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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 512-AUG. 7 , 1947 Major generals. Retention until age 64. Brigadier generals. Retention until age 60. Nonapplicability. Colonels. Retention until age 60. (1) After that date which is six months after the date of enactment of this Act, unless provided otherwise by some provision of law, each officer heretofore or hereafter appointed in the permanent grade of major general in the Regular Army who is not retired or separated at an earlier date under other provisions of law shall be eliminated from the active list and retired on the fifth anniversary of the date of his appointment in that permanent grade in the Regular Army, or on that date which is thirty days after the date upon which he completes thirty-five "years' service", whichever is later, unless he is permanently appointed in a grade above that of major general before the later of such two dates: Provided,That such officers may, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, be retained on the active list until age sixty is reached: And provided further, That not to exceed ten such officers, who are either holding temporary appointments in any grade above major general or are serving in positions which carry rank above that of major general may, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, be retained on the active list until age sixty-four is reached. (2) After that date which is six months after the date of enact- ment of this Act, unless provided otherwise by some provision of law, each officer heretofore or hereafter appointed in the permanent grade of brigadier general in the Regular Army who is not retired or sep- arated at an earlier date under other provisions of law, shall be eliminated from the active list and retired on the fifth anniversary of the date of his appointment in that permanent grade in the Regular Army, or on that date which is thirty days after the date upon which he completes thirty "years' service", whichever is later, unless he is appointed in the permanent grade of major general in the Regular Army before the later of such two dates: Provided,That such officers whose names are carried on the recommended list for appointment in the permanent grade of major general in the Regular Army shall be retained on the active list while their names are so carried; and if appointed in the permanent grade of major general their elimination from the active list shall be governed by the provisions of paragraph (1) of this subsection: Provided further, That not to exceed ten such officers who are serving in temporary grades above that of brigadier general, may, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, be retained on the active list until age sixty is reached: And provided further,The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to professors of the United States Military Academy. (3) After June 30, 1953, unless provided otherwise by some pro- vision of law, each promotion-list officer heretofore or hereafter appointed in the permanent grade of colonel in the Regular Army who is not retired or separated at an earlier date under other pro- visions of law shall be eliminated from the active list and retired on the fifth anniversary of the date of his appointment in that per- manent grade in the Regular Army, or on that date which is thirty days after the date upon which he completes thirty "years' service", whichever is later, unless he is appointed in the permanent grade of brigadier general, or any higher permanent grade, in the Regular Army before the later of such two dates: Provided, That such officers whose names are carried on the recommended list for appointment in the permanent grade of brigadier general in the Regular Army shall be retained on the active list while their names are so carried and if appointed in the permanent grade of brigadier general their elimination from the active list shall be governed by the provisions of paragraph (2) of this subsection: And provided further, That of the officers in the permanent grade of colonel in the Regular Army whose names are carried on the Medical Corps Dental Corps, Vet- erinary Corps, Medical Service Corps, or chaplains promotion list, 904 [61 STAT.