[USC02] 10 USC 8300: Posthumous awards
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

10 USC 8300: Posthumous awards Text contains those laws in effect on September 24, 2021
From Title 10-ARMED FORCESSubtitle C-Navy and Marine CorpsPART II-PERSONNELCHAPTER 837-DECORATIONS AND AWARDS

§8300. Posthumous awards

If a person who distinguishes himself dies before an award to which he is entitled is made, the award may be made and the medal, cross, or bar, or associated emblem or insignia may be presented, within five years from the date of the act or service justifying the award, to his representative as designated by the President.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 390 , §6250; renumbered §8300, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(b)(13), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
6250 34 U.S.C. 363. Feb. 4, 1919, ch. 14, §8 (less 1st and 2d provisos), 40 Stat. 1057 ; renumbered §10 and amended Aug. 7, 1942, ch. 551, §1, 56 Stat. 745 .
  34 U.S.C. 364a (3d sentence, less last 31 words). July 2, 1926, ch. 721, §12 (3d sentence, less last 31 words), 44 Stat. 789 ; July 30, 1937, ch. 545, §4, 50 Stat. 549 .

The word "associated" is substituted for the word "other" to relate the medal or cross to its emblem or insignia.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8300, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 513 ; Aug. 21, 1957, Pub. L. 85–155, title III, §301(11), 71 Stat. 388 ; July 12, 1960, Pub. L. 86–616, §6(2), 74 Stat. 391 ; Nov. 8, 1967, Pub. L. 90–130, §1(27)(B), 81 Stat. 382 , provided for selection board procedure when promotion-list officers in regular grade of first lieutenant, captain, or major are to be considered for promotion under section 8299 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 96–513, title II, §204, Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2880 , effective Sept. 15, 1981. See section 611 et seq. of this title.

Amendments

2018-Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 6250 of this title as this section.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

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.