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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1ST SESS.-OH. 393-AUG. 4, 1949 and orders governing the discipline of officers and enlisted men of the Coast Guard. Disciplinary action for an offense committed while sub- ject to such laws, regulations, and orders shall not be barred by release from duty status of any person charged with the commission thereof, and, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section members of the Reserve may be retained on or returned to duty status without their consent, but not for a longer period of time than may be required for disciplinary action. § 759. Uniform allowance (a) Upon first reporting for active duty or training duty at a loca- tion where uniforms are required to be worn, a commissioned or war- rant officer of the Reserve may be paid a sum, not to exceed $100, as reimbursement for the purchase of the required uniforms, and there- after such officer may be paid an additional sum of $50 for the same purpose upon the completion of each period of not less than four years in the Reserve. This latter amount of $50 shall not become due any officer until called to active or training duty after the expiration of the previous four-year period. In times of war or national emergency a further sum of $150 for the purchase of required uniforms may be paid to officers of the Reserve upon first reporting for active duty. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, the Com- mandant may prescribe a lesser amount as a uniform allowance to commissioned and warrant officers of the Reserve who are not required to purchase or have in their possession the complete outfit of uniform clothing prescribed for other commissioned and warrant officers of the Reserve. (b) Cadets and enlisted personnel of the Reserve may be allowed the cost of or issued such uniforms, bedding, and equipment as may be prescribed by the Commandant, the value of such allowances or of items so issued to any person during any three-year period not to exceed $100. Notwithstanding the foregoing limitations, enlisted per- sonnel of the Reserve, upon first reporting for active duty in time of war or national emergency may be issued such additional articles as are required to give them the same outfit authorized for enlisted per- sonnel of the regular Coast Guard upon first enlistment. § 760. Disability or death benefits for temporary members (a) In case of physical injury, or death resulting from physical injury, to any temporary member of the Reserve incurred incident to service while performing active Coast Guard duty, or engaged in authorized travel to or from such duty, the provisions of law authoriz- ing compensation for employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties, subject to this section, shall apply, and shall be administered by the Bureau of Employees' Compen- sation, Federal Security Agency, in the same manner and to the same extent as if such person were a civil employee of the United States and were injured in the performance of his duty. For benefit compu- tation, regardless of pay or pay status, such person shall be deemed to have had monthly pay of $150. (b) This section does not apply in any case coming within the pur- view of the Workmen's Compensation Law of any state, territory, or other jurisdiction because of a concurrent employment status of such temporary member; and where such temporary member or dependent would be entitled to a benefit under the provisions of law authorizing compensation for employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties and also to any concurrent benefit from the United States on account of the same disability or 553 Nonapplicability.