10 U.S. Code § 4348 - Cadets: agreement to serve as officer
Historical and Revision Notes
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Source (Statutes at Large)
The word “agreement” is substituted for the word “articles”. The words “Hereafter”, “appointed to the United States Military Academy”, “engage”, and 10:1092c (1st 25 words of clause (2)) are omitted as surplusage. The word “separated” is substituted for the words “discharged by competent authority”. The words “if he is permitted to resign” are substituted for the words “in the event of the acceptance of his resignation”, since a resignation is effective only when accepted. The first 31 words of clause (3) are substituted for 10:1092c (last 29 words of clause (3)). The last sentence is substituted for the words “with the consent of his parents or guardian if he be a minor, and if any he have”.
2017—Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 115–91, § 543(a), added par. (5).
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 115–91, § 618(a)(1)(K), inserted “or 373” before “of title 37”.
2011—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 111–383 added par. (4).
2009—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 111–84 substituted “subsection (a)” for “section (a)”.
2006—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 109–163 added subsec. (f).
1996—Subsec. (a)(2)(B). Pub. L. 104–106 substituted “five years” for “six years”.
1989—Subsec. (a)(2)(B). Pub. L. 101–189, § 511(b), substituted “six years” for “five years”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–189, § 1622(e)(5), inserted “the term” after “In this section,”.
1985—Pub. L. 99–145 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows:
“(a) Each cadet who is a citizen or national of the United States shall sign an agreement that he will—
“(1) unless sooner separated from the Academy, complete the course of instruction at the Academy;
“(2) accept an appointment and, unless sooner separated from the service, serve as a commissioned officer of the Regular Army or the Regular Air Force for at least the five years immediately after graduation; and
“(3) accept an appointment as a commissioned officer as a Reserve for service in the Army Reserve or the Air Force Reserve and, unless sooner separated from the service, remain therein until at least the sixth anniversary and, at the direction of the Secretary of Defense, up to the eighth anniversary of his graduation, if an appointment in the regular component of that armed force is not tendered to him, or if he is permitted to resign as a commissioned officer of that component before that anniversary.
“(b) A cadet who does not fulfill his agreement under subsection (a) may be transferred by the Secretary of the Army to the ArmyReserve in an appropriate enlisted grade and, notwithstanding section 651 of this title, may be ordered to active duty to serve in that grade for such period of time as the Secretary prescribes but not for more than four years.”
1984—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–525, § 541(a), struck out “, unless sooner separated,” in introductory text before “he will”; inserted in cl. (1) “unless sooner separated from the Academy,”; and inserted “, unless sooner separated from the service,” in cls. (2) and (3).
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 98–525, § 524(b), substituted “at least the sixth anniversary and, at the direction of the Secretary of Defense, up to the eighth anniversary” for “the sixth anniversary”.
1964—Pub. L. 88–647 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 88–276 substituted “five” for “three”.
Amendment by section 511(b) of Pub. L. 101–189 applicable to persons who are first admitted to one of the military service academies after Dec. 31, 1991, see section 511(e) of Pub. L. 101–189, as amended, set out as a note under section 2114 of this title.
For savings provision relating to payment or repayment of any bonus, incentive pay, special pay, or similar pay obligated to be paid before Apr. 1, 2006, under a provision of this section amended by section 687(c) of Pub. L. 109–163, see section 687(f) of Pub. L. 109–163, set out as a note under section 510 of this title.
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