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[117 STAT. 1459]
[117 STAT. 1459]
PUBLIC LAW 107-000—MMMM. DD, 2003

PUBLIC LAW 108–136—NOV. 24, 2003

117 STAT. 1459

officer to wear the insignia for that grade and a period of 30 days has elapsed after the date of the notification.’’. (b) EFFECTIVE DATE.—Paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of section 777 of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall not apply with respect to the wearing by an officer of insignia for a grade that was authorized under that section before the date of the enactment of this Act.

10 USC 777 note.

Subtitle B—Reserve Component Matters SEC. 511. STREAMLINED PROCESS FOR CONTINUATION OF OFFICERS ON THE RESERVE ACTIVE-STATUS LIST.

(a) REPEAL OF REQUIREMENT FOR USE OF SELECTION BOARDS.— Section 14701 of title 10, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a)— (A) in paragraph (1), by striking ‘‘by a selection board convened under section 14101(b) of this title’’ and inserting ‘‘under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense’’; and (B) in paragraph (6), by striking ‘‘as a result of the convening of a selection board under section 14101(b) of this title’’ and inserting ‘‘under regulations prescribed under paragraph (1)’’; (2) by striking subsections (b) and (c); and (3) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (b). (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—(1) Section 14101(b) of such title is amended— (A) by striking ‘‘CONTINUATION BOARDS’’ and inserting ‘‘SELECTIVE EARLY SEPARATION BOARDS’’; (B) by striking paragraph (1); (C) by redesignating paragraphs (2) and (3) as paragraphs (1) and (2), respectively; and (D) by striking the last sentence. (2) Section 14102(a) of such title is amended by striking ‘‘Continuation boards’’ and inserting ‘‘Selection boards convened under section 14101(b) of this title’’. (3) Section 14705(b)(1) of such title is amended by striking ‘‘continuation board’’ and inserting ‘‘selection board’’. SEC. 512. CONSIDERATION OF RESERVE OFFICERS FOR POSITION VACANCY PROMOTIONS IN TIME OF WAR OR NATIONAL EMERGENCY.

(a) PROMOTION CONSIDERATION WHILE ON ACTIVE-DUTY LIST.— (1) Subsection (d) of section 14317 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘‘If a reserve officer’’ and inserting ‘‘Except as provided in subsection (e), if a reserve officer’’. (2) Subsection (e) of such section is amended to read as follows: ‘‘(e) OFFICERS ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY IN TIME OF WAR OR NATIONAL EMERGENCY.—(1) A reserve officer who is not on the active-duty list and who is ordered to active duty in time of war or national emergency may, if eligible, be considered for promotion— ‘‘(A) by a mandatory promotion board convened under section 14101(a) of this title or a special selection board convened under section 14502 of this title; or

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