Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 105 Part 2.djvu/551

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PUBLIC LAW 102-190—DEC. 5, 1991 105 STAT. 1503 SEC. 1115. SUSPENSION IN TIME OF WAR OR NATIONAL EMERGENCY. Section 644 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking out "commissioned" in the first sentence. SEC. 1116. MANDATORY RETIREMENT OF REGULAR ARMY WARRANT OFFICERS FOR LENGTH OF SERVICE. Section 1305(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended— (1) by striking out "A permanent regular warrant officer" and inserting in lieu thereof "(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), a regular warrant officer (other than a regular Army warrant officer in the grade of chief warrant officer, W-5)'; and (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(2)(A) A regular Army warrant officer in the grade of chief warrant officer, W-5, who has at least 30 years of active service as a warrant officer that could be credited to him under section 511 of the Career Compensation Act of 1949, as amended (70 Stat. 114), shall be retired 60 days after the date on which he completes that service, except as provided by section 8301 of title 5. "(B) A regular Army warrant officer in a warrant officer grade below the grade of chief warrant officer, W-5, who completes 24 years of active service as a warrant officer before he is required to be retired under paragraph (1) shall be retired 60 days after the date on which he completes 24 years of active service as a warrant officer, except as provided by section 8301 of title 5.". PART B—TRANSITION AND SAVINGS PROVISIONS lo use 571 note. SEC. 1121. TRANSITION FOR CERTAIN REGULAR WARRANT OFFICERS SERVING IN A HIGHER TEMPORARY GRADE BELOW CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER, W-5. (a) CERTAIN OFFICERS TO BE CONSIDERED AS RECOMMENDED FOR PROMOTION. — A regular warrant officer of the Armed Forces (other than the Coast Guard) who on the effective date of this title is on active duty and— (1) is serving in a temporary grade below chief warrant officer, W-5, that is higher than his permanent grade; (2) is on a list of officers recommended for promotion to a temporary grade below chief warrant officer, W-5; or (3) is on a list of officers recommended for promotion to a permanent grade higher than the grade in which he is serving; shall be considered to have been recommended by a board convened under section 573 of title 10, United States Code, as added by this title, for promotion to the permanent grade equivalent to the grade in which he is serving or for which he has been recommended for promotion, as the case may be. (b) BOARD CONSIDERATION FOR OFFICERS REMOVED FROM PRO- MOTION LIST. — An officer referred to in paragraph (1) of subsection (a) who is not promoted to the grade to which he is considered under such subsection to have been recommended for promotion because his name is removed from a list of officers who are considered under such paragraph to have been recommended for promotion shall be considered by a board convened under section 573 of title 10, United States Code, as amended by this title, for promotion to the permanent grade equivalent to the temporary grade in which he was serving on the effective date of this title as if he were serving in his permanent grade.