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Presidential Authority as Commander in Chief of the Air Force
The President is Commander in Chief of all the armed forces of the United States—the Air Force as well as the Army and the Navy. The OLC does not provide release dates for its opinions, so the release date listed is the date on which the opinion was authored. The original opinion is available at www.justice.gov/file/20626/download.
The OLC's Opinions
Opinions published by the OLC, including those released in response to our FOIA lawsuit