(a)Each officer named in section
3036 of this title shall have, in addition to the assistants prescribed by subsections (b) and (c) and by section
3037 of this title, such deputies and assistants as the Secretary of the Army may prescribe. Each such deputy and assistant shall be an officer detailed by the Secretary to that position from the officers of the Army for a tour of duty of not more than four years, under a procedure prescribed by the Secretary similar to that prescribed in section
3036 of this title.
(b)There is an Assistant Surgeon General appointed from the officers of the Dental Corps, as prescribed in section
3036 of this title. The Assistant Surgeon General is Chief of the Dental Corps and is responsible for making recommendations to the Surgeon General and through the Surgeon General to the Chief of Staff on all matters concerning dentistry and the dental health of the Army. An appointee who holds a lower regular grade shall be appointed in the regular grade of major general.
(c)There are two assistants to the Chief of Engineers appointed as prescribed in section
3036 of this title. An appointee who holds a lower regular grade shall be appointed in the regular grade of brigadier general.
June 3, 1916, ch. 134, § 11 (18th through 25th words); restated June 4, 1920, ch. 227, subch. I, § 11 (18th through 25th words), 41 Stat. 768.
June 26, 1936, ch. 839 (16th through 31st words), 49 Stat. 1974.
In subsection (a), the words “in addition to the assistants prescribed by subsections (b) and (c) andsection
3037 of this title” are substituted for the words “Except as prescribed in subsections (b) and (c) of this section”. The words “selected and”, “which procedure shall be”, and 10:21h(a) (last 21 words) are omitted as surplusage.
In subsection (b), the words “appointed from the officers of the Dental Corps” are substituted for the words “who shall be an officer of the Dental Corps, and who shall be selected and appointed”. The last sentence is substituted for the words “with the rank of major general”.
Subsection (c) is based on section 11 of the National Defense Act, as amended by the Act of June 26, 1936, ch. 839, 49 Stat. 1974 (10:181 and 181a), which provides for two assistants to the Chief of Engineers with the rank of brigadier general, and as impliedly amended by section 513(a) and 513(b) of the Officer Personnel Act of 1947 (10:559g), which provides the method of selection of assistant chiefs of branches, and prescribes that assistant chiefs be promoted to the grade held as such in the Regular Army if they hold a lower grade in the Regular Army. Section 404(f) of the Army Organization Act of 1950, 64 Stat. 274, exempts these two positions from the operation of section 208(a) of that act (10:21h(a)).
A prior section
3039, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 164, related to Inspector General and Provost Marshal General, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 99–433, § 502(f)(1). See section
3020 of this title.
1978—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95–485inserted provision establishing the Assistant Surgeon General as Chief of the Dental Corps and making him responsible for recommendations to the Surgeon General and through the Surgeon General to the Chief of Staff on all matters concerning dentistry and dental health of the Army.
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