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6908. Officer candidate training program: naval aviators; retention or transfer to Reserve. 6909. Direct procurement: qualifications; retention or transfer to Reserve. 6910. Payment of expenses. 6911. Aviation cadets: grade; procurement; transfer. 6912. Aviation cadets: pay and allowances. 6913. Aviation cadets: appointment as reserve officers. 6914. Reserve naval aviators: appointment in Regular Navy and Regular Marine Corps: eligibility: grade: rank. 6915. Reserve student aviation pilots; reserve aviation pilots: appointments in commissioned grade.

§ 6901. Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps: administration (a) The Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps shall be administered under regulations prescribed by the President. These regulations, as far as practicable, shall conform to chapter 405 of this title. The Secretary of the Navy has the same powers with respect to the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps as the Secretary of the Army has with respect to the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. (b) The authorized strength of the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps is 15,400 members, of whom not more than 14,000 may be enrolled in the Navy and Marine Corps officer candidate training program under sections 6904,6905, and 6906 of this title. (c) A member of the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps is eligible for appointment as an officer in the Naval Reserve or the Marine Corps Reserve under the same conditions as any other person. (d) A member of the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps who is disabled from injury, illness, or disease occurring in line of duty while traveling to or from, or while participating in, an authorized practice cruise is entitled, at Government expense, to necessary— (1) hospitalization and rehospitalization; (2) medical and surgical care and treatment in a hospital or at his home; and (3) transportation and subsistence incident to such hospitalization and treatment and to his home upon discharge therefrom. Hospitalization, care, and treatment shall be extended until the disability cannot be materially improved. The Secretary shall prescribe regulations for the administration of this subsection. (e) Uniforms, equipment, and material issued to the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps may be furnished from surplus or reserve stocks of the Navy without payment. (f) Expenditures for administration of the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps shall be made from appropriations made for that purpose. However, expenditures authorized by subsection (d) shall be made from appropriations available for transportation, medical care, and treatment of naval personnel. § 6902. Transfer of g r a d u a t e s of Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps to Regular Navy (a) Officers of the Naval Reserve who were appointed from the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps may be appointed to the active list in the line of the Navy in such numbers as the President considers necessary.