60 STAT.] 79TH CONG., 2D SESS.-CH. 962-AUG. 13 , 1946 1061 Officers' Training Corps, naval aviation officer candidates, and of officers released under subsection 9 (a) of this Act. SEC. 11. The Secretary of the Navy may, in his discretion, give to Advance standing. any enlisted man in the naval service or any male citizen who has had active military or naval service such advance standing in any program provided by this Act as the previous education and training of such person justifies. SEC. 12. The Secretary of the Navy, under such regulations as he Ivocation of oom may prescribe, may revoke the commission of any officer of the Regular Navy or the Regular Marine Corps who at the date of revocation has had less than six years of continuous service as a commissioned officer, and each officer whose commission is so revoked shall be discharged from the service without advance pay or allowances. SEC. 13. National service life insurance in the amount of $10,000, IUan ee of tma'. the premiums for which shall be paid at Government expense, shall be issued to the following persons: (a) Apprentice seamen, United Apprenti eamen. States Naval Reserve, enrolled as aviation officer candidates, at the commencement of flight-training activities and until the termination of their status as aviation officer candidates; (b) midshipmen, United Midshipnmen States Navy, upon enrollment as aviation officer candidates and until the termination of that status; (c) midshipmen at the United States Naval Academy, at the commencement of flight-training activities and until the termination of their status as midshipmen. Upon being Option. commissioned in the Regular Navy or Marine Corps such persons shall have the option of continuing such insurance at their own expense. SEC. 14 . In the event that the quota of midshipmen authorized by FNalAgcoaemy. law to be appointed annually to the Naval Academy from (1) enlisted vacancies. men of the United States Navy and Marine Corps, (2) enlisted men of the Naval Reserve or Marine Corps Reserve, or (3) by the Presi- dent at large, is not filled, the Secretary of the Navy may fill the vacancies in such quota by appointing other candidates from any other of such sources who were found best qualified on examination for admission into the Academy and not otherwise appointed. SEC. 15. Each midshipman hereafter appointed to the Naval R.eseemen tt pt Academy shall be required to sign an agreement that, in the event of the acceptance of his resignation from a commissioned status in the Regular Navy or Marine Corps prior to the sixth anniversary of his graduation from the Naval Academy, he will accept such commission in the Organized Naval or Marine Corps Reserve to which he may be appointed and will not resign from the Reserve prior to such sixth anniversary. SEC. 16. The President may appoint annually seventy-five midship- Appointments by men to the United States Naval Academy from among the sons ofresidnt. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps personnel. SEO. 17. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such funds thoAppriizedo an- as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. SEC. 18. (a) Subsection (a) of section 22 of the Act of March 4, Total psonnel. 1925 (43 Stat. 1276), as amended by the Act of February 13, 1945 (Public Law Numbered 1, Seventy-ninth Congress), is hereby further 9Sat. 3 snpp. amended by substituting for the words "fourteen thousand" in the v s821 (a). last proviso thereof the words "fifteen thousand four hundred". (b) Of the number of Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps mem- Enrollmentnrain- bers authorized by subsection (a) of this section, not more thanng gr fourteen thousand shall at any one time be enrolled in the training program established by this Act. SEC. 19. No person shall be appointed assistant paymaster in the Assistant paymas Navy who, on July 1 of the calendar year in which appointed will not Qualifcations far be less than twenty-one or more than twenty-five years of age, appointment.