Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/137

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PUBLIC LAW 106-398—APPENDIX 114 STAT. 1654A-95 (A) The grade structure authorized for field-grade officers in the active-duty forces and the reasons why the grade structure for field-grade reserve officers on active duty in support of the reserves is different. (B) The grade structure authorized for senior enlisted members in the active-duty forces and the reasons why the grade structure for senior enlisted reserve members on active duty in support of the reserves is different. (C) The need for independent grade limits for each reserve component under sections 12011 and 12012 of title 10, United States Code. (D) The advantages and disadvantage of replacing management by the current grade tables in those sections with management through a system based on the grade authorized for the position occupied by the member. (E) The current mix within each reserve component, for each controlled grade, of (i) traditional reservists, (ii) military technicians, (iii) regular component members, and (iv) reserve members on active duty in support of the reserves, and how that mix, for each component, would shift over time under the Secretary's recommended solution as specified in paragraph (1). Subtitle C—Other Matters Relating to Personnel Strengths SEC. 421. AUTHORITY FOR SECRETARY OF DEFENSE TO SUSPEND CER- TAIN PERSONNEL STRENGTH LIMITATIONS DURING WAR OR NATIONAL EMERGENCY. (a) SENIOR ENLISTED MEMBERS ON ACTIVE DUTY.— Section 517 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(c) Whenever under section 527 of this title the President may suspend the operation of any provision of section 523, 525, or 526 of this title, the Secretary of Defense may suspend the operation of any provision of this section. Any such suspension shall, if not sooner ended, end in the manner specified in section 527 for a suspension under that section.". (b) FIELD GRADE RESERVE COMPONENT OFFICERS. —Section 12011 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(c) Whenever under section 527 of this title the President may suspend the operation of any provision of section 523, 525, or 526 of this title, the Secretary of Defense may suspend the operation of any provision of this section. Any such suspension shall, if not sooner ended, end in the manner specified in section 527 for a suspension under that section.". (c) SENIOR ENLISTED MEMBER IN RESERVE COMPONENTS.—Section 12012 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(c) Whenever under section 527 of this title the President may suspend the operation of any provision of section 523, 525, or 526 of this title, the Secretary of Defense may suspend the operation of any provision of this section. Any such suspension shall, if not sooner ended, end in the manner specified in section 527 for a suspension under that section.".