Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 4.djvu/332

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108 STAT. 2966 PUBLIC LAW 103-337—OCT. 5, 1994 a person who at the time of such appointment is credited with constructive service under subsection (b). Regulations. "(b)(1) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, a person who is receiving an original appointment as a reserve commissioned officer (other than a commissioned warreint officer) of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, or a designation in, or an assignment to, an officer category in which advanced education or training is required and who has advanced education or training, shall be credited with constructive service for such education, training, or experience, as follows: "(A) One year for each year of advanced education beyond the baccalaureate degree level, for persons appointed or designated in, or assigned to, officer categories requiring such advanced education or an advanced degree as a prerequisite for such appointment, designation, or assignment. In determining the number of years of constructive service to be credited under this subparagraph to officers in any professional field, the Secretary concerned shall credit an officer with, but with not more than, the number of years of advanced education required by a majority of institutions that award degrees in that professional field for completion of the advanced education or award of the advanced degree. "(B)(i) Credit for any period of advanced education in a health profession (other than medicine and dentistry) beyond the baccalaureate degree level which exceeds the basic education criteria for such appointment, designation, or assignment, if such advanced education will be directly used by the armed force concerned. "(ii) Credit for experience in a health profession (other than medicine or dentistry), if such experience will be directly used by the armed force concerned. "(C) Additional credit of (i) not more than one year for internship or equivalent graduate medical, dental, or other ^ formal health professional training required by the armed forces, and (ii) not more than one year for each additional year of such graduate-level training or experience creditable toward certification in a speciality required by the armed force concerned. "(D) Additional credit, in unusual cases, based on special experience in a particular field. "(E) Additional credit for experience as a physician or dentist, if appointed, assigned, or designated as a medical or dental officer. "(2) If the Secretary of Defense determines that the number of medical or dental officers serving in an active status in a reserve component of the Army, Navy, or Air Force in grades below major or lieutenant commander is critically below tihe number needed by such reserve component in such grades, the Secretary of Defense may authorize the Secretary of the military department concerned to credit any person who is receiving an original appointment for service as a medical or dental officer with a period of constructive credit in such amount (in addition to any amount credited such person under subsection (b)) as will result in the grade of such {)erson being that of captain or, in the case of the Naval Reserve, ieutenant. "(3) Except as authorized by the Secretary concerned in individual cases and under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of