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628 (d) Title III of the Career Compensation Act of 1949 (37 U.S.C. 251 et seq.) is amended by adding the following new sections at the end thereof: "UNIFORM ALLOWANCES—INITIAL REIMBURSEMENTS "SEC. 305. (a) An officer of a reserve component is entitled to an initial sum not to exceed $200 as reimbursement for the purchaoa of required uniforms and equipment, either— " (1) upon first reporting for active duty (other than for training) for a period in excess of 90 days; or "(2) upon completion, as a member of a reserve componsni:, but not as a member of the Army without &p2cification of component or the Air Force without cpecificaticn of component, of not less than 14 days active duty,; or "(3) after the pcrfoimanc3 of 14 periods of not less than two hours' duration each, of inactive-duty training as a member in the Ready Reserve of a reserve component: Provided, That only duty requiring the wearing of the uniform shall be counted for the purpose of this section: Provided further, That any initial uniform reimbursement or allowance heretofore or hereafter received as an officer under the provisions of any other law is a bar to the entitlement for any initial sum authorized under the provisions of this section: And provided further, That any individual who has served on active duty as an officer of a regular component of the armed forces of the United States may not be qualified for entitlement under this section by duty performed within two years after separation from such regular component. " (b) An officer of a reserve component is entitled to an additional sum of not to exceed $50 for reimbursement for the purchase of required uniforms and equipment, upon completion of each period after July 9, 1952, of four years of service as prescribed in section 1332 (a)(2) of title 10, United States Code, performed in an active status in a reserve component and which shall include at least 28 days of active duty: Provided, That any period of active duty for a period in excess of 90 days shall be excluded in determining the period of four years required for eligibility under this subsection: Provided further, That a person who receives or has heretofore received a uniform reimbursement or allowance as an officer is not entitled to the reimbursement provided in this subsection until the expiration of not less than four years from the date of entitlement to the last reimbursement or allowance: And provided further, That until four years after July 9, 1952, an officer may elect to receive the uniform reimbursement not to exceed $50 to which he may be entitled under existing regulations issued pursuant to section 302 of the Naval Reserve Act of 1938, as amended, or section 11 of the Act of August 4, 1942, as amended. This subsection does not apply to officers of the Army without component or of the Air Force without component. "(c) An officer of a reserve component entering on active duty is entitled, for each time of such entry or reentry on active duty of more than ninety days' duration to a further sum not to exceed $100 as reimbursement for additional uniforms and equipment required on such duty: Provided, That the reimbursement provided by this sub-