10 U.S. Code § 9492. Status as volunteer civilian auxiliary of the Air Force

(a) Volunteer Civilian Auxiliary.—
The Civil Air Patrol is a volunteer civilian auxiliary of the Air Force when the services of the Civil Air Patrol are used by any department or agency in any branch of the Federal Government.
(b) Use by Air Force.—
(1)
The Secretary of the Air Force may use the services of the Civil Air Patrol to fulfill the noncombat programs and missions of the Department of the Air Force.
(2)
The Civil Air Patrol shall be deemed to be an instrumentality of the United States with respect to any act or omission of the Civil Air Patrol, including any member of the Civil Air Patrol, in carrying out a mission assigned by the Secretary of the Air Force.
(Added Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title X, § 1090(a)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–295, § 9442; renumbered § 9492, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, § 806(a)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1832.)
Amendments

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 9442 of this title as this section.

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.

Effective Date

Section effective 120 days after Oct. 30, 2000, see section 1 [[div. A], title X, § 1090(c)] of Pub. L. 106–398, set out as a note under section 9491 of this title.