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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 512 -AUG. 7, 1947 appointments of Regular Army promotion-list officers to grade of Prior conilrmation, colonel: Provided,That in the case of any Regular Army officer who on the date of enactment of this Act has been nominated by the Presi- dent and confirmed by the Senate for appointment to any grade but not yet appointed in that grade, such officer shall be appointed in that grade as soon as a vacancy exists therein irrespective of the require- ments of this title with respect to promotions. Regular Army pro- motion-list officers shall continue to be promoted to and appointed in the permanent grades of lieutenant colonel, major, captain, and first lieutenant in accordance with existing provisions of law until Decem- ber 31, 1947, and on that date the provisions of this title shall become effective for promotion of all Regular Army promotion-list officers to all permanent grades. (1) Effective December 31, 1947, section 24c of the National 41stat.7 . Defense Act, as amended (10 U. S. C. 552, 556, 125, 143a), is further amended by deleting therefrom all words except the words: Examinations. "Existing laws providing for the examination of officers for promo- tion are hereby repealed, except those relating to physical examina- tion, which shall continue to be required for promotion to all grades below that of brigadier general, and except also those governing the examination of officers of the Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Corps. Officers of said three Corps shall be examined in accordance with laws governing examination of officers of the Medical Corps." Repeas. (2) Effective December 31, 1947, section 3 of the Act of July 31, 1935 (49 Stat. 506), as amended (10 U. S . C . 552a); section 1257 Revised Statutes (10 U. S. C . 557); and section 8 of the Act of April inU.S. . 141. 3, 1939 (53 Stat. 558), shall be repealed. REGULAR ARMY OFFICERS-PROMOTION TO GRADE OF FIRST LIEUTENANT SEC. 508. Promotion-list officers in permanent grade of second lieu- tenant shall be promoted to and appointed in the grade of first lieu- tenant in the Regular Army on completion of three years' service, Inease of author- and the authorized number of officers in the grade of first lieutenant shall, from time to time, be temporarily increased as necessary to authorize such appointments ("years' service" as used in this section means and includes all service creditable for promotion purposes). Revocation of co- Second lieutenants who are found to be not fully qualified shall have , et. their commissions revoked and be discharged under the authority of 39 stat. l18 . section 23 of the National Defense Act, as amended (10 U. S . C . 484a). Whenever there are vacancies in any promotion list in the grade of first lieutenant, officers of that list in the grade of second lieutenant may, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of War, be pro- moted and appointed in the grade of first lieutenant before completion of three years' service, but no officer in the grade of second lieutenant will be promoted under the provisions of this section ahead of any officer in that grade whose name appears above his on the promotion Efective date list concerned. This section shall be effective December 31, 1947. BEGULAR ARMY OFFICERS-PROMOTION TO ORADES OF CAPTAIN, MAJOR, AND LIEUTENANT COLONEl-ELIMINATION OF THOSE NOT PROMOTFED Promotion-list off- SEC. 509. (a) After January 1, 1949, promotion-list officers shall be promoted to and appointed in the permanent grades of captain, major, and lieutenant colonel in the Regular Army, or eliminated from the active list, as hereinafter in this section prescribed. (b) Irrespective of the existence of any vacancies, each promotion- list officer in permanent grade of first lieutenant, captain, and major shall be considered by a selection board for promotion to the perma- nent grade of captain, major, and lieutenant colonel, sufficiently in 894 [61 STAT. l 0