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§3916. Twenty-eight years: promotion-list lieutenant colonels (a) Unless retired or separated at an earlier date, each promotionlist officer in the regular grade of lieutenant colonel shall be retired, except as provided by section 47a of title 5, on the thirtieth day after he completes 28 years of service computed under section 3927(a) of this title. However, if his name is carried on the list of officers recommended for appointment to the regular grade of colonel, he shall be retained on the active list while his name is so carried. (b) The Secretary of the Army may defer the retirement under this section of— (1) any promotion-list officer in the regular grade of lieutenant colonel in the Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Veterinary Corps, Medical Service Corps, or the Chaplains, but not later than the date on which he becomes 60 years of age; (2) any officer in the grade of lieutenant colonel in the "Women's Army Corps, Regular Army, until the thirtieth day after she completes 30 years of service computed under section 3927(a) of this title; and (3) any officer while serving as Director of the Women's Army Corps. § 3917. Thirty years or more: regular enlisted members A regular enlisted member of the Army who has at least 30 years of service computed under section 3925 of this title shall be retired upon his request. § 3918. Thirty years or more: regular commissioned officers A regular commissioned officer of the Army who has at least 30 years of service computed under section 3926 of this title may be retired upon his request, in the discretion of the President. §3919.

Thirty years or more: regular commissioned officers; excessive number Whenever the Secretary of the Army believes that there are too many commissioned officers on the active list of the Regular Army, in any grade, who have at least 30 years of service computed under section 3927(a) of this title, he may convene a board of at least five general officers of the Regular Army. The board shall consider all officers on the active list in that grade and with that service, and shall recommend officers by name for retirement, in the number specified by the Secretary. The Secretary may retire an officer so recommended. § 3920. More than thirty years: permanent professors of United States Military Academy The Secretary of the Army may retire any permanent professor of the United States Military Academy who has more than 30 years of service as a commissioned officer. §3921.

Thirty years or five years in grade: promotion-list colonels (a) Unless retired or separated at an earlier date, each promotionlist officer in the regular grade of colonel shall be retired, except as provided by section 47fi of title 5. on the fifth anniversary of the date of his appointment in that regular grade, or on the thirtieth day after he completes 30 years of service computed under section 3927(a) of