In subsection (a) the words “in civil life” are added to indicate that regular enlisted members, to be eligible, must be discharged as is required by subsection (b).
In subsection (b) the words before the first proviso are omitted as executed. The words “after June 13, 1949” in the first proviso, relating to a declaration of emergency by Congress, are omitted as executed. The emergencies existing on June 13, 1949, have expired, as indicated in the Act of July 3, 1952, ch. 570, 66 Stat. 333
. The word “Regular” is inserted before “Navy” and “Marine Corps” to preserve the meaning of this provision which distinguishes members of the reserve components from members of the Navy and the Marine Corps. The words “who are discharged for the purpose of enlisting as aviation cadets” are added. Since discharge from a regular component must precede enlistment in a reserve component, the designation language of 34
U.S.C. 735b, although appropriate to the Air Force counterpart to which it also applies, is inappropriate to this section.
Subsection (c) is written as a condition precedent to enlistment or transfer, and not as a requirement, to conform with interpretation of the provision.
2006—Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 109–163
substituted “Navy Reserve” for “Naval Reserve”.
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–513
struck out “male” before “citizens” and “enlisted”.
1958—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 85–578
substituted “naval service” for “Naval Reserve and the Marine Corps Reserve”, made changes in phraseology including the substitution of “designated” for “transferred”, and specified consent as requisite for designation as aviation cadet.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 85–578
struck out “at least” before “20 percent” and “who, with their consent, are discharged for the purpose of enlisting as aviation cadets” after “Regular Marine Corps”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 85–578
designated existing provisions as cls. (1) and (2), made phraseological changes including the substitution of “designated” for “transferred”, and prescribed consent for one under 21 years of age instead of one described as minor and active duty service with commissioned status for minimum three year period instead of maximum four year period and unspecified grade.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 85–578
substituted “naval service” for “Naval Reserve or the Marine Corps Reserve” and struck out “as appropriate” after such term.
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513
effective Sept. 15, 1981, but the authority to prescribe regulations under the amendment by Pub. L. 96–513
effective on Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701 ofPub. L. 96–513
, set out as a note under section
of this title.