10 U.S. Code § 8961 - General rule

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(a) The retired grade of a regular commissioned officer of the Air Force who retires other than for physical disability, and the retired grade of a reserve commissioned officer of the Air Force who retires other than for physical disability, is determined under section 1370 of this title.
(b) Unless entitled to a higher retired grade under some other provision of law, a Regular or Reserve of the Air Force not covered by subsection (a) who retires other than for physical disability retires in the regular or reserve grade that he holds on the date of his retirement.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 554; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, § 504(19),Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2917; Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title XVI, § 1674(c)(2),Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 3016; Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title V, § 506(b)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–102.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
8961 10:941a(a)(3) (31st through 42d words; and proviso, as applicable to retired grade).
10:941a(e) (17th through 25th words of clause (1); and 1st proviso of clause (1), as applicable to retired grade).
10:947a (last 11 words). Aug. 7, 1947, ch. 512, §§ 514(a)(3) (31st through 42d words; and proviso, as applicable to retired grade), 514(e) (17th through 25th words of clause (1); and 1st proviso of clause (1), as applicable to retired grade), 61 Stat. 902, 905.
10:1025. Feb. 14, 1885, ch. 67 (43d through 53d words); restated Sept. 30, 1890, ch. 1125 (43d through 53d words), 26 Stat. 504.
R.S. 1254.

The applicability of the rule stated in the revised section to situations not expressly covered by the laws named in the source credits above is necessarily implied from laws providing for retirement in higher grade in those situations.
Amendments

2000—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–398struck out “or for nonregular service under chapter 1223 of this title” before “, is determined”.
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–337substituted “chapter 1223” for “chapter 67”.
1980—Pub. L. 96–513added subsec. (a), designated existing provisions as subsec. (b), and inserted “not covered by subsection (a)” after “a Regular or Reserve of the Air Force”.
Effective Date of 2000 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 106–398applicable to Reserve commissioned officers who are promoted to a higher grade as a result of selection for promotion by a board convened under chapter 36 or 1403 of this title, or having been found qualified for Federal recognition in a higher grade under chapter 3 of Title 32, National Guard, after Oct. 1, 1996, see section 1 [[div. A], title V, § 506(c)] of Pub. L. 106–398, set out as a note under section 3961 of this title.
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 103–337effective Dec. 1, 1994, except as otherwise provided, see section 1691 ofPub. L. 103–337, set out as an Effective Date note under section 10001 of this title.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective Sept. 15, 1981, see section 701 ofPub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

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