(a)The Superintendent of the Academy may, under such conditions as the Secretary of the Air Force may prescribe, confer the degree of bachelor of science upon graduates of the Academy.
(b)Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a cadet who completes the prescribed course of instruction may, upon graduation, be appointed a second lieutenant in the Regular Air Force under section
531 of this title.
May 25, 1933, ch. 37 (less last sentence); restated Aug. 9, 1946, ch. 932 (less last sentence); restated Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, § 13; restated Aug. 18, 1949, ch. 476 (less last sentence), 63 Stat. 615.
Aug. 7, 1947, ch. 512, § 506(f) (1st sentence, less last 43 words), 61 Stat. 892.
In subsection (a), the last 27 words are substituted for 10:486a (last sentence). The words “rules and” and “from and after the date of the accrediting of said Academy” are omitted as surplusage. The word “conditions” is substituted for the word “regulations”.
In subsection (b), the words “except section
541 of this title” are inserted to reflect the authority to appoint graduates of one service academy as officers of another service.
It is unnecessary to include a reference to section
541 of title
10, since that section does not derogate from the authority granted in this section.
The change reflects the opinion of the Judge Advocate General of the Air Force (July 19, 1957) that the words “from and after the date of the accrediting of said academies” in the source law for section
9353(a) (Act of May 25, 1933, ch. 37 (48 Stat. 73), as amended) were a condition precedent to the authority to grant degrees and should not have been omitted.
1997—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–85substituted “The” for “After the date of the accrediting of the Academy, the”.
1980—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–513inserted “under section
531 of this title” after “Regular Air Force”.
1958—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 85–861, § 33(a)(43), permitted conferring of degrees only after date of accrediting of Academy.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(201), struck out “except section
541 of this title” after “provision of law”.
Amendment by section 33(a)(43) ofPub. L. 85–861effective Aug. 10, 1956, see section 33(g) ofPub. L. 85–861, set out as a note under section
101 of this title.
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