PUBLIC LAW 107-107—DEC. 28, 2001 115 STAT. 1099 (A) by inserting "(A)" after "(14)"; and (B) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(B) An assessment of the extent to which the Secretary of each military department is assigning personnel to joint duty assignments in accordance with this chapter and the policies, procedures, and practices established by the Secretary of Defense under section 661(a) of this title."; and (6) in paragraph (16), by striking "section 664(i)" in the matter preceding subparagraph (A) and in subparagraph (B) and inserting "subparagraphs (E) and (F) of section 664(i)(4)". SEC. 525. REQUIREMENT FOR SELECTION FOR JOINT SPECIALTY BEFORE PROMOTION TO GENERAL OR FLAG OFFICER GRADE. (a) REQUIREMENT.—Subsection (a) of section 619a of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking "unless" and all that follows and inserting "unless— "(1) the officer has completed a full tour of duty in a joint duty assignment (as described in section 664(f) of this title); and "(2) for appointments after September 30, 2007, the officer has been selected for the joint specialty in accordance with section 661 of this title.". (b) WAIVER AUTHORITY.— Subsection (b) of that section is amended by striking "may waive subsection (a) in the following circumstances:" and inserting "may waive paragraph (1) or paragraph (2) of subsection (a), or both paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a), in the following circumstances:". (c) PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE CHANGES.— Not later than December 1, 2002, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a draft proposal for such legislative changes as the Secretary considers needed to implement the amendment made by subsections (a) and (b). SEC. 526. INDEPENDENT STUDY OF JOINT OFFICER MANAGEMENT 10 USC 661 note. AND JOINT PROFESSIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION REFORMS. (a) STUDY.— The Secretary of Defense shall provide for an independent study of the joint officer management system and the joint professional military education system. The Secretary shall ensure that the entity conducting the study is provided such information and support as required. The Secretary shall include Reports, in the contract for the study a requirement that the entity con- Deadline, ducting the study submit a report to Congress on the study not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act. (b) MATTERS TO BE INCLUDED WITH RESPECT TO JOINT OFFICER MANAGEMENT. —With respect to the joint officer management system, the entity conducting the independent study shall provide for the following: (1) Assessment of implications for joint officer education, development, and management that would result from proposed joint organizational operational concepts (such as standing joint task forces) and from emerging officer management and personnel reforms (such as longer careers and more stabilization), that are under consideration by the Secretary of Defense. (2) Assessment of the effectiveness of the current joint officer management system to develop and use joint specialty Deadline. 10 USC 619a note.
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