10 U.S. Code § 3926 - Computation of years of service: voluntary retirement; regular and reserve commissioned officers

(a) For the purpose of determining whether an officer of the Army may be retired under section 3911, 3918, or 3924 of this title, his years of service are computed by adding—
(1) all active service performed as a member of the Army or the Air Force;
(2) all service in the Navy or Marine Corps that may be included in determining the eligibility of an officer of the Navy or Marine Corps for retirement;
(3) all service computed under section 3683  [1] of this title; and
(4) if an officer of the Regular Army, all active service performed as an officer of the Philippine Constabulary.
(b) For the purpose of determining whether a commissioned officer of the Regular Army in the Medical Corps may be retired under section 3911, 3918, or 3924 of this title, his years of service are computed by adding to his service under subsection (a) all service performed as a contract surgeon, acting assistant surgeon, or contract physician, under a contract to serve full time and to take and change station as ordered.
(c) For the purpose of determining whether a commissioned officer of the Regular Army in the Dental Corps may be retired under section 3911, 3918, or 3924 of this title, his years of service are computed by adding to his service under subsection (a) all service as a contract dental surgeon or acting dental surgeon.
(d) For the purpose of determining whether a commissioned officer of the Army Nurse Corps or the Army Medical Specialist Corps may be retired under section 3911 of this title, all service computed under section 3683  [1] of this title shall be treated as if it were service as a commissioned officer.
(e) Section 972 (b) of this title excludes from computation of an officer’s years of service for purposes of this section any time identified with respect to that officer under that section.


[1]  See References in Text note below.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 228; Pub. L. 86–197, § 1(5),Aug. 25, 1959, 73 Stat. 426; Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title V, § 561(d)(2)(B),Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 322.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
3926(a)
3926(b)
3926(c) 10:951 (less applicability to 10:166g(a)).
10:951a.
10:951b (less applicability to 10:166g(a)).
[Uncodified: June 18, 1878, ch. 263, § 7 (less applicability to 10:166g(a)), 20 Stat. 150].
10:953a (1st sentence).
10:953a (less 1st sentence). June 3, 1916, ch. 134, § 127a (6th par., less 1st 13 words, and less applicability to § 108(a) of the Act of Apr. 16, 1949, ch. 38, as amended); added June 4, 1920, ch. 227, subch. I, § 51 (6th par., less 1st 13 words, and less applicability to § 108(a) of the Act of Apr. 16, 1949, ch. 38, as amended), 41 Stat. 785.
May 23, 1928, ch. 716, 45 Stat. 720.
June 15, 1935, ch. 257 (less applicability to § 108(a) of the Act of Apr. 16, 1949, ch. 38, as amended), 49 Stat. 377.
June 18, 1878, ch. 263, § 7 (less applicability to § 108(a) of the Act of Apr. 16, 1949, ch. 38, as amended), 20 Stat. 150.
May 29, 1928, ch. 902, 45 Stat. 996; Jan. 29, 1938, ch. 12, § 2, 52 Stat. 8.

Subsection (a) consolidates the various service computation provisions applicable to voluntary retirement of commissioned officers. Clause (1) is substituted for 10:951. Clause (2) is substituted for 10:951b. The words “pay period and”, in 10:951a, are omitted as superseded by section 202 of the Career Compensation Act of 1949, 63 Stat. 807 (37 U.S.C. 233). The words “longevity pay and”, in section 7 of the act of June 18, 1878, ch. 263, 20 Stat. 150, are omitted for the same reason. The last sentence of section 7 of that act is omitted, since the distinction between limited and unlimited retired lists was abolished by section 201 of the act of June 29, 1948, ch. 708, 62 Stat. 1084. Clause (3) is inserted, since a person entitled to count service under section 3683 of this title might cease to be a nurse or woman medical specialist and thereafter become entitled to retire under one of the revised sections referred to in subsection (a) of this revised section.
In subsection (b), the words “as a member of the Medical Reserve Corps”, in 10:953a, are omitted as covered by subsection (a)(1). The words “are computed by adding to his service under subsection (a)” are substituted for the words “shall be credited to the same extent as service under a Regular Army commission”.
Subsection (c) is substituted for 10:953a (less 1st sentence).
References in Text

Section 3683 of this title, referred to in subsecs. (a)(3) and (d), was repealed (subject to a savings clause) by Pub. L. 99–145, title XIII, § 1301(b)(1)(A), (C),Nov. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 735.
Amendments

1996—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 104–106added subsec. (e).
1959—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 86–197added subsec. (d).
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 104–106effective Feb. 10, 1996, and applicable to any period of time covered by section 972 of this title that occurs after that date, see section 561(e) ofPub. L. 104–106, set out as a note under section 972 of this title.

 

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