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79TH CONG., 2n SESS.-CH. 141-APR . 18 , 1946 with the advice and consent of the Senate, to permanent commis- sioned grades and ranks in the Regular Navy and Marine Corps, respectively, but no such person shall be appointed to a grade or rank higher than the highest grade or rank in which he served on active duty. Appointments pursuant to this subsection to commissioned warrant and warrant grades shall be in such numbers as the President may determine, and to other grades and ranks in such numbers that, exclusive of commissioned warrant and warrant officers, the total number of officers of the line and of each of the Staff Corps of the Navy, and of the Marine Corps, will not exceed the authorized numbers of such officers. (b) (1) Each appointee who is serving on active duty in a higher grade-or rank than that in which appointed under subsection (a) of this section shall also be appointed for temporary service pursuant to, and subject to the limitations of, the Act of July 24, 1941 (55 Stat. 603), as now or hereafter amended, to such higher grade or rank and with the precedence held by him at the time of acceptance of permanent appointment; each appointee not serving on active duty in an officer grade or rank who is appointed under subsection (a) of this section to a grade or rank lower than the highest grade or rank held while on active duty in World War II other than by virtue of a temporary appointment which by its terms was of limited duration, may be similarly appointed to such higher grade or rank and with precedence determined in accordance with regulations promulgated under subsection (c) of this section. (2) During such period as the Secretary of the Navy may deter- mine but not later than six months after June 30 of the fiscal year following that in which the present wars shall terminate, notwith- standing date of rank and lineal position assigned upon permanent appointment under subsection (a) of this section, (A) each officer who receives a permanent appointment in the same grade or rank in which he is then serving on active duty in the Naval or Marine Corps Reserve shall retain the precedence held by him at the time of such appointment; (B) each person not serving on active duty in an officer grade or rank or serving on active duty in his permanent commissioned warrant or warrant grade who is appointed under subsection (a) of this section to the highest grade or rank held while on active duty in World War II other than by virtue of a temporary appointment which by its terms was of limited duration, shall have precedence determined in accordance with regulations promulgated under subsection (c) of this section. (c) (1) Appointments under subsection (a) of this section shall be made pursuant to regulations prescribed by the President for the administration of this section. (2) Such regulations shall include, among other provisions, (A) provisions establishing standards and qualifications for appointment thereunder to the several grades and ranks and for the determi- nation of the lineal position and precedence of appointees; and (B) provisions for the assignment of running mates to officers appointed thereunder to the Staff Corps of the Regular Navy. (3) Such regulations may provide for (A) readjustment of the lineal position and precedence of persons heretofore or hereafter appointed under other provisions of law to commissioned grades or ranks in the Regular Navy subsequent to September 8, 1939, and in the Regular Marine Corps subsequent to June 30, 1939, and (B) reassignment of running mates to persons so appointed to com- missioned grades or ranks in the Staff Corps of the Regular Navy. (d) Except as provided in subsection (b) the authority granted by this section shall expire six months after June 30 of the fiscal Active duty ap- pointees. Temporaryappoint- ments to higher grades. 34 U. S. C., Supp. V, § 350-350j. Ante, p. 28; post, p. 995. Nonactive duty ap- pointees. Precedence. Regulations. Standards and qual- ifications, etc. Running mates. Readjustment of lineal position, etc. Running mates. Expiration of au- thority. 93 G(OSTAT. ]