Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 70A.djvu/613

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555 Chief of Staff of the Air Force, (3) as a senior member of the Military Staff Committee of the United Nations, or (4) in a position of importance and responsibility designated by the President to carry the grade of general or lieutenant general under section 8066 of this title may, in the discretion of the President, be retired, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, in the highest grade held by him at any time on the active list. (b) Upon retirement, any woman Air Force officer who has served at least two and one-half years on active duty in the temporary grade of colonel in the Air Force under section 8071 of this title may, in the discretion of the President, be retired in that grade. (c) Upon retirement, any permanent professor of the United States Air Force Academy whose grade is below brigadier general, and whose service as such a professor has been long and distinguished, may, in the discretion of the President, be retired in the grade of brigadier general. § 8963. Higher grade for service during certain periods: regular and reserve commissioned officers (a) A regular commissioned officer who is retired, or a reserve commissioned officer who is retired or to whom retired pay is granted, is entitled to a retired grade equal to the highest temporary grade in the Army in which he served on active duty satisfactorily, as determined by the Secretary of the Air Force, for not less than six months, after September 8, 1940, and before July 1, 1946. (b) Upon retirement, an Air Force nurse or woman medical specialist who was (1) a member of the Army Nurse Corps established by the Act of July 9, 1918, ch. 143 (40 Stat. 879), (2) a female dietitian or physical therapist appointed in the Army under the Act of December 22, 1942, ch. 805 (56 Stat. 1072), or (3) a female officer apointed in the Army under the Act of June 22, 1944, ch. 272 (58 tat. 324), is entitled to a retired grade equal to the highest grade or relative rank in which she served on active duty satisfactorily, as determined by the Secretary, after September 8, 1940, and before July 1, 1946.

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§ 8964. Higher grade after 30 year s of service: Air Force warrant officers; regular enlisted members Each warrant officer of the Air Force, and each enlisted member of the Kegular Air Force, who is retired before or after this title is enacted is entitled, when his active service plus his service on the retired list totals 30 years, to be advanced on the retired list to the grade that is equal to the highest temporary grade in which he served on active duty satisfactorily, as determined by the Secretary of the Air Force, after September 8, 1940, and before July 1, 1946. § 8965. Restoration to former grade: Regular Air Force warrant officers and enlisted members Each retired warrant officer or enlisted member of the Regular Air Force who has been advanced on the retired list to a higher commissioned grade under section 8964 of tiiis title, and who applies