608. Nature and functions of service tribunals of inquiry.

In the event of the death of a person while subject to service law1: (1) a convening authority2 must have been appointed, or as soon as reasonably practicable be appointed, in relation to that event or to a category of matters which includes that event; and (2) the convening authority must cause a service inquiry3 to be held, if he considers that anything of consequence to any of the regular4 or reserve forces5 which is not in his opinion apparent from the death may be learned by any of those forces by means of such an inquiry6.

Without being limited