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282 service, except an officer of the naval service who is serving as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (c) The Chief of Naval Operations commands the operating forces and is responsible to the Secretary of the Navy for their use, including their training, readiness, and preparation for war, and plans therefor. Orders issued by the Chief of Naval Operations in performing the duties assigned him shall be performed under the authority of the Secretary and are considered as coming from the Secretary. (d) The Chief of Naval Operations is the principal naval adviser to the President and to the Secretary of the Navy on the conduct of war, and the principal naval adviser and naval executive to the Secretary on the conduct of the activities of the Department of the Navy. (e) The term "operating forces" as used in this section and section 6082 of this title means the ^ v e r a l fleets, sea-going forces, sea-frontier forces, district forces, and such of the shore establishment of the Navy and other forces and activities as may be assigned thereto by the President or the Secretary of the Navy. § 5082. Chief of Naval Operations and Chief of Naval Material: coordinating duties I n order that military operations and their support may be effectively coordinated— (1) the Chief of Naval Operations, under the direction of the Secretary of the Navy, shall— (A) determine the personnel and the material requirements of the operating forces as defined in section 5081 of this title, including the order in which ships, aircraft, surface craft, weapons, and facilities are to be constructed, maintained, altered, repaired, and overhauled; and (B) coordinate and direct the efforts of the bureaus and offices of the executive part of the Department of the Navy as may be necessary to make available and distribute, when and where needed, the personnel and material required; and (2) the Chief of Naval Material, under the direction of the Secretary, shall— (A) determine the procurement and production policies and methods to be followed by the Department in meeting the material requirements of the operating forces as defined in section 5081 of this title; and (B) coordinate and direct the efforts of the bureaus and offices of the executive part of the Department in this respect. § 5083. Chief of Naval Operations: retirement An officer who is retired while serving as Chief of Naval Operations, or who, after serving at least two and one-half years as Chief of Naval Operations, is retired after completion of that service while serving in a lower rank or grade, may, in the discretion of the President, be retired with the grade of admiral and with retired pay based on that grade. § 5084. Chief of Naval Operations: quarters The Secretary of the Navy may assign to the Chief of Naval Operations the public quarters constructed under the authority of