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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2308

33 USC 853u.

PUBLIC LAW 98-498—OCT. 19, 1984

counted in computing the separation pay of the officer under this section. "(2) The total amount that an officer may receive in separation pay under this section and separation pay, severance pay, and readjustment pay under any other provision of law based on service in a uniformed service may not exceed $30,000. "(e)(1) An officer who has received separation pay under this section, or separation pay, severance pay, or readjustment pay under any other provision of law, based on service in a uniformed service and who later qualifies for retired pay under this Act shall have deducted from each payment of retired pay so much of that pay as is based on the service for which the officer received that separation pay, severance pay, or readjustment pay until the total amount deducted is equal to the total amount of separation pay, severance pay, and readjustment pay received. "(2) An officer who has received separation pay under this section may not be deprived, by reason of receipt of that pay, of any disability compensation to which the officer is entitled under the laws administered by the Veterans' Administration, but there shall be deducted from that disability compensation an amount equal to the total amount of separation pay received. Notwithstanding the preceding sentence, no deduction may be made from disability compensation for the amount of separation pay received because of an earlier discharge, separation, or release from a period of active duty if the disability which is the basis for that disability compensation was incurred or aggravated during a later period of active duty.". (2) Section 1174(h)(1) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking out "severance pay" the first and second place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "separation pay, severance pay,". (b) Section 12(c) of the Coast and Geodetic Survey Commissioned Officers' Act of 1948 (33 U.S.C. 853j-l(c)) is amended— (1) by striking out "deemed necessary or desirable" and inserting in lieu thereof "determined"; (2) by striking out "alone provided" and inserting in lieu thereof "alone. Any"; (3) by striking out "will terminate" and inserting in lieu thereof "terminates"; and (4) by striking out "assignment," and all that follows and inserting in lieu thereof "assignment.". (c)(1) The Coast and Geodetic Survey Commissioned Officers' Act of 1948 (33 U.S.C. 853a et seq.) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: "SEC. 24. (a) The Secretary may designate positions in the Administration as being positions of importance and responsibility for which it is appropriate that commissioned officers of the Administration, if serving in those positions, serve in the grade of vice admiral, rear admiral, or commodore as designated by the Secretary for each position, and may assign officers to those positions. An officer assigned to any position under this section has the grade designated for that position if appointed to that grade by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. "(b) The number of officers serving on active duty under appointments under this section may not exceed— "(1) one in the grade of vice admiral; "(2) three in the grade of rear admiral; and "(3) three in the grade of commodore.