Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 70A.djvu/416

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358 limited duty may not be promoted to the grade of lieutenant commander or above under section 5769 of this title, although otherwise eligible for promotion, until he has had at least two years of sea or foreign service after his name was placed on the promotion list for promotion to the grade in which he is serving. (b) The Secretary of the Navy shall determine the types of duty that may be considered sea or foreign service for the purpose of thi& section. § 5771. Regular Navy, women line officers; Regular Marine Corps^ women officers: eligibility for promotion (a) Women officers on the active list in the line of the Navy and women officers on the active list of the Marine Corps who are recommended for promotion in the report of a selection board convened under chapter 543 of this title are considered as selected for promotion upon approval of the report by the President. The names of these officers shall be placed on the promotion list for the grade for which selected in the order of their rank at the time of the approval of the report, following the names of any women officers recommended for promotion to the same grade in an earlier approved report who have not yet been promoted. (b) Women officers on the active list in the line of the Navy and women officers on the active list of the Marine Corps may be promoted when they become eligible for promotion under one of the following clauses: (1) Women officers of the Navy on the promotion list for the grade of commander or lieutenant commander and women officers of the Marine Corps on the promotion list for the grade of lieutenant colonel or major are, in the order in which their names appear, eligible for promotion to the grade concerned as vacancies occur in that grade. (2) Women officers of the Navy on the promotion list for the grade of lieutenant and women officers of the Marine Corps on the promotion list for the grade of captain are eligible for promotion on July 1 following the date of approval of the report of the selection board. (c) When promoted to a higher grade, each woman line officer on the active list of the Navy and each woman officer on the active list of the Marine Corps shall be assigned the date of rank and registered number that will give her rank in the order in which her name appeared on the promotion list for that grade. §5772,

Navy; staff corps officers: eligibility for promotion to g r a d e of r e a r admiral Officers in any staff corps recommended for promotion to the grade of rear admiral in the report of a selection board convened under chapter 543 of this title are considered as selected for promotion upon approval of the report by the President. The names of these officers shall be placed on the promotion list for the grade of rear admiral in the corps concerned. Each such officer may be promoted when a vacancy occurs in the grade of rear admiral in his corps. When promoted, each staff corps officer shall have the same date of rank as the running mate assigned to him in the grade of rear admiral. However, if the staff corps officer is promoted to the grade of rear admiral