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Executive Order 12556--Mailing privileges of members of armed forces of the United States and of friendly foreign nations

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 12556 of Apr. 16, 1986, appear at 51 FR 13205, 3 CFR, 1986 Comp., p. 214, unless otherwise noted.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Delegation of Functions. The function conferred upon the President by section 3401(a) of title 39 of the United States Code, of designating an area for free mailing privileges, is delegated to the Secretary of Defense.

Sec. 2. Interagency Consultation. In performing the function delegated by this Order, the Secretary of Defense shall consult with the Secretary of State and the United States Postal Service, and with the heads of other Executive agencies as appropriate. The Secretary of Defense shall provide timely notice to the United States Postal Service of any designations or terminations of designations made under this Order.