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332 at any time, except that in time of war or declared national emergency the number may be increased by the President as he considers necessary to meet the needs of the naval service.

CHAPTER 541.—RUNNING MATES Sec. 5651. 5652. 5653. 5654. 5655. 5656. 5657. 5658. 5659. 5660. 5661. 5662. 5663. 5664.

Eligibility of oflBcers to be running mates. RegularNavy: lieutenants (junior gn'ade). Regular Navy: lieutenants and above. Regular Navy: transfers from line. Naval Reserve: officers ordered to active duty. Reassignment: running mate separated, released, or loses numbers. Reassignment: staff corps officer promoted. Reassignment: stafC corps officer not promoted. Reassignment: staff corps officer loses numbers. Reassignment: running mate advanced. Reassignment: staff corps officer advanced. Suspension: preceding sections. Application: preceding sections. Regular Navy: women staff corps officers appointed under section 5590 of this title. 5666. Appointments for limited duration not considered.

§ 5651. Eligibility of officers to be r u n n i n g m a t e s (a) To be eligible to be the running mate of a staff corps officer not restricted in the performance of duty, a line officer must be an officer who is not restricted in the performance of duty. (b) To be eligible to be the running mate of a staff corps officer designated for limited duty, a line officer must be an officer who is designated for limited duty. § 5652. Regular Navy: lieutenants (junior g r a d e) (a) After the end of each calendar year, officers serving in the grade of lieutenant (junior grade) on the active list of the Navy in each staff corps who have dates of rank in that grade in the calendar year just ended, except officers appointed to that grade in a staff corps by transfer from the line, shall have assigned to them, in the order of their lineal rank, running mates from among eligible line officers on active duty serving in the grade of lieutenant (junior grade). Lieutenants (junior grade) of each staff corps other than the Medical Corps shall have running mates assigned to them from among eligible line lieutenants (junior grade) having dates of rank in the same calendar year as themselves. Lieutenants (junior grade) in the Medical Corps shall have running mates a s s i ^ e d to them from among eligible line lieutenants (junior grade) having dates of rank in the preceding calendar year. (b) The officer to be assigned as the running mate of a staff corps officer under this section is the eligible line officer whose numerical position in the order of lineal rank, among the line lieutenants (junior grade) on active duty having dates of rank in the calendar year prescribed in subsection (a), most nearly equals the product of— (1) the numerical position of the staff corps officer in his order of lineal rank as determined under subsection (c) or (d); and (2) a fraction, of which— (A) the numerator is the number of line lieutenants (junior grade) on active duty having dates of rank in the prescribed calendar year; and