “The Secretaries” and struck out subsec. (b) which read as follows: “The board shall confer with and advise the Secretaries of the military departments in carrying out the recommendations in House Document No. 199 of the Seventieth Congress.”
1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–201substituted “a joint board selected by them composed of officers, civilian officers and employees of the Department of Defense, or both” for “a joint board of officers selected by them”.

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