A prior section
, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 551; 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 30th day after he completes 30 years of service or 5th anniversary of date of his appointment in that regular grade, whichever is later, with authority for Secretary of Air Force 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
, 2995, effective Sept. 15, 1981.
2004—Pub. L. 108–375
inserted “; waiver authority” after “Academy” in section catchline, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).
Section not applicable to an officer serving on Oct. 5, 1999, in the position of Superintendent of the United States Military Academy, Naval Academy, or 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, see section 532(a)(5) ofPub. L. 106–65
, set out as a note under section
of this title.