10 USC 8288.
10 USC 8288,
10 USC 8294.
PUBLIC LAW 8 5 - 8 6 1 - S E P T. 2, 1958
"(4) under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary, not more than eight years, if he is one of not more than 100 persons in any calendar year who are appointed from civil life or from Reserves of the Air Force who nave qualifications not otherwise available from members of the Air Force on active duty; and "(5) under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary, not more than two years, if he is appointed while on active duty in the Air Force. "(b) For the purposes set forth in subsection (a), a person originally appointed in a commissioned grade in the Regular Air Force TN'ith a view to designation as an Air Force nurse or medical specialist shall be credited, at the time of her appointment, with all active commissioned service in the armed forces after December 6, 1941, that she performed after becoming 21 years of age and before her appointment. However, not more than 14 years of service may be so credited. For the same purposes, a person who is originally appointed in the grade of first lieutenant under section 8288(b) of this title and who has not performed at least three years of active commissioned service in the armed forces after December 6, 1941, shall be credited with that amount of service. "(c) Xotwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who was a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy or the United States Military Academy, or a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, may not be originally appointed in a commissioned grade in the Regular Air Force before the date on which his classmates at that academy are graduated and appointed as officers. A person who was a cadet or midshipman at, but was not graduated from, one of those academies may not be credited, upon original appointment as a commissioned officer of the Regular Air Force, with longer service than that credited to any member of his class at that academy whose service in the Air Force, or in the Army and the Air Force, has been continuous since graduation. (d) A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, the United States Military Academy, or the United States Naval Academy who is orig^inally appointed as a second lieutenant in the Regular Air Force is not entitled to any service credit under this section. (170) Section 8288(a) is amended to read as follows: "(a) Except for a person appointed with a view to designation as a medical or dental officer or as an Air Force nurse or medical specialist, the commissioned grade in which a person is originally appointed in the Regular Air Force, based on the service credited under section 8287 (a) of this title, is: " (1) For persons with less than three years of service—second lieutenant. "(2) For persons with at least three, but less than seven, years of service—first lieutenant. "(3) For persons with at least seven, but less than 14, years of service—captain. "(4) For persons with at least 14, but less than 21, years of service—major. "(5) For persons with at least 21 years of service—lieutenant colonel." (173) Section 8294 is amended to read as follows: '^§8294. Commissioned officers; medical and dental officers: original appointment " (a) Original appointments in the Regular Air Force may be made in the grades of first lieutenant through colonel with a view to designation as medical or dental officers, as the needs of the Air Force require. These appointments may be made only from qualified doc-