10 U.S. Code § 5017 - Secretary of the Navy: successors to duties
If the Secretary of the Navy dies, resigns, is removed from office, is absent, or is disabled, the person who is highest on the following list, and who is not absent or disabled, shall perform the duties of the Secretary until the President, under section 3347  of title 5, directs another person to perform those duties or until the absence or disability ceases:
(2) The Assistant Secretaries of the Navy, in the order prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy and approved by the Secretary of Defense.
 See References in Text note below.
Source(Added Pub. L. 99–433, title V, § 511(c)(4),Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 1047; amended Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title IX, § 902(b),Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2823.)
References in Text
Section 3347 of title 5, referred to in text, was repealed and a new section 3347 was enacted by Pub. L. 105–277, div. C, title I, § 151(b),Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–611, and, as so enacted, no longer contains provisions authorizing the President to direct temporary successors to duties. See section 3345 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section 5036 of this title prior to enactment of Pub. L. 99–433.
1994—Pars. (3) to (5). Pub. L. 103–337added par. (3) and redesignated former pars. (3) and (4) as (4) and (5), respectively.
Order of Succession
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