(20 ILCS 1815/78) (from Ch. 129, par. 306)
    Sec. 78. Judge advocates of general courts martial and summary court officers are empowered to administer oaths to witnesses before such courts and to take such depositions as may be required for use in military trials. Such officers and all adjutants are empowered to take acknowledgments and oaths to affidavits pertaining to the loss or damage to property, to applications for discharge, and in general to any military or other documents otherwise requiring oaths and acknowledgments to be administered by civil officers. Such oaths, affidavits and acknowledgments shall have the same legal force and effect as if taken by a civil officer now authorized by law to take oaths and acknowledgments. Depositions of witnesses residing outside the State may be taken before any civil officer authorized by law to take them, upon reasonable notice given.
    Oaths of office to any military officer in the service of this State may be administered by any commissioned officer of the Illinois State Guard.
    The presiding officer or recorder of any military board duly appointed to conduct any investigation or survey, or an officer detailed for such purpose may likewise administer oaths to any witness attending to testify in the investigation.
(Source: Laws 1951, p. 1999.)