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204 Sec. 3579. 3580. 8581. 3582.

Command: Command: Command: Command:

commissioned oflScers of Army Medical Service. commissioned officers of Women's Army Corps. chaplains. retired officers.

§3571. Rank: commissioned officers on active duty (a) Commissioned officers of the Army on active duty in the same grade rank among themselves according to date of rank. The date of r a n k ^ (1) for a regular officer serving in his regular grade, is that stated in his commission or letter of appointment; (2) for a regular officer serving in a temporary grade, is his date of appointment in that grade, unless adjusted under section 3572 of this title; and (3) for a reserve officer or an officer of the Army National Guard called into Federal service, is his date of entry on active duty, except that, if he previously served on active duty in the same or any higher grade, his date of rank precedes the date of his entry on active duty by the period of his active duty, and of his service under section 503, 504, or 505 of title 32, performed in the grade in which he was placed on active duty or in any higher grade. (b) When the dates of rank prescribed by subsection (a) are the same, rank is determined by length of all active commissioned service in the Army and commissioned service under sections 503, 504, and 505 of title 32. (c) When the dates of rank prescribed by subsection (a) and length of active commissioned service computed under subsection (b) are the same: (1) Regular officers rank before reserve officers and officers of the Army National Guard. (2) Regular officers rank among themselves according to sections 3573 and 3574 of this title. (3) Reserve officers and officers of the Army Ndtional Guard rank among themselves according to age. §3572.

Rank: commissioned officers serving under temporary appointments The President may, in accordance with the needs of the Army, adjust dates of rank of commissioned officers of the Army serving in temporary grades.

§ 3573. Rank: commissioned officers in regular grades of brigadier general and major general; seniority list (a) The date of rank of an officer whose regular grade is brigadier general is the date of his appointment in that regular grade, if at the time of that appointment he held no temporary general officer grade. The date of rank of an officer whose regular grade is major general is the date of rank he held in the regular grade of brigadier general, if he held that grade at the time of his appointment in the regular grade of major general. (b) If at the time of his appointment in his current regular grade such an officer held only a temporary general officer grade, his date of rank is the date of rank he held in that temporary grade, except that