10 U.S. Code § 5985 - Nautical Schools: detail of naval officers as superintendents or instructors

The President may detail officers of the Navy as superintendents or instructors of institutions receiving benefits under chapter 515 of title 46 when in his opinion it can be done without detriment to the naval service. Officers so detailed shall be recalled from an institution if it is discontinued or if the good of the naval service requires.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 374; Pub. L. 99–145, title XIII, § 1303(a)(21),Nov. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 739; Pub. L. 109–304, § 17(a)(5),Oct. 6, 2006, 120 Stat. 1706.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
5985 34 U.S.C. 1123 (less 1st proviso as applicable to vessels, and less 2d proviso). Mar. 4, 1911, ch. 265, § 3 (less 1st proviso as applicable to vessels, and less 2d proviso), 36 Stat. 1353.

The words “naval service” are substituted for the words “public service” for uniformity within the section. The citation of the act establishing the nautical institutions is substituted for the words “such schools” for clarity. The word “proper” is omitted as surplusage.

2006—Pub. L. 109–304substituted “chapter 515 of title 46” for “section 1304 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (46 App. U.S.C. 1295c),”.
1985—Pub. L. 99–145substituted “section 1304 of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (46 App. U.S.C. 1295c)” for “the Act of March 4, 1911, ch. 265, 36 Stat. 1353, as amended”.

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