46 CFR 310.65 - Graduation.

§ 310.65 Graduation.
(a) Classes enrolled prior to April 1, 1982.
(1) A midshipman will be graduated from the Academy upon the successful attainment of the following requirements:
(i) Completion of the required course of study;
(ii) Fulfillment of the requirements for a license as an officer in the merchant marine of the United States;
(iii) Filing for a commission in the USNR (including the Merchant Marine Reserve, USNR); and
(iv) Compliance with the prescribed midshipman disciplinary and honor systems.
(2) Graduates receive the degree of Bachelor of Science and a U.S. Coast Guard license either as third officer or third assistant engineer or both. They also may be granted commissions as Ensign, USNR (including the Merchant Marine Reserve, USNR) by the Department of the Navy.
(3) In return for the education received at Government expense, each applicant shall sign an agreement to serve in one of the following categories immediately after graduation:
(i) Sail on his or her license at sea for not less than six (6) months each year for three (3) consecutive years; or
(ii) Sail on his or her license at sea for not less than four (4) months each year for four (4) consecutive years; or
(iii) Apply for and serve on active duty for training on board a U.S. Navy ship for a minimum period of thirty (30) consecutive days each year for a period of three (3) consecutive years, and be either employed ashore for the balance of each year in some phase of the maritime industry or engaged in full-time graduate studies related to the maritime field; or
(iv) Apply for and serve on full-time active duty as a commissioned officer in a uniformed service of the United States for a period of 3 consecutive years.
(b) Classes enrolled after April 1, 1982.
(1) A midshipman will be graduated from the Academy upon the successful attainment of the following requirements:
(i) Completion of the required course of study;
(ii) Fulfillment of the requirements for a license as an officer in the merchant marine of the United States;
(iii) Application for an appointment, and acceptance if tendered of an appointment, as a commissioned officer in the USNR (including the Merchant Marine Reserve, USNR), the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, or any other Reserve component of an armed force of the United States; and,
(iv) Compliance with the prescribed midshipman disciplinary and honor systems.
(2) Graduates receive the degree of Bachelor of Science and a U.S. Coast Guard license either as third officer or third assistant engineer or both. They also may be commissioned as a reserve officer in an armed force as described in paragraph (b)(1) of this section.
(3) The service obligation incurred by graduates is prescribed in § 310.58 of this subpart.

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