Active Duty. Defined in section 101(21 )(A) of title 38, U.S.C. for Members of the regular components of the Armed Forces. Defined in section 688, 12301(a), 12301(d), 12301(g), 12302, or 12304 of title 10, U.S.C. for Members of the Reserve Components of the Armed Forces.
EATP. The Educational Assistance for Persons Enlisting for Active Duty program, chapter 106A (formerly 107) of title 10, U.S.C.
Entry Level and Skill Training. (1) In the case of members of the Army, Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training, which includes members attending One Station Unit Training (OSUT).
In the case of members of the Navy, Recruit Training (or Boot Camp) and Skill Training (or so-called `A' School).
In the case of members of the Air Force, Basic Military Training and Technical Training.
In the case of members of the Marine Corps, Recruit Training and Marine Corps Training (or School of Infantry Training).
In the case of members of the Coast Guard, Basic Training.
Family Member. For the purpose of this part, a spouse or child enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS).
Kickers. Supplemental educational assistance paid to an eligible Service member besides the basic educational assistance, because of the individual's qualifying service, as in section 3316 of title 38, U.S.C.
Institution of Higher Learning (IHL). A training institution as defined in section 3452(f) of title 38, U.S.C., and approved for purposes of chapter 30 of title 38, U.S.C., (including approval by the State approving agency concerned).
Member of the Armed Forces. For the purposes of this part, those individuals on active duty or in the Selected Reserve. Does not include other members of the Ready Reserve (such as the Individual Ready Reserve, standby Reserve, or retired members of the Armed Forces.)
MGIB. The All-Volunteer Force Education Assistance Program, Chapter 30 of title 38, U.S.C.
MGIB-SR. The Educational Assistance for Members of the Selected Reserve program, Chapter 1606 of title 10, U.S.C.
Post-9/11 GI Bill. The Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Program, Chapter 33 of title 38, U.S.C.
REAP. The Reserve Educational Assistance Program, Chapter 1607 of title 10, U.S.C.
Secretary of the Military Department concerned. For a member of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marine Corps, and the Coast Guard when it is operating as a Service of the Department of the Navy, the term means the Secretary of the Military Department with jurisdiction over that Service member. For a member of the Coast Guard, when the Coast Guard is operating as a Service of the DHS, the term means, “the Secretary of Homeland Security has jurisdiction over that Service member.”