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61 STAT.] 8THi CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 343-JULY 26, 1947 assist him in the performance of his duties. Each such special assist- ant shall receive compensation at the rate of $10,000 a year. (b) The Secretary of Defense is authorized, subject to the civil- service laws and the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, to appoint and fix the compensation of such other civilian personnel as may be necessary for the performance of the functions of the National Mili- tary Establishment other than those of the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force. 42 Stat. 1488. U. S . C . §§661-674. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY SEC. 205. (a) The Department of War shall hereafter be designated the Department of the Army, and the title of the Secretary of War shall be changed to Secretary of the Army. Changes shall be made in the titles of other officers and activities of the Department of the Army as the Secretary of the Army may determine. (b) All laws, orders, regulations, and other actions relating to the Department of War or to any officer or activity whose title is changed under this section shall, insofar as they are not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, be deemed to relate to the Department of the Army within the National Military Establishment or to such officer or activity designated by his or its new title. (c) The term "Department of the Army" as used in this Act shall be construed to mean the Department of the Army at the seat of govern- ment and all field headquarters, forces, reserve components, installa- tions, activities, and functions under the control or supervision of the Department of the Army. (d) The Secretary of the Army shall cause a seal of office to be made for the Department of the Army, of such design as the President may approve, and judicial notice shall be taken thereof. (e) In general the United States Army, within the Department of the Army, shall include land combat and service forces and such avia- tion and water transport as may be organic therein. It shall be organized, trained, and equipped primarily for prompt and sustained combat incident to operations on land. It shall be responsible for the preparation of land forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war except as otherwise assigned and, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of peacetime components of the Army to meet the needs of war. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY SEC. 206. (a) The term "Department of the Navy" as used in this Act shall be construed to mean the Department of the Navy at the seat of government; the headquarters, United States Marine Corps; the entire operating forces of the United States Navy, including naval aviation, and of the United States Marine Corps, including the reserve components of such forces; all field activities, headquarters, forces, bases, installations, activities, and functions under the control or supervision of the Department of the Navy; and the United States Coast Guard when operating as a part of the Navy pursuant to law. (b) In general the United States Navy, within the Department of the Navy, shall include naval combat and services forces and such aviation as may be organic therein. It shall be organized, trained, and equipped primarily for prompt and sustained combat incident to operations at sea. It shall be responsible for the preparation of naval forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war except as other- wise assigned, and, in accordance with integrated joint mobilization plans, for the expansion of the peacetime components of the Navy to meet the needs of war. Change in designa- tion; titles. "Department of the Army. " Seal. U. S.Army. "Department of the Navy." U.S. Navy.