61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 343-JULY 26, 1947 (b) In addition to performing such other functions as the President may direct, for the purpose of more effectively coordinating the poli- cies and functions of the departments and agencies of the Government relating to the national security, it shall, subject to the direction of the President, be the duty of the Council- (1) to assess and appraise the objectives, commitments, and risks of the United States in relation to our actual and potential military power, in the interest of national security, for the purpose of making recommendations to the President in connection therewith; and (2) to consider policies on matters of common interest to the departments and agencies of the Government concerned with the national security, and to make recommendations to the President in connection therewith. (c) The Council shall have a staff to be headed by a civilian executive secretary who shall be appointed by the President, and who shall receive compensation at the rate of $10,000 a year. The executive secretary, subject to the direction of the Council, is hereby authorized, subject to the civil-service laws and the Classification Act of 1923, as amended, to appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as may be necessary to perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Council in connection with the performance of its functions. (d) The Council shall, from time to time, make such recommenda- tions, and such other reports to the President as it deems appropriate or as the President may require. CENTRAL INTELIGENCE AGENCY SEC. 102. (a) There is hereby established under the National Security Council a Central Intelligence Agency with a Director of Central Intelligence, who shall be the head thereof. The Director shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from among the commissioned officers of the armed services or from among individuals in civilian life. The Director shall receive compensation at the rate of $14,000 a year. (b) (1) If a commissioned officer of the armed services is appointed as Director then- (A) in the performance of his duties as Director, he shall be subject to no supervision, control, restriction, or prohibition (mili- tary or otherwise) other than would be operative with respect to him if he were a civilian in no way connected with the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, the Department of the Air Force, or the armed services or any component thereof; and (B) he shall not possess or exercise any supervision, control, powers, or functions (other than such as he possesses, or is author- ized or directed to exercise, as Director) with respect to the armed services or any component thereof, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, or the Department of the Air Force, or any branch, bureau, unit or division thereof, or with respect to any of the personnel (military or civilian) of any of the foregoing. (2) Except as provided in paragraph (1), the appointment to the office of Director of a commissioned officer of the armed services, and his acceptance of and service in such office, shall in no way affect any status, office, rank, or grade he may occupy or hold in the armed serv- ices, or any emolument, perquisite, right, privilege, or benefit incident to or arising out of any such status, office, rank, or grade. Any such commissioned officer shall, while serving in the office of Director, receive the military pay and allowances (active or retired, as the case 95347'-48-pt. 1-- -2 497 Duties. Executive secretary. 42 Stat. 1488 . 5 U.S. C . §§ 661-671. Recommendations and reports. Director. Appointment of conlmissioned officer as Director. Status in armed services, etc.