10 U.S. Code § 8036 - Surgeon General: appointment; grade

There is a Surgeon General of the Air Force who is appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate from officers of the Air Force who are in the Air Force medical department. The Surgeon General, while so serving, has the grade of lieutenant general.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 89–288, § 5(a),Oct. 22, 1965, 79 Stat. 1050; amended Pub. L. 99–433, title V, § 522(g)(2),Oct. 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 1063; Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title V, § 506(c),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 296.)
Amendments

1996—Pub. L. 104–106substituted “in the Air Force medical department” for “designated as medical officers under section 8067 (a) of this title”.
1986—Pub. L. 99–433substituted a semicolon for the comma in section catchline.

 

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