Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 70A.djvu/406

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348 (1) Officers in the Medical Corps, the Chaplain Corps, the Dental Corps, and the Medical Service Corps m the grades of lieutenant and lieutenant (junior grade), except officers in those corps appointed under section 5590 of this title. (2) Officers in the Nurse Corps in the grade of lieutenant (junior grade). (c) Each woman officer on the active list of the Navy in a staff corps appointed under section 5590 of this title is eligible for consideration for promotion to the next higher grade by a selection board convened under chapter 543 of this title when the President approves the report of a line selection board that recommends for promotion to the next higher grade the running mate of the woman staff corps officer or.a woman line officer junior to her running mate. § 5754. Eligibility for consideration by selection boards: general provision (a) Each officer who becomes eligible for consideration for promotion under the preceding sections of this chapter remains so eligible while on active duty regardless of failures of selection for promotion. (b) A selection board convened under chapter 543 of this title may not consider for promotion to the next higher grade any officer whose name is on the promotion list for that grade as a result of his selection by an earlier board convened under that chapter. § 5755. Communications with selection board Each officer eligible for consideration for promotion by a selection board convened under chapter 543 of this title has the right to send a communication through official channels at any time not later than ten days after the convening of that board inviting attention to any matter of record in the Department of the Navy concerning himself which he considers important in his case. The communication may not criticize any officer or reflect upon the character, conduct, or motive of any officer. § 5756. Navy, male line officers not restricted in the performance of duty; Marine Corps, male officers not restricted in the performance of duty: numbers that may be recommended The Secretary of the Navy shall furnish the appropriate selection board convened under chapter 543 of this title with the number of male officers in the line of the Navy not restricted in the performance of duty or male officers of the Marine Corps not restricted in the performance of duty that may be recommended for promotion to the next higher grade. This number, determined by the Secretary as of the date the board is convened, is equal to the number of vacancies existing among such officers in the higher grade, plus the number of additional vacancies estimated for the next 12 months, minus the number of officers on the promotion list for that grade. § 5757. Regular Navy, male line officers designated for limited duty; Regular Marine Corps, male officers designated for limited duty; numbers that may be recommended The Secretary of the Navy shall furnish the appropriate selection board convened under chapter 543 of this title with the number of male officers in the line of the Navy designated for limited duty or