(a) Instruments To Be Given Legal Effect Without Regard to State
Law. - A military power of attorney -
(1) is exempt from any requirement of form, substance,
formality, or recording that is provided for powers of attorney
under the laws of a State; and
(2) shall be given the same legal effect as a power of attorney
prepared and executed in accordance with the laws of the State
(b) Military Power of Attorney. - For purposes of this section, a
military power of attorney is any general or special power of
attorney that is notarized in accordance with section 1044a of this
title or other applicable State or Federal law.
(c) Statement To Be Included. - (1) Under regulations prescribed
by the Secretary concerned, each military power of attorney shall
contain a statement that sets forth the provisions of subsection
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not be construed to make inapplicable the
provisions of subsection (a) to a military power of attorney that
does not include a statement described in that paragraph.
(d) State Defined. - In this section, the term "State" includes
the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and a
possession of the United States.