245 as a commissioned officer in a regular component of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, until two years after the graduation of his class. § 4353. C a d e t s: degree and commission on g r a d u a t i o n (a) Under such conditions as the Secretary of the Army may prescribe, the Superintendent of the Academy may confer the degree of bachelor of science upon graduates of the Academy. (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law except section 541 of this title, a cadet who completes the prescribed course of instruction may, upon graduation, be appointed a second lieutenant in the Regular Army. §4354. Buildings and g r o u n d s: memorial h a l l; buildings for religious worship (a) The memorial hall at the Academy is a repository for statues, busts, mural tablets, portraits of distinguished and deceased officers and graduates of the Academy, paintings of battle scenes, trophies of war, and other objects that may tend to elevate the military profession. No object may be placed in this hall without the approval of two-thirds of the members of the Academic Board of the Academy by a recorded vote taken by ayes and nays. (b) The Secretary of the Army may authorize any denomination, sect, or religious body to erect a building for religious worship on the West Point Military Reservation, if its erection will not interfere with the use of the reservation for military purposes and will be without expense to the United States. Such a building shall be removed, or its location changed, without compensation for it and without other expense to the United States, by the denomination, sect, or religious body that erected it, whenever in the opinion of the Secretary public or military necessity so requires. § 4355. Board of Visitors (a) A Board of Visitors to the Academy is constituted annually of— (1) the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate, or his designee; (2) three other members of the Senate designated by the Vice President or the President pro tempore of the Senate, two of whom are members of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate; (3) the chairman of the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives, or his designee; (4) four other members of the House of Representatives designated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, two of whom are members of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives; and (5) six persons designated by the President. (b) The persons designated by the President serve for three years. Two persons shall be designated by him each year to succeed the members whose terms expire that year. (c) I f a member of the Board dies or resigns, a successor shall be designated for the imexpired portion of the term by the official who designated the member.