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[71 Stat. 375]
[71 Stat. 375]
PUBLIC LAW 000—MMMM. DD, 1957

71 S T A T. ]

PUBLIC LAW 85-155-AUG. 21, 1957

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Public Law 85-155 AN ACT

August 21, 1957

To improve the career opportunities of nurses and medical specialists of the —Lj———I Army, Navy, and Air Force. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives United States of America in Congress assembled, rp-rrpy T,-^ T 1 i i LiiL i

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SEC. 101. Subtitle B of title 10, United States Code is amended as follows: (1) Section 3069 is amended to read as follows: "§ 3069. Army Nurse Corps: Chief; appointment "The Army Nurse Corps consists of the Chief of that corps and officers in grades of second lieutenant through colonel. The Secretary of the Army shall appoint the Chief from the officers of the Regular Army in that Corps whose regular grade is above major and who are recommended by the Surgeon General. The Chief serves during the pleasure of the Secretary, but not for more than four years. She may not be reappointed. Without vacating her regular grade, she is entitled to the temporary grade and the pay and allowances of a colonel while so serving and ranks above all other colonels in that corps." (2) Section 3070 is amended to read as follows: "§ 3070. Army Medical Specialist Corps: organization; Chief and assistant chiefs " (a) The Army Medical Specialist Corps consists of the Chief and assistant chiefs of that corps, other officers in grades of second lieutenant through colonel, and the following sections— "(1) the Dietitian Section; "(2) the Physical Therapist Section; and "(3) the Occupational Therapist Section. " (b) The Secretary of the Army shall appoint the Chief of the Army Medical Specialist Corps from the officers of the Regular Army in that corps whose regular grade is above captain and who are recommended by the Surgeon General. The Chief serves during the pleasure of the Secretary^, but not for more than four years. She may not be reappointed. Without vacating her regular grade, she is entitled to the temporary grade and the pay and allowances of a colonel while so serving, and ranks above all other colonels in that corps. "(c) The Surgeon General shall appoint three assistant chiefs of the Army Medical Specialist Corps from the officers of the Regular Army in that corps whose regular grade is above captain. Each assistant chief is the chief of a section of that corps. She serves during the pleasure of the Surgeon General, but for not more than four years. She may not be reappointed to the same position. Without vacating her regular grade, each assistant chief is entitled to the temporary grade and the pay and allowances of a lieutenant colonel Avhile so serving and ranks above all other lieutenant colonels in her section."

Armed Forces, Army Nurse and Medical ^ e c i a l i s t Act of 1957,

70A Stat. 168.

7OA Stat. i69.