10 U.S. Code § 12731a - Temporary special retirement qualification authority

(a) Retirement With At Least 15 Years of Service.— For the purposes of section 12731 of this title, the Secretary concerned may—
(1) during the period described in subsection (b), determine to treat a member of the Selected Reserve of a reserve component of the armed force under the jurisdiction of that Secretary as having met the service requirements of subsection (a)(2) of that section and provide the member with the notification required by subsection (d) of that section if the member—
(A) as of October 1, 1991, has completed at least 15, and less than 20, years of service computed under section 12732 of this title; or
(B) after that date and before the end of the period described in subsection (b), completes 15 years of service computed under that section; and
(2) upon the request of the member submitted to the Secretary, transfer the member to the Retired Reserve.
(b) Period of Authority.— The period referred to in subsection (a)(1) is the period beginning on October 23, 1992, and ending on December 31, 2001.
(c) Applicability Subject to Needs of the Service.—
(1) The Secretary concerned may limit the applicability of subsection (a) to any category of personnel defined by the Secretary in order to meet a need of the armed force under the jurisdiction of the Secretary to reduce the number of members in certain grades, the number of members who have completed a certain number of years of service, or the number of members who possess certain military skills or are serving in designated competitive categories.
(2) A limitation under paragraph (1) shall be consistent with the purpose set forth in section 4414(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 (Public Law 102–484; 106 Stat. 2713).
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4415(2) of the Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Act of 1992 (division D of Public Law 102–484; 106 Stat. 2714), the Secretary concerned may, consistent with the other provisions of this section, provide the notification required by section 12731 (d) of this title to a member who no longer meets the qualifications for membership in the Selected Reserve solely because the member is unfit because of physical disability. Such notification may not be made if the disability is the result of the member’s intentional misconduct, willful neglect, or willful failure to comply with standards and qualifications for retention established by the Secretary concerned or was incurred during a period of unauthorized absence.
(d) Exclusion.— This section does not apply to persons referred to in section 12731 (c) of this title.
(e) Regulations.— The authority provided in this section shall be subject to regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense and by the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard.

Source

(Added Pub. L. 102–484, div. D, title XLIV, § 4417(a),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2716, § 1331a; amended Pub. L. 103–35, title II, § 201(f)(2),May 31, 1993, 107 Stat. 99; Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title V, §§ 561(f)(4), 564 (c),Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1668, 1670; renumbered § 12731a and amended Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title V, § 517, title XVI, § 1662(j)(1),Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2754, 2998, 3000; Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title XV, § 1501(b)(21),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 497; Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title V, § 561(n)(2),Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2026; Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title V, § 571(n)(2)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–135; Pub. L. 107–296, title XVII, § 1704(b)(1),Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2314.)
References in Text

Section 4414(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993 and section 4415(2) of the Defense Conversion, Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Act of 1992, referred to in subsec. (c)(2), (3), are sections 4414(a) and 4415(2) ofPub. L. 102–484, which are set out in a note under section 12681 of this title.
Amendments

2002—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 107–296substituted “of Homeland Security” for “of Transportation”.
2000—Subsec. (a)(1)(B). Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title V, § 571(n)(2)(A)], substituted “the end of the period described in subsection (b)” for “October 1, 2001”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title V, § 571(n)(2)(B)], substituted “December 31, 2001” for “October 1, 2001”.
1998—Subsec. (a)(1)(B), (b). Pub. L. 105–261substituted “October 1, 2001” for “October 1, 1999”.
1996—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 104–106inserted comma after “Defense Conversion”.
1994—Pub. L. 103–337, § 1662(j)(1), renumbered section 1331a of this title as this section and amended text generally, changing references to other sections.
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 103–337, § 517, added par. (3) which read as follows: “Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4415(2) of the Defense Conversion Reinvestment, and Transition Assistance Act of 1992 (division D of Public Law 102–484; 106 Stat. 2714), the Secretary concerned may, consistent with the other provisions of this section, provide the notification required by section 1331 (d) of this title to a member who no longer meets the qualifications for membership in the Selected Reserve solely because the member is unfit because of physical disability. Such notification may not be made if the disability is the result of the member’s intentional misconduct, willful neglect, or willful failure to comply with standards and qualifications for retention established by the Secretary concerned or was incurred during a period of unauthorized absence.”
1993—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–160, § 564(c)(1), substituted “Secretary concerned” for “Secretary of a military department” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (a)(1)(B). Pub. L. 103–160, § 561(f)(4)(A), substituted “October 1, 1999” for “October 1, 1995”.
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 103–160, § 561(f)(4)(B), struck out “within one year after the date of the notification referred to in paragraph (1)” after “to the Secretary”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–160, § 561(f)(4)(C), substituted “October 1, 1999” for “October 1, 1995”.
Pub. L. 103–35substituted “October 23, 1992,” for “the date of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993”.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 103–160, § 564(c)(2), struck out “of the military department” after “The Secretary”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 103–160, § 564(c)(3), inserted before period at end “and by the Secretary of Transportation with respect to the Coast Guard”.
Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–296effective on the date of transfer of the Coast Guard to the Department of Homeland Security, see section 1704(g) ofPub. L. 107–296, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 104–106effective as if included in the Reserve Officer Personnel Management Act, title XVI of Pub. L. 103–337, as enacted on Oct. 5, 1994, see section 1501(f)(3) ofPub. L. 104–106, set out as a note under section 113 of this title.
Effective Date of 1994 Amendment

Amendment by section 1662(j)(1) ofPub. L. 103–337effective Dec. 1, 1994, except as otherwise provided, see section 1691 ofPub. L. 103–337, set out as an Effective Date note under section 10001 of this title.

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