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§ 50a. —  Chief of Staff.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 14USC50a]

                          TITLE 14--COAST GUARD
                       PART I--REGULAR COAST GUARD
Sec. 50a. Chief of Staff

    (a) The President may appoint, by and with the advice and consent of 
the Senate, a Chief of Staff of the Coast Guard who shall rank next 
after the area commanders and who shall perform duties as prescribed by 
the Commandant. The Chief of Staff shall be appointed from the officers 
on the active duty promotion list serving above the grade of captain. 
The Commandant shall make recommendations for the appointment.
    (b) The Chief of Staff shall have the grade of vice admiral with the 
pay and allowances of that grade. The appointment and grade of the Chief 
of Staff shall be effective on the date the officer assumes that duty, 
and shall terminate on the date the officer is detached from that duty, 
except as provided in section 51(d) of this title.

(Added Pub. L. 103-206, title II, Sec. 205(b)(1), Dec. 20, 1993, 107 
Stat. 2422.)