(a)Procedural Rights.—Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, an officer required under section 14902 of this title to show cause for retention in an active status—
shall be allowed a reasonable time, as determined by the board of inquiry, to prepare for showing of cause for retention in an active status;
shall be allowed to appear in person and to be represented by counsel at proceedings before the board of inquiry; and
shall be allowed full access to, and shall be furnished copies of, records relevant to the case, except that the board of inquiry shall withhold any record that the Secretary concerned determines should be withheld in the interest of national security.
(b)Summary of Records Withheld.—
When a record is withheld under subsection (a)(4), the officer whose case is under consideration shall, to the extent that the interest of national security permits, be furnished a summary of the record so withheld.