52.2 Authority.§ 52.2 Authority.
(a) The Secretary of Homeland Security, acting through boards of civilians, is authorized to correct any military record of the Coast Guard when the Secretary considers it necessary to correct an error or remove an injustice. 10 U.S.C. 1552. The Secretary shall ensure that final action on a complete application for correction is taken within 10 months of its receipt.(14 U.S.C. 425)
(b) Corrections made under this authority are final and conclusive on all officers of the Government except when procured by fraud. 10 U.S.C. 1552(a)(4).[OST Doc. No. 2002-13439, 68 FR 9886, Mar. 3, 2003, as amended by USCG-2003-15404, 68 FR 37740, June 25, 2003]