(1) To the headquarters of a combatant command, component command, or subordinate operational command of the United States in connection with the planning for, or conduct of, a military operation.
(2) To the headquarters of the combatant command assigned by the Secretary of Defense the mission of joint warfighting experimentation and joint forces training.
(2) Expenses of a liaison officer that may be paid under paragraph (1) in connection with an assignment described in that paragraph are the following:
(A) Travel and subsistence expenses.
(B) Personal expenses directly necessary to carry out the duties of that officer in connection with that assignment.
(C) Expenses for medical care at a civilian medical facility if—
(i) adequate medical care is not available to the liaison officer at a local military medical treatment facility;
(ii) the Secretary determines that payment of such medical expenses is necessary and in the best interests of the United States; and
(iii) medical care is not otherwise available to the liaison officer pursuant to any treaty or other international agreement.
(3) The Secretary may pay the mission-related travel expenses of a liaison officer described in subsection (a) if such travel is in support of the national interests of the United States and the commander of the headquarters to which the liaison officer is temporarily assigned directs round-trip travel from the assigned headquarters to one or more locations.
(Added Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title XII, §1201(a)(1), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2662; amended Pub. L. 109–13, div. A, title I, §1010, May 11, 2005, 119 Stat. 244; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title XII, §1205, Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3456; Pub. L. 110–181, div. A, title XII, §1203(a)–(e)(1), Jan. 28, 2008, 122 Stat. 364, 365; Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title XII, §1205(a), Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2514.)
2009—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–84 substituted “assigned temporarily as follows:” for “assigned temporarily”, designated remainder of existing provisions as par. (1) and realigned margins, substituted “To the headquarters” for “to the headquarters”, and added par. (2).
2008—Pub. L. 110–181, §1203(e)(1), amended section catchline generally, substituting “Liaison officers of certain foreign nations; administrative services and support; travel, subsistence, medical care, and other personal expenses” for “Coalition liaison officers: administrative services and support; travel, subsistence, and other personal expenses”.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–181, §1203(a), substituted “involved in a military operation” for “involved in a coalition” and “military operation” for “coalition operation”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–181, §1203(b)(1), substituted “
Subsec. (b)(2)(C). Pub. L. 110–181, §1203(b)(2), added subpar. (C).
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 110–181, §1203(b)(3), added par. (3).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 110–181, §1203(c), substituted “
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 110–181, §1203(d), struck out heading and text of subsec. (e). Text read as follows: “The authority under this section shall expire on September 30, 2007.”
2006—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 109–163, which directed amendment of subsec. (e) by substituting “September 30, 2007” for “September 30, 2005”, was executed by making the substitution for “December 31, 2005”, to reflect the probable intent of Congress and the amendment by Pub. L. 109–13. See note below.
2005—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 109–13 substituted “December 31, 2005” for “September 30, 2005”.
Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title XII, §1205(b), Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2514, provided that: “Paragraph (2) of section 1051a(a) of title 10, United States Code (as added by subsection (a)), shall take effect on October 1, 2009, or the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 28, 2009], whichever is later.”
Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title XII, §1201(b), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2663, directed the Comptroller General to submit to committees of Congress a report providing an assessment of the implementation of this section not later than Mar. 1, 2005.