14 U.S. Code § 2123 - Promotions; acceptance; oath of office

(a)
An officer who receives an appointment under section 2121 of this title is considered to have accepted his appointment on its effective date, unless he expressly declines the appointment.
(b)
An officer who has served continuously since he subscribed to the oath of office prescribed in section 3331 of title 5 is not required to take a new oath upon his appointment in a higher grade.
(Added Pub. L. 88–130, § 1(10)(C), Sept. 24, 1963, 77 Stat. 182, § 273; amended Pub. L. 94–546, § 1(20), Oct. 18, 1976, 90 Stat. 2520; renumbered § 2123 and amended Pub. L. 115–282, title I, §§ 112(b), 123(b)(2), Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4216, 4240.)
Editorial Notes
Amendments

2018—Pub. L. 115–282, § 112(b), renumbered section 273 of this title as this section.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 115–282, § 123(b)(2), substituted “section 2121” for “section 271”.

1976—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 94–546 substituted reference to section 3331 of title 5 for reference to section 16 of title 5.