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Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 61 Part 1.djvu/881

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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 512-AUG. 7, 1947 in the rank corresponding to such grade and shall, if he be of a grade above lieutenant (junior grade), be assigned as his running mate the junior line officer of the same grade with the same date of rank or, if there be none, the junior such line officer with next earlier date of rank; if he be of the grade of lieutenant (junior grade), he shall be assigned a running mate in the manner prescribed in para- graph (3) of this subsection of this title for officers appointed to the staff corps of the Regular Navy. (6) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (3) and (4) of this subsection, a line officer hereafter transferred to a staff corps in the grade of lieutenant (junior grade) or above shall, upon transfer, have assigned as his running mate the line officer immediately senior to him at the time of transfer. (7) Should the running mate of a staff officer be separated from the active list or for any cause lose numbers, a new running mate shall be assigned the staff officer who shall be the line officer who was next senior to the former running mate, or the line officer who was next junior if the former running mate was the senior officer in the grade concerned. (8) A staff officer selected for temporary promotion shall, when promoted, have assigned as his running mate in the grade to which promoted, a line officer of the same grade whose name was placed upon the promotion list for that grade upon approval of the line selection board immediately preceding the staff corps selection board which selected the staff officer. Such line officer shall be the officer who was the running mate of the staff officer in the grade from which promoted if such running mate shall have been selected and promoted; otherwise the new running mate shall be the line officer whose name was on the said promotion list and who shall have been selected and promoted next senior to the former running mate or, if there be no such line officer, the line officer who shall have been selected and promoted next junior to the former running mate. In the application of this sub- section, if a board on selection for any staff corps and grade therein be not convened between the date of convening of two or more line selec- tion boards for the same grade, the earliest of such boards shall be held as being the line selection board immediately preceding the staff board when convened. (9) Should the running mate of a staff officer be promoted to a higher grade and such staff officer be not so promoted, the latter shall have assigned as his running mate in the grade in which he remains the line officer of that grade who was next senior to the former running mate, or if there be none the line officer of that grade next junior to the former running mate. (10) If a staff officer of the grade of lieutenant (junior grade) or above shall lose numbers in grade for any cause he shall have assigned as his new running mate the line officer who is the running mate of the junior of those officers in his corps who becomes or will become senior to him as the result of such loss of numbers. (11) If the running mate of a staff officer shall be advanced in numbers or shall be advanced in grade in accordance with section 1508 of the Revised Statutes, the staff officer shall have assigned as his new running mate the line officer not advanced who was next senior to his former running mate in the grade in which the staff officer remains or, if there remain in that grade no line officer who was senior to such former running mate in the grade concerned, the staff officer shall have assigned as his new running mate the senior line officer in the grade in which the staff officer remains. (12) If a staff officer of the grade of lieutenant (junior grade) or above shall be advanced in numbers in his grade, he shall have assigned 857 Line officer trans- ferred to staff corps. Separation of run- ning mate from active list, etc. Staff officer selected for temporary promo- tion. Promotion of run- ning niate. Loss of numbers by staff officer. Advancement in numbers, etc., of run- ning mate. 34U.S.C.§345. Advancement in numbers of staff offi- cer.