10 U.S. Code § 171. Armed Forces Policy Council

(a) There is in the Department of Defense an Armed Forces Policy Council consisting of—
(1)
the Secretary of Defense, as Chairman, with the power of decision;
(2)
the Deputy Secretary of Defense;
(3)
the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment;
(4)
the Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering;
(5)
the Secretary of the Army;
(6)
the Secretary of the Navy;
(7)
the Secretary of the Air Force;
(8)
the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy;
(9)
the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology;
(10)
the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering;
(11)
the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment;
(12)
the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff;
(13)
the Chief of Staff of the Army;
(14)
the Chief of Naval Operations;
(15)
the Chief of Staff of the Air Force; and
(16)
the Commandant of the Marine Corps.
(b)
The Armed Forces Policy Council shall advise the Secretary of Defense on matters of broad policy relating to the armed forces and shall consider and report on such other matters as the Secretary of Defense may direct.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)

171(a)

171(b)

5:171e (less last sentence).

5:171e (last sentence).

July 26, 1947, ch. 343, § 210; restated Aug. 10, 1949, ch. 412, § 7(a), 63 Stat. 581.

Codification

Pub. L. 99–591 is a corrected version of Pub. L. 99–500.

Amendments

2019—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 116–92, § 902(6)(A), substituted “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment” for “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics”.

Subsec. (a)(4) to (16). Pub. L. 116–92, § 902(6)(B)–(E), added par. (4), redesignated former pars. (4) to (8) as (5) to (9), respectively, added pars. (10) and (11), and redesignated former pars. (9) to (13) as (12) to (16), respectively.

2001—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 107–107 substituted “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics” for “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology”.

1993—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 103–160, § 904(d)(1), substituted “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology” for “Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition”.

Subsec. (a)(8). Pub. L. 103–160, § 904(d)(3), substituted “Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology” for “Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition”.

1986—Subsec. (a)(3) to (13) Pub. L. 99–500, Pub. L. 99–591, and Pub. L. 99–661 amended subsec. (a) identically, redesignating pars. (3) to (11) as (4), (5), (6), (7), (9), (10), (11), (12), and (13), respectively, adding new pars. (3) and (8), and substituting “the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition” for “the Under Secretaries of Defense” in par. (7).

1983—Subsec. (a)(11). Pub. L. 98–94 added par. (11).

1977—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 95–140, § 3(b)(1), substituted “the Deputy” for “a Deputy”.

Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 95–140, § 3(b)(2), substituted “the Under Secretaries of Defense;” for “the Director of Defense Research and Engineering;”.

1972—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 92–596 substituted “a Deputy Secretary” for “the Deputy Secretary”.

1958—Subsec. (a)(6) to (10). Pub. L. 85–599 added par. (6) and redesignated former pars. (6) to (9) as (7) to (10), respectively.

Short Title of 1983 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–36, § 1, May 27, 1983, 97 Stat. 200, provided: