(a)At least 30 days before a selection board is convened under section
611(a) of this title to recommend officers in a grade for promotion to the next higher grade, the Secretary concerned
(1) shall notify in writing the officers eligible for consideration for promotion of the date on which the board is to convene and the name and date of rank of the junior officer, and of the senior officer, in the promotion zone as of the date of the notification, or
(2) shall issue a general written notice to the armed force concerned regarding the convening of the board which shall include the convening date of the board and the name and date of rank of the junior officer, and of the senior officer, in the promotion zone as of the date of the notification.
(b)An officer eligible for consideration by a selection board convened under section
611(a) of this title may send a written communication to the board, to arrive not later than the day before the date the board convenes, calling attention to any matter concerning himself that the officer considers important to his case. The selection board shall give consideration to any timely communication under this subsection.
2006—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–163inserted “the day before” after “not later than” in first sentence.
1991—Pub. L. 102–190struck out “; communications with boards” after “selection boards” in section catchline.
1981—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–22substituted “which shall include the convening date of the board” for “, the names of the officers eligible for consideration by the board as of the date of the notification, the convening date of the board,”.
Effective Date of 2006 Amendment
Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, § 505(c),Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3227, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section and section
14106 of this title] shall take effect on March 1, 2006, and shall apply with respect to selection boards convened on or after that date.”
Effective Date of 1991 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 102–190applicable to selection boards convened under section
611(a) of this title after end of 60-day period beginning Dec. 5, 1991, see section 504(e) ofPub. L. 102–190, set out as a note under section
615 of this title.
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