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US Congress Act to Establish Permanent 5-Star Ranks in the US Army and US Navy

14 Dec 1944

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Public Law 333 - 79th Congress
Chapter 112 - 2d Session
S. 1354

AN ACT


To authorize the permanent appointment in the grades of General of the Army, Fleet Admiral of the United States Navy, general in the Marine Corps and admiral in the Coast Guard, respectively, of certain individuals who have served in such grades during the Second World War.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the President is hereby authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint to the permanent grade of General of the Army any individual who shall have served in such grade after December 14, 1944, and before August 14, 1945, and to appoint to the permanent grade of Fleet Admiral of the United States Navy any individual who shall have served in such grade after December 14, 1944, and before December 14, 1945. The officers appointed under the provisions of this section shall take rank in the manner provided in the Act of December 14, 1944 (Public Law 482, Seventy-eighth Congress), and shall receive the pay and allowances prescribed by section 4 of such Act. Any officer on the active list, or any retired officer, who is appointed under the provisions of this section and who has been or may hereafter be retired or relieved from active duty, shall be entitled to have his name placed on the retired list with the highest grade or rank held by him on the active list or while on active duty, and shall be entitled to receive the same pay and allowances while on the retired list as officers appointed under this section are entitled to receive while on active duty.

SEC. 2. The President is hereby authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint to the permanent grade of general in the Marine Corps any individual who shall have served as Commandant of the Marine Corps, with the grade and rank of general, after March 21, 1945, and before August 14, 1945. Any officer appointed under the provisions of this section shall receive the pay and allowances prescribed by Section 3 of the Act of March 21, 1945 (Public Law 19, Seventy-ninth Congress); and any such officer who has been or may hereafter be retired or relieved from active duty shall he entitled to have his name placed on the retired list with the highest grade or rank held by him on the active list or while on active duty, and shall be entitled to receive the same pay and allowances while on the retired list as officers appointed under this section are entitled to receive while on active duty.

SEC. 3. The President is hereby authorized, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to appoint to the permanent grade of admiral in the Coast Guard any individual who shall have served as Commandant of the Coast Guard, with the grade and rank of admiral, after March 21, 1945, and before August 14, 1945. Any officer appointed under the provisions of this section shall receive the pay and allowances prescribed by section 3 of the Act of March 21, 1945 (Public Law 20, Seventy-ninth Congress) and any such officer who has been or may hereafter be retired or relieved from active duty shall be entitled to have his name placed on the retired list with the highest grade or rank held by him on the active list or while on active duty, and shall be entitled to receive the same pay and allowances while on the retired list as officers appointed under this section are entitled to receive while or active duty.
Approved March 23, 1946.

60 Stat. 59
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Source: US Navy Naval History and Heritage Command
Added By: C. Peter Chen





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