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Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 61 Part 1.djvu/861

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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 512-AUG. 7 , 1947 (g) Temporary appointments effected pursuant to subsection (e) of this section shall be effected with such dates of rank and registered numbers as shall maintain for each officer the precedence held by him at the time of the establishment of the lineal list established pursuant to subsection (a) of this section: Provided, That for the purpose of this subsection such precedence shall be determined without regard to temporary appointments in the grades of admiral or vice admiral or in a grade to which appointed for a period of limited duration. (h) (1) As soon as practicable after the establishment of the lineal list for line officers as prescribed by subsection (a) of this section the Secretary of the Navy shall convene a board, composed of officers of the line and of each staff corps of the Navy, and such board, which is authorized to conduct its studies in appropriate panels but to make determinations only by the full board after a majority vote, shall recommend the assignment of running mates from among line officers on such lineal list to all officers of the grade of lieutenant (junior grade) and above of the various staff corps of the Navy or Naval Reserve on active duty on the date of establishment of such lineal list: Provided, That running mates shall not be assigned to the fol- lowing officers of the staff corps: (1) Officers of the same categories as the line officers described in clauses (1) through (6) of the first proviso of subsection (a) of this section, and (2) officers serving in the grade of ensign. (2) In recommending the assignment of running mates the board will be governed by the following principles except with respect to officers of the Nurse Corps: a. Each staff officer shall, except as provided in paragraph d of this subsection, have assigned as his running mate a line officer who, on the date of approval of this Act, is serving in the same grade as such staff officer. b. If there be more than one line officer who, on the date of approval of this Act, is serving in the same grade and with the same date of rank as a particular staff officer, one of such line officers shall be assigned as the running mate of such staff officer. c. If there be no line officer who, on the date of approval of this Act, is serving in the same grade and with the same date of rank as a particular staff officer, such staff officer shall have assigned as his running mate the line officer serving in the same grade who has the next earlier date of rank in such grade, and if there be no such line officer, he shall have assigned as his running mate the senior line officer in the same grade. d. An officer of a staff corps who, on the date of approval of this Act or subsequently, is serving under a temporary appointment in a grade above rear admiral or in a grade to which appointed for a period of limited duration shall be assigned a running mate based upon the rank and precedence he would have held had he not been so serving. (3) The assignment of running mates as recommended by the Board convened pursuant to this subsection and approved by the Secretary of the Navy shall be accomplished not later than sixty days after the date of approval of this Act. (i) As soon as practicable, but not later than thirty days after the assignment of running mates is completed, as prescribed in subsection (h) of this section, the Secretary of the Navy shall establish a single lineal list, for each staff corps of the Navy, of all staff officers who were assigned running mates pursuant to such subsection, and such officers shall be placed on such list in the order of seniority of their running mates as of the date of establishment of the line officers lineal list pursuant to subsection (a) of this section: Provided, That in the event that more than one officer in the same staff corps is assigned the same 837 Assignment of run- ning mates. Prindlle. Lineal list for eb staff corp