181 § 3281. Commissioned officer grades The commissioned grades in the Regular Army are: (1) Major general. (2) Brigadier general. (3) Colonel. (4) Lieutenant colonel. (5) Major. (6) Captain. (7) First lieutenant. (8) Second lieutenant. § 3282. General officers: title of office An officer holding an appointment as a general officer in the Regular Army may be called a general officer of the Regular Army. I n addition, a general officer of the Regular Army in the Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Veterinary Corps, Judge Advocate General's Corps, or the Chaplains, may be called a general officer of that branch. § 3283.
Commissioned officers: appointment without specification of branch; transfer between branches (a) Appointments in commissioned grades in the Regular Army shall be made without specification of branch except in each of the special branches, in the Women's Army Corps, and as professors of the United States Military Academy. (b) Commissioned officers appointed in the Regular Army without specification of branch shall be assigned, and may be transferred and reassigned, by the Secretary of the Army to branches other than the special branches and the Women's Army Corps, according to their professional qualifications and the needs of the Army. § 3284. Commissioned officers: appointment, how made Appointments in commissioned grades in the Regular Army shall be made by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. §3285.
Commissioned officers: original appointment; qualifications To be eligible for original appointment in a commissioned grade in the Regular Army, except under section 3294(a) of this title, a person must— (1) be a citizen of the United States; (2) be at least 21 years of age; (3) be of good moral character; (4) be physically qualified for active service; and (5) have such other qualifications as the Secretary of the Army' may prescribe. § 3286.
Commissioned officers: original appointment; age limitations ( a) No person may be originally appointed in a commissioned grade in the Regular Army, except under section 3291 or 3294 (a) of this title, if on the date of his appointment he has already passed his— (1) thirty-fourth birthday, for a person appointed as a chaplain;