33 U.S. Code § 3031 - Pay and allowances; date of acceptance of promotion
Pay and allowances; date of acceptance of promotion
(a) Acceptance and date of promotionAn officer of the commissioned corps who is promoted to a higher grade—
is deemed for all purposes to have accepted the promotion upon the date the promotion is made by the President, unless the officer expressly declines the promotion; and
(b) Oath of office
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