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105 STAT. 82 PUBLIC LAW 102-25—APR. 6, 1991 37 USC 302 SEC. 305. WAIVER OF BOARD CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (a) CERTIFICATION INTERRUPTED BY OPERATION DESERT STORM. — A member of the Armed Forces described in subsection (]o) who completes the board certification or recertification requirements specified in section 302(a)(5), 302b(a)(5), 302c(c)(3), or 302c(d)(4) of title 37, United States Code, before the end of the period established for the member in subsection (c) shall be paid special pay under section 302(a)(5), 302b(a)(5), 302c(c)(3), or 302c(d)(4) of such title (whichever applies) for active duty performed after November 5, 1990, and before the date of that certification and recertification if the Secretary of Defense determines that the member was unable to schedule or complete that certification or recertification earlier because of a duty assignment in connection with Operation Desert Storm. (b) EuGiBLE MEMBERS DESCRIBED. —A member of the Armed Forces referred to in subsection (a) is a member who— (1) is a medical or dental officer or a nonphysician health care provider; (2) has completed any required residency training; and (3) was, except for the board certification requirement, otherwise eligible for special pay under section 302(a)(5), 302b(a)(5), 302c(c)(3), or 302c(d)(4) of such title during the duty assignment in connection with Operation Desert Storm. (c) PERIOD FOR CERTIFICATION. — The period referred to in subsection (a) for completion of board certification or recertification requirements with respect to a member of the Armed Forces is the 180-day period (extended for such additional time as the Secretary of Defense determines to be appropriate) beginning on the date that the member is released from the duty to which the member was assigned in connection with Operation Desert Storm. 37 USC 316 SEC. 306. FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY PAY (a) CERTIFICATION INTERRUPTED BY OPERATION DESERT STORM. — A member of the Armed Forces described in subsection (b) who obtains a certification of foreign language proficiency before the end of the period established for the member in subsection (c) shall be paid foreign language proficiency pay under section 316 of title 37, United States Code, for active duty performed after August 2, 1990, and before the date of that certification if the Secretary of Defense determines that the member was unable to schedule or complete that certification earlier because of a duty assignment in connection with Operation Desert Storm. (b) ELIGIBLE MEMBERS DESCRIBED. — A member of the Armed Forces referred to in subsection (a) is a member on active duty who, except for subsection (a)(2) of that section, was otherwise eligible for special pay under that section during the duty assignment in connection with Operation Desert Storm. (c) PERIOD FOR CERTIFICATION. — The period referred to in subsection (a) for completion of certification of foreign language proficiency with respect to a member of the Armed Forces is the 180- day period (extended for such additional time as the Secretary of Defense determines to be appropriate) beginning on the date that the member is released from the duty to which the member was assigned in connection with Operation Desert Storm. 10 USC 1478 SEC. 307. TEMPORARY INCREASE IN AMOUNT OF DEATH GRATUITY In lieu of the amount of the death gratuity specified in section 1478(a) of title 10, United States Code, the amount of the death