NavyRegs Article 0844.
Marriage on Board

Marriage on Board0844.  Marriage on Board

The commanding officer shall not perform a marriage ceremony on board his or her ship or aircraft.  He or she shall not permit a marriage ceremony to be performed on board when the ship or aircraft is outside the territory of the United States, except;

     a.     in accordance with local laws and the laws of the state, territory or district in which the parties are domiciled; and

     b.     in the presence of a diplomatic or consular official of the United States, who has consented to issue the certificates and make the returns required by the consular regulations.

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