530 (d) The names of general officers of the R e ^ l a r Air Force shall be c a n ied on a seniority list in the order of seniority in both regular grade and date of rank as determined under subsection (a). §8574.
Rank: commissioned officers in regular grades below brigadier general (a) Among commissioned officers of the same grade in the Regular Air Force who are on the same promotion list, rank in regular grade is determined by the order in which their names appear on that list. (b) Among commissioned officers of the same grade in the Regular Air Force who are not on the same promotion list or not on a promotion list, rank in regular grade is determined— (1) by date of rank; (2) if the dates of rank are the same, by length of continuous active commissioned service in the Regular Air Force; (3) if the dates of rank and length of continuous active commissioned service in the Regular Air Force are the same, by rank established at the time of original appointment in the Regular Air Force: and (4) in other cases, by the Secretary of the Air Force. (c) Rank among the graduates of each class at the United States Military or Air Force Academy who, upon graduation, are appointed in the Regular Air Force shall be fixed under regulations prescribed by the Secretary. §8575. Rank: warrant officers Warrant officers rank next below second lieutenants and rank among themselves within each warrant officer grade under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Air Force. § 8576.
Command: when different commands of Air Force and Marine Corps join When different commands of the Air Force and the Marine Corps join or serve together, the officer highest in rank in the Air Force or the Marine Corps on duty there who is otherwise eligible to command commands all those forces, unless otherwise directed by the President. §8577. Command: flying units Flying units shall be commanded by commissioned officers of the Air Force who have received aeronautical ratings as pilots of service types of aircraft. §8578.
Command: commissioned officers of Air Force in same grade on duty at same place When two or more commissioned officers of the same grade who are otherwise eligible to command are on duty in the same area, field, command, or organization, the President may assign the command without regard to rank in that grade.