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183 § 32S8. Commissioned officers: original appointment; determination of grade Except as provided in section 3294 of this title, based upon the service credited under section 3287 of this title, the commissioned ^rade in which a person is originally appointed in the Regular Army is:

(1) For persons with less than three years of service—second lieutenant. (2) For persons with at least three, but less than seven, years of service—first lieutenant. (3) For persons with at least seven years of service—captain. § 3289. Commissioned officers; Medical Corps: original appointment; professional examination No person may be originally appointed as a first lieutenant in the Regular Army in the Medical Corps until he passes an examination of his professional fitness before an examining board composed of at least three officers of the Medical Corps designated by the Secretary of the Army. §3290. Commissioned officers; Medical Service Corps: original appointment; additional qualifications, grade An original appointment in the Regular Army in the Medical Service Corps may be made only in the grade of second lieutenant, except as provided in section 3287(c) of this title, and from the following persons: (1) Members of the Regular Army. (2) Reserves not in an inactive status. (3) Graduates of an accredited school of pharmacy or optometry, or of a school or college who hold a degree in a science allied to medicine or any other degree approved by the Surgeon General. § 3291. Commissioned officers; Army Nurse Corps and Women^s Medical Specialist Corps: original appointment; additional qualifications, grade (a) An original appointment in the Regular Army in the Army Nurse Corps or the Women's Medical Specialist Corps may be made in the grade of— (1) second lieutenant, from women who on the date of nomination have not already passed their twenty-seventh birthday, and who are not qualified for appointment in the grade of first lieutenant under clause (2); and (2) first lieutenant, from women who on the date of nomination have not already passed their thirtieth birthday. The maximum ages specified in this subsection are increased by the period of active commissioned service in the armed forces after December 31, 1947, but not by more than five years. (b) To be eligible for appointment in the Army Nurse Corps under this section a woman must be a graduate of a hospital or university training school and a registered nurse. 81!)1?, O—5C

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