Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 3.djvu/375

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PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 104 STAT. 1727 (2) One person who is a civilian expert in gerontology from the geographical area of each facility. (3) One person who is a service expert in financial management. (4) One representative from the Department of Veterans Affairs regional office nearest in proximity to each facility who shall be designated by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. (5) One representative from the resident advisory committee or council of the respective facility who shall be a nonvoting member. (6) One enlisted representative of the Services' Retiree Advisory Council. (7) The senior noncommissioned officer of an Armed Force. (8) One senior representative from the military hospital nearest in proximity to each facility. (9) One senior representative from the Judge Advocate General's Corps from one of the Armed Services. (10) The director of the respective facility who shall be a nonvoting member. (11) One senior representative of one of the chief personnel officers of the Armed Services. (d) CHAIRMEN.— (1) The Secretary of Defense shall select one of the members of the Retirement Home Board to serve as chairman. The term of office of the chairman of the Retirement Home Board shall be five years. (2) The Secretaries of the military departments shall select the chairman for each Local Board from the members of that board. The term of office of the chairman of a Local Board shall be three years. (e) TERMS. —(1) Except as provided in subsection (f), the term of office of each member of the Retirement Home Board and each Local Board shall be five years. (2) A member whose term of office has expired may continue to serve until the successor for the member is appointed or designated. (f) FIRST APPOINTMENT AND DESIGNATION.—Not later than the effective date specified in section 1541(a), members of the Retirement Home Board and the members of each Local Board shall be first appointed to staggered terms. (g) VACANCIES. —(1) A vacancy in the Retirement Home Board or a Local Board shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment or designation was made. (2) A member appointed or designated to fill a vacancy occurring before the end of the term of the predecessor of the member shall be appointed or designated, as the case may be, for the remainder of the term for which the predecessor was appointed. (3) A vacancy in the Retirement Home Board or a Local Board shall not affect its authority to perform its duties. (h) COMPENSATION. —(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), members of the Retirement Home Board and members of the Local Boards shall— (A) be provided a stipend consistent with the daily government consultant fee for each day in which the member is engaged in the performance of services for the Retirement Home Board or a Local Board; and (B) while away from home or regular place of business in the performance of services for the Retirement Home Board or a Local Board, be allowed travel expenses (including per diem in lieu of subsistence) in the same manner as a person employed