A servicemember who has been reported missing is presumed to continue in service until accounted for. A requirement under this chapter that begins or ends with the death of a servicemember does not begin or end until the servicemember’s death is reported to, or determined by, the Secretary concerned or by a court of competent jurisdiction.
50 U.S. Code § 4012 - Certificates of service; persons reported missing
Section was formerly classified to section 582 of the former Appendix to this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
A prior section 602 of act Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, art. VI, 54 Stat. 1191, related to revocation of interlocutory orders, prior to the general amendment of this Act by Pub. L. 108–189. See section 4013 of this title.