33 U.S. Code § 3002 - Definitions
Except as provided in subsection (b), the definitions provided in section 101 of title 10 apply to the provisions of this chapter.
The term “active duty” means full-time duty in the active service of a uniformed service.
The term “grade” means a step or degree, in a graduated scale of office or rank, that is established and designated as a grade by law or regulation.
The term “flag officer” means an officer serving in, or having the grade of, vice admiral, rear admiral, or rear admiral (lower half).
This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this title”, meaning title II of Pub. L. 107–372, Dec. 19, 2002, 116 Stat. 3082, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this title to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 3001 of this title and Tables.
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