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PUBLIC LAW 37-MAY 27, 1953

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Public Law 37 May 27, 1953 [S. 1530]

10 USC 166. Army, Air Force nurses.

Eligibility.

Grade.

Maximum a g e s.

10 USC 166a. Army, Air Force. W o m e n medical specialists.

Eligibility.

Grade.

Maximum ages.

34 USC 43c.

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CHAPTER 7 1

AN ACT To amend the Army-Navy Nurses Act of 1947 to authorize the appointment in the grade of first lieutenant of nurses and medical specialists in the Regular Army and Regular Air Force, and appointment with rank of lieutenant (junior grade) of nurses in the Regular Navy.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 101(c) of the Army-Navy Nurses Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 42) is amended to read as follows: "(c) Commissioned officers of the Regular Army in the Army Nurse Corps, and commissioned officers of the Eegular Air Force appointed with a view to designation as Air Force nurses, shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from female citizens of the United States who have attained the age of twenty-one years. To be eligible for appointment under this subsection a person must be a graduate of a hospital or university training school and a registered nurse and must have the physical and other qualifications prescribed by the Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of the Air Force for the appropriate armed force. A person appointed under this subsection shall be appointed in the grade of— "(1) second lieutenant, if she is not more than twenty-seven years of age on the date of nomination by the President and is not qualified for appointment as a first lieutenant under clause (2); or " (2) first lieutenant, if she is qualified under regulations issued by the appropriate Secretary and is not more than thirty years of age on the date of nomination by the President. The maximum ages specified in clauses (1) and (2) are increased by the period of active Federal commissioned service performed after December 31, 1947. However, such an age may not be so increased by more than five years." SEC. 2. Section 102(c) of the Army-Navy Nurses Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 42) is amended to read as follows: "(c) Commissioned officers of the Regular Army in the Women's Medical Specialist Corps, and commissioned officers of the Regular Air Force appointed with a view to designation as women medical specialists, shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from female citizens of the United States who have attained the age of twenty-one years. To be eligible for appointment under this subsection, a person must have the physical and other qualifications prescribed by the Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of the Air Force for the appropriate armed force. A person appointed under this subsection shall be appointed in the grade of— "(1) second lieutenant, if she is not more than twenty-seven years of age on the date of nomination by the President and is not qualified for appointment as a first lieutenant under clause (2); or , _ " (2) first lieutenant, if she is qualified under regulations issued by the appropriate Secretary and is not more than thirty years of age on the date of nomination by the President. The maximum ages specified in clauses (1) and (2) are increased by the period of active Federal commissioned service performed after December 31, 1947. However, such an age may not be so increased by more than five years." SEC. 3. Section 204 of the Army-Navy Nurses Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 48) is amended to read as follow':