14 U.S. Code § 743 - Rear admiral and rear admiral (lower half); maximum service in grade

(a) Unless retained in or removed from an active status under any other law, a reserve rear admiral or rear admiral (lower half) shall be retired on July 1 of the promotion year immediately following the promotion year in which that officer completes 4 years of service after the appointment of the officer to rear admiral (lower half).
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, if promotion of inactive duty promotion list officers to the grade of rear admiral is not determined in accordance with a running mate system, a Reserve officer serving in an active status in the grade of rear admiral (lower half) shall be promoted to the grade of rear admiral, if acceptable to the President and the Senate, on the date the officer has served 2 years in an active status in grade of rear admiral (lower half), or in the case of a vacancy occurring prior to having served 2 years in an active status, on the date the vacancy occurs, if the officer served at least 1 year in an active status in the grade of rear admiral (lower half).

Source

(Added Pub. L. 96–322, § 1,Aug. 4, 1980, 94 Stat. 1015; amended Pub. L. 97–417, § 2(17)(A),Jan. 4, 1983, 96 Stat. 2086; Pub. L. 99–145, title V, § 514(c)(1), (3)(A),Nov. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 629; Pub. L. 108–293, title II, § 220(d),Aug. 9, 2004, 118 Stat. 1039.)
Amendments

2004—Pub. L. 108–293reenacted section catchline without change and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “Unless retained in or removed from an active status under any other law, a Reserve rear admiral or rear admiral (lower half) shall be removed from an active status on the day that officer completes four years combined service in the grades of rear admiral and rear admiral (lower half).”
1985—Pub. L. 99–145substituted references to “rear admiral (lower half)” for “commodore” in section catchline and two places in text.
1983—Pub. L. 97–417inserted reference to “commodore” in section catchline and text.

 

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