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339 motion to the grade of captain, each consisting of nine officers serving in the grade of colonel or above. (b) Except as provided in subsections (c), (d), and (e), selection boards convened under this section shall be composed of officers of the Regular Marine Corps on the active list or the retired list, not restricted in the performance of duty. (c) If nine general officers are not available to comprise a selection board to recommend officers for promotion to the grade of major general, brigadier general, or colonel, the Secretary shall complete the prescribed membership by appointing as members of the board officers on the active list in the line of the Navy, not restricted in the performance of duty, serving in the grade of rear admiral or above. (d) When officers designated for supply duty are eligible for consideration by a selection board convened under this section, the Secretary shall appoint, as alternate members of the board, three officers of that designation. If three such officers are not available, he shall appoint as many as are available. The junior members of the board who are not designated for supply duty, in like number, may not act upon the case of any officer who is designated for supply duty. No alternate member may act upon the case of any officer who is not designated for supply duty. (e) When officers of the Marine Corps Reserve are eligible for consideration by a selection board convened under this section, the Secretary shall appoint an appropriate number of reserve officers, otherwise qualified under this section, as members of the board and shall appoint officers of the Regular Marine Corps, qualified under this section, to complete the prescribed membership. (f) No officer may be a member of two successive boards for the consideration of officers for promotion to the same grade. §5704. Navy and Marine Corps; women officers: promotion (a) A t least once each year and at such times as he directs, the Secretary of the Navy shall convene selection boards to recommend women officers on the active list in the line of the Navy for promotion to the grades of commander, lieutenant commander, and lieutenant. The Secretary shall determine the composition of these boards. However, each board shall consist of not less than six or more than nine officers in the line of the Regular Navy on the active list or the retired list, (b) The Secretary shall convene selection boards, for each staff corps in which there are women officers appointed under section 5590 of this title, to recommend officers so appointed for promotion to the grades of commander, lieutenant commander, and lieutenant. The Secretary shall determine the composition of these boards. However, each board shall consist of not less than six or more than nine officers of the Regular Navy in the appropriate staff corps on the active list or the retired list. Each of the boards prescribed by this subsection shall be convened at least once each year as soon as practicable after the report of a corresponding selection board convened under subsection (a) has been approved by the President and at such times as the Secretary directs. (c) A t least once each year and at such times as he directs, the Secretary shall convene selection boards to recommend women officers on the active list of the Marine Corps for promotion to the grades