2018 US Code
Title 10 - Armed Forces
Subtitle D - Air Force
Part II - Personnel
Chapter 925 - Rank and Command
Sec. 9231 - Command: chaplains

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Citation 10 U.S.C. § 9231 (2018)
Section Name §9231. Command: chaplains
Section Text

An officer designated as a chaplain has rank without command.

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(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 531, §8581; renumbered §9231, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §806(b)(7), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1832.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
8581 10:235. R.S. 1122.

The words "and shall be on the same footing with other officers of the Army, as to tenure of office, retirement, and pensions" are omitted as obsolete, since there is no distinction between the status of a chaplain as an officer and the status of other officers of the Air Force.


2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 8581 of this title as this section.


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.

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, Title 10 - ARMED FORCES
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 10 - ARMED FORCES
Subtitle D - Air Force
Sec. 9231 - Command: chaplains
Contains section 9231
Date 2018
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 14, 2019
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 132 Stat. 1832
Public Law References Public Law 115-232
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