318 CHAPTER 537.—ENLISTMENTS Sec 5531. 5532. 5533. 5334. 5535. 5536. 5537. 5538. 5539. 5540.
Recruiting campaigns: use of advertising agencies. Prohibited classes. Minors. Term: grade. Evidtence of age required for certain enlistments of minors. Extension: time lost through misconduct or unauthorized absence. Extension: during disability incident to service. Extension: during war or national emergency. Extension: voluntary, periods and benefits. Expiration: rights of member.
§ 5531. Recruiting campaigns: use of advertising agencies (a) The Secretary of the Navy shall conduct intensive recruiting campaigns to obtain enlistments in the Regular Navy and the Regular Marine Corps. (b) Advertising agencies may be employed, under such conditions as are most advantageous to the United States, in connection with recruiting for the Marine Corps. §5532. Prohibited classes The enlistment in the naval service of a person is prohibited if that person— (1) is a male and under 14 years of age; (2) is a female and under 18 years of age; (3) is insane; (4) is intoxicated; or (5) has deserted in time of war from any of the armed forces unless, in time of war, his enlistment is permitted by such authority as the Secretary of the Navy designates. § 5533. Minors (a) A male person at least 14 and under 18 years of age may enlisted in the naval service if he has the consent of his parents guardian. (b) A female person at least 18 and under 21 years of age may enlisted in the naval service if she has the consent of her parents guardian.
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§5534. Term; grade Subject to sections 5532 and 5533 of this title, enlistments in such grades or ratings as the Secretary of the Navy prescribes may be made— (1) in the Regular Navy, of male persons under 18 years of age for the duration of their minority and of men at least 18 years of age for a term of two, three, four, or six years; (2) in the Regular Marine Corps, of male persons for the duration of their minority or for a term of two, three, four, or six years; and ,. ^ • (3) in the Regular Navy or the Regular Marine Corps, of female persons for a term of two, three, four, or six years.