10 U.S. Code § 6915 - Reserve student aviation pilots; reserve aviation pilots: appointments in commissioned grade

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(a) Under such regulations as the Secretary of the Navy prescribes, enlisted members of the Navy Reserve and the Marine Corps Reserve may be designated as student aviation pilots.
(b) A member who is not a qualified civilian aviator may not be designated as a student aviation pilot unless he agrees in writing, with the consent of his parent or guardian if he is a minor, to serve on active duty for a period of two years after successfully completing flight training, unless sooner released. Such a student aviation pilot may be released from active duty or discharged at any time by any administrative authority prescribed by the Secretary.
(c) If he is a qualified civilian aviator, a student aviation pilot may be given a brief refresher course in flight training.
(d) While he is in flight training, a student aviation pilot shall have uniforms and equipment issued to him at Government expense.
(e) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, a student aviation pilot of the Navy Reserve or the Marine Corps Reserve may be designated an aviation pilot upon successfully completing flight training.
(f) In time of peace, an aviation pilot who is obligated under subsection (b) to serve on active duty for a period of two years may serve, with his consent, for an additional period of not more than two years.
(g) An aviation pilot of the Navy Reserve or the Marine Corps Reserve may be released from active duty or discharged at any time by any administrative authority prescribed by the Secretary.
(h) An aviation pilot of the Navy Reserve or the Marine Corps Reserve may, if qualified under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, be appointed an ensign in the Navy Reserve or a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps Reserve, as appropriate.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 427; Pub. L. 87–649, § 14c(51),Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 501; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, § 513(21),Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2932; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, § 515(b)(1)(P),Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3233.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
6915 34 U.S.C. 841a–841e. Nov. 5, 1941, ch. 468, §§ 1–5, 55 Stat. 759.
34 U.S.C. 841h. Nov. 5, 1941, ch. 468, § 8; added Aug. 4, 1942, ch. 547, § 15(h), 56 Stat. 740.

In subsection (a) the authority to designate student aviation pilots is expressly set forth.
The portion of 34 U.S.C. 841h that provides that student aviation pilots who are qualified civilian aviators shall be given a brief refresher course in flight training is contained in subsection (c). The remainder of 34 U.S.C. 841h, which provides that such pilots shall not be considered as having been designated pursuant to 34 U.S.C. 841a–841h, is reflected in subsection (b) by making that subsection applicable only to student aviation pilots who are not qualified civilian aviators. No other consequences attach to designation as student aviation pilots under the particular provisions. In subsection (b) the word “continuous” is omitted as covered by the word “period”, and the subsection is written as a condition precedent to designation, because it is so interpreted.
In subsection (c) the words “enlisted in or transferred to pilot ratings” are omitted as surplusage.
Subsection (e) states expressly the authority to designate aviation pilots, which is implied in 34 U.S.C. 841a, 841b, and 841d.
In subsection (f) the words “pay grade E–5” are substituted for the words “third grade” in 34 U.S.C. 841b to conform to the terminology of the Career Compensation Act of 1949 (37 U.S.C. 231 et seq.).
In subsection (h) the words “of the Naval Reserve or the Marine Corps Reserve” are substituted for the words “designated as such in accordance with sections 841a and 841b of this title” for uniformity.
Amendments

2006—Subsecs. (a), (e), (g), (h). Pub. L. 109–163substituted “Navy Reserve” for “Naval Reserve” wherever appearing.
1980—Subsecs. (f) to (i). Pub. L. 96–513redesignated subsecs. (g), (h), and (i) as (f), (g), and (h), respectively.
1962—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 87–649repealed subsec. (f) which provided that while on active duty, an aviation pilot of the Naval Reserve or the Marine Corps Reserve is entitled to the pay of an enlisted member in pay grade E–5 or that of his grade, whichever is greater. See section 201 of Title 37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) ofPub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.
Effective Date of 1962 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 87–649effective Nov. 1, 1962, see section 15 ofPub. L. 87–649, set out as an Effective Date note preceding section 101 of Title 37, Pay and Allowances of the Uniformed Services.

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