Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/121

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PUBLIC LAW 103-337—OCT. 5, 1994 108 STAT. 2755 of Public Law 102-484) that are granted by the Secretary of Defense to that member after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 519. EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT IN RESERVE COMPONENTS IN GRADES ABOVE FIRST LIEUTENANT OR LIEUTENANT (JUNIOR GRADE). Section 596 of title 10, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a), by striking out "an accredited educational institution" and inserting in lieu thereof "a qualifying educational institution"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(c) QUALIFYING EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. — (1) A qualifying educational institution for purposes of this section is an educational institution that is accredited or that meets the requirements of paragraph (2). "(2)(A) An unaccredited educational institution shall be considered to be a qualifying educational institution for purposes of the appointment or recognition of a person who is a graduate of that institution if the Secretary concerned determines that (as of the year of the graduation of that person from that institution) at least three educational institutions that are accredited and that maintain Reserve Officers' Training Corps programs each generally grant baccalaureate degree credit for completion of courses of the unaccredited institution equivalent to the baccalaureate degree credit granted by the unaccredited institution for the completion of those courses. "(B) In order to assist the Secretary concerned in making determinations under subparagraph (A), any unaccredited institution that seeks to be considered to be a qualifying educational institution for purposes of this paragraph shall submit to the Secretsiry of Defense each year such information as the Secretary may require concerning the program of instruction at that institution. "(C) In the case of a person with a degree from an unaccredited institution that is a qualifying educational institution under this paragraph, the degree may not have been awarded more than three years before the date on which the person is to be appointed to, or recognized in, the grade of captain or, in the case of the Naval Reserve, lieutenant, in order for that person to be considered for purposes of subsection (a) to have been awarded a baccalaureate degree by a qualifying educational institution.". SEC. 520. LIMITED EXCEPTION FOR ALASKA SCOUT OFFICERS FROM BACCALAUREATE DEGREE REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINT- MENT AS OFFICER IN NATIONAL GUARD ABOVE FIRST LIEUTENANT. (a) IN GENERAL.— Subsection (b) of section 596 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: "(5) Recognition in the grade of captain or major in the Alaska Army National Guard of a person who resides permanently at a location in Alaska that is more than 50 miles from each of the cities of Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau, Alaska, by paved road and who is serving in a Scout unit or a Scout supporting unit.". (b) CONFORMING STYLISTIC AMENDMENTS.— Such subsection is further amended by striking out "an individual" in paragraphs (2) and (3) and inserting in lieu thereof "a person".