10 U.S. Code § 6251 - Delegation of power to award
The President may delegate, under such conditions as he prescribes, to flag and general officers who are commanders-in-chief or commanding on important independent duty, his authority to award the Navy cross, the distinguished-service medal, the silver star medal, or the Navy and Marine Corps Medal.
Source(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 391.)
|Revised section||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|6251||34 U.S.C. 364 (less 10th, and last 47 words).||Feb. 4, 1919, ch. 14, § 9 (less applicability to regulations), 40 Stat. 1057; renumbered § 11 and amended Aug. 7, 1942, ch. 551, § 1, 56 Stat. 745.|
The term “flag officers” is used generically in 34 U.S.C. 364. Officers of the Marine Corps who meet the duty requirements, if in the equivalent grades, are, therefore, within its terms and the authority to make the awards has been delegated to such officers.
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