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be maintained in the grade or combination of grades concerned. Except as otherwise specifically provided, the actual number of officers in a grade or combination of grades may not exceed the prescribed number. Vacancies occur whenever, and to the extent that, the actual number falls below the prescribed number. §5442. Navy: line officers on active duty (a) Of the total number of officers serving on active duty in the line of the Navy in the grade of ensign and above, excluding fleet admirals and officers carried as additional numbers in grade, the number of officers who may serve in each of the grades above lieutenant may not, except as provided in subsection (b), exceed a number appropriate to the total number as set forth in the following table. If the total number of officers serving on active duty in the line of the Navy in the grade of ensign and above, excluding fleet admirals and officers carried as additional numbers in grade, falls between two strengths shown in the first column of the table, the number for each grade is determined by proportionate interpolation between the respective numbers for the two strengths. Total line officers serving on active duty in the grade of ensign and above, excluding fleet admirals and officers carried as additional numbers In grade

Rear Admiral

32,000 40,000 50,000 60,000 70,000 80,000 90,000 100,000 125,000 150,000 175,000 200,000 260,000

215 222 228 237 244 252 259 262 291 305 323 342 379

Captain

1,920 2,320 2,758 3,140 3,479 3,782 4,053 4,295 4,792 6,165 6,441 6,640 6,854

Commander

3,840 4,498 6,235 6,851 6,374 6,821 7,205 7,538 8,201 8,683 9,017 9,244 9,504

Lieutenant Commander

6,760 7,080 8,650 10,148 11,487 12,752 13,914 15,030 17,500 19,500 21,175 22,560 24,600

(b) The Secretary of the Navy, whenever the needs of the service require but at least once annually, shall compute the number of officers authorized under subsection (a) for each grade above lieutenant. The number so computed is the number of line officers on active duty, excluding officers carried as additional numbers in grade, prescribed for the grade concerned. However, if the Secretary determines at the time of making these computations that the number of officers required to meet the needs of the service in any grade above lieutenant is less than the prescribed number for that grade as computed, the lesser number becomes the prescribed number for the grade and the reduction may be applied as an increase in the prescribed number for any lower grade. (c) Of the numbers of officers prescribed for the grades of commander and lieutenant commander, as computed or determined under subsection (b), not more than the following percentages may be officers designated for limited d u t y: (1) Conmiander—3«%oo percent. (2) Lieutenant commander—S^^QQ percent. (d) The Secretary, whenever the needs of the service require but at least once annually, shall compute the number of officers designated