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105 STAT. 1370 PUBLIC LAW 102-190—DEC. 5, 1991 SEC. 549. TERMINATION OF THE COMMISSION. The Commission shall terminate 90 days after the date on which Commission submits its final report under section 543(a)(l). SEC. 550. TEST ASSIGNMENTS OF FEMALE SERVICE MEMBERS TO COMBAT POSITIONS. (a) TEST ASSIGNMENTS.— In carrying out its duties, the Commission may request the Secretary of Defense to conduct test assignments of female service members to combat positions. The Secretary shall determine, in consultation with the Commission, the t5T)es of tests that are appropriate and shall retain a record of the disposition of each such request. (b) WAIVER AUTHORITY.— For the purpose of conducting test assignments of female service members to combat positions pursuant to requests under subsection (a), the Secretary of Defense may waive section 6015 of title 10, United States Code, and any other restriction that applies under Department of Defense regulations or policy to the assignment of female service members to combat positions. PART E—MISCELLANEOUS SEC. 551. ESTABLISHMENT OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT SECTION IN ARMY MEDICAL SPECIALIST CORPS. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— (1) Subsection (a) of section 3070 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(4) The Physician Assistant Section.". (2) Such subsection is further amended— (A) by striking out "sections—" and inserting in lieu thereof "sections:"; (B) by striking out "the" at the beginning of paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) and inserting in lieu thereof "The, (C) by striking out the semicolon at the end of paragraph (1) and inserting in lieu thereof a period; and (D) by striking out "; and" at the end of paragraph (2) and inserting in lieu thereof a period. (3) Subsection (c) of such section is amended by striking out "three assistant chiefs" in the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "four assistant chiefs", 10 USC 3070 (b) APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT CHIEF. —Notwithstanding the note. requirement in subsection (c) of section 3070 of title 10, United States Code, as amended by subsection (a), with respect to the appointment of officers of the Regular Army as chiefs of sections of the Army Medical Specialist Corps, a warrant officer of the Army who is appointed as a reserve commissioned officer and assigned to the Army Medical Specialist Corps for service in the Physician Assistant Section of that Corps during the five-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act may be appointed as an assistant chief of that Corps and chief of the Physician Assistant Section. 10 USC 3070 (c) RETIREMENT. —A member of the Army who on the date of the "o*®- enactment of this Act is a warrant officer serving on active duty (other than for training) as a physician assistant and who is subsequently appointed as a commissioned officer in, or is assigned to, the Physician Assistant Section of the Army Medical Specialist Corps