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Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 61 Part 1.djvu/856

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 512 -AUG. 7 , 1947 Service Corps and the number of commanders and lieutenant com- manders in the Nurse Corps shall not exceed 2 per centum, seven- tenths of 1 per centum, and 16o0 per centum, respectively, of the officers in the corps concerned serving on active duty at any one time. nmberoflinet offes (g) To determine the authorized number of line officers in each indesigated grades. of the various grades above lieutenant (junior grade), and in the combined grades of lieutenant (junior grade) and ensign, 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 thereafter as of January 1 of each year, and the resulting number in each of such various grades, and in the combined grades of lieutenant (junior grade) and ensign, as so computed, shall, subject to the provisions of subsection (k) of this section, be held and considered for all purposes as the authorized number of officers in each of such various grades and in the combined grades of lieutenant (junior grade) and ensign, Lnae omffcers ddig- and shall not be varied between such computations: Provided, That dort. to determine the authorized number of line officers designated for limited duty in each of the various grades above lieutenant (junior grade), and in the combined grades of lieutenant (junior grade) and ensign, the Secretary of the Navy, as of the date of approval of this Act and thereafter as of January 1 of each year, shall compute the maximum number of such officers which may serve in each of such various grades, and in the combined grades of lieutenant (junior grade) and ensign, as provided in subsection (a) of this section, and shall determine the number of such officers in each of such various grades, and in the combined grades of lieutenant (junior grade) and ensign, not to exceed such maximum number, required to meet the needs of the service during the ensuing year, and the resulting num- ber in each of such various grades, and in the combined grades of lieutenant (junior grade) and ensign, as so determined, shall be held and considered for all purposes as the authorized number of such officers in each of such various grades, and in the combined grades of lieutenant (junior grade) and ensign, and shall not be varied Adjustments. between such determinations: Providedfurther,That notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection relating to the authorized number of officers in grade, in order to make adjustments for the number of offi- cers originally appointed each year in any grade pursuant to this Act or to other provisions of law, the authorized number of officers in each grade concerned may be temporarily exceeded by such number of original appointments in such grade until the next succeeding annual computation authorized by this subsection shall be made. Annual computa- (h) 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 authorized number of captains in the Medical Service Corps and the authorized number of commanders and lieutenant commanders in the Nurse Corps, as provided in this section, computations shall be made by the 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, subject to the provisions of sub- section (k) of this section, 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, subject to the provisions of sub- section (k) of this section, be held and considered as the authorized number of officers in the grade of the corps concerned until a subse- quent computation shall be made. 832 [61 STAT.