10 U.S. Code § 8745 - Medal of honor; Air Force cross; distinguished-service medal: delegation of power to award

The President may delegate his authority to award the medal of honor, Air Force cross, and distinguished-service medal, to a commanding general of a separate air force or higher unit in the field.


(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 541; Pub. L. 86–593, § 1(3),July 6, 1960, 74 Stat. 332.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
8745 10:1410. July 9, 1918, ch. 143 (16th par., less words after semicolon, under “Ordnance Department”), 40 Stat. 872.

The words “under such conditions, regulations, and limitations as he shall prescribe” are omitted as surplusage. The words “his authority” are substituted for the words “the power conferred upon him by sections 1403, 1406–1408, 1409–1412, 1416, 1420, 1422, 1423, and 1424 of this title”.

1960—Pub. L. 86–593substituted “Air Force cross” for “distinguished-service cross” in section catchline and in text.

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