10 U.S. Code § 981 - Limitation on number of enlisted aides
(a)Subject to subsection (b), the total number of enlisted members that may be assigned or otherwise detailed to duty as enlisted aides on the personal staffs of officers of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard (when operating as a service of the Navy) during a fiscal year is the number equal to the sum of
(1) four times the number of officers serving on active duty at the end of the preceding fiscal year in the grade of general or admiral, and
(2) two times the number of officers serving on active duty at the end of the preceding fiscal year in the grade of lieutenant general or vice admiral.
(b)Not more than 300 enlisted members may be assigned to duty at any time as enlisted aides for officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
(c)Not later than March 1 of each year, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report—
(1)specifying the number of enlisted aides authorized and allocated for general officers and flag officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and joint pool as of September 30 of the previous year; and
Source(Added Pub. L. 98–525, title XIV, § 1401(c)(1),Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2615; amended Pub. L. 113–291, div. A, title V, § 504(a),Dec. 19, 2014, 128 Stat. 3355.)
Provisions similar to those in subsec. (a) of this section were contained in Pub. L. 94–106, title VIII, § 820(a),Oct. 7, 1975, 89 Stat. 544, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 98–525, §§ 1403(c), 1404, eff. Oct. 1, 1985.
Provisions similar to those in subsec. (b) of this section were contained in the following appropriation acts:
2014—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–291added subsec. (c).
Section effective Oct. 1, 1985, see section 1404 ofPub. L. 98–525, set out as a note under section 520b of this title.
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