14 U.S. Code § 52 - Vice admirals and admiral, continuity of grade
The continuity of an officer’s precedence on the active duty promotion list, date of rank, grade, pay, and allowances as a vice admiral or admiral shall not be interrupted by the termination of an appointment for the purpose of reappointment to another position as a vice admiral or admiral.
2010—Pub. L. 111–281 substituted “Vice admirals and admiral, continuity of grade” for “Vice admirals, continuity of grade” in section catchline and inserted “or admiral” after “allowances as a vice admiral” in text.
1989—Pub. L. 101–225 inserted “or admiral” after “position as a vice admiral”.
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