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890h. Same-Rank of chauffeurs.—All chauffeurs while serving as such shall rank with corporals of the Signal Corps and shall be subject to promotion and reduction to any other grade now authorized in the Signal Corps. Id.

890i. Organization into divisions, briagdes, regiments, etc.—The President is hereby authorized to appropriately officer and organize the personnel of the Signal Corps into such number of divisions, brigades, regiments, wings, squadrons, battalions, companies, and flights as may be necessary, and to increase or decrease the number of organizations prescribed for the divisions, brigades, regiments, wings, squadrons, battalions, companies, and flights, and to prescribe such new and different organizations and personnel for divisions, brigades, regiments, wings, squadrons, battalions, companies, and flights as the efficiency of the service may require. Sec. 4, id.

890j. Same-Organization of headquarters and head quarters detachments. The President is further authorized to organize such headquarters and headquarters detachments for divisions, brigades, regiments, wings, squadrons, battalions, companies, and flights as may be necessary, and to prescribe new and different organizations for such headquarters and headquarters detachments whenever the efficiency of the service may require. Id.

(For the ensuing section of this act see paragraphs 879f, 8798, ante.)

898a. Collection of forwarding charges due connecting commercial or radio companies for transmission of Government business; vouchers and claims for.-Hereafter the Signal Corps, in its operation of military telegraph lines, cables, or radio stations, is authorized, in the discretion of the Secretary of War, to collect forwarding charges due connecting commercial telegraph or radio companies for the transmission of Government radiograms or telegrams over their lines, and to this end, under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of War, it can present vouchers to disbursing officers for payment or file claims with auditors of the Treasury Department for the amount of such forwarding charges. Act of May 12, 1917 (40 Stat. 43).

901a. Property returns to be made semiannually.The Act of Congress approved October twelfth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, entitled “ An Act to make enlisted men of the Signal Corps responsible for public property,” be amended so as to read that property returns of the Signal Corps shall be rendered semiannually or more

Under the act of July 24, 1917, no authority is given to enlist men in the Signal Corps for musical purposes solely and on condition that they shall not be liable to or eligible for general military duty as soldiers. War Dept. Bull. 67, Nov. 30, 1917.)

often. Act of Apr. 27, 1914 (38 Stat. 353), amending Act of Oct. 12, 1888 (25 Stat. 552).

901b. Settlement of accounts between other bureaus of War Department, etc., and the Signal Corps. Hereafter in the settlement of transactions between appropriations under the Signal Corps, or between the Signal Corps and another office or bureau of the War Department, or of any other executive department of the Governnient, payment therefor shall be made by the proper disbursing officer of the Signal Corps, or of the office, bureau, or department concerned. Act of Aug. 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 622).

CHAPTER XXIII.

CHAPLAINS.

Par.

Par. Chaplains, appointment of --- 902a Chaplains, appointment of 9020 S:11e-Preference to be given to Chaplains at large, number 9024 applicants who have been hon

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9024 Army

902b 902a. Chaplains, appointment of.The President is authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, chaplains in the Army at the rate of not to exceed, including chaplains now in service, one for each regiment of Cavalry, Infantry, Field Artillery, and Engineers, and one for each one thousand two hundred officers and men of the Coast Artillery Corps, with rank, pay, and allowances as now authorized by law. Sec. 15, Act of June 3, 1916 (39 Stat. 176).

902b. SamePreference to be given to applicants who have been honorably discharged from the Army.-In appointment of chaplains in the Regular Army, preference and priority shall be given to applicant veterans, if otherwise duly qualified and who shall not have passed the age of forty-one years at the time of application, who have rendered honorable war service in the army of the United States or who have been honorably discharged from such Army. Id.

902c. Chaplains, appointment of.---The President is authorized to appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, chaplains in the Army at the rate of not to exceed, including chaplains now in service, one for each regiment of Cavalry, Infantry, Field Artillery, and Engineers, and one for each one thousand two hundred officers and men of the Coast Artillery Corps, with rank, pay, and allowances as now authorized by law. Act of May 12, 1919 (40 Stot. 72) amending sec. 15, Act of June 3, 1916 (39 Stat. 176).

902d. Chaplains at large, number.—The President may appoint for service during the present emergency not exceeding twenty chaplains at large for the United States Army representing religious sects not recognized in the apportionment of chaplains now recognized by law. Act of Oct. 6, 1917 (40 Stat. 394).

902e. Same-Qualifications as to citizenship.—No person shall be eligible to such appointment unless he be at the time of his appointment a citizen of the United States. Id.

*First readers of the Christian Science Church are eligible to appointment as chaplains at large under the act of October 6, 1917, authorizing appointment from religious sects not recognized in the apportionment of chaplains now recognized by law. (War Dept. Bull. 67, Nov. 30, 1917.)

CHAPTER XXIV.

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS.
Par.

Par. Original appointments of second

Detached Officers' List.---- 929a-929h lieutenants, except cadet

Creation of, for duty with the graduates, to be provisional.- 918a National Guard, etc--

929a Officers appointed in Army in

Details in the Aviation Section, time of peace to be citizens of

Signal Corps----

929a United States -

918b Same - Proportionate number Thanks of Congress tendered to

authorized for each grade---- 929b certain officers of Army and

Same-Vacancies caused by, Navy--

927a above grade of second lieutenPromotion of certain officers of

ant, to be filled by promotion 929c Army and Navy---

927b Same--Assignment of details Same-Certain officers to be ad

from each arm.

9290 vanced one grade when placed

Same-Manchu law to govern on retired list-----927c assignments to.----

929e Same-Officers now

on retired

Same--Vacancies occurring after list to be immediately ad

original assignment to list, vanced one grade-----3270 filling of

9291 Promotions authorized by sec

Same-Assignment of construction 2 of act to temporarily

tive dates of original commisincrease the grades.927e sion.

929g Medical officer promoted to be

Same - Senior officer in any head of Medical Department,

grade according to construcnot governed by law as to de

tive date of original commistails

927f sion to be considered senior in Same-Rank of major general

that grade-----

929h to cease and determine when

Cavalry increased by 17 colonels officer so promoted is retired. 927g

and Infantry by 4 colonels to Promotions authorized not to

equalize promotions..

929i retard promotion to which

Examination extended to proany officer is entitled under

motion to all grades below existing law..

927h

that of brigadier general.--- 930a Officers promoted to be junior

Same--Character of examinato officers who now rank them

tion for grades of major and when such officers reach same

lieutenant colonel

930b grade

927i Oficers benefited by act entitled

Appointment from civil life, reto retirement at any time on

commissioning honorably disapplication at 75 per cent of

charged officers, lineal and
relative rank-----

931a pay of active rank----- 927j General officers of the line who

Loss of files on account of inwere promoted for service in

crease of

arm, corps, constructing the Panama Ca

branch, due to suspension nal to take rank over officers

from promotion on failure to of same grades hereafter ap

pass examination, allowance pointed.--

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