Open main menu

Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 61 Part 1.djvu/935

This page needs to be proofread.


61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 512 -AUG. 7 , 1947 of subsection (c) of this section, which has among the names furnished to it for consideration the names of any officers who on June 30, 1948, will have completed the years' service specified in this subsection for promotion to the grade for which selections are being made by such board, shall report the names of such officers for promotion to that grade and the number which the board is instructed to select and rec- ommend for that grade shall be reduced accordingly. (c) For the purpose of initially filling permanent grade require- ments in each of the several promotion lists in grades of lieutenant colonel, major, and captain (appointments to be made on July 1, 1948, or at the earliest practicable time thereafter), based upon the number of vacancies in any promotion list in these grades, the Secretary of War, in his discretion, may either (1) direct a selection board to con- sider officers in the grades of major, captain, and first lieutenant, respectively, in the order of their seniority as their names appear on the promotion list concerned, recommend those who are fully qualified for promotion to the grade of lieutenant colonel, major, or captain, respectively, pass over those who are not fully qualified for promotion to these grades, and continue such procedure until a specified number of recommended officers is obtained for each such grade; or, (2) furnish to a selection board a list of the officers to be considered for promotion to the grade concerned and direct such board to select and recommend from among those listed a specified number for promotion to that grade, the officers to be selected to be the best qualified of those listed for consideration. The names of officers who are recommended for promotion to the grades of lieutenant colonel, major, and captain, respectively, shall be entered on a recommended list (a separate list for each grade in each promotion list). The officers recommended for promotion shall be appointed in the grades for which recommended on July 1, 1948, or at the earliest practicable date thereafter. (d) If the Secretary of War, in his discretion, follows the second procedure described in subsection (c) of this section for any grade in any promotion list, the names furnished to the applicable selection board shall be those of the officers hereinafter specified: (1) For the grade of lieutenant colonel, the names furnished to the selection board concerned shall include the name of the senior officer of that promotion list in permanent grade below lieutenant colonel, and the names of such additional officers in the order that their namnes appear next below his on that promotion list, as the Secretary of War may prescribe, and in addition thereto, may include the names of any officers of that promotion list who served during the current war in any general officer grade under temporary appointment. (2) For the grade of major, the names furnished for consideration to the selection board concerned shall include the names of all officers of the designated promotion list in permanent grades below that of major named for consideration but not selected for the grade of lieu- tenant colonel and the names of such additional officers in the order that their names appear next on that promotion list, as the Secretary of War may prescribe, and in addition thereto may include the names of any officers of that promotion list who served during the current war in any general officer grade under temporary appointment. (3) For the grade of captain, the names furnished for consideration under the provisions of this section shall include the names of all officers of the designated promotion list in permanent grades below that of captain named for consideration but not selected for the grades of major or lieutenant colonel, and the names of such additional officers in the order that their names appear next on that promotion list, as the Secretary of War may prescribe. 911 Consideration, etc., by board on basis of vacancies. Recommended list. Names of officers furnished to board.