Any applicant who is a member of any uniformed service of the United States of
America may apply as sea time credit any time during which the applicant served
on active duty, and the time shall be applied as experience toward the required
experience in the following manner:
Military service in command of a vessel shall be applied as credit toward any
requirements for service as Master;
(b) Military services as second-in-command of
a vessel shall be applied as credit toward any requirements for service in the
capacity of chief mate; and
Military sea service in a capacity as an officer in charge of a navigational
bridge watch shall be applied as credit toward any sea service requirements
other than those in the capacity of master or chief mate.
(2) No person's status as a veteran or as a
military reservist, and no person's susceptibility to recall to military active
duty, shall diminish the person's eligibility for selection for pilot candidate
training or for warrant or full branch pilot commission.