10 U.S. Code § 8039 - Chief of Chaplains: appointment; duties
Chief of Chaplains: appointment; duties
(a)Chief of Chaplains.—
(1) There is a Chief of Chaplains in the Air Force, appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from officers of the Air Force designated under section 8067(h) of this title as chaplains who—
An officer appointed as the Chief of Chaplains shall be appointed for a term of three years. However, the President may terminate or extend the appointment at any time.
Under regulations approved by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Air Force, in selecting an officer for recommendation to the President for appointment as the Chief of Chaplains, shall ensure that the officer selected is recommended by a board of officers that, insofar as practicable, is subject to the procedures applicable to the selection boards convened under chapter 36 of this title.
An officer appointed as Chief of Chaplains who holds a lower regular grade may be appointed in the regular grade of major general.
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