14 U.S. Code § 273 - Promotions; acceptance; oath of office

(a) An officer who receives an appointment under section 271 of this title is considered to have accepted his appointment on its effective date, unless he expressly declines the appointment.
(b) An officer who has served continuously since he subscribed to the oath of office prescribed in section 3331 of title 5 is not required to take a new oath upon his appointment in a higher grade.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 88–130, § 1(10)(C),Sept. 24, 1963, 77 Stat. 182; amended Pub. L. 94–546, § 1(20),Oct. 18, 1976, 90 Stat. 2520.)
Amendments

1976—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–546substituted reference to section 3331 of title 5 for reference to section 16 of title 5.

 

LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.