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m (2) if he is in a staff corps of the Navy, be assigned to unrestricted performance of duty in that corps; or (3) if lie is in the Marine Corps, be designated for supply duty or be assigned to unrestricted performance of duty. When an officer is so designated or assigned, his status as an officer designated for limited duty terminates. (f) The Secretary shall prescribe regulations for the appointment, designation, and assignment of officers under this section. § 5590. Regular Navy and Regular Marine Corps: women (a) Women may be appointed to the active list of the Navy in the line or in any staff corps or to the active list of the Marine Corps. Except as provided in subsection (b), original appointments under this section shall be made under the same conditions as prescribed in other sections of this title for appointments under those sections. (b) Original appointments to the active list of the Navy under this section shall be either in the grade of ensign or in the grade of lieutenant (junior grade) in the discretion of the President, and original appointments to the active list of the Marine Corps shall be either in the grade of second lieutenant or in the grade of first lieutenant in the discretion of the President. To be eligible for such an appointment a woman must— (1) be at least 21 and under 30 years of age on July 1 of the year in which appointed; and (2) have mental, moral, educational, professional, and physical qualifications satisfactory to the Secretary of the Navy. (c) This section does not authorize the appointment of officers in the Nurse Corps. §5591.

Regular Navy: Supply Corps: maximum number of ensigns appointed annually (a) Subject to subsection (b), the maximum number of appointments that may be made in any year to the active list of the Navy in the Supply Corps in the grade of ensign is equal to 12 percent of the number of appointments made that year to the active list in the line in the grade of ensign. (b) If, in any year, the number of officers on the active list in the Supply Corps is less than 12 percent of the number of officers on the active list in the line, the number of appointments in that year to the active list in the Supply Corps in the grade of ensign may be increased as the President determines necessary, so long as that percentage is not exceeded. §5592.

Regular Navy: Civil Engineer Corps: maximum number of ensigns appointed annually (a) Subject to subsection (b), the maximum number of appointments that may be made in any year to the active list of the Navy in the Civil Engineer Corps in the grade of ensign is equal to 3 percent of the number of appointments made that year to the active list in the line in the grade of ensign. (b) If, in any year, the number of officers on the active list in the Civil Engineer Corps is less than 3 percent of the number of officers on the active list in the line, the number of appointments in 81913 0—56^

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