When a question of law arises in the administration of the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of the Air Force, the cognizance of which is not given by statute to some other officer from whom the Secretary of the military department concerned may require advice, the Secretary of the military department shall send it to the Attorney General for disposition.
The Department of War was designated the Department of the Army by the Act of July 26, 1947, ch. 343, § 205,61 Stat. 501. “Department of the Air Force” is added on authority of the Act of July 26, 1947, ch. 343, § 207(a), (f),61 Stat. 502. The word “Secretary” is substituted for “head.” The words “military department” are substituted for “department” to conform to section
102 of title
5, United States Code, and section
101 of title
10, United States Code. The words “for disposition” are substituted for “to be by him referred to the proper officer in his department, or otherwise disposed of as he may deem proper.”
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