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.

Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in section 853l of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 107–372.

Executive Documents
Delegation of Functions

Functions of President under this section delegated to Secretary of Commerce by section 1(f) of Ex. Ord. No. 11023, May 28, 1962, 27 F.R. 5131, as amended, set out as a note under section 301 of Title 3, The President.

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