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499 63 STAT.] 81ST CONG., 1 ST SESS.-CH. 393-AUG. 4 , 1949 § 46. Retirement of Commandant Upon completion of three years or more of service as Com- mandant, any officer who is so serving or who has so served may, at any time thereafter without regard to total length of service, upon his own application, in the discretion of the President, be retired from active service and, unless entitled by law to retirement with higher grade or pay, shall be placed on the retired list with the grade and retired pay of vice admiral. A Commandant who is retired for physical disability during his term of service as Commandant shall, unless entitled by law to retirement at a higher grade or pay, be placed on the retired list with the grade and retired pay of vice admiral. § 47. Assistant Commandant and Engineer in Chief; appoint- ment The President may appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, one Assistant Commandant for a period of four years, who may be reappointed for further periods of four years, and one Engineer in Chief for a period of four years, who may be reappointed for further periods of four years. The Assistant Commandant shall rank next after the Commandant, shall perform such duties as the Commandant may prescribe and shall act as Commandant during the absence or disability of the Commandant or in the event that there is a vacancy in the office of Commandant. The Assistant Commandant shall be selected from the active list of officers not below the grade of commander, and the Engineer in Chief shall be selected from the active list of officers not below the grade of commander who have qualified for engineering duty. The Commandant shall make recom- mendations for such appointments. The Assistant Commandant and Engineer in Chief shall, while so serving, have the grade of rear admiral and the pay and allowances of rear admiral (upper half). The position vacated by officers appointed Assistant Commandant or Engineer in Chief shall be filled by promotion according to law. § 48. Permanent grade of Assistant Commandant and Engineer in Chief on expiration of term Officers whose terms of service as Assistant Commandant or Engineer in Chief have expired shall take their place on the lineal list in the permanent grade that they would have attained had they not served as Assistant Commandant or Engineer in Chief, and shall be addi- tional numbers in those grades. § 49. Retirement of Assistant Commandant and Engineer in Chief Upon retirement any officer who is serving, or has served not less than two and one-half years, as Assistant Commandant or Engineer in Chief, unless entitled to retire at a higher grade or pay under other provisions of law, shall retire with the grade of rear admiral and with the retired pay of a rear admiral (upper half). CHAPTER 5--FUNCTIONS AND POWERS Sec. 81. Aids to navigation authorized. 82. Cooperation with Administrator of Civil Aeronautics. 83. Unauthorized aids to maritime navigation; penalty. 84. Interference with aids to navigation; penalty. 85. Failure to maintain lights; penalty. 86. Marking of obstructions. 87. Buoys; color and numbering; passing. 88. Saving life and property.