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10 U.S. Code § 8715 - Naval Observatory: administration

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The Naval Observatory shall be attached to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.
The Superintendent of the Naval Observatory shall be detailed from officers in the line of the Navy serving in the grade of captain or above.
The Secretary of the Navy may detail any officer of the Navy, competent for that duty, to supervise the Nautical Almanac.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 457, § 7395; renumbered § 8715, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 807(d)(4), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


5 U.S.C. 133y–16 (note).

Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1946, Part III, § 301, 60 Stat. 1099.

5 U.S.C. 461.

Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 852, 31 Stat. 1122 (2d par., last sentence).

5 U.S.C. 463.

R.S. 436; June 29, 1949, ch. 278, 63 Stat. 300 (2d par.).

In subsection (a) the words “together with their respective functions, are hereby transferred from the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Department of the Navy” are omitted as executed. The words “attached to” are substituted for the words “and shall be administered, subject to the direction and control of the Secretary of the Navy, under the Chief of Naval Operations” for brevity. All orders issued by the Chief of Naval Operations in performing the duties assigned to him are issued under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy.

In subsection (b) the words “until further legislation by Congress” are omitted as surplusage.

In subsection (c) the word “detail” is substituted for the word “place”. The words “in charge” are omitted as surplusage. The word “duty” is substituted for the word “service” for clarity.

Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7395 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.