422 which he is eligible under this section for appointment as an ensign in the Regular Navy or as a second lieutenant in the Regular Marine Corps. (b) Except while on active duty, a midshipman appointed under this section is entitled to retainer pay until the completion of instruction under this section, but for not more than four academic years, at the rate of $50 a month beginning on the day that he starts his first term of college work under this section. (c) A midshipman appointed under this section is entitled to the game allowances as are provided for midshipmen at the Naval Academy for— (1) initial travel to the college or university in which matriculated; (2) travel while under orders; and (3) travel on discharge. However, no allowance for travel on discharge may be paid to a discharged midshipman who continues his scholastic instruction in the same college or university. (d) Upon satisfactorily completing the academic and naval science requirements of the four-year Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps course, a midshipman may be appointed to the active list of the Navy in the grade of ensign or to the active list of the Marine Corps in the grade of second lieutenant. Such an appointment to the active list of the Navy may be in the line, the Supply Corps, the Civil Engineer Corps, or the Medical Service Corps. (e) The date of rank of officers appointed under this section in any year is the date of graduation of midshipmen from the Naval Academy in that year. Selection for appointment in a staff corps under this section shall be made by a board of commissioned officers in the staff corps concerned. § 6905. Oflficer candidate t r a i n i n g program: members enrolled a s naval aviation officer c and i dates; instruction; p a y;
allowances (a) The Secretary of the Navy may enroll in the officer candidate training program and enlist as a seaman recruit in the Naval Reserve any eligible person who is a high school graduate or has the equivalent education, but who is ineligible under section 6906 of this title for appointment as a midsliipman in the Regular Navy, if he will be under 22 years of age on December 31 of the calendar year in which he becomes eligible for appointment as a midshipman under that section. Each seaman recruit so enlisted shall— (1) attend an accredited college or university authorized by the Secretary as a regular student until he satisfactorily completes at least two scholastic years; and (2) participate in such military or civil aviation training activ"* ities as the Secretary prescribes. (b) Except while on active duty, a seaman recruit enlisted under this section is entitled to retainer pay at the rate of $50 a month beginning on the day that he starts his first term of college work under this section and ending when his instruction under this section is completed.