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10 U.S. Code § 7231 - Command: chaplains

A chaplain has rank without command.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 206, § 3581; renumbered § 7231, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 808(b)(7), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1838.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

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R.S. 1122.

The words “and shall be on the same footing with other officers of the Army, as to tenure of office, retirement, and pensions” are omitted as obsolete, since there is no distinction between the status of a chaplain as an officer and the status of other officers of the Army.

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 7231 was renumbered section 8631 of this title.


2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 3581 of this title as this section.

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.