[USC02] 10 USC 8261: Presentation of United States flag upon retirement
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10 USC 8261: Presentation of United States flag upon retirement Text contains those laws in effect on August 3, 2020
From Title 10-ARMED FORCESSubtitle C-Navy and Marine CorpsPART II-PERSONNELCHAPTER 831-MISCELLANEOUS RIGHTS AND BENEFITS

§8261. Presentation of United States flag upon retirement

(a) Presentation of Flag.-Upon the release of a member of the Navy or Marine Corps from active duty for retirement or transfer to the Fleet Reserve or the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, the Secretary of the Navy 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(b)(1), Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2048 , §6141; amended Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title VI, §652(e), Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 666 ; renumbered §8261, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(b)(10), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1835 .)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8261, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 505 ; Oct. 4, 1961, Pub. L. 87–378, §4, 75 Stat. 808 , related to enlistment in Air National Guard of United States, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title XVI, §1662(b)(3), Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2990 . See section 12107 of this title.

Amendments

2018-Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 6141 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 3681 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

Section applicable with respect to releases from active duty described in this section, sections 7251 and 9251 of this title, and section 2748 of Title 14, Coast Guard, on or after Oct. 1, 1998, see section 644(e) of Pub. L. 105–261, set out as a note under section 7251 of this title.