14 U.S. Code § 182. Cadets; number, appointment, obligation to serve
Based on the proviso under the heading “Revenue Cutter Service” of act Feb. 25, 1903, ch. 755, 32 Stat. 869, and on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., §§ 15, 15a–1, 25 (June 23, 1906, ch. 3520, § 2, 34 Stat. 452; Jan. 28, 1915, ch. 20, § 1, 38 Stat. 800; July 3, 1926, ch. 742, § 6, 44 Stat. 816; July 30, 1937, ch. 545, § 5, 50 Stat. 549; May 25, 1943, ch. 99, 57 Stat. 84).
Section 15 of title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., has been divided. That part dealing with clothing allowance for cadets is placed in section 183 of this title and the other parts are incorporated with the proviso of title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 15a–1 to form this section.
Section 15a–1 of title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., has been divided. That part dealing with the appointment of cadets to the grade of ensign is placed in section 185 of this title, and the proviso is placed in this section.
The length of term of service as a cadet prior to graduation is added to the list of matters specifically determined by the Secretary.
The period of required service after graduation is increased from 3 to 4 years, to attain uniformity with the other service academies. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.
2017—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 115–91 inserted “or 373” before “of title 37”.
2010—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–281 struck out “All such appointments shall be made without regard to the sex, race, color, or religious beliefs of an applicant.” before “In the administration”.
2006—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 109–163 added subsec. (g).
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–448, § 12(1), struck out before last sentence “Previous to his admission each cadet shall obligate himself, in such manner as the Secretary shall prescribe, to complete the course of instruction at the Coast Guard Academy and to serve at least five years as an officer in the Coast Guard after graduation, if his service be so long required.”
Subsecs. (b) to (f). Pub. L. 100–448, § 12(2), added subsecs. (b) to (f) and struck out former subsec. (b) which read as follows: “A cadet who does not fulfill his obligation to complete the course of instruction or refuses to accept an appointment as an officer in the Coast Guard may be transferred by the Secretary to the Coast Guard Reserve in an appropriate enlisted grade or rating, and, notwithstanding section 651 of title 10, may be ordered to active duty to serve in that grade or rating for such period of time as the Secretary prescribes, but not for more than four years.”
1982—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97–295 struck out “United States Code,” after “title 10,”.
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–572 inserted provisions for nondiscriminatory appointment of cadets to the Coast Guard Academy.
1970—Pub. L. 91–278 substituted “six hundred” for “four hundred” in first sentence, required each cadet to obligate himself to complete the course of instruction at the Academy, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), and added subsec. (b).
1966—Pub. L. 89–444 substituted “four hundred” for “three hundred” in first sentence.
1964—Pub. L. 88–276 substituted “five” for “four” in fourth sentence.
Amendment by Pub. L. 88–276 effective only with respect to cadets and midshipmen appointed to the service academies and the Coast Guard Academy after Mar. 3, 1964, see section 5(c) of Pub. L. 88–276, set out as a note under section 4348 of Title 10, Armed Forces.
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(d) of Pub. L. 109–163, see section 687(f) of Pub. L. 109–163, set out as a note under section 510 of Title 10, Armed Forces.