10 U.S. Code § 647 - Force shaping authority
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Force shaping authority
(a)Authority.—The Secretary concerned may, solely for the purpose of restructuring an armed force under the jurisdiction of that Secretary—
discharge an officer described in subsection (b); or
(1) The authority under this section may be exercised in the case of an officer who—
has completed not more than six years of service as a commissioned officer in the armed forces; or
In this subsection, the term “minimum service obligation” means the initial period of required active duty service together with any additional period of required active duty service incurred during the initial period of required active duty service.
(c)Appointment of Transferred Officers.—
The Secretary concerned shall prescribe regulations for the exercise of the Secretary’s authority under this section.
2008—Subsec. (b)(1)(A), (B). Pub. L. 110–181 substituted “six years” for “5 years”.
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