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625 "§752a. Authorized s t r e n g t h "Whenever the authorized strength of the Coast Guard Keserve is not prescribed by law, it shall be prescribed by the President. Subject to the authorized strength of the Coast Guard Reserve, the authorized strength in members in each grade is that which the Secretary determines to be necessary to provide for mobilization requirements. The Secretary shall review those determinations at least once each year and revise them if he considers it necessary. No member of the Coast Guard Reserve may be reduced in his reserve grade without his consent as a result of such a determination." "§ 753a. Coast Guard Reserve Policy Board " A Coast Guard Reserve Policy Board shall be convened at least once a year at the seat of government to consider, recommend, and report to the Secretary on reserve policy matters. A t least half of the members of the Board must be officers of the Coast Guard Reserve." (b) The analysis of chapter 21, title 14, United States Code, is amended by inserting the following items: "751a. Organization. "752a. Authorized strength. "753a. Coast Guard Reserve Policy Board."

SEC. 16. (a) Title 14, United States Code, is amended by inserting the following new sections after section 757: "§ 758a.

Reserve student aviation pilots; reserve aviation pilots; appointments in commissioned grade " (a) Under such regulations as the Secretary prescribes, enlisted members of the Coast Guard Reserve may be designated as student aviation pilots. " (b) A member who is not a qualified aviator may not be designated as a student aviation pilot unless he agrees in writing, with the consent of his parent or guardian if he is a minor, to serve on active duty for a period of two years after successfully completing flight training, unless sooner released. Such a student aviation pilot may be released from active duty or discharged at any time by any administrative authority prescribed by the Secretary. "(c) If he is a qualified civilian aviator, a student aviation pilot may be given a brief refresher course in flight training. " (d) While he is in flight training, a student aviation pilot is entitled to have uniforms and equipment issued to him at Government expense. "(e) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary, a student aviation pilot of the Coast Guard Reserve may be designated an aviation pilot upon the successful completion of flight training. " (f) While on active duty, an aviation pilot of the Coast Guard Reserve is entitled to the pay of an enlisted member in pay grade E - 5, or that of his grade, whichever is greater. " (g) In time of peace, an aviation pilot who is obliged under subsection (b) to serve on active duty for a period of two years may serve, with his consent, for an additional period of not more than two years. " (h) A n aviation pilot of the Coast Guard Reserve may be released from active duty or discharged at any time by any administrative authority prescribed by the Secretary.