[USC02] 10 USC 7251: Presentation of United States flag upon retirement
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10 USC 7251: Presentation of United States flag upon retirement Text contains those laws in effect on July 11, 2020
From Title 10-ARMED FORCESSubtitle B-ArmyPART II-PERSONNELCHAPTER 733-MISCELLANEOUS RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

§7251. Presentation of United States flag upon retirement

(a) Presentation of Flag.-Upon the release of a member of the Army from active duty for retirement, the Secretary of the Army shall present a United States flag to the member.

(b) Multiple Presentations Not Authorized.-A member is not eligible for a presentation of a flag under subsection (a) if the member has previously been presented a flag under this section or any other provision of law providing for the presentation of a United States flag incident to release from active service for retirement.

(c) No Cost to Recipient.-The presentation of a flag under this section shall be at no cost to the recipient.

(Added Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title VI, §644(a)(1), Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2048 , §3681; amended Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title VI, §652(e), Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 666 ; renumbered §7251, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §808(b)(9), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1838 .)

Amendments

2018-Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 3681 of this title as this section.

1999-Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–65 substituted "under this section or any other provision of law providing for the presentation of a United States flag incident to release from active service for retirement." for "under this section or section 6141 or 8681 of this title or section 516 of title 14."

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.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title VI, §644(e), Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2049 , provided that: "Sections 3681, 6141, and 8681 [now 7251, 8261, and 9251] of title 10, United States Code (as added by this section), and section 516 [now 2748] of title 14, United States Code (as added by subsection (d)), shall apply with respect to releases from active duty described in those sections on or after October 1, 1998."