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10 U.S. Code § 18235 - Administration; other use permitted by Secretary

(a) The Secretary of Defense, after consulting the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on matters of policy, may—
administer, operate, maintain, and equip facilities constructed, expanded, rehabilitated, or converted under section 18233 of this title or otherwise acquired and used for the purposes of this chapter;
permit persons or organizations other than members and units of the armed forces to use those facilities under such leases or other agreements as he considers appropriate; and
cover the payments received under those leases or agreements into the Treasury to the credit of the appropriation from which the cost of maintaining the facility, including its utilities and services, is paid.
(b) The Secretary may not permit any use or disposition to be made of a facility covered by subsection (a) that would interfere with its use—
for administering and training the reserve components of the armed forces; or
in time of war or national emergency, by other units of the armed forces or by the United States for any other purpose.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


50:883(c) (less 1st sentence, and less last 70 words of last sentence).

Sept. 11, 1950, ch. 945, § 4(c) (less 1st sentence), 64 Stat. 830.


50:883(c) (last 70 words of last sentence).

In subsection (a), the words “from time to time” and “or appropriations” are omitted as surplusage.

In subsection (b), the words “United States” are substituted for the words “Federal Government”. The words “units of” are omitted as surplusage. The words “may not” are substituted for the words “shall at no time”.

Editorial Notes

1999—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–65 substituted “and the Committee on Armed Services” for “and the Committee on National Security” in introductory provisions.

1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–106 substituted “Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on National Security of the House of Representatives” for “Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives”.

1994—Pub. L. 103–337, § 1664(b)(2), renumbered section 2235 of this title as this section.

Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 103–337, § 1664(b)(7), substituted “18233” for “2233(a)(1)”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–337 effective Dec. 1, 1994, except as otherwise provided, see section 1691 of Pub. L. 103–337, set out as an Effective Date note under section 10001 of this title.