Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 60 Part 1.djvu/1086

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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 962-AUG. 13, 1946 and apprentice seaman enrolled pursuant to this Act shall be entitled to an allowance for (a) initial travel to the college or university in which matriculated, (b) travel while under orders, and (c) travel upon discharge while in a noncommissioned status, in the manner and to the same extent provided for midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy: Provided further, That no allowance for travel upon dis- charge shall be paid if the dischargee continues his scholastic instruc- tion at other than Government expense in the same college or university in which matriculated. While in flight training or on other flight duty midshipmen appointed under part (b) of section 3 shall be entitled to the pay and allowances now or hereafter provided by law for midshipmen under instruction at the United States Naval Academy and to the same percentage increases of their pay as are now or hereafter provided by law for officers of the Navy assigned to duty involving flying, and shall be issued at Government expense necessary uniforms and equipment as directed by the Secretary of the Navy. SEC. 5. All midshipmen appointed under part (b) of section 3 may, upon satisfactory completion of flight training, be designated naval aviators and assigned to duty involving flying. SEC. 6 . (a) Midshipmen appointed pursuant to section 3 (a) may be commissioned as ensigns in the line of the Navy, second lieu- tenants in the Marine Corps, or with the rank of ensign in the appro- priate commissioned grade in such staff corps of the Navy in which the rank of ensign is now or may hereafter be authorized, following the satisfactory completion of all the academic and naval science requirements of the established four-year Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps course. 2. Midshipmen appointed pursuant to section 3 (b) may be com- missioned as ensigns in the line of the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps following the satisfactory completion of two years' flight training and flight duty as midshipmen as prescribed in part (b) of section 3 and in section 5. (b) There may also be commissioned as ensign in the line of the Navy or second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, or with the rank of ensign in the appropriate commissioned grade in such staff corps of the Navy in which the rank of ensign is now or may hereafter be authorized, any male citizen of the United States who is not more than twenty-five years of age on July 1 of the calendar year in which appointed: (1) Who shall have satisfactorily completed a four-year course at an accredited college or university, or (2) who is an enlisted man of the Navy or Marine Corps who shall demonstrate by a test the attainment of an educational level equivalent to that of an indi- vidual who has satisfactorily completed a four-year course at an accredited college or university. (c) Officers commissioned pursuant to this Act in the rank of ensign in a staff corps shall be selected for appointment by a board of commissioned officers of the staff corps concerned. (d) The date of rank stated in the commissions of officers com- missioned in any year pursuant to the foregoing subsections of this section shall be the date of graduation of midshipmen from the Naval Academy in that year and all ensigns of the line of the Navy and second lieutenants of the Marine Corps of the same date of rank, upon being commissioned, shall have precedence among themselves in such order as may be determined by the Secretary of the Navy to insure that the precedence of the officers shall be m accord with their demonstrated performance regardless of the source from which prescribed, and giving due consideration to whatever differences may exist in the methods of assigning grades between the various education institutions at which the officers have been educated. Each officer 1059 Restriction. Midshipmen in flight training, etc. Pay and allowances. Uniforms, etc. Designation as naval aviators. Commission as en- sign, etc. Selection for ap- pointment in staff corps. Date of rank. Precedence. Running mates