104 STAT. 1546 PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 SEC. 405. AUTHORITY FOR EXEMPTION FROM GRADE LIMITATIONS FOR CERTAIN THREE-STAR GENERAL AND FLAG OFFICER POSI- TIONS ON JOINT STAFF (a) IN GENERAL. — Section 525(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(4)(A) An officer while serving in a position designated under subparagraph (B), if serving in the grade of lieutenant general or vice admiral, is in addition to the number that would otherwise be permitted for that officer's armed force for that grade under paragraph (1) or (2). "(B) The President, with the advice and assistance of the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, may designate not more than six positions within the Joint Staff (provided for under section 155 of this title) as positions referred to in subparagraph (A). The authority of the President under the preceding sentence may not be delegated.". (b) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT. —Paragraph (3) of such section is amended by striking out "authorized" and inserting in lieu thereof "that would otherwise be permitted for". SEC. 406. REDUCTION IN THE AUTHORIZED END STRENGTH FOR THE NUMBER OF MILITARY PERSONNEL IN EUROPE (a) REDUCTION.—Subsection (c)(1) of section 1002 of the Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1985 (22 U.S.C. 1928 note), is amended in the first sentence— (1) by striking out "After September 30, 1985, none of the funds appropriated pursuant to an authorization contained in this Act or any other Act enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act" and inserting in lieu thereof "No appropriated funds"; and (2) by striking out "326,414" and inserting in lieu thereof "261,855". (b) WAIVER AUTHORITY.— Such section is further amended by adding at the end the following: "In any fiscal year for which the permanent ceiling specified in the first sentence of this subsection is 261,855, the President may authorize an end strength level of members of the Armed Forces assigned to permanent duty ashore in European member nations of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at a level not to exceed 311,855 if the President determines that the national security interests of the United States require such President. authorization. Whenever the President exercises the authority provided under the preceding sentence, the President shall notify Congress of that determination and of the necessity for exceeding such permanent ceiling.". (c) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.— Section 911 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 22 USC 1928 101-189; 103 Stat. 1523) is repealed. note. PART B—RESERVE FORCES 10 USC 261 note. SEC. 411. END STRENGTHS FOR SELECTED RESERVE (a) IN GENERAL.— The Armed Forces are authorized strengths for Selected Reserve personnel of the reserve components as of September 30, 1991, as follows: (1) The Army National Guard of the United States, 457,300. (2) The Army Reserve, 318,700.