102 STAT. 840
PUBLIC LAW 100-370—JULY 19, 1988
Public Law 100-370 100th Congress An Act July 19, 1988 [H.R. 4229]
To amend title 10, United States Code, to codify in that title certain defense-related permanent free-standing provisions of law.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. Armed Forces.
10 USC 520 note,
SECTION 1. CODIFICATION OF CERTAIN PERMANENT PROVISIONS OF LAW IN TITLE 10, UNITED STATES CODE.
(a) ENUSTMENT QUALIFICATIONS.—(1) Section 5200>) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking out the period at the end and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "; however, a person may not be denied enlistment in the armed forces solely because of his not having a high school diploma if his enlistment is needed to meet established strength requirements.". (2) Section 3262 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking out "Of' and inserting in lieu thereof "Notwithstanding section 520(b) of this title, o f. (3) Section 401 of the Department of Defense Supplemental Appropriation Authorization Act, 1974 (Public Law 93-307; 88 Stat. 234), is repealed. (b) CAP ON NUMBER OF GENERAL AND FLAG OFFICERS ON ACTIVE
DUTY.—(1) Chapter 32 of title 10, United States Ckxie, is amended— (A) by redesignating section 526 as section 527; and (B) by inserting after section 525 the following new section 526: 10 USC 526.
"§526. Authorized strength: general and flag officers on active duty "The total number of general ofRcers on active duty in the Army, Air Force, and Marine (>)rps and flag officers on active duty in the Navy may not exceed 1,073.". (2)(A) Section 527 (as redesignated by paragraph (I)(A)) is amended by striking out "or 525" and inserting in lieu thereof "525, or 526". (B) The heading of such section is amended to read as follows: "§527. Authority to suspend sections 523, 524, 525, and 526". (3) The table of sections at the beginning of such chapter is amended by striking out the item relating to section 526 and inserting in lieu thereof the following: "526. Authorized strength: general and flag officers on active duty. "527. Authority to suspend sections 523, 524, 525, and 526.".
(4) Section 811(a) of the Department of Defense Appropriation Authorization Act, 1978 (10 U.S.C. 523 note), is repealed. (c) COMMISSARY AND EXCHANGE ELIGIBILITY.—(1) Part II of subtitle A of title 10, United States C!ode, is amended by inserting after chapter 53 the following new chapter: