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61 STAT.] 80TH CONG., 1ST SESS.-CH. 512-AUG. 7 , 1947 GENERAL OFFICERS OF THE REGULAR ARMY-AUTHORIZED NUMBERS- SENIORITY LIST--DATE OF RANK SEC. 503. (a) There is authorized on the active list of the Regular Army a strength of general officers of the Regular Army (exclusive of the numbers of general officers authorized for the several corps of the Medical Department and the chaplains) equal to three-fourths of 1 per centum of that number which equals the authorized active list commissioned officer strength of the Regular Army less the authorized active list commissioned officer strengths of the several corps of the Medical Department and the chaplains, of which not more than 50 per centum may be in permanent grade above that of brigadier gen- eral; and, in addition a strength of general officers of the Regular Army in the Medical Corps equal to one-half of 1 per centum of the authorized active list commissioned officer strength of such corps, of which not more than 50 per centum may be in permanent grade above that of brigadier general; and, in addition, a strength of general officers of the Regular Army in the Dental Corps equal to one-half of 1 per centum of the authorized active list commissioned officer strength of such corps, of which not more than 50 per centum may be in perma- nent grade above that of brigadier general; and, in addition, a strength of general officers of the Regular Army in the Veterinary Corps equal to one-half of 1 per centum of the authorized active list commissioned officer strength of such corps, of which not more than 50 per centum may be in permanent grade above that of brigadier general; and, in addition, a strength of general officers of the Regular Army as chap- lains equal to one-half of 1 per centum of the authorized active list commissioned officer strength of the chaplains of the Regular Army, of which not more than 50 per centum may be in permanent grade above that of brigadier general: Provided, That there shall be no additional appointments in any permanet grade above that of major general: Providedfurther, That the percentages above specified shall not result in more than three hundred and fifty-seven officers on the active list of the Regular Army in permanent grade above that of colonel, of which there shall be not more than sixteen in the Medical Corps, four in the Dental Corps, one in the Veterinary Corps, two chaplains, and three hundred and thirty-four in the Army, exclusive of Medical Department and chaplains; and of such total number there shall be not more than one hundred and seventy-eight on the active list of the Regular Army in permanent grade above that of brigadier general and of such one hundred and seventy-eight there shall be not more than eight in the Medical Corps, none in the Veterinary Corps, two in the Dental Corps, one chaplain, and one hundred and sixty- seven in the Army, exclusive of Medical Department and chaplains; and of the foregoing total number of permanent general officers of the Regular Army, unless a National emergency is declared after the date of this Act and before July 1, 1948, there shall, after such date, and until a National emergency is thereafter declared, be not more than forty-four serving in any grade above that of major general as specifically limited in section 504 of this title: Provided further, That of the three hundred and thirty-four Regular Army officers authorized in permanent grade above that of colonel in the Army, exclusive of Medical Department and chaplains, specified in the preceding proviso, there shall be in the Army less the Air Corps and in the Air Corps, respectively, not more than such numbers as are derived by allotments to each, proportional to the respective strengths authorized for the Army promotion list and the Air Corps promotion list; and of each such allotment there shall be not more than 50 per centum in perma- nent grade above that of brigadier general: And provided further, That, whenever the application of the percentages specified in this 885 Authorized strength. Additional appoint- ments. Authorized num- bers. Fractions.