10 U.S. Code § 5942 - Aviation commands: eligibility

(a) To be eligible to command an aircraft carrier or an aircraft tender, an officer must be an officer in the line of the Navy who is designated as a naval aviator or naval flight officer and who is otherwise qualified.
(b) To be eligible to command a naval aviation school, a naval air station, or a naval aviation unit organized for flight tactical purposes, an officer must be an officer in the line of the Navy designated as a naval aviator or naval flight officer.
(c) To be eligible to command a Marine Corps aviation school, a Marine Corps air station, or a Marine Corps aviation unit organized for flight tactical purposes, an officer must be an officer of the Marine Corps designated as a naval aviator or naval flight officer.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 371; Pub. L. 91–198, § 1(1),Feb. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 15.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
5942(a) 34 U.S.C. 735 (5th par.). June 24, 1926, ch. 668, § 3 (5th par.), 44 Stat. 767.
5942(b) 34 U.S.C. 735 (4th par.). June 24, 1926, ch. 668, § 3 (4th par.), 44 Stat. 767.
5942(c) 34 U.S.C. 735 (7th par.). June 24, 1926, ch. 668, § 3 (7th par.), 44 Stat. 767.

The last proviso of § 8 of the Act of July 12, 1921, ch. 44 (34 U.S.C. 734), was superseded by paragraphs 4, 5, and 7 of § 3 of the Act of June 24, 1926, ch. 668 (34 U.S.C. 735), insofar as ships and activities mentioned in those paragraphs are concerned. The requirements of this section are stated as conditions of eligibility for clarity.
Amendments

1970—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 91–198substituted “naval flight officer” for “naval aviation observer”.
Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 91–198inserted “or naval flight officer” after “naval aviator”.

 

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