14 U.S. Code § 261 - Selection boards; submission of reports
(a) A board convened under section 251 of this title shall submit its report to the Secretary. If the board has acted contrary to law or regulation, the Secretary may return the report for proceedings in revision and resubmission to the Secretary. After his final review, the Secretary shall submit the report of the board to the President for his approval, modification, or disapproval.
(b) If any officer recommended for promotion is not acceptable to the President, the President may remove the name of that officer from the report of the board.
(c) Upon approval by the President the names of officers selected for promotion by a board convened under section 251 of this title shall be promptly disseminated to the service at large.
(d) Except as required by this section, the proceedings of a selection board, including a special selection board convened under section 263, shall not be disclosed to any person not a member of the board.
Source(Added Pub. L. 88–130, § 1(10)(C),Sept. 24, 1963, 77 Stat. 181; amended Pub. L. 112–213, title II, § 208(b),Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1549.)
2012—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–213substituted “selection board, including a special selection board convened under section 263,” for “selection board”.
Effective Date of 2012 Amendment
Pub. L. 112–213, title II, § 208(e)(1),Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1549, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [enacting section 263 of this title and amending this section and section 262 of this title] shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act [Dec. 20, 2012] and the Secretary may convene a special selection board on or after that date under section 263 of title 14, United States Code, with respect to any error or other action for which such a board may be convened if that error or other action occurred on or after the date that is 1 year before the date of enactment of this Act.”