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10 U.S. Code § 905 - Art. 105. Forgery

Any person subject to this chapter who, with intent to defraud—
falsely makes or alters any signature to, or any part of, any writing which would, if genuine, apparently impose a legal liability on another or change his legal right or liability to his prejudice; or
utters, offers, issues, or transfers such a writing, known by him to be so made or altered;
is guilty of forgery and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 74, § 923; renumbered § 905, Pub. L. 114–328, div. E, title LX, § 5401(12), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2939.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



May 5, 1950, ch. 169, § 1 (Art. 123), 64 Stat. 141.

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 905 was renumbered section 898 of this title.


2016—Pub. L. 114–328 renumbered section 923 of this title as this section.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2016 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 114–328 effective on Jan. 1, 2019, as designated by the President, with implementing regulations and provisions relating to applicability to various situations, see section 5542 of Pub. L. 114–328 and Ex. Ord. No. 13825, set out as notes under section 801 of this title.