Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 70A.djvu/393

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335 § 5660. Reassignment: running mate advanced If the running mate of a staff corps officer on active duty is advanced in numbers, or advanced in grade under section &789 of this title, the staff corps officer shall have a new running mate assigned to him. The officer to be so assigned is the eligible line officer, not advanced, who was next senior to the former running mate before the advancement of such former running mate or, if there is none, the senior eligible line officer remaining in the grade. § 5661. Reassignment: staff corps officer advanced (a) If a staff corps officer not restricted in the performance of duty serving on active duty in the grade of lieutenant (junior grade) or above is advanced in numbers in his grade, he shall have assigned to him as his new running mate the running mate of the officer of his grade and corps, not restricted in the performance of duty, who is next senior to him in the position to which he is advanced or, if there is none, the running mate of the officer of his grade and corps, not restricted in the performance of duty, who is next junior to him in his new position. (b) If a staff corps officer restricted in the performance of duty serving on active duty in the grade of lieutenant (junior grade) or above is advanced in numbers in his grade, he shall have assigned to him as his new running mate the running mate of the officer of his grade and corps, restricted in the performance of duty, who is next senior to him in the position to which he is advanced or, if there is none, the running mate of the officer of his grade and corps, restricted in the performance of duty, who is next junior to him in his new position. § 5662. Suspension: preceding sections. (a) The President may suspend any provision of the preceding sections of this chapter relating to officers serving in the grades of lieutenant and lieutenant (junior grade) during any period when— (1) the number of officers serving on active duty in the grade of ensign and above in the line of the Navy exceeds the number of officers on the active list in the line of the Navy; and (2) he determines that the needs of the service so require. (b) During a war or national emergency, the President may suspend any provision of the preceding sections of this chapter. Such a suspension may not continue beyond June 30 of the fiscal year following that in which the war or national emergency ends. § 5663. Application: preceding sections. (a) The preceding sections of this chapter do not apply to— (1) women officers appointed under section 5590 of this title; (2) women reserve officers, other than reserve officers in the Nurse Corps and other than reserve officers appointed under section 5581 of this title; (3) retired officers; (4) officers of the Naval Reserve assigned to active duty for training; (5) officers of the Naval Reserve ordered to active duty in connection with organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing, training, or drilling the Naval Reserve; or