10 U.S. Code § 7153 - Commissioned officers: appointment without specification of branch; transfer between branches

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Appointments in commissioned grades in the Regular Army shall be made without specification of branch except in each of the special branches and as professors or director of admissions of the United States Military Academy.
Commissioned officers appointed in the Regular Army without specification of branch shall be assigned, and may be transferred and reassigned, by the Secretary of the Army to branches other than the special branches, according to their professional qualifications and the needs of the Army.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

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10:506(b) (2d sentence).

10:506(c) (1st sentence).

10:506(c) (less 1st sentence and less proviso).

Aug. 7, 1947, ch. 512, § 502(b) (2d sentence), (c) (less proviso), 61 Stat. 884; June 12, 1948, ch. 449, § 104(d)(1), 62 Stat. 358.

Subsection (a) is substituted for 10:506(b) (2d sentence) and 506(c) (1st sentence). The words “in each of the special branches” are substituted for the enumeration of branches in 10:506(b) (2d sentence) and for the words “each of the several corps of the Army Medical Service, as chaplains”, in 10:506(c).

In subsection (b), the words “other than the special branches and the Women’s Army Corps” are substituted for 10:506(c) (words between 3d and 4th parentheses). The word “their” is substituted for the words “of the officers concerned”. The words “of the Army” are substituted for the words “of the branches, arms, and services”. The words “from time to time” and “arms, and services” are omitted as surplusage.

Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 3283 of this title as this section.

1978—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–551 substituted “director of admissions” for “registrar”.

Pub. L. 95–485 struck out “, in the Women’s Army Corps,” after “special branches”.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95–485 struck out “and the Women’s Army Corps” after “special branches”.

1958—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 85–600 inserted reference to registrar of the Military Academy.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

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