242 §4343. Cadets: appointment; to bring Corps to full strength If it is determined that, upon the admission of a new class to the Academy, the number of cadets at the Academy will be below the authorized number, the Secretary of the Army may nominate as many qualified alternates and other qualified candidates who competed for nomination and are reconunended and found qualified by the Academic Board as are necessary to meet the needs of the Army and the Air Force, but not more than the authorized strength of the Corps of Cadets. A t least two-thirds of those nominated under this section shall be selected from qualified alternates nominated by the persons named in clauses (l) - (6) of section 4342(a), and clause (2) of section 4342(e), of this title, and the remainder from qualified candidates holding competitive nominations under any other provision of law. An appointment under this section is an additional appointment and is not in place of an appointment otherwise authorized by law. §4344.
Selection of persons from Canada and American Republics (a) Upon designation by the President, the Secretary of the Army may permit not more than 20 persons at any one time from Canada and the American Republics, other than the United States, to receive instruction at the Academy. However, not more than three persons from any one of those republics or from Canada may receive instruction under this section at any one time. (b) A person receiving instruction under this section is entitled to the pay, allowances, and emoluments of a cadet appointed from the United States, and from the same appropriations. However, the mileage allowance payable to that person for travel to the Academy for initial admission is not limited to mileage for travel within the United States. (c) Except as the Secretary determines, a person receiving instruction under this section is subject to the same regulations governing admission, attendance, discipline, resignation, discharge, dismissal, and graduation as a cadet at the Academy appointed from the United States. However, a person receiving instruction under this section is not entitled to an appointment in the United States Army by reason of his graduation from the Academy. (d) A person receiving instruction under this section is not subject to section 4346(d) of this title. § 4345. Selection of Filipinos (a) The Secretary of the Army may permit not more than four Filipinos at any one time to receive instruction at the Academy. Of these, one may be designated by the President of the Republic of the Philippines for each entering class. (b) A Filipino receiving instruction under this section is entitled to the pay, allowances, and eipoluments of a cadet appointed from the United States, and from the same appropriations. § 4346. Cadets: requirements for admission (a) To be eligible for admission to the Academy a candidate must be at least 17 years of age and must not have passed his twenty-second birthday on July 1 of the year in which he enters the Academy.