60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2D SESS.-CH. 957-AUG. 13, 1946 1007 States" (54 Stat. 1212; 5 U. S . C. 681), is hereby further amended by deleting paragraph (vii) of section 3 (d) and by substitutinM in lieu of the present language of paragraph (vi) of section 3 (d) the follow- ing language: "Offices or positions of officers and employees of the Foreign Service". TITLE V-APPOINTMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS PART A-PRINCIPAL DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATIVES APPOINTMENTS SEC. 501. (a) The President shall, by and with the advice and con- Amb- l dor and sent of the Senate, appoint ambassadors and ministers, including m rs. career ministers. (b) The President may, in his discretion, assign any Foreign tinister resident, Service officer to serve as minister resident, charge d affaires, commis- sioner, or diplomatic agent for such period as the public interest may require. ISMTS OF FOREIGN SERVICE OFFICERS QUAIFIED TO BE CAREER MINISTERS OR CHIEFS OF MISSION TO BE FURNISHED TO THE PRESIDENT SEC. 502. (a) The Secretary shall, on the basis of recommendations made by the Board of the Foreign Service, from time to time furnish the President with the names of Foreign Service officers qualified for appointment to the class of career minister together with pertinent information about such officers, but no person shall be appointed into the class of career minister who has not been appointed to serve as a chief of mission or appointed or assigned to serve in a position which, in the opinion of the Secretary, is of comparable importance. A list of such positions shall from time to time be published by the Secretary. (b) The Secretary shall also, on the basis of recommendations made by the Board of the Foreign Service, from time to time furnish the President with the names of Foreign Service officers qualified for appointment or assignment as chief of mission, together with per- tinent information about such officers, in order to assist the President in selecting qualified candidates for appointment or assignment in such capacity. PArT B-FOREIGN SERVICE OmnoEs APPOINTMENTS SEO. 511. The President shall appoint Foreign Service officers by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. All appointments of Foreign Service officers shall be by appointment to a class and not to a particular post. COMMISSIONS SEO. 512. Foreign Service officers may be commissioned as diplo- matic or consular officers or both and all official acts of such officers while serving under diplomatic or consular commissions shall be per- formed under their respective commissions as diplomatic or consular officers. LMTS OF CONSUTLAR DISTRIcrS SEa. 513. The Secretary shall define the limits of consular districts.