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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , IST SESS.-CH. 512-AUG. 7 , 1947 five-tenths of 1 per centum of the officers in that corps on the active list of the Navy at any one time: Providedfurther, That such a rear admiral serving as a chief of bureau shall upon termination of his tenure as chief of bureau be carried in excess until the next vacancy occurs in the grade of rear admiral in the corps concerned: Provided further, That notwithstanding the foregoing provisions, except in time of war or national emergency declared after the effective date of this Act, the number of rear admirals in the Medical Corps, Supply Corps, Chaplain Corps, Civil Engineer Corps, and Dental Corps shall not exceed fifteen, thirteen, two, four, and four, respectively: And pro- vided further, That the number of captains in the Medical Service Corps and the number of commanders and lieutenant commanders in the Nurse Corps shall not exceed 2 per centum, seven-tenths of 1 per centum, and 1A per centum, respectively, of the officers in the corps concerned on the active list of the Navy at any one time. (b) To determine the authorized number of officers in the grade of rear admiral in the Medical Corps, Supply Corps, Chaplain Corps, Civil Engineer Corps, and Dental Corps, respectively, and the author- ized number of captains in the Medical Service Corps and the author- ized number of commanders and lieutenant commanders in the Nurse Corps, as provided in this section, computations shall be made by the Secretary of the Navy as of the date of approval of this Act and as of January 1 of each year thereafter; the resulting number in the grade of rear admiral in each corps in which such grade is authorized, as so computed, shall be held and considered for all purposes as the authorized number of officers in the grade of rear admiral in each such corps and shall not be varied between computations; the result- ing number in the grade of captain in the Medical Service Corps and in each of the grades of commander and lieutenant commander in the Nurse Corps, as so computed, shall be held and considered as the authorized number of officers in the grade of the corps concerned until a subsequent computation shall be made: Provided, That no officer shall be reduced in grade or pay or separated from the active list of the Navy as a result of any such computation. (c) Whenever a final fraction occurs in any computation made pursuant to this title, the nearest whole number shall be taken, and if such fraction be one-half the next higher whole number shall be taken. PROMOTION BY SELECTION SEC. 204. All promotions to grades above that of lieutenant (junior grade), including the promotion of those officers who are, or may be, carried on the Navy list as additional numbers in grade, shall be only upon the recommendation of a board of naval officers as herein prescribed. SELECTION BOARDS SEC. 205. (a) A board for the recommendation of officers for pro- motion to the grade of rear admiral, and for the recommendation of captains for continuation on the active list, shall consist of not less than three nor more than nine rear admirals of the corps concerned. Boards for the recommendation of officers for promotion to the grades of captain and commander except with respect to officers of the Medi- cal Service Corps and of the Nurse Corps shall consist of not less than six nor more than nine officers of the corps concerned of the grade of captain or above. Boards for the recommendation of offi- cers for promotion to the grades of lieutenant commander and lieu- tenant, except with respect to officers of the Medical Service Corps and of the Nurse Corps, shall consist of not less than six nor more than nine officers of the corps concerned above the grade of commander. 95347 -- 48 -pt. 1-52 Captains inMedical Service Corps, etc. Determination of authorized numbers. Final fraction. Rear admirals and captains. Captains and com- manders. Lieutenant com- manders and lieuten- ants.