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421 {b) To be eligible for such an appointment an officer must— (1) have been under 25 years of age when he first reported for continuous active duty on board a ship of the Navy; (2) have completed at least one year of continuous active duty on board a ship of the Navy; and (3) establish his mental, moral, professional, and physical qualifications under such regulations as the Secretary of the Navy prescribes. (c) Each officer appointed under this section shall be appointed i n the same grade that he holds in the Naval Reserve. A n officer appointed in the grade of ensign ranks from the date he reported for continuous active duty as an officer of the Naval Reserve. An officer appointed in a grade above ensign ranks from his date of rank in that grade in the Naval Reserve. (d) While an officer is serving in the grade in which appointed under subsection (a), the requirement of sea service under section 5770 of this title does not apply. § 6903.

Officer candidate training program: administration; qualifications for enrollment (a) The officer candidate training program of the Navy and the Marine Corps, supplemental to other procurement programs, shall be administered by the Secretary of the Navy under such regulations as the President prescribes. (b) To be eligible for enrollment in the officer candidate training program a person must— (1) be a male citizen of the United States; (2) contract, with the consent of his parent or legal guardian if he is a minor, with the Secretary or his designated representative, to serve for such period as is required by the program; (3) agree in writing that he will accept an appointment, if offered, as a commissioned officer in the Regular Navy or the Regular Marine Corps and that, if his commission is terminated before the sixth anniversary of his date of rank, he will accept an appointment, if offered, as a commissioned officer in the Naval Reserve or the Marine Corps Reserve and not resign before that anniversary; and (4) meet the requirements for appointment under section 6904 or 6906 or for enlistment under section 6905 of this title. (c) The Secretary may give to any enlisted member of the naval service, or to any person who has had active military or naval service, such advanced standing in the program as may be justified by his education and training. (d) The Secretary may release any person enrolled in the program and separate him from the naval service when the Secretary considers that the interest of the service so requires. ^6904.

Officer candidate training program: members enrolled from Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps; appointment as midshipmen; p a y; allowances; commissioning (a) The Secretary of the Navy may enroll in the officer candidate training program and appoint as a midshipman in the Naval Reserve any eligible member of the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps who will be under 25 years of age on June 30 of the calendar year in