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security for the protection of the Government for the payments so made. Id.

417a. Funds for stores or material procured by one bureau of War Department for another, etc., repayment of.—Hereafter when one bureau of the War or Navy Departments procures by purchase or manufacture stores or material of any kind or performs any service for another bureau of such departments the funds of the bureau or department for which the stores or material are to be procured or the service performed may be placed subject to the requisition of the bureau or department making the procurement or performing the service for direct expenditure by it: Provided, That when the stores being procured are for current issue during the year stores of equal value may be issued from stock on hand in place of any of those aforesaid. Act of Mar. 4, 1915 (38 Stat. 1084). ·

1 There is no general statute governing the transfer or sale of Government property from one department to another. However, see pars. 619 and 671, Army Regulations, 1913, covering the transfer of War Department property, and page 907, Dig. Opin. J. A. G., 1912, and 17 Opin. Att. Gen., 480, to the effect that “ the transfer of public property from one bureau or department to another is not regarded as a sale."

CHAPTER XV.

THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT."

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431a to date of muster conclusive. 455a 431a. Adjutant General's Department, composition of.—The Adjutant General's Department shall consist of The Adjutant General with the rank of brigadier general; seven adjutants general with the rank of colonel; thirteen adjutants general with the rank of leutenant colonel; and thirty adjutants general with the rank of major. Sec. 6, Act of June 3, 1916 (39 Stat. 169).

(For provision in sec. 3, act of October 6, 1917, giving The Adjutant General the rank, pay, and allowances of major general, see paragraph 373a, ante.)

455a. Decision of War Department as to date of muster conclusive.-Hereafter in administering the Act of Congress approved February twenty-fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled “An Act to provide for the relief of certain officers and enlisted men of the volunteer forces,” the decision of the War Department as to the right of any person to be held and considered to have been mustered into the service of the United States under the provisions of said Act shall be conclusive, and no claims shall be allowed or considered under said Act after the first day of January, nineteen hundred and eleven. Act of Apr. 19, 1910 (36 Stat. 324).

For the statutes relating to the United States Disciplinary Barracks, the government and control of which was vested in The Adjutant General by par. 2, sec. 3, act of Mar. 4, 1915 (38 Stat. 1085), see pars. 475a-488b, post.

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CHAPTER XVI.

THE INSPECTOR GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT.

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459b 459a. Inspector General's Department, composition of.—The Inspector General's Department shall consist of one Inspector General with the rank of brigadier general; four inspectors general with the rank of colonel; eight inspectors general with the rank of lieutenant colonel; and sixteen inspectors general with the rank of major. Sec. 7, Act of June 3, 1916 (39 Stat. 109).

(For provision in section 3, act of October 6, 1917, giving the Inspector General the rank, pay, and allowances of major general, see paragraph 373a, ante.)

459b. Detail of acting inspectors general.-The Secretary of War may, in addition, detail officers of the line, not to exceed four, to act as assistant inspector-general: Provided, That officers of the line detailed as acting inspectors general shall have all the allowances of Cavalry officers of their respective grades. Sec. 1, Act of June 23, 1874 (18 Stat. 244).

* Held, That this provision does not repeal the authority contained in the act of June 23, 1874 (18 Stat. 244) to "detail officers of the line, not to exceed four, to act as assistant inspectors general ” with pay and allowances as prescribed, which has been regarded by the department as permanent legislation and as not having been repealed by provisions similar to the above section 7 contained in the acts of February 5, 1885 (23 Stat. 297), March 2, 1899 (31 Stat. 701), and February 2, 1901 (31 Stat. 751). (War Dept. Bull. 18, July 8, 1916.)

There is but one Army of the l'nited States, and every organization, bureau, officer, and man in the inilitary service is part of it. The Inspector General's Department, as well as all other staff corps and departments, are to be reorganized out of the Army at large so that such departments may properly perform their ever-increasing functions. The primary authority for providing the recessary staff officers in the increased establishment is not to be found in the use of reserve officers as such, but in the power to appoint necessary officers under the National Army act. (War Dept. Bull. 67, Nov. 30, 1917.) 54208°-187

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