Order of Succession of Officers to Act as Secretary of Defense, 32975 [05-11345]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 107 / Monday, June 6, 2005 / Presidential Documents 32975 Presidential Documents Memorandum of June 2, 2005 Order of Succession of Officers to Act as Secretary of Defense Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense Pursuant to the Constitution and laws of the United States, including section 3345(a) of title 5, United States Code, and notwithstanding Executive Order 13000 of April 24, 1996, I direct as follows: (1) In the event of the death, permanent disability, or resignation of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Navy shall act for and perform the duties of the Secretary of Defense as Acting Secretary of Defense. (2) In the event of the temporary absence or temporary disability of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Navy shall act for and perform the duties of the Secretary of Defense as Acting Secretary of Defense. In these instances, the designation as Acting Secretary of Defense applies only for the duration of the Secretary’s absence or disability, and does not affect the authority of the Secretary to exercise during the absence, or to resume when the disability no longer exists, the powers of his office. (3) In all other respects, Executive Order 13000 of April 24, 1996, shall remain in effect. (4) This memorandum shall expire upon the appointment of a Deputy Secretary of Defense, unless sooner terminated by operation of law or by the President. (5) You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register. W THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, June 2, 2005. [FR Doc. 05–11345 Filed 6–3–05; 9:46 am] Billing code 5000–04–P VerDate jul<14>2003 18:16 Jun 03, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06JNO0.SGM 06JNO0

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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 107 / Monday, June 6, 2005 / 
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                Memorandum of June 2, 2005

                
Order of Succession of Officers to Act as 
                Secretary of Defense

                Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense

                Pursuant to the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, including section 3345(a) of title 5, United 
                States Code, and notwithstanding Executive Order 13000 
                of April 24, 1996, I direct as follows:

                (1) In the event of the death, permanent disability, or 
                resignation of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary 
                of the Navy shall act for and perform the duties of the 
                Secretary of Defense as Acting Secretary of Defense.

                (2) In the event of the temporary absence or temporary 
                disability of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary 
                of the Navy shall act for and perform the duties of the 
                Secretary of Defense as Acting Secretary of Defense. In 
                these instances, the designation as Acting Secretary of 
                Defense applies only for the duration of the 
                Secretary's absence or disability, and does not affect 
                the authority of the Secretary to exercise during the 
                absence, or to resume when the disability no longer 
                exists, the powers of his office.

                (3) In all other respects, Executive Order 13000 of 
                April 24, 1996, shall remain in effect.

                (4) This memorandum shall expire upon the appointment 
                of a Deputy Secretary of Defense, unless sooner 
                terminated by operation of law or by the President.

                (5) You are authorized and directed to publish this 
                memorandum in the Federal Register.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, June 2, 2005.

[FR Doc. 05-11345
Filed 6-3-05; 9:46 am]
Billing code 5000-04-P