Delegation of power of P r e s i d e n t to Secretary of the Navy The President may direct the Secretary of the Navy to take any action on the records of proceedings of examining boards and boards of medical examiners that is required to be taken by the President under this chapter. C H A P T E R 551.—OFFICERS I N COMMAND
Sec. 5941. 5942. 594:^. 5944. 594.5. 5946. 5947. 5948. 5949. 59i">0. 5951. 5952. 5953. 5954.
Assignment to command: regulations. Aviation commands: eligibility. Naval shipyards. Marine Corps ofl3icers: limitation on power to command. Staff corps oflScers: limitation on power to command. Precedence accorded commanding officers. Requirement of exemplary conduct. Consular powers: senior officer present afloat. Policy as to leave and liberty. Exptiiption from Supply Corps duties. Continuation of authority after loss of vessel or aircraft. Marine Corps organizations on vessels: authority of officers. Executive officer: a s s i g n m e n t; authority. Command: when different commands of Marine Corps and Army or A i r Force.ioin. 5955. Retired officers w i t h d r a w n from command.
§ 5941. Assignment to command: regulations The President may prescribe regulations governing the assignment of officers to command fleets, subdivisions of fleets, and vessels. § 5942. Aviation commands: eligibility (a) To be eligible to command an aircraft carrier or an aircraft tender, an officer must be an officer in the line of the Navy who is designated as a naval aviator or naval aviation observer and who is otherwise qualified. (b) To be eligible to command a naval aviation school, a naval air station, or a naval aviation unit organized for flight tactical purposes, tin officer must be an officer in the line of the Navy designated as a naval aviator. (c) To be eligible to command a Marine Corps aviation school, a Marine Corps air station, or a Marine Corps aviation unit organized for flight tactical purposes, an officer must be an officer of the Marine Corps designated as a naval aviator. § 5943. Naval s h i p y a r d s Commanders of naval shipyards may be selected by the President from officers of the Navy not below the grade of commander. § 5944. Marine Corps officers: limitation on power to command Officers of the Marine Corps may not command vessels or naval shipyards. § 5945. Staff corps officers: limitation on power to command An officer in a staff corps may command only such activities as are appropriate to his corps. An officer in the Nurse Corps may not exercise command.