“(a) Inspector General Report as Basis for Readmission.—
When a formal report by an Inspector General within the Department of Defense concerning the circumstances of the separation of a cadet or midshipman from one of the service academies contains a specific finding specified in paragraph (2), the Secretary of the military department concerned may use that report as the sole basis for readmission of the former cadet or midshipman to the respective service academy.
“(2) A finding specified in this paragraph is a finding that substantiates that a former service academy cadet or midshipman, while attending the service academy—
received administrative or punitive action or nonjudicial punishment as a result of reprisal;
resigned in lieu of disciplinary, administrative, or other action that the formal report concludes constituted a threat of reprisal; or
otherwise suffered an injustice that contributed to the resignation of the cadet or midshipman.
In the case of a formal report by an Inspector General described in subsection (a), the Secretary concerned shall offer the former cadet or midshipman an opportunity for readmission to the service academy from which the former cadet or midshipman resigned, if the former cadet or midshipman is otherwise eligible for such readmission.
“(c) Applications for Readmission.—
A former cadet or midshipman described in a report referred to in subsection (a) may apply for readmission to the service academy on the basis of that report and shall not be required to submit the request for readmission through a board for the correction of military records.
“(d) Regulations to Minimize Adverse Impact Upon Readmission.—
The Secretary of each military department shall prescribe regulations for the readmission of a former cadet or midshipman described in subsection (a), with the goal, to the maximum extent practicable, of readmitting the former cadet or midshipman at no loss of the academic or military status held by the former cadet at the time of resignation.
“(e) Construction With Other Remedies.—
This section does not preempt or supersede any other remedy that may be available to a former cadet or midshipman.
“(f) Service Academies.—In this section, the term ‘service academy’ means the following:
The United States Military Academy.
The United States Naval Academy.
The United States Air Force Academy.”