EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13384
Effective Date: July 29, 2005

Responsible Office: Office of the Administrator
Subject: Assignment of Functions Relating to Original Appointments as Commissioned Offices and Chief Warrant Officer Appointments in the Armed Forces

Executive Order 13384 of July 27, 2005

 
                Assignment of Functions Relating to Original 
                Appointments as Commissioned Officers and Chief Warrant 
                Officer Appointments in the Armed Forces

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including section 301 of title 3, United 
                States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Assignment of Functions to the Secretary of 
                Defense. The Secretary of Defense shall perform the 
                functions of the President under the following 
                provisions of title 10, United States Code:

                    (a) subsection 531(a)(1); and
                    (b) the second sentence of subsection 571(b).

                Sec. 2. Reassignment of Functions Assigned. The 
                Secretary of Defense may not reassign the functions 
                assigned to him by this order.

                Sec. 3. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order 
                shall be construed to limit or otherwise affect the 
                authority of the President as Commander in Chief of the 
                Armed Forces of the United States, or under the 
                Constitution and laws of the United States to nominate 
                or to make or terminate appointments.

                (b) This order is not intended to, and does not, create 
                any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, entities, 
                officers, employees or agents, or any other person.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    July 27, 2005.
		

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