10 U.S. Code § 8252 - Regular Air Force: gender-free basis for acceptance of original enlistments

In accepting persons for original enlistment in the Regular Air Force, the Secretary of the Air Force may not—
(1) set a minimum or maximum percentage of persons who may be accepted for such an enlistment according to gender for skill categories or jobs; or
(2) in any other way base the acceptance of a person for such an enlistment on gender.


(Added Pub. L. 100–456, div. A, title V, § 522(a)(1),Sept. 29, 1988, 102 Stat. 1973; amended Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title X, § 1052(40),Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2501.)
Prior Provisions

A prior section 8252, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 503, provided that temporary enlistments could be made only in Air Force without specification of component, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 90–235, § 2(a)(4)(B),Jan. 2, 1968, 81 Stat. 756.

1992—Pub. L. 102–484substituted “In” for “(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), in” and struck out subsec. (b) which read as follows: “Subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to an enlistment specified as being for training leading to designation in a skill category involving duty assignments to which, under section 8549 of this title, female members of the Air Force may not be assigned.”
Effective Date

Pub. L. 100–456, div. A, title V, § 522(c),Sept. 29, 1988, 102 Stat. 1974, provided that: “Such section [10 U.S.C. 8252] shall apply with respect to persons accepted for original enlistment in the Regular Air Force after September 30, 1989.”

Pub. L. 100–456, div. A, title V, § 522(b),Sept. 29, 1988, 102 Stat. 1973, provided that: “The Secretary of the Air Force shall develop a methodology for implementing section 8252 of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), not later than October 1, 1989.”

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