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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 512-AUG. 7, 1947 (m) The appointments of officers who are on the lineal lists estab- lished pursuant to subsections (a) or (e) of section 304 of this Act, and of retired officers of the Navy or Naval Reserve, who are serving on active duty on the effective date of this Act in the grade of com- modore under a temporary appointment for a period of limited dura- tion may be affirmed by the President, and upon such affirmation shall be considered as having been effected pursuant to this title; such officers may continue to so serve under such appointments until they are placed on inactive duty, until their appointments are terminated by their own terms, or until their appointments are terminated by the Presi- dent, whichever shall occur the earliest: Provided,That an officer who is on a lineal list established pursuant to section 304 of this Act who is serving on active duty on the date of the establishment of the appro- priate lineal list in the grade of commodore under a temporary appoint- ment for a period of limited duration may, upon the termination of such appointment, be temporarily appointed to the grade.and with the precedence therein according to the lineal position to which he would be entitled were he not so serving or had he not been so tempo- rarily appointed: Providedfurther, That retired officers of the Navy or Naval Reserve who are serving on active duty on the effective date of this Act in the grade of commodore under a temporary appointment for a period of limited duration who are retained on active duty imme- diately subsequent to the termination of such appointments may be temporarily appointed to the grades in which they would have been serving on the effective date of this Act had they not been serving at that time in the grade of commodore under temporary appointments for a period of limited duration. The appointments of officers who are on a lineal list established pursuant to section 304 of this Act and of retired officers of the Navy or Naval Reserve who are serving on active duty on the effective date of this Act in the grade of commodore under a temporary appointment may be affirmed by the President, and upon such affirmation shall be considered as having been effected pursuant to this title; such officers may continue to so serve under such appoint- ments until they are placed on inactive duty, or until their appoint- ment is terminated: Provided further, That no officer may continue to serve on active duty in the grade of commodore pursuant to this subsection later than six months after June 30 of the fiscal year follow- ing that in which the present war shall end: And provided further, That for the purpose of determining the authorized number of officers in the grade of captain in accordance with section 303 of this Act, such number shall be reduced by the number of commodores serving on active duty pursuant to this subsection, or serving on active duty in the grade of commodore by virtue of other provisions of law. (n) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, each officer who, pursuant to section 304 of this title, is not appointed to the grade in which he was serving at the time of establishing the lineal list, may be continued in that grade until his temporary appointment is termi- nated or until the date of his appointment to a lower grade pursuant to section 304. TITLE IV-MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS ASSIGNMENT OF OFFICERS TO SPECIAL DUTY SEc. 401. (a) Officers of the line of the Navy not below the grade of ensign may, upon application, and with the approval of the Secretary of the Navy, be assigned to special duty only, including but not restricted to the performance of specialized duties in the fields of communications, law, naval intelligence, photography, public infor- mation, psychology, and hydrography. 869 Commodores. Ante, pp. 833, 835. Precedenoe. Ante, p. 833 . Iedlltction ofnuinil bihr. Ante, p. 831 . Continuation in grade. Ante, p. 833.