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 “officer candidate” means an individual who is enrolled in the basic officer training program of the Administration and is under consideration for appointment as an officer under section 3021(a)(2)(A) of this title.
The term “flag officer” means an officer serving in, or having the grade of, vice admiral, rear admiral, or rear admiral (lower half).
The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Commerce.
The term “Administration” means the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
The term “Under Secretary” means the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.