10 U.S. Code § 7041 - Function

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§ 7041.
There is a United States Naval Postgraduate School, the primary function of which is to provide advanced instruction and professional and technical education and research opportunities for commissioned officers of the naval service in—
their practical and theoretical duties;
the science, physics, and systems engineering of current and future naval warfare doctrine, operations, and systems; and
the integration of naval operations and systems into joint, combined, and multinational operations.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 437; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, § 523(a), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3244.)

Historical and Revision Notes

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Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


34 U.S.C. 1076.

July 31, 1947, ch. 420, § 1, 61 Stat. 705.

The words “There is a” are substituted for the words “That the Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized and directed to establish the”, as the Postgraduate School is in operation. The words “technical education” are substituted for the word “training” to describe more aptly the higher level of instruction at the Postgraduate School. The words “naval service” are substituted for the words “Regular Navy and Marine Corps and the reserve components thereof”. The word “their” is substituted for the words “of commissioned officers”.


2006—Pub. L. 109–163 amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “There is a United States Naval Postgraduate School for the advanced instruction and technical education of commissioned officers of the naval service in their practical and theoretical duties.”


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