10 U.S. Code § 1731 - Acquisition Corps: in general
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(a) Acquisition Corps.— The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that an Acquisition Corps is established for the Department of Defense.
(b) Promotion Rate for Officers in Acquisition Corps.— The Secretary of Defense shall ensure that the qualifications of commissioned officers selected for the Acquisition Corps are such that those officers are expected, as a group, to be promoted at a rate not less than the rate for all line (or the equivalent) officers of the same armed force (both in the zone and below the zone) in the same grade.
Source(Added Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XII, § 1202(a),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1644; amended Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title VIII, §§ 832(b)(1), 833 (1),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1550.)
2003—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–136, § 833(1)(A), struck out “each of the military departments and one or more Corps, as he considers appropriate, for the other components of” after “established for” in first sentence, and struck out last sentence which read “A separate Acquisition Corps may be established for each of the Navy and the Marine Corps.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–136, § 833(1)(B), substituted “the Acquisition Corps” for “an Acquisition Corps”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–136, § 832(b)(1), struck out heading and text of subsec. (c). Text read as follows: “The Secretary of Defense shall submit any requirement with respect to civilian employees established under section 1732 of this title to the Director of the Office of Personnel Management for approval. If the Director does not disapprove the requirement within 30 days after the date on which the Director receives the requirement, the requirement is deemed to be approved by the Director.”
Promotion Rate for Officers in an Acquisition Corps
Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title VIII, § 849,Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1846, as amended by Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title IX, § 911(a)(1), title X, § 1067(4),Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 717, 774, directed the Secretary of a military department, upon approval, to submit to the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics a copy for review of the report of a selection board which had considered members of an Acquisition Corps of a military department for promotion to a grade above O–4, directed such Under Secretary to submit to committees of Congress a report containing the Under Secretary’s assessment of the extent to which each military department was complying with the requirement set forth in section 1731 (b) of this title, and provided that this section would cease to be effective on Oct. 1, 2000.
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