Except as otherwise provided by law, no person except a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, as the case may be, may wear—
(1)the uniform, or a distinctive part of the uniform, of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps; or
(2)a uniform any part of which is similar to a distinctive part of the uniform of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 34.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Source (U.S. Code)
Source (Statutes at Large)
10:1393 (1st par., less provisos).
June 3, 1916, ch. 134, § 125 (1st par., less provisos), 39 Stat. 216.
The words “Except as otherwise provided by law” are inserted to give effect to exceptions in other revised sections of this title and to provisions of other laws giving such organizations as the Coast and Geodetic Survey and the Public Health Service permission to wear military uniforms under certain conditions.
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