Order of Succession of Officers to Act as Secretary of Defense, 76667 [05-24598]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 27, 2005 / Presidential Documents 76667 Presidential Documents Memorandum of December 22, 2005 Order of Succession of Officers to Act as Secretary of Defense Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et. seq., and notwithstanding the Executive Order I issued today entitled, ‘‘Providing an Order of Succession within the Department of Defense’’ (the order), it is hereby ordered as follows: (1) Subject to the provisions of paragraphs 2 and 4 of this memorandum, the Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense, as designated by the President, shall act as and perform the functions and duties of the office of the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) during any period when the Secretary has died, resigned, or is otherwise unable to perform functions and duties of the office of the Secretary. (2) The provisions of paragraph 1 of this memorandum shall only apply if, at the time of the death, resignation, or inability of the Secretary, the Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense meets one or more of the criteria established in section 3345(a)(1)–(3) of title 5, United States Code. (3) In all other respects, the order shall remain in effect. (4) The authority of this memorandum shall terminate upon the first appointment by the President of a Deputy Secretary of Defense to occur subsequent to this memorandum, 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, December 22, 2005. [FR Doc. 05–24598 Filed 12–23–05; 12:29 pm] wwhite on PROD1PC61 with FRO0 Billing code 5004–04–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:51 Dec 23, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\27DEO0.SGM 27DEO0

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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 247 / Tuesday, December 27, 2005 / 
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                Memorandum of December 22, 2005

                
Order of Succession of Officers to Act as 
                Secretary of Defense

                Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 
                1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et. seq., and notwithstanding the 
                Executive Order I issued today entitled, ``Providing an 
                Order of Succession within the Department of Defense'' 
                (the order), it is hereby ordered as follows:

                (1) Subject to the provisions of paragraphs 2 and 4 of 
                this memorandum, the Acting Deputy Secretary of 
                Defense, as designated by the President, shall act as 
                and perform the functions and duties of the office of 
                the Secretary of Defense (Secretary) during any period 
                when the Secretary has died, resigned, or is otherwise 
                unable to perform functions and duties of the office of 
                the Secretary.

                (2) The provisions of paragraph 1 of this memorandum 
                shall only apply if, at the time of the death, 
                resignation, or inability of the Secretary, the Acting 
                Deputy Secretary of Defense meets one or more of the 
                criteria established in section 3345(a)(1)-(3) of title 
                5, United States Code.

                (3) In all other respects, the order shall remain in 
                effect.

                (4) The authority of this memorandum shall terminate 
                upon the first appointment by the President of a Deputy 
                Secretary of Defense to occur subsequent to this 
                memorandum, 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, December 22, 2005.

[FR Doc. 05-24598
Filed 12-23-05; 12:29 pm]
Billing code 5004-04-P