10 U.S. Code § 5001 - Definitions

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(a) In this subtitle:
(1) The term “Navy” means the United States Navy. It includes the Regular Navy, the Fleet Reserve, and the Navy Reserve.
(2) The term “Marine Corps” means the United States Marine Corps. It includes the Regular Marine Corps, the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, and the Marine Corps Reserve.
(3) The term “member of the naval service” means a person appointed or enlisted in, or inducted or conscripted into, the Navy or the Marine Corps.
(4) The term “enlisted member” means a member of the naval service serving in an enlisted grade or rating. It excludes, unless otherwise specified, a member who holds a permanent enlisted grade and a temporary appointment in a commissioned or warrant officer grade.
(5) The term “officer” means a member of the naval service serving in a commissioned or warrant officer grade. It includes, unless otherwise specified, a member who holds a permanent enlisted grade and a temporary appointment in a commissioned or warrant officer grade.
(6) The term “commissioned officer” means a member of the naval service serving in a grade above warrant officer, W–1. It includes, unless otherwise specified, a member who holds a permanent enlisted grade or the permanent grade of warrant officer, W–1, and a temporary appointment in a grade above warrant officer, W–1.
(7) The term “warrant officer” means a member of the naval service serving in a warrant officer grade. It includes, unless otherwise specified, a member who holds a permanent enlisted grade and a temporary appointment in a warrant officer grade.
(8) The term “officer restricted in the performance of duty” means an officer of the Navy designated for engineering duty, aeronautical engineering duty, special duty, or limited duty, or an officer of the Marine Corps designated for limited duty.
(b) For the purposes of this subtitle, a member of the naval service who holds a temporary appointment in a grade higher than his permanent grade is considered, unless otherwise specified, to be serving in the higher grade.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 276; Pub. L. 87–123, § 5(1),Aug. 3, 1961, 75 Stat. 264; Pub. L. 96–513, title III, § 371, title V, § 513(2),Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2903, 2931; Pub. L. 100–26, § 7(k)(2),Apr. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 284; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, § 515(b)(1)(E),Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3233.)
Amendments

2006—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 109–163substituted “Navy Reserve” for “Naval Reserve”.
1987—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–26inserted “The term” after each par. designation and struck out uppercase letter of first word after first quotation marks in pars. (3) to (8) and substituted lowercase letter.
1980—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 96–513, § 513(2), struck out “, male or female,” after “person”.
Subsec. (a)(9), (10). Pub. L. 96–513, § 371, struck out pars. (9) and (10) which defined the active lists of the Navy and the Marine Corps, respectively. See section 101 of this title.
1961—Subsec. (a)(8). Pub. L. 87–123struck out provisions which related to Marine Corps officers designated for supply duty.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by section 371 ofPub. L. 96–513effective Sept. 15, 1981, but the authority to prescribe regulations under the amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective on Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701 ofPub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.
Amendment by section 513(2) ofPub. L. 96–513effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) ofPub. L. 96–513.

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