509 -ade in which a person is originally appointed in the Kegular Air orce is: (1) For persons with less than three years of service—second lieutenant. (2) For persons with at least three, but less than seven, years of service—first lieutenant. (3) For persons with at least seven years of service—captain. § 8289. Commissioned officers; medical officers: original appointment; professional examination No person may be originally appointed as a first lieutenant in the Kegular Air Force with a view to designation as a medical oiEcer, until he passes an examination of his professional fitness before an examining board composed of at least three medical officers designated by the Secretary of the Air Force.
§8291. Commissioned officers; Air Force nurses and women medical specialists: original appointment; additional qualifications, grade (a) An original appointment in the Eegular Air Force with a view to designation as an Air Force nurse or woman medical specialist may be made in the grade of— (1) second lieutenant, from women who on the date of nomination have net passed their twenty-seventh birthday and who are not qualified for appointment in the grade of first lieutenant under clause (2); and (2) first lieutenant, from women who on the date of nomination have not passed their thirtieth birthday. The maximum ages specified in this subsection are increased by the period of active commissioned service in the armed forces after December 31, 1947, but not by more than five years. (b) To be eligible for appointment under this section with a view to designation as a nurse, a woman must be a graduate of a hospital or university training school and a registered nurse. § 8293. Commissioned officers; chaplains: original appointment; examination No person in civil life may be originally appointed in the Regular Air Force with a view to designation as a chaplain unless he has passed an examination prescribed by the President as to his moral, mental, and physical qualifications. §8294. Commissioned officers; medical and dental officers: original appointment; additional method authorized as exception to general procedure (a) Notwithstanding^ sections 8285, 8286, and 8287 of this title, original appointments in the Regular Air Force may also be made in grades of captain through colonel with a view to designation as medical or dental officers, as the needs of the Air Force require. These appointments may be made only from qualified civilian doctors of medicine and dentists who are citizens of the United States and who have such other qualifications as the Secretary of the Air Force may prescribe.