(a)Subject to standards, policies, and procedures prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of each military department may prescribe regulations that he considers necessary to carry out sections
415(a)–(c) and 416 of this title within his department. The Secretary of Homeland Security, with the concurrence of the Secretary of the Navy, may prescribe regulations that he considers necessary to carry out those sections for the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy. As far as practicable, regulations for all reserve components shall be uniform.
(b)Under regulations approved by the Secretary of Defense, or by the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not operating as a service in the Navy, and subject to section
(c) or 416 of this title, a reserve officer of an armed force who has received a uniform and equipment allowance under section
(c) or 416 of this title, may if a different uniform is required, be paid a uniform and equipment reimbursement upon transfer to, or appointment in, another reserve component.
(c)For the purposes of sections
415(a)–(c) and 416 of this title and subsections (a) and (b), an officer may count only that duty for which he is required to wear a uniform.
(1)For purposes of sections
416 of this title, a period for which an officer of an armed force, while employed as a National Guard technician, is required to wear a uniform under section
709(b) of title
32 shall be treated as a period of active duty (other than for training).
(2)A uniform allowance may not be paid, and uniforms may not be furnished, to an officer under section
1593 of title
10 or section
5901 of title
5 for a period of employment referred to in paragraph (1) for which an officer is paid a uniform allowance under section
416 of this title.
Oct. 12, 1949, ch. 681, § 305 (1st proviso of (a)), (d), (e); added Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, § 20(d) (1st proviso of 1st par., 4th par., and 5th par.), 70A Stat. 629.
In subsection (a), the words “within that department” are inserted for clarity. The words “may prescribe” are substituted for the words “shall prescribe”, since the words “that he considers necessary” indicate that the prescribing of regulations is not mandatory.
Subsection (b) is substituted for section
255(d) (less last sentence) of existing title 37. Section
255(d) last sentence) of existing title 37 is omitted, since the categories named therein are excluded by the words “a reserve officer”. (See revision note for section 415(a) of this revised title.)
2002—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 107–296substituted “of Homeland Security” for “of Transportation”.
1991—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 102–25struck out “of this section” after “subsections (a) and (b)”.
1968—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 90–623substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Secretary of the Treasury”.
Effective Date of 2002 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 107–296effective on the date of transfer of the Coast Guard to the Department of Homeland Security, see section 1704(g) ofPub. L. 107–296, set out as a note under section
101 of Title
10, Armed Forces.
Effective Date of 1968 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 90–623intended to restate without substantive change the law in effect on Oct. 22, 1968, see section 6 ofPub. L. 90–623, set out as a note under section
5334 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees.
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