10 U.S. Code § 14705. Selective early retirement: reserve general and flag officers of the Navy and Marine Corps
(a)Authority To Consider.—
An officer in the Navy Reserve in an active status serving in the grade of rear admiral (lower half) or rear admiral and an officer in the Marine Corps Reserve in an active status serving in the grade of brigadier general or major general may be considered for early retirement whenever the Secretary of the Navy determines that such action is necessary.
(2) In the case of such a board convened to consider officers in the grade of rear admiral or major general, the Secretary of the Navy may appoint the board without regard to section 14102(b) of this title. In doing so, however, the Secretary shall ensure that—
(c)Separation Under Section 14514.—
(Added Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title XVI, § 1611, Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2957; amended Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title V, § 515, Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2008; Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title V, § 511(b)(3), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1459; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, § 515(b)(1)(VV), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3234.)
2003—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 108–136 substituted “selection board” for “continuation board”.