10 U.S. Code § 12521. Definitions
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In this chapter:
(2) The term “covered service” means active duty performed by a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty for a period of more than 30 days which specifies that the member’s service—
is in support of an operational mission for which members of the reserve components have been ordered to active duty without their consent; or
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Defense.
The term “Department” means the Department of Defense.
2008—Par. (6). Pub. L. 110–181 substituted “Department of Defense Board of Actuaries under section 183 of this title” for “Department of Defense Education Benefits Board of Actuaries referred to in section 2006(e)(1) of this title”.
“The insurance program provided for in chapter 1214 of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), and the requirement for deductions and contributions for that program shall take effect on September 30, 1996, or on any earlier date declared by the Secretary and published in the Federal Register.”