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Chairman, Appointment and qualifications of.

(c) The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (hereinafter referred to as the "Chairman”) shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, from among the Regular officers of the armed services to serve at the pleasure of the President for a term of two years and shall be eligible for one reappointment, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, except in time of war hereafter declared by the Congress when there shall be no limitation on the number of such reappointments. The Chairman shall receive the basic pay and basic and personal money allowances prescribed by law for the Chief of Staff, United States Army, and such special pays and hazardous duty pays to which he may be entitled under other provisions of law.

(d) The Chairman, if in the grade of general, shall be additional to the number of officers in the grade of general provided in the third proviso of section 504 (b) of the Officer Personnel Act of 1947 (Public Law 381, Eightieth Congress) or, if in the rank of admiral, shall be additional to the number of officers having the rank of admiral provided in section 413 (a) of such Act. While holding such office he shall take precedence over all other officers of the armed services: Provided, That the Chairman shall not exercise military command over the Joint Chiefs of Staff or over any of the military services.

(e) In addition to participating as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the performance of the duties assigned in subsection (b) of this section, the Chairman shall, subject to the authority and direction of the President and the Secretary of Defense, perform the following duties :

(1) serve as the presiding officer of the Joint Chiefs of Staff;

(2) provide agenda for meetings of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and assist the Joint Chiefs of Staff to prosecute their business as promptly as practicable; and

(3) inform the Secretary of Defense and, when appropriate as determined by the President or the Secretary of Defense, the President, of those issues upon which agreement among the Joint Chiefs of Staff has not been reached.18

Chairman, Additional duties of.

JOINT STAFF

Joint Staff.
Composition.
Director.
Duties.

SEC. 212. There shall be, under the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a Joint Staff to consist of not to exceed two hun

a dred and ten officers and to be composed of approximately equal numbers of officers appointed by the Joint Chiefs

18 Subsections (a), (b), and (c) amended by section 7 (b), Public Law 216, 81st Congress, August 10, 1949 (63 Stat. 578) ; subsections (d) and (e) added by section 7' (b) above.

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of Staff from each of the three armed services. The Joint Staff, operating under a Director thereof appointed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shall perform such duties as may be directed by the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Director shall be an officer junior in grade to all members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.19

MUNITIONS BOARD

Board.

a

of.

Sec. 213. (a) There is hereby established in the De- Munitions partment of Defense a Munitions Board (hereinafter in Establishment. this section referred to as the "Board”).

(b) The Board shall be composed of a Chairman, who Composition. shall be the head thereof and who shall, subject to the authority of the Secretary of Defense and in respect to such matters authorized by him, have the power of decision upon matters falling within the jurisdiction of the Board, and an Under Secretary or Assistant Secretary from each of the three military departments, to be designated in each case by the Secretaries of their respective departments. The Chairman shall be appointed from Chairman, Apcivilian life by the President, by and with the advice compensation and consent of the Senate, and shall receive compensation at the rate of $14,000* a year.

(c) Subject to the authority and direction of the Duties. Secretary of Defense, the Board shall perform the following duties in support of strategic and logistic plans and in consonance with guidance in those fields provided by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and such other duties as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe:

(1) coordination of the appropriate activities with regard to industrial matters, including the procurement, production, and distribution plans of the Department of Defense;

(2) planning for the military aspects of industrial mobilization;

(3) assignment of procurement responsibilities among the several military departments and planning for standardization of specifications and for greatest practicable allocation of purchase authority of technical equipment and common use items on the basis of single procurement;

(4) preparation of estimates of potential production, procurement, and personnel for use in evaluation of the logistic feasibility of strategic operations;

(5) determination of relative priorities of the various segments of the military procurement programs;

19 Amended by section 7 (c), Public Law 216, 81st Congress, August 10, 1949 (63 Stat. 578).

* Basic compensation increased to $16,000 per annum ; see footnote 20, p. 18, post.

(6) supervision of such subordinate agencies as are or may be created to consider the subjects falling within the scope of the Board's responsibilities;

(7) regrouping, combining, or dissolving of existing interservice agencies operating in the fields of procurement, production, and distribution in such manner as to promote efficiency and economy;

(8) maintenance of liaison with other departments and agencies for the proper correlation of military requirements with the civilian economy, particularly in regard to the procurement or disposition of strategic and critical material and the maintenance of adequate reserves of such material, and making of recommendations as to policies in connection therewith; and

(9) assembly and review of material and personnel requirements presented by the Joint Chiefs of Staff and by the production, procurement, and distribution agencies assigned to meet military needs, and making of recommendations thereon to the Secretary of Defense. (d) When the Chairman of the Board first appointed has taken office, the Joint Army and Navy Munitions Board shall cease to exist and all its records and personnel shall be transferred to the Munitions Board.

(e) The Secretary of Defense shall provide the Board with such personnel and facilities as the Secretary may determine to be required by the Board for the performance of its functions.20

Joint Army and Navy Munitions Board, Termination of.

Personnel and facilities.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD

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Research and
Development
Board.
Establishment.
Composition.

SEC. 214. (a) There is hereby established in the Department of Defense a Research and Development Board (hereinafter in this section referred to as the “Board”). The Board shall be composed of a Chairman, who shall be the head thereof and who shall, subject to the authority of the Secretary of Defense and in respect to such matters authorized by him, have the power of decision on matters falling within the jurisdiction of the Board, and two representatives from each of the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, to be designated by

the Secretaries of their respective Departments. The Chinirman, Ap- Chairman shall be appointed from civilian life by the and compensa- President, by and with the advice and consent of the

Senate, and shall receive compensation at the rate of $14,000* a year. The purpose of the Board shall be to advise the Secretary of Defense as to the status of scientific research relative to the national security, and to

pointment

Purpose of
Board.

20 Subsections (a), (b), and (c) amended by section 8, Public Law 216, 81st Congress, August 10, 1949 (63 Stat. 578); subsection (b) also supplemented by section 4, Public Law 359, 81st Congress, October 15. 1949 (63 Stat. 880), which increased basic compensation to $16,000 per annum ; subsections (d) and (e) reenacted by section 8 above.

* Basic compensation increased to $16,000 per annum ; see footnote 21, p. 19, post.

assist him in assuring adequate provision for research and development on scientific problems relating to the national security.

(b) Subject to the authority and direction of the Secretary of Defense, the Board shall perform the following duties and such other duties as the Secretary of Defense Duties. may prescribe:

(1) preparation of a complete and integrated program of research and development for military purposes;

(2) advising with regard to trends in scientific research relating to national security and the measures necessary to assure continued and increasing progress;

(3) coordination of research and development among the military departments, and allocation among them of responsibilities for specific programs;

(4) formulation of policy for the Department of Defense in connection with research and development matters involving agencies outside the Department of Defense; and

(5) consideration of the interaction of research and development and strategy, and advising the

joint Chiefs of Staff in connection therewith. (c) When the Chairman of the Board first appointed Joint Research has taken office, the Joint Research and Development ment Board, Board shall cease to exist and all its records and personnel shall be transferred to the Research and Development Board.

(d) The Secretary of Defense shall provide the Board with such personnel and facilities as the Secretary may Personnel and determine to be required by the Board for the performance of its functions.21

Termination of.

facilities.

TITLE III-MISCELLANEOUS

COMPENSATION OF SECRETARIES AND DEPUTY SECRETARY

Defense, Com

Sec. 301. (a) The Secretary of Defense shall receive Secretary of the compensation prescribed by law for heads of exe- pensation of. cutive departments.22

(b) The Deputy Secretary of Defense shall receive Deputy Secre compensation at the rate of $14,500 22 a year, or such other and Secretaries compensation plus $500 a year as may hereafter be pro- and Air Force, vided by law for under secretaries of executive depart- Compensation

tary of Defense

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A Subsections (a) and (b) amended by section 9, Public Law 216, 81st Congress, August 10, 1949 (63 Stat. 578); subsection (a) also supplemented by section 4, Public Law 359, October 15, 1949 (63 Stat. 880), which increased basic compensation to $16,000 per annum ; subsections (c) and (d) reenacted by section 9 above.

22 Subsection (a) amended by section 2, Public Law 36, 81st Congress, April 2, 1949 (63 Stat. 30), further amended by section 10 (a), Public Law 216, 81st Congress, August 10, 1949 (63 Stat. 578), and supplemented by section 1, Public Law 359, 81st Congress, October 15, 1949 (63 Stat. 880), which provided for a salary of $22,500 per annum ; subsection (b) amended by section 10 (a), Public Law 216, 81st Congress, August 10, 1949 (63 Stat. 578), and supplemented by section 1, Public Law 359, 81st Congress, October 15, 1949 (63 Stat. 880), which increased basic compensation per annum to $20,000 for Deputy Secretary and $18,000 for Secretaries of Army, Navy, and Air Force.

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Assistant
Secretaries of
Defense and
Under and
Assistant
Secretaries
of Army, Navy,
and Air Force,
Compensation
of.

Advisory committees and part-time advisory personnel.

ments. The Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, and the Secretary of the Air Force shall each receive compensation at the rate of $14,000 22 a year, or

a such other compensation as may hereafter be provided by law for under secretaries of executive departments.?

SEC. 302. The Assistant Secretaries of Defense and the Under Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force shall each receive compensation at the rate of $10,330 23 a year or at the rate hereafter prescribed by law for assistant secretaries of executive departments and shall perform such duties as the respective Secretaries may prescribe.23

SEC. 303. (a) The Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the National Security Resources Board, the Director of Central Intelligence, and the National Security Council, acting through its Executive Secretary, are authorized to appoint such advisory committees and to employ, consistent with other provisions of this Act, such part-time advisory personnel as they may deem necessary in carrying out their respective functions and the functions of agencies under their control. Persons holding other offices or positions under the United States for which they receive compensation, while serving as members of such committees, shall receive no additional compensation for such service. Other members of such committees and other part-time advisory personnel so employed may serve without compensation or may receive compensation at a rate not to exceed $50 for each day of service, as determined by the appointing authority.

(b) Service of an individual as a member of any such advisory committee, or in any other part-time capacity for a department or agency hereunder, shall not be considered as service bringing such individual within the provisions of section 109 or 113 of the Criminal Code (U. S. C., 1940 edition, title 18, secs. 198 and 203), or section 19 (e) of the Contract Settlement Act of 1944, unless the act of such individual, which by such section is made unlawful when performed by an individual referred to in such section, is with respect to any particular matter which directly involves a department or agency which such person is advising or in which such department or agency is directly interested.24

Definition of service.

STATUS OF TRANSFERRED CIVILIAN PERSONNEL

SEC. 304. All transfers of civilian personnel under this Act shall be without change in classification or compensation, but the head of any department or agency to which such a transfer is made is authorized to make such

Transferred personnel, Status of.

22 See footnote on p. 19.

23 Amended by section 10 (b), Public Law 216, 81st Congress, August 10, 1949 (63 Stat. 578), and supplemented by section 5 (a), Public Law 359. 81st Congress, October 15, 1949 (63 Stat. 880), which increased basic compensation to $15,000 per annum.

24 Subsection (a) amended by section 10 (c), Public Law 216, 81st Congress, August 10, 1949 (63 Stat. 578); subsection (b) from section 303 (b), Public Law 253, 80th Congress, July 26, 1947 (61 Stat. 495).

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