Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 70A.djvu/474

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416 § 6407. Communication with selection board Each officer eligible for consideration for continuation on the active list 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. § 6408. Navy and Marine Corps; warrant officers, W - 1: limitation on dismissal (a) No officer who holds the grade of warrant officer, W - 1, may be dismissed from the Navy or the Marine Corps except in time of war, by order of the President. (b) The President may drop from the rolls of the Navy or the Marine Corps any officer who holds the grade of warrant officer, W - 1, who— (1) has been absent without authority for at least three months; or (2) is sentenced to confinement in a Federal or State penitentiary or correctional institution after having been found guilty of an offense by a court other than a court-martial or other military court, and whose sentence has become final. § 6409. Navy and Marine Corps; warrant officers: suspension of f,. laws for mandatory retirement or separation during war or emergency In time of war, or of emergency declared after May 29, 1954, by Congress or the President, the President may suspend the operation of any provision of law relating to mandatory retirement or separation of temporary warrant officers of the Navy and the Marine Corps. CHAPTER 575.—RECALL TO ACTIVE DUTY Sec.

6481. Retired officers of the Regular Navy and Regular Marine Corps: authority to recall. 6482. Retired enlisted members of the Regular Navy and Regular Marine Corps: authority to recall. 6483. Retired members: grade. 6484. Promotion of retired members to higher enlisted grades: retention of grade upon release from active duty. 6485. Members of the Fleet Reserve and Fleet Marine Corps Reserve: authority to recall. 6486. Members of the Fleet Reserve and Fleet Marine Corps Reserve; release from active duty. 6487. Retired rear admirals: retired pay after two years of active duty. 6488. Wartime appointments or promotions: retention of grade upon release from active duty.

§ 6481. Retired officers of the Regular Navy and Regular Marine Corps: authority to recall I n time of war or national emergency declared by the President, the Secretary of the Navy may order any retired officer of the Regular Navy or the Regular Marine Corps to active duty at sea or on shore. At any other time the Secretary ma,y order such a retired officer to active duty at sea or on shore only with his consent.