United States Code
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Minimum service requirement for certain flight crew positions
The minimum service obligation of any member who successfully completes training in the armed forces as a pilot shall be 8 years, if the member is trained to fly fixed-wing jet aircraft, or 6 years, if the member is trained to fly any other type of aircraft.
The minimum service obligation of any member who successfully completes training in the armed forces as a navigator or naval flight officer shall be 6 years.
In this section, the term “service obligation” means the period of active duty or, in the case of a member of a reserve component who completed flight training in an active duty for training status as a member of a reserve component, the period of service in an active status in the Selected Reserve required to be served after—
completion of undergraduate pilot training, in the case of training as a pilot;
completion of undergraduate navigator training, in the case of training as a navigator; or
completion of undergraduate training as a naval flight officer, in the case of training as a naval flight officer.
(Added Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title VI, § 634(a)(1),
Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1454; amended Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XIV, § 1484(k)(3), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1719; Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title V, § 506(a), Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2404.)
cite as: 10 USC 653