10 U.S. Code § 2101 - Definitions
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In this chapter:
(2) The term “member of the program” means a student who is enrolled in the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps of an armed force.
(3) The term “advanced training” means the training and instruction offered in the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps to students enrolled in an advanced education program beyond the baccalaureate degree level or to students in the third and fourth years of a four-year Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps course, or the equivalent period of training in an approved two-year Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps course (except that, in the case of a student enrolled in an academic program which has been approved by the Secretary of the military department concerned and which requires more than four academic years for completion of baccalaureate degree requirements, including elective requirements of the Senior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps course, such term includes a fifth academic year or a combination of a part of a fifth academic year and summer sessions).
Source(Added Pub. L. 88–647, title II, § 201(1),Oct. 13, 1964, 78 Stat. 1064; amended Pub. L. 98–94, title X, § 1003(a)(1), title XII, § 1268(11),Sept. 24, 1983, 97 Stat. 656, 706; Pub. L. 100–180, div. A, title XII, § 1231(17),Dec. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 1161; Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title V, § 553(b),Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2526.)
1996—Par. (3). Pub. L. 104–201inserted “students enrolled in an advanced education program beyond the baccalaureate degree level or to” after “Training Corps to”.
1987—Pub. L. 100–180, in pars. (1) to (3), inserted “The term” after each par. designation, and struck out uppercase letter of first word after first quotation marks in each par. and substituted lowercase letter.
1983—Pub. L. 98–94, § 1268(11)(A), substituted a colon for a dash after “In this chapter” in provision preceding par. (1).
Par. (1). Pub. L. 98–94, § 1268(11)(B), (C), substituted “Program” for “program” and a period for a semicolon after “armed force”.
Par. (2). Pub. L. 98–94, § 1268(11)(D), (E), substituted “Member” for “member”, and a period for “; and” after “armed force”.
Par. (3). Pub. L. 98–94, § 1268(11)(F), substituted “Advanced” for “advanced”.
Pub. L. 98–94, § 1003(a)(1), inserted parenthetical provision relating to a fifth academic year or a combination of a fifth academic year and summer sessions.
Promotion of Foreign Language Skills Among Members of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps
Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, § 535,Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3249, as amended by Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title X, § 1075(h)(2),Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4377, provided that:
“(a) In General.—The Secretary of Defense shall support the acquisition of foreign language skills among cadets and midshipmen in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, including through the development and implementation of—
“(1) incentives for cadets and midshipmen to participate in study of a foreign language, including special emphasis for Arabic, Chinese, and other ‘strategic languages’, as defined by the Secretary of Defense in consultation with other relevant agencies; and
“(2) a recruiting strategy to target foreign language speakers, including members of heritage communities, to participate in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps.
“(b) Report Required.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 6, 2006], the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives a report on the actions taken to carry out this section.”
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