61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , IST SESS.-CH. 512 -AUG. 7 , 1947 (j) Section 1 of the Act of June 16, 1942 (56 Stat. 370; 34 U. S. C. 398b). (k) Sections 1 to 6, inclusive, of the Act of March 3, 1899 (30 Stat. 1004). (1) The first proviso of the Act of December 19, 1913 (38 Stat. 241; 34 U. S. C. 623). (m) The first paragraph of section 30 of the Act of March 4, 1925 (43 Stat. 1279; 34 U. S . C. 399), as amended. n) The Act of January 16, 1936 (49 Stat. 1092; 34 U. S . C. 399f) o) The Act of February 23, 1942 (56 Stat. 120; 34 U. S . C . 399h). (p) Section 206 of the Act of April 16, 1947 (Public Law 36, Eightieth Congress). TITLE V-ARMY TABLE OF CONTENTS Sec. 501. Regular Army officers-Authorized strength. Sec. 502. Regular Army officers-Appointments-Assignment in branch-Author- ized strength of branches. Sec. 503. General officers of the Regular Army-Authorized numbers-Seniority list-Date of rank. Sec. 504. General officers-Assignments-Positions carrying rank of general and lieutenant general. Sec. 505. Regular Army officers-Authorized numbers in grades below brigadier general-Promotion lists-Seniority-Date of rank. Sec. 506. Regular Army officers-Procurement of additional officers. Sec. 507. Regular Army officers-Selection boards-Promotion generally. Sec. 508. Regular Army officers-Promotion to grade of first lieutenant. Sec. 509. Regular Army officers-Promotion to grades of captain, major, and lieutenant colonel-Elimination of those not promoted. Sec. 510. Regular Army officers-Promotion to grade of colonel. Sec. 511. Regular Army officers-Promotion to grade of brigadier general. Sec. 512. Regular Army officers-Promotion to grade of major general. Sec. 513. General officers-Chiefs and assistant chiefs of services-Promotion to general officer grades with view to assignment as chief or assistant chief of service. Sec. 514. Regular Army officers-Elimination from active list-Mandatory retire- ment or separation. Sec. 515. Army officers-Temporary grades-Temporary appointments of officers in the Army of the United States-Active duty of Reserve component officers. Sec. 516. Relative rank of general officers of the Army with flag officers of the Navy. Sec. 517. Regular Army officers-Service credit to certain officers who were In the Regular Army prior to December 28, 1945. Sec. 518. Regular Army officers-Promotions to be made on July 1, 1948, to fill Ini- tial requirements in grades of captain, major, and lieutelnnt colonel. Sec. 519. Amendments to National Defense Act to provide Increased rank for Chief of Chaplains and Assistants to Surgeon General. Sec. 520. Professors of the United States Military Academy. Sec. 521. Amendment to Army retirement laws. Sec. 522. Amendment to article of war 119. Sec. 523. Saving clause. REGULAR ARMY OFFICERS-AUTHORIZED STRENGTH SEC. 501. There is authorized a strength of fifty-one thousand active list commissioned officers in the Regular Army, exclusive of the num- bers authorized by law for the Army Nurse Corps, the Women's Med- ical Specialist Corps, professors of the United States Military Acad- emy, and any numbers authorized by special provisions of law provid- ing for officers in designated categories as additional numbers. REGULAR ARMY OFFICERS-APPOINTMENT-ASSIGNMENT IN BRANCH- AUTHORIZED STRENGTH OF BRANCHES SEC. 502. (a) In addition to the officers permanently appointed in general officer grades above that of major general (authorized by other provisions of law), Regular Army officers shall be permanently 883 34 U. S. C. §§395, 1126, 274 . Ante, p. 48. Post, p. 913. Appointment by President.