[USC02] 10 USC 7434: Command and supervision
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10 USC 7434: Command and supervision Text contains those laws in effect on March 3, 2021

§7434. Command and supervision

(a) The supervision and charge of the Academy is in the Department of the Army, under officers of the Army detailed to that duty by the Secretary of the Army.

(b) The immediate government of the Academy is under the Superintendent, who is also the commanding officer of the Academy and of the military post at West Point.

(c) The Commandant of Cadets is the immediate commander of the Corps of Cadets, and is in charge of the instruction of the Corps in tactics.

(d) The permanent professors and the director of admissions exercise command only in the academic department of the Academy.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 239 , §4334; Pub. L. 85–600, §1(10), Aug. 6, 1958, 72 Stat. 523 ; Pub. L. 95–551, §2, Oct. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 2069 ; renumbered §7434, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §808(c)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1839 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
4334(a) 10:1041. R.S. 1331.
4334(b) 10:1042. R.S. 1311.
4334(c) 10:1065. R.S. 1312.
4334(d) 10:1079. June 28, 1902, ch. 1300 (1st proviso under "Permanent Establishment"), 32 Stat. 409.

In subsection (a), the word "detailed" is substituted for the word "assign" to conform to section 4333 of this title.

In subsection (b), the words "and, in his absence, the next in rank" are omitted as surplusage.

In subsection (c), the words "Corps of Cadets" are substituted for the words "battalion of cadets" to conform to section 4349 of this title and present terminology. The words "of artillery, cavalry, and infantry" are omitted as surplusage.

In subsection (d), reference to assimilated rank is omitted as superseded by section 4336 of this title. The words "and the associate professor" are omitted as obsolete.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 7434, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 461 ; Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L. 85–861, §33(a)(35), 72 Stat. 1566 ; Oct. 11, 1962, Pub. L. 87–796, §1(10), 76 Stat. 906 ; Apr. 5, 1976, Pub. L. 94–258, title II, §201(16), 90 Stat. 313 ; Dec. 12, 1980, Pub. L. 96–513, title V, §513(36), 94 Stat. 2934 ; Nov. 5, 1990, Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XIII, §1311(7), 104 Stat. 1670 , directed Secretary to submit annual report to Congress on production from naval petroleum reserves during the preceding year, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 104–66, title I, §1051(g), Dec. 21, 1995, 109 Stat. 716 . Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title XV, §1502(a)(28)(A), Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 506 , which directed the general amendment of this section, could not be executed because of the prior repeal by Pub. L. 104–66.


2018-Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 4334 of this title as this section.

1978-Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 95–551 substituted "director of admissions" for "registrar".

1958-Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 85–600 inserted "and the registrar" after "professors".

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.