PUBLIC LAW 108–136—NOV. 24, 2003
117 STAT. 1471
of the Air Force, together with the recommendations of the Secretary of Defense for action and proposals for legislation. (c) MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED BY SECRETARY OF AIR FORCE.— The Secretary of the Air Force in preparing the report required by subsection (a), shall, at a minimum, do the following: (1) Conduct a comprehensive review and assessment of the existing faculty system at the Air Force Academy, including both civilian and military permanent professorships. (2) Take into account the findings, conclusions, and recommendation regarding faculty and permanent professorships at the Air Force Academy of— (A) the report of the Panel to Review Sexual Misconduct Allegations at the United States Air Force Academy (referred to as the ‘‘Fowler Panel’’), dated September 22, 2003; (B) the report released on June 19, 2003, of the special working group appointed by the Secretary of the Air Force known as the Working Group Concerning the Deterrence of and Response to Incidents of Sexual Assault at the U.S. Air Force Academy, which was led by the General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force; and (C) the Agenda for Change of the Air Force Academy dated March 26, 2003. (3) Solicit information regarding the faculty and permanent professorship systems at the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy and consider that information as part of the required assessment. (4) Consult with experts on higher education outside the Department of Defense. SEC. 529. DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY.
(a) AUTHORITY TO APPOINT DEAN FROM PERSONS OTHER THAN AIR FORCE ACADEMY FACULTY HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS.—Subsection (a) of section 9335 of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: ‘‘(a) The Dean of the Faculty is responsible to the Superintendent for developing and sustaining the curriculum and overseeing the faculty of the Academy. The qualifications, selection procedures, training, pay grade, and retention of the Dean shall be prescribed by the Secretary of the Air Force. If a person appointed as the Dean is not an officer on active duty, the person shall be appointed as a member of the Senior Executive Service.’’. (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.—Subsection (b) of such section is amended— (1) in the first sentence— (A) by striking ‘‘of the Air Force’’ and inserting ‘‘on active duty’’; and (B) by inserting ‘‘(or the equivalent)’’ after ‘‘brigadier general’’ both places it appears; and (2) in the last sentence— (A) by inserting ‘‘applicable’’ before ‘‘limitation’’; and (C) by striking ‘‘of the Air Force’’. (c) STATUTORY STATUS AS PERMANENT PROFESSOR.—(1) Section 9331(b)(2) of such title is amended by striking ‘‘dean of the Faculty, who is a permanent professor’’ and inserting ‘‘Dean of the Faculty’’.
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