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10 U.S. Code § 8211 - Navy Regulations

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United States Navy Regulations shall be issued by the Secretary of the Navy.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 375, § 6011; Pub. L. 97–60, title II, § 204(a)(2), Oct. 14, 1981, 95 Stat. 1007; renumbered § 8211, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 807(b)(7), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1834.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


34 U.S.C. 591.

R.S. 1547.

So much as pertains to the “orders, regulations, and instructions issued by the Secretary of the Navy prior to July 14, 1862” and the alterations thereto is omitted as executed, and the section is worded to preserve the remaining requirement that Navy Regulations must be issued with Presidential approval. The words “United States Navy Regulations” are substituted for the words “regulations of the Navy” to preserve the distinction between the permanent regulations of general applicability falling within this statute and the many other regulations issued by the Secretary alone under specific statutes and under his power to administer the Department.

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 8211, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 501; Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(162), 72 Stat. 1514, prescribed authorized strength of Regular Air Force in officers in each regular grade on each of promotion lists authorized by former section 8296 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 96–513, title II, § 202, Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2878, effective Sept. 15, 1981. See section 521 et seq. of this title.


2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 6011 of this title as this section.

1981—Pub. L. 97–60 struck out “with the approval of the President” after “Secretary of the Navy”.

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.

Navy Regulations Issued Before October 14, 1981

Pub. L. 97–60, title II, § 204(b), Oct. 14, 1981, 95 Stat. 1007, provided that:

“United States Navy regulations issued under section 6011 of title 10, United States Code, before the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 14, 1981] shall remain in effect in accordance with their terms until amended or revoked by the Secretary of the Navy.”
Executive Documents
Delegation of Functions

For delegation to Secretary of Defense of authority vested in President by section 591 of former Title 34, see Ex. Ord. No. 10621, July 1, 1955, 20 F.R. 4759, set out as a note under section 301 of Title 3, The President.