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PUBLIC LAW 103-206—DEC. 20, 1993 107 STAT. 2421 for promotion to the next higher grade" and inserting the following: **, except those officers who—

    • (1) are on extended active duty;

"(2) are on a list of selectees for promotion; "(3) will complete 30 years total commissioned service by June 30th following the date that the retention board is convened; or "(4) have reached age 59 by the date on which the retention board is convened"; (2) in subsection (a) by moving the second sentence so as to begin— (A) immediately below paragraph (4) (as added by paragraph (1) of this section); and (B) flush with the left margin of the material preceding paragraph (1); (3) by designating the third sentence of subsection (a) as subsection (b) by— (A) inserting "(b)** before "This board shall—**; and (B) moving the third sentence so as to begin immediately below the second sentence of subsection (a); and (4) by redesignating the last 2 subsections as subsections (c) and (d), respectively. SEC. 204. CONTINUITY OF GRADE OF ADMIRALS AND VICE ADMIRALS. (a) Section 46(a) of title 14, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "(a) A Commandant who is not reappointed shall be retired with the grade of admiral at the expiration of the appointed term, except as provided in subsection 51(d) of this title.". (b)(1) Section 47 of title 14, United States Code, is amended— (A) in the heading by striking "; retirement"; (B) in subsection (a) by— (i) striking "(a)" at the beginning thereof, and (ii) striking the last sentence and inserting the following: "The appointment and grade of a Vice Commandant shall be effective on the date the officer assumes that duty, and shall terminate on the date the officer is detached from that duty, except as provided in subsection 51(d) of this title. "; and (C) by striking subsections (b), (c), and (d). (2) The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 3 of title 14, United States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to section 47 and inserting the following: "47. Vice Conunandant; assignment.". (c) Section 50(b) of title 14, United States Code, is amended by striking the last sentence and inserting The appointment and grade of an area commander shall be effective on the date the officer assumes that duty, and shall terminate on the date the officer is detached from that duty, except as provided in subsection 51(d) of this title. ". (d) Section 51 of title 14, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) An officer serving in the grade of admiral or vice admiral shall continue to hold that grade— "(1) while being processed for physical disability retirement, beginning on the day of the processing and ending on the