Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 70A.djvu/240

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182 (2) thirty-second birthday, for a person appointed in the Medical Corps, Dental Corps, Veterinary Corps, or Judge Advocate General's Corps; (3) thirtieth birthday, for a person appointed in the Medical Service Corps; or (4) twenty-seventh birthday, for all other persons. (b) The maximum ages specified in subsection (a) are increased by the period of active commissioned service in the Army after December 31, 1947, and performed after the appointee became 21 years of age and before his appointment. However, a maximum age is not so increased by more than five years. §3287.

Commissioned officers: original appointment; service credit (a) For the purpose of determining grade, position on a promotion list, seniority in his grade in the Kegular Army, and eligibility for promotion, a person originally appointed in a commissioned grade in the Regular Army, except a person appointed under section 3291 or 3294 (a) of this title, shall be credited at the time of his appointment with the active commissioned service in the Army after December 31, 1947, that he performed after becoming 21 years of age and before his appointment. However, not more than five years of service may be so credited. (b) A person originally appointed in a commissioned grade in the Regular Army in one of the following branches, except a person appointed under section 3294(a) of this title, shall be credited at the time of his appointment, in addition to the service with which he is credited under subsection (a), and for the same purposes, with the following service: (1) Medical Corps—four years. (2) Dental Corps—three years. (3) Veterinary Corps—three years, f 4) The Chaplains—three years. (5) Judge Advocate General's Corps—three years. (c) Under such regulations as the Secretary of the Army may prescribe, a person who is originally appointed in a commissioned grade in the Regular Army in the Medical Service Corps, and who, at the time of appointment, holds a degree of doctor of philosophy or a comparable degree in a science allied to medicine, so recognized by the Surgeon General, may be credited at the time of his appointment, in addition to the service with which he is credited under subsection (a), and for the same purposes, with three years of service, (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person who was a cadet at the United States Military Academy may be originally Jippointed in a commissioned grade in the Regular Army before the date on which his classmates at the Academy are graduated and appointed as officers. No person who was a cadet at, but did not graduate from, the Academy may be credited, upon appointment as a commissioned officer of the Regular Army, with longer service than that credited to any member of his class at the Academy whose service in the Army has been continuous since graduation. (e) A graduate of the United States Military Academy who is originally appointed as a second lieutenant in the Regular Army under section 4353(b) of this title is not entitled to any service credit under this section.