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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 512-AUG. 7, 1947 appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, in the Regular Army in the commissioned officer grades of major general, brigadier general, colonel, lieutenant colonel, major, captain, first lieutenant, and second lieutenant. General officers. (b) Officers holding permanent appointments in any general officer grade in the Regular Army shall be known as general officers of the Regular Army. Appointments of officers in general officer grades in the Regular Army shall be made in the Medical Corps, in the Dental Corps, in the Veterinary Corps, and as chaplains; but otherwise they shall be made in the Regular Army without specification of branch, arm, or service. When the appointments are in the Medical Corps, the Dental Corps, the Veterinary Corps, and as chaplains, general officers of the Regular Army may be specifically referred to as general officers, Medical Corps, Regular Army; general officers, Dental Corps, Regular Army; general officers, Veterinary Corps, Regular Army; and general officers, chaplains, Regular Army. radesr bel riga- (C) Appointments of officers in commissioned officer grades below that of brigadier general in the Regular Army shall be made in the Air Corps, in each of the several corps of the Medical Department, as chaplains, and as professors of the United States Military Academy; but otherwise they shall be made in the Regular Army without specifi- cation of branch, arm, or service. Those appointed without specifica- tion of branch, arm, or service shall be assigned (and may from time to time be transferred and reassigned) by the Secretary of War in the several branches, arms, and services of the Regular Army (excluding the Air Corps, the several corps of the Medical Department, and the chaplains) according to the professional qualifications of the officers concerned and the needs of the branches, arms, and services: Provided, ffcers of Corps of That assignments, transfers, and reassignments of officers of the Corps of Engineers to and from duties involving the civil functions of the Corps of Engineers shall be made only by approval of the Secretary of War upon the recommendation of the Chief of Engineers. ficer strength.' (d) The authorized active list commissioned officer strength of the Air Corps of the Regular Army; of each of the several corps of the Medical Department of the Regular Army; of the Chaplains of the Regular Army; and of each ofrm and of each of the several corps, arms, and services of the Regular Army in which officers are assigned (as distinguished from those in which officers are appointed); shall, from time to time be determined by the Secretary of War (within the authorized active list commissioned officer strength of the Regular Army and within any limitations provided by laws enacted after January 1, 1947). Details. (e) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of War, officers appointed or assigned in one branch, arm, or service, may be detailed Persons vested witnh , or for duty with, any other branch, arm, or service. office under appoint- (f) Persons now vested with office in the Regular Army in the sev- ments as officers. eral commissioned officer grades under appointments as officers in the several branches, arms, and services (excluding those appointed in the Air Corps, the several corps of the Medical Department, as Chaplains, and as professors of the United States Military Academy) shall be deemed to hold such office under appointments in the Regular Army without specification of branch, arm, or service and to be assigned in Efective date. the branch, arm, or service specified in their appointments. (g) This section shall not become effective until December 31, 1947 for the purpose during the interim of administering the Act of 5 ,s55c, §§4 81s. December 28,1945 (Public Law 281, Seventy-ninth Congress, 59 Stat. 663), as amended, and other Acts or provisions of law providing for the appointment of persons as additional officers of the Regular Army; but otherwise this section shall be effective on the date of enactment of this Act. 884 [61 STAT.