[USC02] 10 USC 9011: Organization
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10 USC 9011: Organization Text contains those laws in effect on February 25, 2021

§9011. Organization

The Department of the Air Force is separately organized under the Secretary of the Air Force. It operates under the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary of Defense.

(Added Pub. L. 87–651, title II, §213(a), Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 524 , §8010; renumbered §8011, Pub. L. 99–433, title V, §521(a)(1), Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 1055 ; renumbered §9011, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §806(c), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1833 .)

Historical and Revision Notes
1962 Amendment
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
8010 5:171a(c)(7) (1st sentence, as applicable to Department of Air Force). July 26, 1947, ch. 343, §202(c)(7) (1st sentence as applicable to Department of Air Force); added Aug. 6, 1958, Pub. L. 85–599, §3(a) (1st sentence of 8th par., as applicable to Department of Air Force), 72 Stat. 516 .

The word "operates" is substituted for the words "shall function".


2018-Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 8011 of this title as this section.

1986-Pub. L. 99–433 renumbered section 8010 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.