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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , l ST SESS.-CH. 512-AUG. 7, 1947 (q) All permanent promotions shall be effected, from among officers temporarily promoted, in the manner prescribed in section 311 of this title. (r) Rear admirals of the line not restricted in the performance of duty, upon attaining the status of having completed at any time during any fiscal year at least four years of service in grade and at least thirty-four years of total commissioned service as defined in section 102 of title I of this Act, shall, subject to the provisions of subsection 307 (a) of this title, be continued on the active list only upon the recommendation of a board of naval officers convened in such fiscal year as prescribed in section 305. SEILECTION BOARDS SEC. 305. (a) The following provisions shall relate to line officers: (1) A board for the recommendation of rear admirals for continua- tion on the active list shall consist of five rear admirals, or officers of higher grade, senior to any officer under consideration. Boards for the recommendation of officers for temporary promotion to the grades of rear admiral and captain, and for the recommendation of captains for continuation on the active list, shall consist of nine rear admirals, or officers of higher grade; a board for the recommendation of officers for temporary promotion to the grade of commander shall consist of three rear admirals and six captains; and boards for the recommenda- tion of officers for temporary promotion to the grades of lieutenant commander and lieutenant shall consist of nine officers above the grade of commander. Whenever officers designated for engineering duty, aeronautical engineering duty, or special duty are eligible for consideration by a selection board for temporary promotion or for continuation on the active list, the Secretary of the Navy shall appoint, as alternate members of the appropriate selection board, three officers of the same designation and classification as any such eligible officer, and if there be not three available he shall so appoint such lesser number as shall be available, and the junior members who are not restricted in the performance of duty, in like number, shall not act upon the cases of officers, designated for engineering duty, aero- nautical engineering duty, or special duty. No such alternate mem- ber shall act upon the cases of officers other than those of the same designation as himself. No officer designated for engineering duty, aeronautical engineering duty, or special duty shall act upon the cases of officers not restricted in the performance of duty. (2) The officers composing these boards shall be officers on the active list of the Navy. No officer may be a member of two successive selec- tion boards for the consideration of officers for promotion to the same grade, or for the consideration of officers for continuation on the active list in the same grade. (3) These boards shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Navy and convened at least once each year and at such times as the Secretary of the Navy may direct. (b) The following provisions shall relate to staff officers: (1) A board for the recommendation of officers for temporary 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 temporary promotion to the grades of captain and commander, 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 of the grade of captain or above. Boards for the recommendation of officers for temporary promotion to the grades of lieutenant commander and lieu- tenant, except with respect to officers of the Medical Service Corps and 841 Permanent promo- tions. Post, p. 862. Continuation on ac- tive list of designated rear admirals. Ante, p. 798. Post, p. 842. Rear admirals and captains. Commanders. Lieutenant com- manders and lieu- tenants. Officers designated for engineering or special duty. RcstrioUona. Appointment, etc. Rear admirals and captains. Captains and com- n.acders. Lieutenant com- manders and lio- itnants.