Executive Order 10256

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By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Uniform Code of Military Justice (established by the Act of May 5, 1950, 64 Stat. 107), and as President of the United States, it is ordered that the second sentence of paragraph 126e of the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1951 (prescribed by Executive Order No. 10214 of February 8, 1951), be, and it is hereby, amended to read as follows:

‘‘Unless otherwise prescribed in regulations promulgated by the Secretary of the Department concerned, in the case of an enlisted person of other than the lowest pay grade, a sentence which, as ordered executed or as finally approved and suspended, includes (1) dishonorable or bad conduct discharge, whether or not suspended, (2) confinement, or (3) hard labor without confinement, immediately, upon being ordered executed or upon being finally approved and suspended, shall reduce such enlisted person to the lowest enlisted pay grade: Provided, that the rate of pay of the person so reduced shall be commensurate with his cumulative service.’’

Signature of Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
The White House,
June 23, 1951.


Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1951
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