(a) Pilots.— The minimum service obligation of any member who successfully completes training in the armed forces as a pilot shall be 8 years, if the member is trained to fly fixed-wing jet aircraft, or 6 years, if the member is trained to fly any other type of aircraft.
(b) Navigators and Naval Flight Officers.— The minimum service obligation of any member who successfully completes training in the armed forces as a navigator or naval flight officer shall be 6 years.
(c) Definition.— In this section, the term “service obligation” means the period of active duty or, in the case of a member of a reserve component who completed flight training in an active duty for training status as a member of a reserve component, the period of service in an active status in the Selected Reserve required to be served after—
(1)completion of undergraduate pilot training, in the case of training as a pilot;
(2)completion of undergraduate navigator training, in the case of training as a navigator; or
(3)completion of undergraduate training as a naval flight officer, in the case of training as a naval flight officer.
1992—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 102–484, § 506(a)(1), substituted “service obligation” for “active duty obligation”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 102–484, § 506(a)(2), substituted “the term ‘service obligation’ means the period of active duty or, in the case of a member of a reserve component who completed flight training in an active duty for training status as a member of a reserve component, the period of service in an active status in the Selected Reserve” for “the term ‘active duty obligation’ means the period of active duty”.
1990—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–510, § 1484(k)(3)(A), substituted “or” for “and” before “6 years”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 101–510, § 1484(k)(3)(B), inserted a comma after first reference to “training” in pars. (1) and (2) and after first reference to “naval flight officer” in par. (3).
Effective Date of 1992 Amendment
Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title V, § 506(b),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2405, provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect as of November 29, 1989.”
“(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), section
653 of title
10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a)(1), shall apply to persons who begin undergraduate pilot training, undergraduate navigator training, or undergraduate naval flight officer training, as the case may be, after September 30, 1990.
“(2) Such section shall apply to persons who graduate from the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, and the Coast Guard Academy after December 31, 1991, and to persons who satisfactorily complete the academic and military requirements of the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program (provided for in chapter
103 of title
10, United States Code) after December 31, 1991.
“(3) The minimum service requirements provided for such section shall not apply in the case of any person who entered into an agreement with the Secretary concerned before October 1, 1990, and who is obligated under the terms of such agreement to serve on active duty for a period less than the applicable period specified in section 653 of such title.
“(4) For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘Secretary concerned’ has the meaning given that term in section
101(8) of title
10, United States Code.”
[For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections
557 of Title
6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section
542 of Title
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