61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 512-AUG. 7 , 1947 REGULAR ARMY OFFICERS-SERVICE CREDIT TO CERTAIN OFFICERS WHO WERE IN THE REGULAR ARMY PRIOR TO DECEMBER 28, 1945 SEC. 517. (a) PROMOTION-LIST OFFICERS.-Each person who was appointed a second lieutenant between December 7, 1941, and Decem- ber 28, 1945, in any arm or service of the Regular Army, the officers of which are carried on the promotion list as constituted prior to enactment of this Act, and who has had continuous active commis- sioned service in the Regular Army since such appointment, and who on the date of enactment of this Act holds active commissioned office in an arm or service of the Regular Army, the officers of which are carried on the promotion list as constituted prior to enactment of this Act, shall be credited with service equivalent to the total period of active Federal commissioned service performed by him after attain- ing the age of twenty-one years as a commissioned officer in the Army of the United States or any component thereof from December 7, 1941, to the date of such appointment: Provided, That persons who were promoted and appointed second lieutenants in the Regular Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy shall not be credited with any such service. The service herein credited shall be counted for the same purposes as, and construed similar to, service credited to persons upon appointment in the Regular Army under the provisions of the Act of December 28, 1945 (Public Law 281, Seventy-ninth Congress, 59 Stat. 663). The names of such officers shall be placed on the promotion list as constituted immediately prior to the date of enactment of this Act in the places they would be had such officers been credited with the service herein credited at the time of their appointment in the Regular Army and had their names been entered on the promotion list at the time of their appointment imme- diately below those officers of the same grade having the same or next greater period of service. Officers credited with an equal amount of service by virtue of their service in the Regular Army and the addi- tional service herein credited shall be placed on the promotion list as aforesaid without alteration among themselves of their former precedence and seniority standing. (b) NON-PROMOTION-LIST OFFICERS. -Each person holding active commissioned office as a chaplain in the Regular Army or in the Medical Corps, Dental Corps, or Veterinary Corps of the Regular Army on the date of enactment of this Act, who was originally so appointed and commissioned in the Regular Army between June '27, 1926, and December 28, 1945, and has had continuous commissioned service in the Regular Army since such appointment, shall be credited, respec- tively, with additional years of service for promotion purposes as follows: Chaplains, six and eight-twelfths years; Medical Corps offi- cers, three and five-twelfths years; Dental Corps officers, three and one- twelfth years; Veterinary Corps officers, one and four-twelfths years: Provided,That due to such additional service so creditable for pro- motion purposes no person shall have his existing service creditable for promotion purposes increased to an amount greater than the service he would possess for promotion purposes solely by virtue of contin- uous active commissioned service in the Regular Army from June 27, 1926. Such officers shall be given precedence for promotion pur- poses in accordance with the precedence they would have, had such years of service been credited to such officers on December 28, 1945, and had those who would have become entitled to promotion in perma- nent grade in the Regular Army by virtue thereof been so promoted. No action under this subsection shall change the relative precedence for promotion purposes of any officer who held a commission as chap- lain or in any of these corps on December 28, 1945, with respect to 909 Service credit. Second lieutenants. Restriction. 10U. .C.. 481, 505-505d, 552a, 552c. Ante,pp . 95,735,736. Chaplains. Precedence.