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10 U.S. Code § 7345 - Restoration to former grade: retired warrant officers and enlisted members

Each retired warrant officer or enlisted member of the Army who has been advanced on the retired list to a higher commissioned grade under section 7344 of this title, and who applies to the Secretary of the Army within three months after his advancement, shall, if the Secretary approves, be restored on the retired list to his former warrant officer or enlisted status, as the case may be.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 231, § 3965; Pub. L. 100–180, div. A, title V, § 512(d)(1), Dec. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 1090; Pub. L. 100–456, div. A, title XII, § 1233(i)(1)(A), Sept. 29, 1988, 102 Stat. 2058; renumbered § 7345 and amended Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §§ 808(b)(13), 809(a), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1839, 1840.)

Historical and Revision Notes

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June 29, 1948, ch. 708, § 204, 62 Stat. 1086.

The words “hereafter”, “rank or”, and “shall thereafter be deemed to be enlisted or warrant officer personnel, as appropriate, for all purposes” are omitted as surplusage. The words “three months from June 29, 1948” and “whichever is later” are omitted as executed.

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 7345, added Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title I, § 153(a)(1), Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1387, related to submission of annual reports to Armed Services and Appropriations Committees of Senate and House of Representatives addressing aircraft requirements of the Navy, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title VIII, § 824(a)(9), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1708.


2018—Pub. L. 115–232, § 809(a), substituted “section 7344” for “section 3964”.

Pub. L. 115–232, § 808(b)(13), renumbered section 3965 of this title as this section.

1988—Pub. L. 100–456 substituted “retired” for “regular” in section catchline.

1987—Pub. L. 100–180 struck out “Regular” before “Army who”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.