Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 3.djvu/292

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104 STAT. 1644 PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 " 1736. Applicability. "1737. Definitions and general provisions. "§ 1731. Acquisition Corps: in general "(a) ACQUISITION CORPS. —The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that an Acquisition Corps is established for each of the military departments and one or more Corps, as he considers appropriate, for the other components of the Department of Defense. A separate Acquisition Corps may be established for each of the Navy and the Marine Corps. " (b) PROMOTION RATE FOR OFFICERS IN ACQUISITION CORPS.—The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that the qualifications of commissioned officers selected for an Acquisition Corps are such that those officers are expected, as a group, to be promoted at a rate not less than the rate for all line (or the equivalent) officers of the same armed force (both in the zone and below the zone) in the same grade. "(c) OPM APPROVAL.—The Secretary of Defense shall submit any requirement with respect to civilian employees established under section 1732 of this title to the Director of the Office of Personnel Management for approval. If the Director does not disapprove the requirement within 30 days after the date on which the Director receives the requirement, the requirement is deemed to be approved by the Director. "§ 1732. Selection criteria and procedures "(a) SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCEDURES.—Selection for membership in an Acquisition Corps shall be made in accordance with criteria and procedures established by the Secretary of Defense. Such criteria and procedures shall be in effect on and after October 1, 1993. "(b) ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA.— Except as provided in subsections (c) and (d), only persons who meet all of the following requirements may be considered for service in the Corps: "(I)(A) In the case of an employee, the person must be currently serving in a position within grade GS-13 or above of the General Schedule (including any employee covered by chapter 54 of title 5). "(B) In the case of a member of the armed forces, the person must be currently serving in the grade of major or, in the case of the Navy, lieutenant commander, or a higher grade. "(C) In the case of an applicant for employment, the person must have experience in government or industry equivalent to the experience of a person in a position described in subparagraph (A) or (B), as validated by the appropriate career program management board. "(2) The person must meet the educational requirements prescribed by the Secretary of Defense. Such requirements, at a minimum, shall include both of the following: "(A) A requirement that the person— "(i) has received a baccalaureate degree at an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees, or "(ii) hgis been certified by the acquisition career program board of the employing military department as possessing significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on