A prior section
, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 226; Nov. 2, 1966, Pub. L. 89–718
, § 3,
80 Stat. 1115, provided for retirement of a promotion-list colonel, except as provided by section
, on the 30th day after he completes 30 years of service or the 5th anniversary of the date of his appointment in that regular grade, whichever is later, with authority for the Secretary of the Army to defer retirement in certain cases, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 96–513
, title II, § 217(a), title VII, § 701,Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2886
, 2955, effective Sept. 15, 1981. See section
of this title.
2004—Pub. L. 108–375
inserted “; waiver authority” at end of section catchline, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).
Pub. L. 106–65
, div. A, title V, § 532(a)(5),Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 604
, provided that: “The amendments made by this subsection [enacting this section and sections
of this title] shall not apply to an officer serving on the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 5, 1999] in the position of Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy, or Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy for so long as that officer continues on and after that date to serve in that position without a break in service.”