PUBLIC LAW 96-322—AUG. 4, 1980
94 STAT. 1003
"744. Appointment of a former Navy or Coast Guard officer. "745. Grade on entry upon active duty. "746. Recall of a retired officer; grade upon release.
"SUBCHAPTER A "GENERAL
"§701. Organization 14 USC 70i. "The Coast Guard Reserve is a component of the Coast Guard. It shall be organized, administered, trained, and supplied under the direction of the Commandant. "§702. Authorized strength "(a) The President shall prescribe the authorized strength of the Coast Guard Reserve if not otherwise prescribed by law. "(b) Subject to the authorized strength of the Coast Guard Reserve, the Secretary shall determine, at least annually, the authorized strength in numbers in each grade necessary to provide for mobilization requirements. Without the consent of the member concerned, a member of the Reserve may not be reduced in grade because of the Secretary's determination. "§703. Coast Guard Reserve Boards "(a) The Secretary shall convene a Coast Guard Reserve Policy Board at least annually to consider, recommend, and report to the Secretary on Reserve policy matters. At least one-half of the members of the Board shall be Reserve officers. "(b) The Secretary may convene any other Reserve Board the Secretary considers necessary.
14 USC 702.
14 USC 703 Report. Membership.
"§704. Grades and ratings; military authority 14 USC 704. "The grades and ratings in the Reserve, including cadets but not grades above rear admiral, are those prescribed by law or regulation for the Coast Guard. A member of the Reserve on active duty or inactive-duty training has the same authority, rights, and privileges in the performance of that duty as a member of the Regular Coast Guard of corresponding grade or rating, "§ 705. Benefits 14 USC 705. "(a) A member of the Reserve on active duty, on inactive-duty training, or engaged in authorized travel to or from that duty, is entitled to the same benefits as a member of the Naval Reserve of corresponding grade, rating, and length of service. In determining length of service for the purpose of this section, there shall be included all service for which credit is given by law to members of the Regular Coast Guard. "(b) Chapter 13 of this title applies to a member of the Reserve 14 USC 461. under the same conditions and limitations as it applies to a member of the Regular Coast Guard. "(c) A meniber of the Reserve who suffers sickness, disease, disability, or death is entitled to the same benefits as prescribed by law for a member of the Naval Reserve who suffers sickness, disease, disability, or death under similar conditions. "(d) A member of the Reserve on active duty or when retired for disability is entitled to the benefits of section 253(a) of title 42. A member of the Reserve when on active duty (other than for training)