10 U.S. Code § 9353 - Cadets: degree and commission on graduation

(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.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 567; Pub. L. 85–861, §§ 1(201), 33(a)(43),Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1541, 1567; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, § 504(25),Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2917; Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title V, § 542(d),Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1743.)

Historical and Revision Notes 1956 Act
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
9353(a)
9353(b) 10:486a (less last sentence).
10:506c(f) (1st sentence, less last 43 words). 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.

1958 Act
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
9353(b) 10 App.:1850c(e) (1st sentence). July 20, 1956, ch. 646, § 203(e) (1st sentence), 70 Stat. 585.

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.
Amendments

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”.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective Sept. 15, 1981, see section 701 ofPub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.
Effective Date of 1958 Amendment

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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