33 U.S. Code § 3044 - Retirement for length of service
An officer who has completed 20 years of service, of which at least 10 years was service as a commissioned officer, may at any time thereafter, upon application by such officer and in the discretion of the President, be placed on the retired list.
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section 853l of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 107–372.
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