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National Defense Authorization Act....

NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997— (H.R. 3230)



OVERSIGHT OF PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED
PROGRAMS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED FOURTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION



MILITARY PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE HEARINGS

ON

TITLE IV— PERSONNEL AUTHORIZATIONS
TITLE V— MILITARY PERSONNEL POLICY

TITLE VI— COMPENSATION AND OTHER
PERSONNEL BENEFITS

TITLE VII— HEALTH CARE PROVISIONS



HEARINGS HELD
MARCH 7, 12, 15, 21, AND SEPTEMBER 11 AND 24, 1996




[H.N.S.C. No. 104-27]



HEARINGS



NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997— (H.R. 3230)

AND

OVERSIGHT OF PREVIOUSLY AUTHORIZED
PROGRAMS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

ONE HUNDRED FOURTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION



MILITARY PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE HEARINGS

ON

TITLE IV— PERSONNEL AUTHORIZATIONS
TITLE V— MILITARY PERSONNEL POLICY

TITLE VI— COMPENSATION AND OTHER
PERSONNEL BENEFITS

TITLE VII— HEALTH CARE PROVISIONS



HEARINGS HELD
MARCH 7, 12, 15, 21, AND SEPTEMBER 11 AND 24, 1996




U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
WASHINGTON : 1997



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MILITARY PERSONNEL SUBCOMMITTEE

ROBERT K. DORNAN, CaUfomia, Chairman
STEVE BUYER, Indiana OWEN PICKETT, Virginia

RON LEWIS, Kentucky G.V. (SONNY) MONTGOMERY, Mississippi

J.C. WATTS, Jr., Oklahoma IKE SKELTON, Missouri

MAC THORNBERRY, Texas JANE HARMAN, California

SAXBY CHAMBLISS, Georgia ROSA L. DeLAURO, Connecticut

TODD TIAHRT, Kansas MIKE WARD, Kentucky

RICHARD 'DOC HASTINGS, Washington PETE PETERSON, Florida

DUNCAN HUNTER, California

John D. Chapla, Professional Staff Member

Michael R. Higgins, Professional Staff Member

Donna L. Hoffmeier, Professional Staff Member

Diane W. Bowman, Staff Assistant

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CONTENTS



CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF HEARINGS
1996

Page

Thursday, March 7, 1996, Department of Defense Tricare and Alternatives

for Retiree Health Care 1

Tuesday, March 12, 1996, Hearing on QuaHty of Life Issues 303

Friday, March 15, 1996, The Use of MiHtary Personnel to Increase Security

of U.S. Borders 713

Thursday, March 21, 1996, H.R. 1646, Reserve Forces Revitalization Act

of 1995 923

Wednesday, September 11, 1996, Medicare Subvention 1155

Tuesday, September 24, 1996, National Guard Youth Challenge Program 1323

STATEMENTS PRESENTED BY MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Coburn, Hon. Thomas A., a Representative from Oklahoma 1328

Doman, Hon. Robert K., a Representative from California, Chairman, Mili-
tary Personnel Subcommittee:

Statement 1, 303, 713, 923, 1155, 1323

Prepared statement 866

Hefley, Hon. Joel, a Representative from Colorado: Statement 1161

Laughlin, Hon. Greg, a Representative from Texas:

Statement 925

Prepared statement 930

Montgomery, Hon. G.V. (Sonny), a Representative from Mississippi: State-
ment 924, 1327

Pickett, Hon. Owen B., a Representative from Virginia, Ranking Minority
Member, Military Personnel Subcommittee:

Statement 304, 718, 994, 1156, 1324

Prepared statement 35, 719, 995

Spratt, Hon. John M., Jr., a Representative from South Carolina: Prepared

statement 1158

Taylor, Hon. Gene, a Representative from Mississippi: Statement 1164

Watts, Hon. J.C, Jr., a Representative from Oklahoma: Statement 1163

PRINCIPAL WITNESSES WHO APPEARED IN PERSON OR SUBMITTED
WRITTEN STATEMENTS

Abbey, Col. Thomas, USAF, Director, Legal Policy Requirements and Re-
sources, Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness: State-
ment 848

Arnold, Sharon, Director, Division of Medicare Part A Analysis, Office of
Legislative and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Health Care Financing Admin-
istration 1178

Babbitt, Col. Richard R., Deputy Commander, Joint Task Force Six, Depart-
ment of Defense:

Statement 770

Prepared statement 772

Baca, Lt. Gen. Edward D., Chief, National Guard Bureau .- 954

Backhus, Stephen P., Associate Director, Health Care Delivery and Quality
Issues, Health, Education, and Human Services Division:

Statement 21

Prepared statement 24

Baratz, Maj. Gen. Max, Chief, Army Reserve 954

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Bean, Col. Maynard K., (Ret.), Virginia Army National Guard, Director, Com-
monwealth Challenge:

Statement 1364

Bedwell, Lt. Col. Michael D., Director, Youth Challenge Program, Oklahoma:

Statement 1346

Bowers, Tamela Kaye, Thunderbird Youth Academy Peer Advisor: Statement 1377
Bowman, Vice Adm. Frank L., Chief of Naval Personnel, Department of
the Navy:

Statement 431

Prepared statement 435

Brahms, Brig. Gen. David M., USMC (Ret): Statement 848

Brandt, Maj. Gen. Robert J., Assistant Adjutant General, California National
Guard, and Commander, California Army National Guard:

Statement 791

Prepared statement 796

Camacho, Rudy, Director, Customs Management Center, San Diego, U.S.
Customs Service:

Statement 814

Prepared statement 818

Christmas, Lt. Gen. George R., Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and
Reserve Affairs, U.S. Marine Corps:

Statement 489

Prepared statement 491

Cline, M. Sgt. Michael P., Executive Director, Enlisted Association of the
National Guard:

Statement 1330

Prepared statement 1333

Crowson, Col. William L., Director, Mississippi National Guard Youth Chal-
lenge Program and the Challenge Academy:

Statement 1347

Prepared statement 1350

Daumer, Richard G., Staff Assistant, Mississippi National Guard Youth Chal-
lenge and the Challenge Academy: Statement 1373

Griffith, Gen. Ronald H., Vice Chief of Staff of the Army 1022

Gorman, Richard, Associate Special Agent in Charge, Los Angeles Field Divi-
sion, Drug Enforcement Administration:

Statement 727

Prepared statement 731

Hackett, Capt. Michael, Imperial County Sheriffs Department: Statement 723

Hall, Rear Adm. Thomas F., Chief, Naval Reserve:

Statement 954

Prepared statement 982

Heamey, Gen. Richard D., Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps:

Statement 1022

Prepared statement 1035

Hickey, Sydney, National Military Family Association:

Statement 131

Prepared statement 134

Hughes, Robert G., Acting Director, Georgia Youth Challenge Program:

Statement 1340

Prepared statement 1342

Johnson, Adm. Jay L., Vice Chief of Naval Operations 1022

Joseph, Stephen C., M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health
Affairs, Department of Defense, Accompanied by Vice Adm. Harold M.
Koenig, Surgeon General of the Navy, Lt. Gen. Edgar Anderson, Jr., Sur-
geon General of the Air Force, and Maj. Gen. James Peake, Representing
the Surgeon General of the Army:

Statement 78, 1178

Prepared statement 85, 115

Lee, Hon. Deborah R., Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs,
Department of Defense:

Statement 954

Prepared statement 961

Lokovic, Chief M. Sgt. James E., U.S. Air Force (Ret.), Director, Military
and Government Relations, Air Force Sergeants Association, on behalf of
the National MilitaryA^'eterans Alliance:

Statement 1188

Prepared statement 1191



Lord, Mike, Commander, U.S. Navy (Ret.), Co-Chairman, The Military Coali-
tion Health Care Committee:

Statement 1206

Prepared statement ' 1211

Marsh, John O. Jr., Former Secretary of the Army and Chairman, Task
Force on Quality of Life:

Statement 3O6

Prepared statement "!!""'"! 309

McGinty, Lt. Gen. Michael D., Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Depart-
ment of the Air Force:

Statement 460

Prepared statement !.!!!""!!!!!" 464

Mcintosh, Maj. Gen. Robert A., Chief, Air Force Reserve !!!!!!^'. !.!.!.!" 954

Molino, Lt. Col. John, United States Army (Retired):

Statement 132

Prepared statement !!!!!^^!!!!!!! 134

Moorman, Gen. Thomas S., Jr., Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force ".!!!!!!!.!.!.!!!! 1022
Newberry, Robert, Principle Director of Drug Enforcement Policy and Sup-
port, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy:

Statement 842

Prepared statement !..!!!!!!"!!!!!!!" 844

Northern, Aimee, Graduate, Virginia: Statement ii^.i^r.!!!!!!!.""!!!!!!!!"! 1371

O'Connell, Hon. Terrace, Chairman, Reserve Forces Policy Board:

Statement III4

Prepared statement !.."!!"!!!!!!!!.".."!!!." 1118

Pang, Frederick, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy-
Statement 347

Prepared statement '.!!!!!"""!!!""""!!!!" 351

Partridge, Col. Charles C, United States Army (Retired), National Associa-
tion for Uniformed Services:

Statement 160, 1231

Prepared statement 162, 1233

Peake, Maj. Gen. James B., Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Medical Com- '
mand. United States Army:

Statement 3

Prepared statement ".!..."!!.".! 6

Philbin, Maj. Gen. Edward J., Angus (Retired), Executive Director, Natioiiai
Guard Association of the United States:

Statement 1084

Prepared statement "!!!!!!!!!."!!!!!."!!!! 1087

Plewes, Maj. Gen. Thomas J., United States Army Reserve, President Senior
Army Reserve Commanders Association:

Statement 1096

Prepared statement 1108

Ralston, Gen. Joseph W., Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff: !.!.!!!!!!!!.!.!!!.!..!"

Statement 1022

Prepared statement !!!.".."!!!!! 1025

Richard, Brig. Gen. Ron, Director, Marine Corps Reserve !.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!."!!!! 954

Rohrbough, Col. Frank G., United States Air Force (Ret), the Retired Officers
Association:

Statement I30

Prepared statement ".!!!!."!!. !]""!!!."."."!^ 134

Smith, Adm. William D., U.S. Navy, Senior Fellow, Center for Naval Analysis 324
Stroup, Lt. Gen. Theodore G. Jr., Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Depart-
ment of the Army:

Statement 411

Prepared statement !!!!!!!.". 414

Torsch, Lt. Virginia, Commander, U.S. Navy Reserve, Co-Chairman, The
MiHtary Coalition Health Care Committee:

Statement 1207

Prepared statement 1211

Tough, Steve D., President and Chief Operating Officer, Foundation Health
Federal Services:

Statement 12

Prepared statement !.!!""'!"!"""'"!."!"!."!"."""" 15

Vina, Gustavo De La, Western Regional Director, immigration and Natu-
ralization Service:
Statement 827



VI

Page
Vina, Gustavo De La, Western Regional Director, Immigration and Natu-
ralization Service — Continued

Prepared statement 830

Wahleithner, Maj. Gen. James C, United States Air Force (Retired), National
President, The Reserve Officers Association:

Statement 1070

Prepared statement 1073

Williams, Johnny, Chief Patrol Agent, San Diego Border Patrol Sector, U.S.
Border Patrol:

Statement 764

Williamson, Winsome, Graduate, Georgia: Statement 1372

DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD

About The Problem Behavior Inventory 1408

Biographies of Col. William J. Crowson and Richard G. Daumer 1375

Commonwealth Challenge 1412

Continuation of Spot Promotion Authority 1045

H.R. 1646 Bill 912

Issues and Answers 1149

Letter to Hon. Robert K Doman from Harold M. Koenig 214

Memo to Ms. Donna Hoffineier from Steven D. Tough with Attachments 53

Memo to Charles D. Rose from Richard E. Bellamy with Attachments 71

Memo to Hon. Robert K Doman from Stephen C. Joseph with Attachments ... 186

Memo to Stephen C. Joseph from Mac Thomberry with Attachments 204

Memo to Mac Thomberry from Stephen C. Joseph with Attachments 208

Memo to Hon. Robert K. Doman from Edwin Dom 529

Memo to Hon. Robert K Doman from Edward J. Philbin 1147

National Interagency Counterdrug Institute 890

Operation Hard Line 871

Page 77, Line 1850 1020

Posture statement of Vice Admiral Harold M. Koenig, Medical Corps Siu-geon

General, U.S. Navy 215

Report of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Quality of Life 555

Resolution Regarding the National Guard Youth Challenge Program 1410

Statement of June E. O'Neill, Director, Congressional Budget Office 239

Statement of Chief Master Sergeant James D. Staton, USAF (Ret.), Executive

Director, Air Force Sergeants Association 249

Statement of Edith G. Smith, Citizen Advocate for Disabled Military Retirees

with Attachments 252

Statement of Lt. Gen. Edgar R. Anderson, Jr., Surgeon General of the Air

Force 275

Statement of Hon. Edwin Dom, Under Secretary of Defense 530

Statement of James D. Staton, USAF, Executive Director, Air Force Ser-
geants Association 548

Statement of James E. Lokovic, USAF, Director, Military and Government

Relations, Air Force Sergeants Association 552

Statement of Michael P. Cline, Master Sergeant (Ret), Executive Director 1139

Statement of Hon. William Sarpalius 1312

Statement of Bmce C. Vladeck, Ph.D., Administrator 1319



VII

Page

Statements of Cadet James C. Backus, Class V; Cadet Crystal Donavant,
Class V; Cadet Shamina Lipscombe, Class V; and Cadet Gary Pittman,

Class V 1394

Statement of Oren R. Fox, Sheriff 868

TRICARE Southwest Provider Directory— San Antonio— August 1996 1260

United States Army Reserve Engineer Units — Page 76, Line 1839 1016

U.S. Army Recruitment Brochure 1166

Views of SARCA and ARA— Page 156 Line 3725 with Attachments 1099

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS SUBMITTED FOR THE RECORD

Questions and Answers submitted for the record ... 54, 110, 187, 205, 210, 517, 1253,

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104th congress

2d Session



H. R. 3230



To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1997 for military activities of the Depart-
ment of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 1997,
and for other purposes.



IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 15, 1996

Mr. Spence (for himself and Mr. Dellums) (both by request) introduced the
following bill; which was referred to the Committee on National Security



A BILL



To authorize appropriations for fiscal year 1997 for military activities of the Depart-
ment of Defense, to prescribe military personnel strengths for fiscal year 1997,
and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year
1997".



TITLE IV— MILITARY PERSONNEL AUTHORIZATIONS
Subtitle A — Active Forces

SEC. 401. END STRENGTHS FOR ACTIVE FORCES.

The Armed Forces are authorized strengths for active duty personnel as of Sep-
tember 30, 1997, as follows:

(1) The Army, 495,000.

(2) The Navy, 406,900.

(3) The Marine Corps, 174,000.

(4) The Air Force, 381,100.

SEC. 402. EXCLUDING CERTAIN RESERVE COMPONENT MEMBERS ON ACTIVE DUTY FOR 181
DAYS OR MORE FROM ACTIVE COMPONENT END STRENGTHS.

Section 115(d) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end
a new paragraph (8) as follows:

"(8) Members of reserve components on active duty to perform special work
in support of peacetime requirements of the active components and combatant
commands for 181 days or more. The total number of personnel included in this
category shall not exceed two-tenths of one percent of the end strengths author-
ized pursuant to subsection (a)(1).".

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Subtitle B — Reserve Forces

SEC. 411. END STRENGTHS FOR SELECTED RESERVE.

(a) In General. — The Armed Forces are authorized strengths for Selected Reserve
personnel of the reserve components as of September 30, 1997, as follows:

(1) The Army Reserve, 214,925.

(2) The Naval Reserve, 95,941.

(3) The Marine Corps Reserve, 42,000.

(4) The Air Force Reserve, 73,281.

(5) The Army National Guard, 366,758.

(6) The Air National Guard, 108,018.

(7) The Coast Guard Reserve, 8,000.

(b) Waiver Authority. — The Secretary of Defense may vary the end strength au-
thorized by subsection (a) by not more than 2 percent.

(c) Adjustments. — The end strengths prescribed by subsection (a) for the Selected
Reserve of any reserve component shall be reduced proportionately by —

(1) the total authorized strength of units organized to serve as units of the
Selected Reserve of such component which are on active duty (other than for
training) at the end of the fiscal year, and

(2) the total number of individual members not in units organized to serve
as units of the Selected Reserve of such component who are on active duty
(other than for training or for unsatisfactory participation in training) without
their consent at the end of the fiscal year.

Whenever such units or such individual members are released from active duty dur-
ing any fiscal year, the end strength prescribed for such fiscal year for the Selected
Reserve of such reserve component shall be increased proportionately by the total
authorized strengths of such units and by the total number of such individual mem-
bers.

SEC. 412. END STRENGTHS FOR RESERVES ON ACTIVE DUTY IN SUPPORT OF THE RESERVES.

Within the end strengths prescribed in section 402(b), the reserve components of
the armed forces are authorized, as of September 30, 1997, the following number
of Reserves to be serving on full-time active duty or, in the case of members of the
National Guard, full-time National Guard duty for the purpose of organizing, ad-
ministering, recruiting, instructing, or training the reserve components:

(1) The Army Reserve, 11,475.

(2) The Naval Reserve, 16,506.

(3) The Marine Corps Reserve, 2,559.

(4) The Air Force Reserve, 625.

(5) The Army National Guard, 22,798.

(6) The Air National Guard, 10,129.

TITLE V— MILITARY PERSONNEL POLICY
Subtitle A— Matters Relating to Reserve Components

SEC. 501. DISCHARGE OR RETIREMENT FOR YEARS OF SERVICE OR AFTER SELECTION FOR
EARLY REMOVAL.

(a) In General.— The text of section 14514 of title 10, United States Code, is
amended to read as follows:

"(a) Each reserve officer of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps who is
in an active status and who is required to be removed from an active status or from
a reserve active-status list, as the case may be, under section 14507, 14508, 14704,
or 14705 of this title (unless the officer is sooner separated, the officer's separation
is deferred, or the officer is continued in an active status under another provision
of law), in accordance with those sections, shall —

"(1) be transferred to the Retired Reserve, if the officer is qualified and ap-
plies for such transfer; or

"(2) if the officer is not qualified or does not apply for such transfer, be dis-
charged from the officer's reserve appointment.
"(b) Each reserve officer of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps who is
in an inactive status and who is required to be removed from an inactive status —
"(1) shall be transferred to the Retired Reserve, if the officer is qualified and
applies for such transfer; or

"(2) may, if the officer is not qualified or does not apply for such transfer, be
discharged from the officer's reserve appointment.".



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(b) Conforming Amendment.— Section 12683(b)(1) of such title is amended by in-
serting "14514," and "12684,".

SEC. 502. APPOINTMENT ABOVE 0-2 IN THE U.S. NAVAL RESERVE.

Section 12205 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by amending subsection
(b)(3) to read as follows:

"(3) The appointment in the Naval Reserve of a person appointed for service
under either the Naval Aviation Cadet or Seaman to Admiral Program.".

SEC. 503. TEST PROGRAM ON UNLIMITED USE OF COMMISSARY STORES BY ELIGIBLE RE-
SERVISTS.

(a) The Secretary of Defense shall carry out in one or more areas of the United
States a test program under which those Reserve members eligible for commissary
use under sections 1063 and 1064 of title 10, United States Code, will be permitted
to use commissary stores of the Department of Defense on the same basis as mem-
bers on active duty. The test program will begin on January 1, 1997, and will be
conducted for a period of one year.

(b) The Secretary of Defense shall report the results of the test program to the
Congress no later than March 31, 1998, together with such comments and rec-
ommendations as he determines appropriate.

SEC. 504. ACTIVE DUTY RETIREMENT SANCTUARY FOR RESERVISTS

Section 12686 of title 10, United States Code, is amended—

(1) by designating the existing matter as paragraph (1); and

(2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

"(2) The regulations prescribed under paragraph (1) may except from the pro-
hibition on involuntary release in that paragraph members who serve on active
duty (other than for training) under section 12301 of this title pursuant to or-
ders specifying a period of less than 180 days provided that the member is in-
formed of and consents to such exception prior to entry on active duty.".

SEC. 505. CHANGE IN TIME FOR AWARD OF DEGREE TO BE CONSIDERED TO MEET THE SE-
LECTED RESERVE OFFICER EDUCATION REQUIREMENT.

Section 12205(c)(2)(C) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking
"three" and inserting in lieu thereof "eight".

SEC. 506. CLARIFICATION OF LIMITATION ON FURNISHING CLOTHING OR ALLOWANCES FOR
ENLISTED NATIONAL GUARD TECHNICIANS.

Subsection 418(c) of title 37, United States Code, is amended by striking at the
end of the paragraph "for which a uniform allowance is paid under section 415 or
416 of this title", and inserting in lieu thereof "for which clothing is furnished or
a uniform allowance is paid under this section".

SEC. 507. USE OF ACTIVE GUARD AND RESERVE PERSONNEL IN COMPOSITE ACTIVE AND RE-
SERVE COMPONENT ACTIVITIES AND IN ACTIVITIES AND FUNCTIONS ASSIGNED
TO A RESERVE COMPONENT ORGANIZATION

Section 12310 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end
the following two new subsections:

"(c) Organizing, administering, recruiting, instructing, or training the reserve
components as used in this title and in the authorizations of end strengths required
under section 1 15 of this title, includes —

"(1) the conduct of activities described in sections 3013(b), 5013(b), and
8013(b) of this title in support of any part of a military department when such
activities have been assigned by the Secretary concerned, with the consent of
the Chief of the National Guard Bureau or the chief of such reserve component,
to a reserve component organization for execution; and

"(2) peacetime standby air defense and ballistic missile defense operations
within the territory of the United States.
"(d) A reserve on duty under subsection (a) may serve in, and supervise and com-
mand any other person serving in a composite organization that conducts activities
described in subsection (c) jointly in support of the reserve components and the ac-
tive components of one or more armed services.".

Subtitle B — Officer Education Programs

SEC. 510. EXTENSION OF AGE REQUIREMENTS FOR APPOINTMENT AS A CADET OR MID-
SHIPMAN IN THE SENIOR RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS AND THE MILI-
TARY DEPARTMENT SERVICE ACADEMIES.

(a) Senior Reserve Officers' Training Corps.— Section 2107(a) of title 10, Unit-
ed States Code, is amended by striking out "25" and inserting in lieu thereof "27".



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(b) United States Military Academy. — Section 4346(a) of title 10, United States
Code, is amended by striking out "twenty-second birthday" and inserting in lieu
thereof "twenty-third birthday".

(c) United States Naval Academy.— Clause (1) of section 6958(a) of title 10,
United States Code, is amended by striking out 'twenty-second birthday" and insert-
ing in lieu thereof "twenty-third birthday".

(d) United States Air Force Academy. — Section 9346(a) of title 10, United
States Code, is amended by striking out "twenty-second birthday" and inserting in
lieu thereof "twenty-third birthday".

(e) Effective Date. — The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on
the date of enactment of this Act; the amendments made by subsections (b) through
(d) shall take effect with regard to individuals entering the United States Military
Academy, the United States Naval Academy, and the United States Air Force Acad-
emy after June 1, 1997.

SEC. 511. EXPANSION OF SENIOR RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS ADVANCED TRAIN-
ING PROGRAM TO INCLUDE GRADUATE STUDENTS.

(a) In General. — Section 2107(c) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by
inserting before the last sentence the following new penultimate sentence: "The Sec-
retary of the military department concerned may provide similar financial assist-
ance to a student enrolled in an advanced education program beyond the bacca-
laureate degree level provided the student also is a cadet or midshipman in an ad-
vanced training program.".

(b) Conforming Amendment. — Paragraph (2) of subsection (h) of such section
2107 is amended in the first sentence —

(1) by striking out "two years" and inserting in lieu thereof "up to two years",
and

(2) by striking out "four years" and inserting in lieu thereof "up to four years".



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