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545 63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1 ST SESS.-CH. 393-AUG. 4, 1949 § 632. Functions and powers vested in the Commandant All powers and functions conferred upon the Coast Guard, or the Commandant, by or pursuant to this title or any other law shall, unless otherwise specifically stated, be executed by the Commandant subject to the general supervision of the Secretary. In order to execute the powers and functions vested in him, the Commandant may assign personnel of the Coast Guard to duty in the District of Columbia, elsewhere in the United States, in any territory of the United States, and in any foreign country, but such personnel shall not be assigned to duties in any foreign country without the consent of the govern- ment of that country; assign to such personnel such duties and author- ity as he deems necessary; and issue rules, orders, and instructions, not inconsistent with law, relating to the organization, internal administra- tion, and personnel of the Coast Guard. § 633. Regulations In addition to the authority conferred by other provisions of this title the Secretary may promulgate such regulations and orders as he deems appropriate to carry out the provisions of this title or any other law applicable to the Coast Guard. § 634. Officers holding certain offices (a) Any officer, including any petty officer, may be designated by the Commandant as captain of the port or ports or adjacent high seas or waters over which the United States has jurisdiction, as the Com- mandant deems necessary to facilitate execution of Coast Guard duties. (b) Commissioned officers may be appointed as United States Com- missioners or United States Deputy Marshals in and for the territory of Alaska. Any such officer appointed as United States Commissioner in and for the territory of Alaska shall not be required to execute a bond for the faithful performance of his official duties as such Commissioner. § 635. Oaths required for boards The members of a retiring board, selection board, examining board, and any other board authorized to be assembled pursuant to this title shall be sworn to discharge their duties honestly and impartially, the oath to be administered to the members by the President or other presiding officer of the board, and to him by the junior member or recorder. § 636. Administration of oaths (a) Such commissioned and warrant officers of the Coast Guard as may be designated by the Commandant may, pursuant to rules pre- scribed by the Commandant, exercise the general powers of a notary public in the administration of oaths for the following purposes: (1) execution, acknowledgment, and attestation of instruments and papers, oaths of allegiance in connection with recruiting, oaths in connection with courts and boards, and all other notarial acts in connection with the proper execution of Coast Guard functions; (2) execution, acknowledgment, and attestation of instruments and papers, and all other notarial acts in time of war or national emergency; and (3) execution, acknowledgment, and attestation of instruments and papers, and all other notarial acts in Alaska and places beyond the continental limits of the United States where the Coast Guard is serving. (b) No fee of any character shall be charged by any commissioned or warrant officer for performing notarial acts. The signature and 81939°-5O-PT. --- 35