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estate projects. It recommends the approval of nine of them which I will briefly describe as follows:

AIR FORCE ACQUISITIONS

No. 454, which involves the acquisition of 659 acres for $88,000 in the vicinity of Forbes Air Force Base, Kans. The property is required for the construction of Atlas missile sites facilities.

No. 453: 148 acres at a cost of $91,000 for Capehart housing at Clinton County Air Force Base, Ohio.

No. 452: 69 acres for $134,000 at Griffiss Air Force Base, N.Y. This property also will be used for Capehart housing.

No. 451: This project involves the transfer from the Navy to the Air Force of the Naval Air Station, Hutchinson, Kans.

AIR FORCE DISPOSAL

No. 54, which involves the disposal through the General Services Administration of the Van Court Auxiliary Field at San Angelo, Tex.

CIVIL DEFENSE

Acquisition No. 39: This project involves the renewal of seven warehouse leases at various locations within the United States. The rental averages about 50 cents a square foot for these leases. The project also involves the renewal of the condemnation occupancy of the Olney, Md., Training Center.

No. 173: This project involves the disposal of 6 acres of fee-owned land and 13 acres of leased land at the Naval Reserve Shipyard, Alameda, Calif. I might say that in the case of this project and the other disposals which I will describe, the subcommittee examined most carefully the possibility of the further requirement by the military departments of the property involved and concluded in each case that disposal was the best course.

No. 183: This project involves the disposal of about 12 acres of unimproved land at the Naval Reserve aircraft plan, Syosset, N.Y.

No. 165: This project is for the disposal of 172 acres at the naval landing site, Norfolk, Va. It appears that this property will be transferred by the General Services Administration to the Coast and Geodetic Survey.

The subcommittee concluded its meeting with an extended discussion of Air Force Acquisition No. 406 involving the acquisition of land at Pease Air Force Base, N.H. (which may be more familiar to members of the committee as the former Portsmouth Air Force Base). The property proposed for acquisition would be conveyed to the city of Portsmouth and be utilized by the city for the construction of a dam and reservoir. There are a number of unusual elements involved in this project and the subcommittee wishes to consider it further. This project, therefore, is not recommended for approval at this time. We will consider the matter further.

Mr. Chairman, I move favorable consideration of the foregoing report.

The CHAIRMAN. Any questions from any members of the committee?

(No response.)

The CHAIRMAN. I want to state that I had an opportunity of examining each and every one of these disposals and acquisitions. I am informed that the committee, Mr. Philbin's committee, unanimously recommended them.

Without objection, the decision of the subcommittee is made the decision of the full committee. And I will so advise the Department.

Mr. STRATTON. Mr. Chairman, I am sorry I got in late. Is the Scotia Naval Supply Depot included in that list? If so, I would like to enter a very

Mr. Phillin. No, that isn't included in this list.

The CHAIRMAN. Now members of the committee, I want to lay before you a resolution.

Rezolved, That there be appointed a special subcommittee to study the utilization of manpower in the Department of Defense, the size and membership of said subcommittee to be determined by the chairman of the full committee. The members to be chosen from the majority shall be selected by the chairman and those from the minority shall be appointed by the chairman upon the recommendation of the ranking minority member of the full committee; be it further

Resolved, That said subcommittee shall have jurisdiction to make inquiry of all phases of defense manpower utilization, including but not limited to, military and civilian personnel, tables of organization, the utilization of technically trained personnel in technical positions, the extent to which military personnel are assigned to civilian-type duties, the utilization of military personnel to provide personal services to other military personnel, a determination as to whether additional combat organizations may be created by more efficient utilization and without increasing the total strength of the military forces, and such other matters as may be pertinent to any of the foregoing; be it further

Resolved, That the subcommittee shall meet at such times as may be designated by the chairman thereof; be it further

Resolved, That upon the completion of its study and the filing of a report to the full committee, said subcommittee shall be dissolved.

Now I think this is a very important study that should be made. I certainly trust that the committee will go along and permit this study to be conducted.

Without objection, the resolution is agreed to. And I appoint the following.

Mr. BATEs. You made a good case, Mr. Chairman. [Laughter.] The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Price, chairman; Mr. Anderson, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Kowalski, Mr. Wampler, Mr. Stratton, and Mr. Cohelan.

Mr. GAVIN. Are there any Republicans?

The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Gavin, Mr. O'Konski, Mr. Gubser, and Mr. Becker. [Laughter.)

Mr. RIVERS. Mr. Chairman, that sounds like the Fordham football team. [Laughter.)

The CHAIRMAN. Without objection. Now I have another resolution. Resolved, that there be appointed within the House Committee on Armed Services, a Subcommittee on the Central Intelligence Agency, the size and membership of said subcommittee to be determined by the chairman. The members chosen from the majority shall be selected by the chairman and those from the minority shall be appointed by the chairman upon the recommendation of the ranking minority member of the full committee; be it further

Resolved, That this subcommittee shall meet at such times as the chairman thereof may determine; be it further

Resolved, That said subcommittee shall exercise general jurisdiction over matters affecting the Central Intelligence Agency, and that in addition thereto, shall forthwith proceed to make inquiry into the organization and the effectiveness of the Central Intelligence Agency, the ability of the Central Intelligence Agency to obtain, correlate, and evaluate intelligence relating to the national security, and to determined the adequateness of the security information received 206

together with the effectiveness of the services performed by the Central Intelligence Agency.

I think it is highly important that we have a special committee set up to be cognizant of all phases of the Central Intelligence.

Without objection, the committee agrees to the appointment of a subcommittee along that line.

So I appoint Mr. Kilday chairman, Mr. Charles E. Bennett, Jr. Huddleston, Mr. Kitchin, Mr. Van Zandt, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. Osmers.

(Whereupon the committee proceeded to further business.)

4 FEB 27 Cory.B 1959

[No. 4]

SUBCOMMITTEE NO. 1 HEARINGS ON H.R. 4413, A BILL TO PRO-
VIDE IMPROVED OPPORTUNITY FOR PROMOTION FOR CERTAIN
OFFICERS IN THE NAVAL SERVICE, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES,

SUBCOMMITTEE No. 1, Washington, D.C., Monday, February 16, 1959. The subcommittee met at 10 a.m., the Honorable Paul J. Kilday (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding. Mr. KILDAY. The committee will be in order. We are beginning hearings this morning on the so-called “hump" legislation contained in H.R. 4413. (The bill follows:)

(H.R. 4413, 86th Cong., 1st sess.) A BILL To provide improved opportunity for promotion for certain officers in the naval

service, and for other purposes Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) the Secretary of the Navy may, whenever the needs of the service require, convene selection boards, or direct boards convened under chapter 543 of title 10, United States Code, to recommend for continuation on the active list officers of the Regular Navy and the Regular Marine Corps described in subsection (c) and shall convene or direct such boards to recommend for continuation on the active list officers of the Regular Navy and the Regular Marine Corps described in subsections (e)-(g). Except as otherwise provided in this section, the provisions of chapter 543 of title 10, United States Code (other than section 5701 (e)), concerning boards to recommend captains, commanders, colonels, or lieutenant colonels for promotion, apply to each board convened under this subsection.

(b) Each board convened under subsection (a) to consider captains in the Medical Service Corps or the Nurse Corps shall consist of not less than three or more than nine officers on the active list or the retired list of the Regular Navy in the grade of captain or above, two-thirds of whom are officers in the Medical Corps and one-third of whom are officers in the corps concerned. To be eligible for membership on such a board, an officer on the active list in the Medical Service Corps or the Nurse Corps must have been recommended for continuation on the active list by an earlier board convened under this section. When there is an insufficient number of officers of the Medical Service Corps or the Nurse Corps available to serve, the Secretary shall complete the minimum required membership by appointing as members of the board officers of the Regular Navy in the Medical Corps.

(c) Each officer of the Regular Navy or the Regular Marine Corps who has served on active duty for more than five years, who is not on a promotion list, and who will complete at least five years of service in the grade of captain in the Navy or colonel in the Marine Corps by June 30 of the fiscal year in which a board is convened under this section is eligible for consideration for continuation on the active list by that board. An officer who has once been recommended for continuation while serving in the grade of captain or colonel by such a board may not be considered by a subsequent board convened under this section and is not subject to the provisions of subsection (e) or (f). For purposes of this subsection, an officer is considered as serving in the grade of captain in 34066-59—No.4--1

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the Navy or colonel in the Marine Corps from the date of rank assigned him upon appointment to that grade under chapter 539 or 545 of title 10, United States Code, until the effiective date of his appointment in the next higher grade under chaper 545 of title 10, United States Code.

(d) When the Secretary convenes a board under this section to consider any category of officers described in subsection (c) or (e), he shall establish a continuation zone for that category. The continuation zone for each category shall include such number of officers as the Secretary determines to be necessary to best meet the needs of the service. The senior officer in a continuation zone, for each category of officers, shal be designated by the Secretary. When the Secretary convenes a board to consider for continuation a category of officers for which a continuation board has been previously convened, the senior officer for that category shall be the officer next junior to the most junior officer of that category considered for continuation by the preceding board. The junior officer in each continuation zone shall be designated by the Secretary. In each category, all officers junior to the senior officer and senior to the junior officer in a continuation zone shall be in the continuation zone for that category. Only officers who are in a continuation zone may be considered by a selection board.

(e) Each officer not restricted in the performance of duty serving in the grade of captain on the active list in the line of the Regular Navy, each officer serving in the grade of captain on the active list of the Regular Navy in the Supply Corps, the Chaplain Corps, or the Civil Engineer Corps, and each officer not restricted in the performance of duty serving in the grade of colonel on the active list of the Regular Marine Corps who is not on a promotion list, who has not been previously recommended for continuation in the approved report of the board, and who has at least twice failed of selection to the grade of rear admiral in the Navy or brigadier general in the Marine Corps, is eligible for consideration for continuation on the active list by a board convened under this section.

(f) Each officer designated for supply duty serving in the grade of colonel on the active list of the Regular Marine Corps who is not on a promotion list, who has not been previously recommended for continuation in the approved report of a board, and who will complete at least twenty-seven years of total commissioned service, as computed under section 6387 of title 10, United States Code, by June 30 of the fiscal year in which a board is convened under this section is eligible for consideration for continuation on the active list by that board.

(g) Each officer on the active list of the Regular Navy or the Regular Marine Corps serving in the grade of commander or lieutenant colonel (except an officer designated for limited duty, an officer in the Nurse Corps, or a woman officer appointed under section 5590 of title 10, United States Code) who is not on a promotion list, who has not been previously recommended for continuation in the approved report of a board, and who has at least twice failed of selection for promotion to the grade of captain in the Navy or colonel in the Marine Corps is eligible for consideration for continuation on the active list by a board convened under this section.

(h) The Secretary shall furnish the appropriate selection board convened under this section with the names of the officers who shall be considered by the board and, based on the needs of the service, the number of these officers by 'categories that may be recommended for continuation on the active list. Of the officers considered for continuation by each selection board, the board shall recommend those officers whom the board considers best qualified for continuation on the active list. Each board shall certify in its written report that in the opinion of at least two-thirds of the acting members of the board the officers recommended are selected as best qualified for continued service on the active list. The report of each board shall be submitted to the President and shall .become final upon his approval.

(i) Unless sooner selected for promotion to the next higher grade, each officer who is considered for continuation on the active list by a board convened under this section and who is not recommended for continuation in the approved report of the board, shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law except subsection (j) or (k), be retired on June 30 of the fiscal year in which the report of the board is approved or in which he completes 20 years of total commissioned service, as computed under section 6387 or 6388 of title 10, United States Code, whichever is later.

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