14 U.S. Code § 46 - Retirement of Commandant

(a) A Commandant who is not reappointed shall be retired with the grade of admiral at the expiration of the appointed term, except as provided in subsection  [1] 51(d) of this title.
(b) A Commandant who is retired for physical disability shall be placed on the retired list with the grade of admiral.
(c) An officer who is retired prior to the expiration of his term, while serving as Commandant, may, in the discretion of the President, be retired with the grade of admiral.


[1]  So in original. Probably should be “section”.

Source

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 499; Pub. L. 86–474, § 1(5),May 14, 1960, 74 Stat. 144; Pub. L. 88–130, § 1(4),Sept. 24, 1963, 77 Stat. 175; Pub. L. 89–444, § 1(4), (5),June 9, 1966, 80 Stat. 195; Pub. L. 97–295, § 2(1),Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1301; Pub. L. 99–348, title II, § 205(b)(1),July 1, 1986, 100 Stat. 699; Pub. L. 103–206, title II, § 204(a),Dec. 20, 1993, 107 Stat. 2421.)
Historical and Revision Notes

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 161 (Jan. 12, 1923, ch. 25, § 2,42 Stat. 1130; June 25, 1936, ch. 808, 49 Stat. 1924; June 9, 1937, ch. 309, § 1,50 Stat. 252; June 6, 1940, ch. 257, § 1(a),54 Stat. 246).
Provision is added for retirement of the Commandant with the grade and pay of vice admiral after 3 years service, in the discretion of the President, regardless of total length of service. Provision is also added for retirement with the grade and pay of vice admiral in case of physical disability. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.
Amendments

1993—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–206amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: “Any Commandant who is not reappointed shall, at the expiration of his term, be retired with the grade of admiral.”
1986—Pub. L. 99–348struck out “and retired pay computed at the highest rates of basic pay applicable to him while he served as Commandant” after “admiral” in subsecs. (a) to (c).
1982—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–295substituted “Commandant” for “commandant”.
1966—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 89–444, § 1(4), removed requirement that the Commandant serve 21/2 years as Commandant before being eligible for retirement with the grade of admiral and retired pay computed at the highest rates of basic pay applicable to him while he served as Commandant.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 89–444, § 1(5), repealed subsec. (d) which provided that a Commandant who retired within 21/2 years of the date of his original appointment as Commandant would retire in his permanent grade and with the retired pay of that grade.
1963—Subsecs. (a) to (c). Pub. L. 88–130substituted “of admiral and retired pay computed at the highest rates of basic pay applicable to him while he served as Commandant” for “and retired pay of admiral”.
1960—Pub. L. 86–474authorized any Commandant who is not reappointed at the expiration of his term to be retired with the grade and retired pay of admiral, directed placement on the retired list with the grade and retired pay of admiral for a Commandant who is retired for physical disability, reduced from three to two and one-half years the period that the Commandant must serve before he may voluntarily apply retirement without regard to total length of service, and provided that any Commandant who retires within two and one-half years of the date of his original appointment as Commandant shall retire in his permanent grade and with the retired pay of that grade.

 

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