Disposition of uniform; clothing allowance; emergency funds (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), when an enlisted member of the naval service is discharged, the exterior articles of uniform in his possession that were issued to him, other than those that he may wear from the place of discharge to his home under section 772 (d) of this title, shall be retained for military use. (b) When an enlisted member of the naval service is discharged for bad conduct, undesirability, unsuitability, inaptitude, or otherwise than honorably— (1) the exterior articles of uniform in his possession shall be retained for military use; (2) under such regulations as the Secretary of the Navy prescribes, a suit of civilian clothing and an overcoat when necessary, both to cost not more than $30, may be issued to him; and (3) if he would be otherwise without funds to meet his immediate needs, he may be paid an amount, fixed by the Secretary, of not more than $25. § 6298. Authority to live at a receiving station after honorable discharge (a) The Secretary of the Navy may permit any person honorably discharged from the naval service to live at any naval receiving station while he is eligible for a reenlistment bonus. (b) A person living at a naval receiving station as provided in this section is entitled to a ration and is subject to such regulations as the Secretary or other competent authority prescribes.
CHAPTER 571.—VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT Sec.
6321. 6322. 6323. 6324. 6325. 6326. 6327.
Officers: 40 years. Officers: 30 years. Officers: 20 years. Nurse Corps officers: creditable service. Officers: retired grade and pay. Enlisted members: 30 years. Officers and enlisted members of the Naval Reserve and Marine Cori» Reserve: 30 years; 20 years; retired pay. 6328. Treatment of fractions of years of service in computing retired pay. 6329. Officers not to be retired for misconduct. 6330. Enlisted members: transfer to Fleet Reserve and Fleet Marine Corps Reserve; retainer pay. 6331. Members of the Fleet Reserve and Fleet Marine Corps Reserve: transfer to the retired list; retired pay. 6332. Conclusiveness of transfers. §6321. Officers: 40 years (a) Each officer of the Regular Navy or the Regular Marine Corps holding a permanent appointment in the grade of warrant officer, W - 1, or above who applies for retirement after completing 40 or more years of active service shall be retired by the Secretary of the Navy. (b) For the purpose of this section, an officer's years of active service are computed by adding all his active service in the armed forces.