10 U.S. Code § 2387 - Procurement of table and kitchen equipment for officers’ quarters: limitation on

(a) Except under regulations approved by the Secretary of Defense and providing for uniform practices among the armed forces under his jurisdiction, no part of any appropriation of the Department of Defense may be used to supply or replace table linen, dishes, glassware, silver, and kitchen utensils for use in the residences on shore, or quarters on shore, of officers of those armed forces.
(b) This section does not apply to—
(1) field messes;
(2) messes temporarily set up on shore for bachelor officers and officers attached to seagoing or district defense vessels;
(3) aviation units based on seagoing vessels;
(4) fleet air bases;
(5) submarine bases; and
(6) landing forces and expeditions.


(Added Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(45),Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1458.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
2387(a) 5:174e (less words within parentheses). July 13, 1955, ch. 358, § 614, 69 Stat. 317.
2387(b) 5:174e (words within parentheses).

In subsection (a), the words “may be used” are substituted for the words “shall be available”. The words “on account of” are omitted as surplusage. The words “under his jurisdiction” are inserted for clarity, since the Secretary of Defense has no jurisdiction over the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy.


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