Military Affairs and Defense

Rhode Island Code of Military Justice

SECTION 30-13-122

§ 30-13-122. Authority to administer oaths.

(a) The following members of the state military forces may administer oaths for the purposes of military administration, including military justice, and affidavits may be taken for those purposes before persons having the general powers of a notary public:

(1) The state judge advocate and all assistant state judge advocates;

(2) All law specialists;

(3) All summary courts-martial;

(4) All adjutants, assistant adjutants, acting adjutants, and personnel adjutants;

(5) All commanding officers of the naval milita;

(6) All legal officers;

(7) The president, law officer, trial counsel, and assistant trial counsel for all general and special courts-martial;

(8) The president and counsel for the court of any court of inquiry;

(9) All officers designated to take a deposition;

(10) All persons detailed to conduct an investigation; and

(11) All other persons designated by regulations of the governor.

(b) Officers of the state military forces may not be authorized to administer oaths as provided in this section unless they are on active duty in or with those forces under orders of the governor as prescribed in this code.

(c) The signature without seal of any above-mentioned person, together with the title of that person's office, is prima facie evidence of his or her authority.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1956, § 30-13-122; P.L. 1962, ch. 82, § 1.)