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10 U.S. Code § 7625 - Ordnance property: officers of armed forces; civilian employees of Army; American National Red Cross; educational institutions; homes for veterans’ orphans

Any branch, office, or officer designated by the Secretary of the Army may sell articles of ordnance property to officers of other armed forces for their use in the service, in the same manner as those articles are sold to officers of the Army.
Under such regulations as the Secretary may prescribe, ordnance stores may be sold to civilian employees of the Army and to the American National Red Cross.
Articles of ordnance property may be sold to educational institutions and to State soldiers’ and sailors’ orphans’ homes for maintaining the ordnance and ordnance stores issued to those institutions and homes.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 259, § 4625; renumbered § 7625, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 808(d), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1839.)

Historical and Revision Notes

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Mar. 3, 1909, ch. 252 (5th par. under “National Trophy and Medals for Rifle Contest”), 35 Stat. 750.


Mar. 3, 1909, ch. 252 (8th par. under “National Trophy and Medals for Rifle Contests”), 35 Stat. 751; June 28, 1950, ch. 383, § 402(h), 64 Stat. 273.


May 11, 1908, ch. 163 (4th par. under “National Trophy and Medals for Rifle Contests”), 35 Stat. 125.

In subsection (a), the words “other armed forces” are substituted for the words “the Navy and Marine Corps”, in 34:540 and 50:70, since those sales may be made to officers of the Coast Guard under section 114(c) of title 14.

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 7625, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 473, related to settlement of claims for damage to or loss of privately owned property, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 87–769, § 1(2)(A), Oct. 9, 1962, 76 Stat. 768. See section 2736 of this title.


2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 4625 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.