277 (6) "Commissioned oflficer" means a member of the naval service serving in a grade above warrant officer, W - 1. I t includes, unless otherwise specified, a member who holds a permanent enlisted grade or the permanent grade of warrant officer, W - 1, and a temporary appointment in a grade above warrant officer, W - 1. (7) "Warrant officer" means a member of the naval service serving in a warrant officer grade. It includes, unless otherwise specified, a member who holds a permanent enlisted grade and a temporary appointment in a warrant officer grade. (8) "Officer restricted in the performance of duty" means an officer of the Navy designated for engineering duty, aeronautical engineering duty, special duty, or limited duty, or an officer of the Marine Corps designated for supply duty or limited duty. (9) "Active list of the Navy" means the list of officers of the Regular Navy, other than retired officers, holding permanent appointments in grades above chief warrant officer, W-4. (10) "Active list of the Marine Corps" means the list of officers of the Regular Marine Corps, other than retired officers, holding permanent appointments in grades above chief warrant officer, W-4. (b) For the purposes of this subtitle, a member of the naval service who holds a temporary appointment in a grade higher than his permanent grade is considered, unless otherwise specified, to be serving in the higher grade.
CHAPTER 503.—DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY Sec. 5011. Composition. 5012. United States Navy; composition; functions. 6013. United States Marine Corps: composition; functions.
§ 5011. Composition The Department of the Navy is composed of the executive part of the Department of the Navy; the Headquarters, United States Marine Corps; the entire operating forces, including naval aviation, of the United States Navy and of the United States Marine Corps, and the reserve components of those operating forces; and all field activities, headquarters, forces, bases, installations, activities, and functions under the control or supervision of the Secretary of the Navy. I t includes the United States Coast Guard when it is operating as a service in the Navy. §5012. United States Navy: composition; functions (a) The Navy, within the Department of the Navy, includes, in eneral, naval combat and service forces and such aviation as may e organic therein. The Navy shall be organized, trained, and equipped primarily for prompt and sustained combat incident to operations at sea. I t is responsible for the preparation of naval forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war except as otherwise assigned and is generally responsible for naval reconnaissance, antisubmarine warfare, and protection of shipping. (b) All naval aviation shall be integrated with the naval service as part thereof within the Department of the Navy. Naval aviation consists of combat and service and training forces, and includes