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37 U.S. Code § 422 - Cadets and midshipmen

A cadet at the United States Military Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, or the Coast Guard Academy, or a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, is entitled to the allowances provided by law for a midshipman in the Navy, and to travel and transportation allowances prescribed under section 452 of this title while traveling under orders as a cadet or midshipman.
Each midshipman of the Navy to whom a Navy ration is not furnished is entitled to the commuted value of the ration in money for each day that he is on active duty, including each day that he is on leave. The Secretary of the Navy may prescribe regulations stating the conditions under which the commuted value shall be allowed and may prescribe regulations establishing the rates at which the ration shall be commuted.
(c) A cadet or midshipman appointed under section 2107 of title 10 is entitled to the same allowances as are provided for cadets and midshipmen at the United States Military, Naval, and Air Force Academies for—
initial travel to the educational institution in which matriculated;
travel while under orders; and
travel on discharge.
However, no allowance for travel on discharge may be paid to a discharged cadet or midshipman who continues his scholastic instruction at the same educational institution.

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


37:308 (less applicability to pay).

Oct. 12, 1949, ch. 681, § 508 (less applicability to pay), 63 Stat. 828.


10:6081(b) (9th through 17th words).


10:6081(c) (16th through 19th words).








10:6906(c) (1st sentence, less applicability to pay).


In subsection (a), the words “prescribed under section 410 of this title” are inserted to reflect that revised section.

Editorial Notes

2022—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 117–263 substituted “section 452” for “section 480”.

2013—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1076(a)(9), made technical amendment to directory language of Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(f)(4)(A). See 2011 Amendment note below.

2011—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(f)(4)(A), as amended by Pub. L. 112–239, § 1076(a)(9), substituted “480” for “410”.

1966—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 89–718 struck out “, United States Code,” after “title 10”.

1964—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 88–647, § 202(4)(A), (B), among other changes, substituted provisions relating to a cadet or midshipman appointed under section 2107 of title 10, for provisions relating to a midshipman appointed under section 6904 of title 10, or a seaman recruit enlisted under section 6905 of title 10, and “educational institution” for “college or university”, in text, and “Cadets and midshipmen” for “Cadets, midshipmen, and naval officer candidates”, in section catchline.

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 88–647, § 202(4)(C), struck out subsec. (d) which entitled a midshipman under section 6906 of title 10, while on flight training or duty, to the allowances of a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment

Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1076(a), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1947, provided that the amendment made by section 1076(a)(9) is effective Dec. 31, 2011, and as if included in Pub. L. 112–81 as enacted.

Transfer of Functions

For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 468(b), 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.