Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 3.djvu/138

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114 STAT. 1654A-96 PUBLIC LAW 106-398 —APPENDIX SEC. 422. EXCLUSION FROM ACTIVE COMPONENT END STRENGTHS OF CERTAIN RESERVE COMPONENT MEMBERS ON ACTIVE DUTY IN SUPPORT OF THE COMBATANT COM- MANDS. Section 115(d) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(9) Members of reserve components (not described in paragraph (8)) on active duty for more than 180 days but less than 271 days to perform special work in support of the combatant commands, except that— "(A) general and flag officers may not be excluded under this paragraph; and "(B) the number of members of any of the armed forces excluded under this paragraph may not exceed the number equal to 0.2 percent of the end strength authorized for active-duty personnel of that armed force under subsection (a)(1)(A).". SEC. 423. EXCLUSION OF ARMY AND AIR FORCE MEDICAL AND DENTAL OFFICERS FROM LIMITATION ON STRENGTHS OF RESERVE COMMISSIONED OFFICERS IN GRADES BELOW BRIGADIER GENERAL. Section 12005(a) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(3) Medical officers and dental officers shall not be counted for the purposes of this subsection.". SEC. 424. AUTHORITY FOR TEMPORARY INCREASES IN NUMBER OF RESERVE COMPONENT PERSONNEL SERVING ON ACTIVE DUTY OR FULL-TIME NATIONAL GUARD DUTY IN CER- TAIN GRADES. (a) FIELD GRADE OFFICERS. —Section 12011 of title 10, United States Code, as amended by section 421(b), is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) Upon increasing under subsection (c)(2) of section 115 of this title the end strength that is authorized under subsection (a)(1)(B) of that section for a fiscal year for active-duty personnel and full-time National Guard duty personnel of an armed force who are to be paid from funds appropriated for reserve personnel, the Secretary of Defense may increase for that fiscal year the limitation that is set forth in subsection (a) of this section for the number of officers of that armed force serving in any grade if the Secretary determines that such action is in the national interest. The percent of the increase may not exceed the percent by which the Secretary increases that end strength.". (b) SENIOR ENLISTED PERSONNEL.— Section 12012 of such title, as amended by section 421(c), is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) Upon increasing under subsection (c)(2) of section 115 of this title the end strength that is authorized under subsection (a)(1)(B) of that section for a fiscal year for active-duty personnel and full-time National Guard duty personnel of an armed force who are to be paid from funds appropriated for reserve personnel, the Secretary of Defense may increase for that fiscal year the limitation that is set forth in subsection (a) of this section for the number of enlisted members of that armed force serving in any grade if the Secretary determines that such action is in the