Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 70A.djvu/431

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373 to the vessel or station, and his orders are considered as coming from the commanding officer. However, the executive officer has no independent authority by reason of his detail as such an officer. (c) Any officer in a staff corps who is attached or assigned to a vessel or naval station and who is senior to the executive officer of that vessel or station may communicate directly with the commanding officer. §5954.

Command: when different commands of Marine Corps and Army or Air Force join (a) When different commands of the Marine Corps and the Army join or serve together, the officer highest in rank in the Marine Corps or the Army on duty there, and who is otherwise eligible to command, commands all those forces, unless otherwise directed by the President. (b) "When different commands of the Marine Corps and the A i r Force join or serve together, the officer highest in rank in the Marina Corps or the Air Force on duty there, and who is otherwise eligible to command, commands all those forces, unless otherwise directed by the President. § 5955. Retired officers withdrawn from command Retired officers of the Navy shall be withdrawn from command. CHAPTER 553.—SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS A N D DETAILS Sec. 5981. Squadrons: detail of oflOicers on active list to command. 5982. Ships and squadrons: detail of retired officers to command. 5983. State Department: assignment of enlisted members as custodians of buildings in foreign countries. 5984. Military institutions and colleges: details as superintendents and instructors. 5985. Nautical Schools: detail of naval officers as superintendents or instructors. 5986. Technical institutions: detail of naval officers to promote knowledge of naval engineering and naval architecture. 5987. American National Red Cross: detail of officers in the Medical Corps.

§ 5981. Squadrons: detail of officers on active list to command The President may select any officer on the active list of the Navy not below the grade of commander and assign him to the command of a squadron, with the rank and title of a flag officer. § 5982. Ships and squadrons: detail of retired officers to command (a) I n time of war, the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, may detail retired officers of the Navy on active duty to the command of squadrons and single ships, if he believes that the good of the service requires that they be so detailed. (b) I n making details under subsection (a), the President may select any retired officer not below the grade of commander and assign him to the command of a squadron, with the rank and title of a flag officer. (c) If a retired officer detailed under subsection (a) receives, on the recommendation of the President, a vote of thanks of Congress for his services and gallantry in action against the enemy, the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, may appoint him to the active list of the Navy.