PUBLIC LAW 96-513—DEC. 12, 1980
94 STAT. 2875
"(A) be honorably discharged in the grade then held, in the case of an officer whose case was brought under subsection (a) of section 1181 of this title; or "(B) be discharged in the grade then held, in the case of an officer whose case was brought under subsection (b) of section 1181 of this title. "(c)" An officer who is discharged under subsection (b)(2) is entitled, if eligible therefor, to separation pay under section 1174(b) of this title.
Ante, p. 2870.
"§ 1187. Officers eligible to serve on boards lo USC 1187 "(a)(1) Each officer who serves on a board convened under this chapter shall be an officer of the same armed force as the officer being required to show cause for retention on active duty. "(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), an officer may not serve on a board under this chapter unless such officer is serving on active duty in a grade above lieutenant colonel or commander and is senior in grade and rank to any officer considered by that board. "(3) If qualified officers on active duty are not available in sufficient Retired officers. numbers to comprise a board convened under this chapter, the Secretary of the military department concerned shall complete the membership of the board by appointing retired officers of the same armed force who are retired in a grade above lieutenant colonel or commander and whose retired grade is senior to the grade of any officer considered by the board. A retired general or flag officer who is on active duty for the purpose of serving on a board convened under this chapter shall not, while so serving, be counted against any limitation on the number of general and flag officers who may be on active duty. "(b) No person may be a member of more than one board convened under this chapter to consider the same officer.". RETIREMENT OF REGULAR COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AT AGE 62
SEC. 111. Chapter 63, relating to retirement for age, is amended by inserting before section 1263 the following new section: "§ 1251. Age 62: regular commissioned officers; exceptions "(a) Unless retired or separated earlier, each regular commissioned officer of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps (other than an officer who is a permanent professor, director of admissions, or registrar of the United States Military Academy or United States Air Force Academy or a commissioned warrant officer) shall be retired on the first day of the month following the month in which he becomes 62 years of age. An officer who is a permanent professor at the United States Military Academy or United States Air Force Academy, the director of admissions at the United States Military Academy, or the registrar of the United States Air Force Academy shall be retired on the first day of the month following the month in which he becomes 64 years of age. "(b) Notwithstanding subsection (a), the President may defer the retirement of an officer serving in a position that carries a grade above major general or rear admiral, but such a deferment may not extend beyond the first day of the month following the month in which the officer becomes 64 years of age. Not more than ten deferments of retirement under this subsection may be in effect at any one time.".
Retirement, Presidential deferment.