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65 STAT.

329

PUBLIC LAW 150—SEPT. 19, 1951

for him by the National Security Act of 1947, as amended, and by other laws, and shall perform such other military duties not otherwise assigned by law as may be assigned to him by the President. (b) The Chief of Staflp shall preside over the Air Staif. Subject to the provisions of section 101 of this Act, and of subsection (c) of this section, he shall be directly responsible to the Secretary of the Air Force for the eJSiciency of the Air Force, its state of preparation for military operations, and plans therefor. H e shall transmit to the Secretary of the Air Force the plans and recommendations of the Air Staff, shall advise him in regard thereto, and, upon the approval of such plans or recommendations by the Secretary of the Air Force, he shall act as the agent of the Secretary of the Air Force in carrying the same into effect. (c) Except as otherwise prescribed by law, the Chief of Staff shall perform his duties under the direction of the Secretary of the Air Force. SEC. 205. (a) The Air Staff shall render professional aid and assistance to the Secretary of the Air Force, the Under Secretary of the Air Force, the Assistant Secretaries of the Air Force, and the Chief of Staff. (b) I t shall be the duty of the Air Staff— (1) to prepare such plans for the national security, and the use of the Air Force for that purpose, both separately and in conjunction with land and naval forces, and for recruiting, organizing, supplying, equipping, training, serving, mobilizing, and demobilizing the Air Force, as will assist the execution of any power vested in, duty imposed upon, or function assigned to the Secretary of the Air Force or the Chief of Staff; (2) to investigate and report upon all questions affecting the eflSciency of the Air Force and its state of preparation for military operations, (3) to prepare detailed instructions for the execution of approved plans and to supervise the execution of such plans and instructions; (4) to act as the agents of the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff in coordinating the action of all organizations of the Air Force Establishment; and (5) to perform such other duties not otherwise assigned by law as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Air Force.

61 Stat. 496. 5 U.S.C. §171 note.

Ante, p. 326.

Duties of the Air Staff.

TITLE III — C O M P O S I T I O N AND ORGANIZATION O F THE AIR FORCE SEC. 301. The United States Air Force shall consist of the Regular Air Force, the Air Force Reserve, the Air National Guard of the United States and the Air National Guard while in the service of the United States; and shall include persons inducted, enlisted, or appointed without specification of component in the Air Force, and all peisons serving in the Air Force under call or conscription under any provision of law, including members of the Air National Guard of the several States, Territories, and the District of Columbia when in the service of the United States pursuant to call as provided by law. SEC, 302. (a) The Regular Air Force is that component of the Air Force which consists of persons whose continuous service on active duty in both peace and war is contemplated by law, and of persons who are retired members of the Regular Air Force. (b) The Regular Air Force shall include the commissioned officers, warrant officers, and airmen holding appointments or enlisted in the

Regular Air Force.