33 U.S. Code § 3022. Personnel boards

(a) Convening

At least once a year and at such other times as the Secretary determines necessary, the Secretary shall convene a personnel board. A personnel board shall consist of not less than five officers on the lineal list in the permanent grade of commander or above.

(b) DutiesEach personnel board shall—
recommend to the Secretary such changes in the lineal list as the board may determine; and
make selections and recommendations to the Secretary and President for the appointment, promotion, separation, continuation, and retirement of officers as prescribed in this subchapter and subchapter III.
(c) Action on recommendations not acceptable

In a case in which any recommendation by a board convened under subsection (a) is not accepted by the Secretary or the President, the board shall make such further recommendations as are acceptable.

Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section 853r of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 107–372.