10 U.S. Code § 9036 - Surgeon General: appointment; duties
2021—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 116–283, § 923(b)(6)(A), substituted “Secretary of the Air Force, the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and the Chief of Space Operations on all health and medical matters of the Air Force and the Space Force” for “Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force on all health and medical matters of the Air Force”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 116–283, § 923(b)(6)(B), inserted “and the Space Force” after “advisor of the Air Force” and “and members of the Space Force” after “members of the Air Force”.
2016—Pub. L. 114–328 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “There is a Surgeon General of the Air Force who is appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate from officers of the Air Force who are in the Air Force medical department. The Surgeon General, while so serving, has the grade of lieutenant general.”
1986—Pub. L. 99–433 substituted a semicolon for the comma in section catchline.
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.
For continued service of Surgeon General of the Air Force under this section after Jan. 1, 2021, without further appointment, notwithstanding amendment by section 923(b)(6) of Pub. L. 116–283, see section 923(f) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as a note under section 9020 of this title.