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423 (c) A seaman recruit enlisted under this section is entitled to the same allowances as are provided for midshipmen at the Naval Academy for— (1) initial travel to the college or university in which matriculated; ^2) travel while under orders; and (3) travel on discharge. However, no allowance for travel on discharge may be paid to a discharged seaman recruit who continues his scholastic instruction in the same college or university. § 6906. Officer candidate training program: naval aviation candidates; appointment as midshipmen; flight training; appointment as ensigns (a) The Secretary of the Navy may enroll in the officer candidate training program and appoint as a midshipman in the Regular Navy any seaman recruit enlisted under section 6905 of this title who has completed satisfactorily his scholastic work and aviation training. The Secretary may also enroll in the officer candidate training program and appoint as a midshipman in the Regular Navy— (1) any eligible member of the Naval Reserve Officers' Training Corps who has completed satisfactorily two scholastic years of training; (2) any other eligible person who has completed satisfactorily at least two scholastic years of work in an accredited college or university; or (3) any eligible enlisted member of the naval service who shows in a test that he has attained an educational level equivalent to that of two scholastic years of work in an accredited college or university, if he will be under 22 years of age on December 31 of the calendar year in which appointed. (b) Upon appointment under this section, a midshipman shall be ordered to flight training. If he completes flight training satisfactorily, he may be designated a naval aviator and ordered to duty involving flying. (c) While in flight training or on other flight duty, a midshipman appointed under this section is entitled to the same pay and allowances as are provided for midshipmen at the Naval Academy and to an additional amount equal to 50 percent of his pay for duty involving flying. Each such midshipman shall be issued, at Government expense, such uniforms and equipment as the Secretary directs. (d) After he completes satisfactorily two years of flight training and flight duty, a midshipman appointed under this section may be appointed to the active list of the Navy in the grade of ensign or to the active list of the Marine Corps in the grade of second lieutenant. (e) The date of rank of officers appointed under subsection (d) in any year is the date of graduation of midshipmen from the Naval Academy in that year. 81913 0 — 5 6

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