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10 U.S. Code § 7072 - Judge Advocate General’s Corps

There is a Judge Advocate General’s Corps in the Army. The Judge Advocate General’s Corps consists of—
the Judge Advocate General;
the Assistant Judge Advocate General;
commissioned officers of the Regular Army appointed therein; and
other members of the Army assigned thereto by the Secretary of the Army.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 169, § 3072; Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title V, § 502(q), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2104; renumbered § 7072, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 808(a), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1838.)

Historical and Revision Notes

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Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


10:61–1 (1st sentence, less applicability to strength).

June 28, 1950, ch. 383, § 308 (1st sentence, less applicability to strength), 64 Stat. 270.

The words “authorized by sections 21f and 21h, respectively, of this title” are omitted as surplusage. The word “grade” is substituted for the word “rank”. The words “but the Secretary shall not assign to the Judge Advocate General’s Corps any officer who has been appointed and commissioned in some other special branch or in the Regular Army without specification of branch” are omitted as covered by section 3064 of this title.

Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 3072 of this title as this section.

2016—Pars. (3) to (5). Pub. L. 114–328 redesignated pars. (4) and (5) as (3) and (4), respectively, and struck out former par. (3) which read as follows: “three officers in the grade of brigadier general;”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.