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Computation of Retired Pay Annuities Based on Retired or Retainer Pay Death Benefits: Care of the Dead Posthumous Commissions and Warrants Correction of Military Records Civilian Employees

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CHAPTER 31.—ENLISTMENTS Sec 501. 510. 511. 512. 513. 514. 515.

Enlistment oath: who may administer. Reserve components: qualifications. Reserve components: terms. Reserve comiwnents: transfers. Reserve components: promotions. Bounties prohibited; substitutes prohibited. Reenlistment after discharge as warrant officer.

§ 501. Enlistment oath: who may administer Each person enlisting in an armed force shall take the following oath: "I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America; that I will serve them honestly and faithfully against all their enemies whomsoever; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice." The oath may be taken before any commissioned officer of any armed force. § 510. Reserve components: qualifications (a) To become an enlisted member of a reserve component a person must be enlisted as a Reserve of an armed force and subscribe to the oath prescribed by section 501 of this title, or be transferred to that component according to law. I n addition, to become an enlisted member of the Army National Guard of the United States or the Air National Guard of the United States, he must meet the requirements of section 3261 or 8261 of this title. (b) Except as otherwise provided by law, the Secretary concerned shall prescribe physical, mental, moral, professional, and age qualifications for the enlistment of persons as Reserves of the armed forces under his jurisdiction. However, no person may be enlisted as a Reserve unless— (1) he is, or has made a declaration of intention to become, a citizen of the United States or of a possession thereof; or (2) he has previously served in the armed forces or in the National Security Training Corps. (c) Women may be enlisted as Reserves of the armed forces for service in the Army Reserve, Naval Reserve, Air Force Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, and Coast Guard Reserve. Women are enlisted in the grades and ratings authorized for enlisted women of the regular component of the armed force concerned. Any female former enlisted member of an armed force may, if otherwise qualified, be enlisted as a Reserve of that armed force in the highest grade or rating in which she previously served satisfactorily on active duty (other than for training).