10 U.S. Code § 505 - Regular components: qualifications, term, grade
2021—Pub. L. 116–283 substituted “Regular Marine Corps, Regular Space Force,” for “Regular Marine Corps,” wherever appearing.
2008—Subsec. (d)(2), (3)(A). Pub. L. 110–417 substituted “eight years” for “six years”.
2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–163, § 543, in first sentence, substituted “forty-two years of age” for “thirty-five years of age”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 109–163, § 544, substituted “eight years” for “six years”.
1996—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 104–201 amended subsec. (d) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (d) read as follows: “The Secretary concerned may accept reenlistments in the Regular Army, Regular Navy, Regular Air Force, Regular Marine Corps, or Regular Coast Guard, as the case may be, for period of at least two but not more than six years. No enlisted member is entitled to be reenlisted for a period that would expire before the end of his current enlistment.”
1983—Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 98–94 substituted “at least two but not more than six years” for “two, three, four, five, or six years”.
1978—Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 95–485 redesignated subsec. (e) as (d). Former subsec. (d), which provided that in the Regular Army female persons may be enlisted only in the Women’s Army Corps, was struck out.
1974—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 93–290, § 1, struck out provisions which prohibited the Secretary from accepting original enlistments from female persons less than 18 years of age, and which required consent of the parent or guardian for an original enlistment of a female person under 21 years of age.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 93–290, § 2, substituted provisions permitting the Secretary to accept original enlistments of persons for the duration of their minority or for a period of two, three, four, five, or six years, for provisions which limited the Secretary to accept original enlistments from male persons for the duration of their minority or for a period of two, three, four, five, or six years, and from female persons for a period of two, three, four, five, or six years.
For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 468(b), 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.