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Department of Defense

DIRECTIVE

NUMBER 5105.2

March 2, 2001

Certified Current as of November 21, 2003




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SUBJECT:  Deputy Secretary of Defense

References: (a)  DoD Directive 5105.2, "Deputy Secretary of Defense," January 26, 2001 (hereby canceled)

(b)  Title 10, United States Code

1.  REISSUANCE AND PURPOSE

1.1.  This Directive reissues reference (a).

1.2.  In accordance with the authorities contained in reference (b), and except as expressly prohibited by law, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul D. Wolfowitz has full power and authority to act for the Secretary of Defense and to exercise the powers of the Secretary of Defense upon any and all matters concerning which the Secretary of Defense is authorized to act pursuant to law.

1.3.  The all-inclusive authority reflected herein may not be delegated in toto; however, the Deputy is authorized to make specific delegations, as required.

2.  EFFECTIVE DATE

This Directive is effective immediately.

Signed by: Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense