PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 140, 141-APR. 17, 18, 1946 Compensation; du- of the Senate. Each of the Assistant Secretaries of Labor shall es receive compensation at the rate of $10,000 a year and shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Secretary of Labor or required by law. SEC. 3. The office of Assistant Secretary of Labor established by section 2 of the Act entitled "An Act to create a Department of 37 stat. 736 612. Labor", approved March 4,1913, is hereby abolished, and such section 5U. S.C.§612. 2 is amended by striking out the first two sentences thereof. The office of Second Assistant Secretary of Labor established by the Act entitled "An Act creating the positions of Second Assistant Secretary and private secretary in the Department of Labor", approved June 5. S.C. §§613, 614. 30, 1922, is hereby abolished, and such Act of June 30, 1922, is repealed. Approved April 17, 1946. [CHAPTER 141] April 18, 1946 AN ACT [S- 1907] To increase the authorized enlisted strength of the active list of the Regular Navy [Public Law 347] and Marine Corps, to increase the authorized number of commissioned officers of the active list of the line of the Regular Navy, and to authorize permanent appointments in the Regular Navy and Marine Corps, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Regular Navy. United States of Anerica in Congress assembled, That in order to remove any apprehension on the part of Naval Reserve officers regard- ing their opportunities for advancement in event of their transfer to Declarationofpolicy the Regular Navy, it is hereby declared to be the policy of the Congress that in all matters relating to commissioned officers in the Regular Navy there shall be no discrimination whatsoever against officers because of the source from which they entered the Regular Navy, and that no preference shall be given officers by reason of the fact that tunities for advance- t uaitfr °do: "they e nt e r e d t h e Regular Navy from any particular source; and, among ment, etc. other things, that all commissioned officers in the Regular Navy, regardless of the source from which they entered the Regular Navy, shall receive the same treatment with respect to opportunities for (1) promotion or advancement to all grades in the Navy, (2) holding any positions or assignments in the Navy including proportionate representation on selection boards, and (3) attending the Naval War College, postgraduate schools, or other schools, or otherwise receiving advanced or technical training. Regular Navy and SEC. 2 . (a) The authorized enlisted strength of the active list of the lariie ~Corps. Aihllorized enlisted Regular Navy shall here:tfter be five hundred thousand. str(b) Hereafter the authorized enlisted strength of the active list of the Regular Marine Corps shall be 20 per centum of the authorized enlisted strength of the active list of the Regular Navy. SEC. 3 . The number of enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps provided for shall be construed to mean the daily average number of enlisted men in the naval service during the fiscal year. AuRthriz'ednumber SEC. 4 . The authorized number of commissioned officers of the active of commissioned offi- list of the line of the Regular Navy, exclusive of commissioned warrant officers, shall hereafter be equal to 7 per centum of the authorized enlisted strength of the active list of the Regular Navy. RegMar Navyo and SEO. 5 . (a) The President may appoint male officers of the Naval Permanent appoint- Reserve and of the Marine Corps Reserve, officers of the Regular ments to warrant or commissioned grades. Navy and Marine Corps without permanent appointments therein, commissioned warrant and warrant officers of the Regular Navy and Marine Corps with temporary appointments in higher grades and ranks, and any person who served on active duty in any such capacity during World War II and shall have been separated from such officer status under honorable conditions, to permanent warrant grades or, 92 [60 STAT.