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Title 14 - Coast Guard

Part I - Regular Coast Guard
Chapter 1 - Establishment and Duties
§ 1 Establishment of Coast Guard
§ 2 Primary duties
§ 3 Relationship to Navy Department
§ 4 Operation as a service in the Navy
§ 5 "Secretary" defined
Chapter 3 - Composition and Organization
§ 41 Grades and ratings
§ 41a Active duty promotion list
§ 42 Number and distribution of commissioned officers
§ 44 Commandant; appointment
§ 46 Retirement of Commandant
§ 47 Vice Commandant; assignment
§ 50 Area commanders
§ 50a Chief of Staff
§ 51 Retirement
§ 52 Vice admirals, continuity of grade
§ 53 Office of the Coast Guard Reserve; Director
§ 54 Chief of Staff to President: appointment
Chapter 5 - Functions and Powers
§ 81 Aids to navigation authorized
§ 82 Cooperation with Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration
§ 83 Unauthorized aids to maritime navigation; penalty
§ 84 Interference with aids to navigation; penalty
§ 85 Aids to maritime navigation; penalty
§ 86 Marking of obstructions
§ 88 Saving life and property
§ 89 Law enforcement
§ 90 Ocean stations
§ 91 Safety of naval vessels
§ 92 Secretary; general powers
§ 93 Commandant; general powers
§ 94 Oceanographic research
§ 95 Special agents of the Coast Guard Investigative Service law enforcement authority
§ 96 Prohibition on overhaul, repair, and maintenance of Coast Guard vessels in foreign shipyards
§ 97 Procurement of buoy chain
§ 98 National Coast Guard Museum
Chapter 7 - Cooperation With Other Agencies
§ 141 Cooperation with other agencies, States, territories, and political subdivisions
§ 142 State Department
§ 143 Treasury Department
§ 144 Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force
§ 145 Navy Department
§ 146 United States Postal Service
§ 147 Department of Commerce
§ 147a Department of Health and Human Services
§ 148 Maritime instruction
§ 149 Assistance to foreign governments and maritime authorities
§ 150 Coast Guard officers as attaches to missions
§ 151 Contracts with Government-owned establishments for work and material
§ 152 Nonappropriated fund instrumentalities: contracts with other agencies and instrumentalities to provide or obtain goods and services
Chapter 9 - Coast Guard Academy
§ 181 Administration of Academy
§ 181a Cadet applicants; preappointment travel to Academy
§ 182 Cadets; number, appointment, obligation to serve
§ 183 Cadets; initial clothing allowance
§ 184 Cadets; degree of bachelor of science
§ 185 Cadets; appointment as ensign
§ 186 Civilian teaching staff
§ 187 Permanent commissioned teaching staff; composition
§ 188 Appointment of permanent commissioned teaching staff
§ 189 Grade of permanent commissioned teaching staff
§ 190 Retirement of permanent commissioned teaching staff
§ 191 Credit for service as member of civilian teaching staff
§ 192 Assignment of personnel as instructors
§ 193 Advisory Committee
§ 194 Annual Board of Visitors
§ 195 Admission of foreign nationals for instruction; restrictions; conditions
§ 196 Participation in Federal, State, or other educational research grants
§ 197 Cadets: charges and fees for attendance; limitation
§ 198 Coast Guard history fellowships
Chapter 11 - Personnel
Chapter 13 - Pay, Allowances, Awards, and Other Rights and Benefits
§ 461 Remission of indebtedness of enlisted members upon discharge
§ 467 Computation of length of service
§ 468 Procurement of personnel
§ 469 Training
§ 470 Special instruction at universities
§ 471 Attendance at professional meetings
§ 472 Education loan repayment program
§ 475 Leasing and hiring of quarters; rental of inadequate housing
§ 476 Contingent expenses
§ 477 Equipment to prevent accidents
§ 478 Rations or commutation therefor in money
§ 479 Sales of ration supplies to messes
§ 480 Flight rations
§ 481 Payments at time of discharge for good of service
§ 482 Clothing at time of discharge for good of service
§ 483 Right to wear uniform
§ 484 Protection of uniform
§ 485 Clothing for officers and enlisted personnel
§ 486 Clothing for destitute shipwrecked persons
§ 487 Procurement and sale of stores to members and civilian employees
§ 488 Advancement of public funds to personnel
§ 491 Medal of honor
§ 492 Distinguished service medal
§ 492a Distinguished flying cross
§ 493 Coast Guard medal
§ 494 Insignia for additional awards
§ 496 Time limit on award; report concerning deed
§ 497 Honorable subsequent service as condition to award
§ 498 Posthumous awards
§ 499 Delegation of powers to make awards; rules and regulations
§ 500 Life-saving medals
§ 501 Replacement of medals
§ 502 Award of other medals
§ 503 Awards and insignia for excellence in service or conduct
§ 504 Medal of honor: duplicate medal
§ 505 Medal of honor: presentation of Medal of Honor Flag
§ 507 Disposition of effects of decedents
§ 508 Deserters; payment of expenses incident to apprehension and delivery; penalties
§ 509 Persons discharged as result of court-martial; allowances to
§ 510 Shore patrol duty; payment of expenses
§ 511 Compensatory absence from duty for military personnel at isolated duty stations
§ 512 Monetary allowance for transportation of household effects
§ 513 Retroactive payment of pay and allowances delayed by administrative error or oversight
§ 514 Reimbursement for adoption expenses
§ 515 Child development services
§ 516 Presentation of United States flag upon retirement
§ 517 Travel card management
Chapter 17 - Administration
§ 631 Delegation of powers by the Secretary
§ 632 Functions and powers vested in the Commandant
§ 633 Regulations
§ 634 Officers holding certain offices
§ 635 Oaths required for boards
§ 636 Administration of oaths
§ 637 Stopping vessels; indemnity for firing at or into vessel
§ 638 Coast Guard ensigns and pennants
§ 639 Penalty for unauthorized use of words "Coast Guard"
§ 640 Coast Guard band recordings for commercial sale
§ 641 Disposal of certain material
§ 642 Deposit of damage payments
§ 643 Rewards for apprehension of persons interfering with aids to navigation
§ 644 Payment for the apprehension of stragglers
§ 645 Confidentiality of medical quality assurance records; qualified immunity for participants
§ 646 Admiralty claims against the United States
§ 647 Claims for damage to property of the United States
§ 648 Accounting for industrial work
§ 649 Supplies and equipment from stock
§ 650 Coast Guard Supply Fund
§ 651 Annual report
§ 652 Removing restrictions
§ 653 Employment of draftsmen and engineers
§ 654 Public and commercial vessels and other watercraft; sale of fuel, supplies, and services
§ 655 Arms and ammunition; immunity from taxation
§ 656 Use of moneys appropriated for acquisition, construction, and improvement; for research, development, test, and evaluation; and for the alteration of bridges over the navigable waters
§ 657 Dependent school children
§ 658 Confidential investigative expenses
§ 659 Assistance to film producers
§ 660 Transportation to and from certain places of employment
§ 661 Authorization of personnel end strengths
§ 662 Requirement for prior authorization of appropriations
§ 663 Submission of plans to Congress
§ 664 User fees
§ 665 Restriction on construction of vessels in foreign shipyards
§ 666 Local hire
§ 667 Vessel construction bonding requirements
§ 668 Contracts for medical care for retirees, dependents, and survivors: alternative delivery of health care
§ 669 Telephone installation and charges
§ 670 Procurement authority for family housing
§ 671 Air Station Cape Cod Improvements
§ 672 Long-term lease of special purpose facilities
§ 672a Long-term lease authority for lighthouse property
§ 673 Designation, powers, and accountability of deputy disbursing officials
§ 674 Small boat station rescue capability
§ 675 Small boat station closures
§ 676 Search and rescue center standards
§ 677 Turnkey selection procedures
Chapter 18 - Coast Guard Housing Authorities
§ 680 Definitions
§ 681 General authority
§ 682 Direct loans and loan guarantees
§ 683 Leasing of housing to be constructed
§ 684 Limited partnerships with eligible entities
§ 685 Conveyance or lease of existing property and facilities
§ 686 Assignment of members of the armed forces to housing units
§ 687 Coast Guard Housing Fund
§ 687a Differential lease payments
§ 688 Reports
§ 689 Expiration of authority
Chapter 19 - Environmental Compliance and Restoration Program
§ 690 Definitions
§ 691 Environmental Compliance and Restoration Program
§ 692 Environmental Compliance and Restoration Account
§ 693 Annual Report to Congress
Part II - Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary
Chapter 21 - Coast Guard Reserve
Subchapter A -
Subchapter B -
Chapter 23 - Coast Guard Auxiliary
§ 821 Administration of the Coast Guard Auxiliary
§ 822 Purpose of the Coast Guard Auxiliary
§ 823 Eligibility, enrollments
§ 823a Members of the Auxiliary; status
§ 824 Disenrollment
§ 825 Membership in other organizations
§ 826 Use of member’s facilities
§ 827 Vessel deemed public vessel
§ 828 Aircraft deemed public aircraft
§ 829 Radio station deemed government station
§ 830 Availability of appropriations
§ 831 Assignment and performance of duties
§ 832 Injury or death in line of duty
Chapter 25 - General Provisions for Coast Guard Reserve and Auxiliary
§ 891 Flags; pennants; uniforms and insignia
§ 892 Penalty
§ 893 Limitation on rights of members of the Auxiliary and temporary members of the Reserve
§ 894 Availability of facilities and appropriations