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TITLE 14—COAST GUARD

§ 152

ment-owned establishments by the Coast Guard,
shall be considered as obligations in the same
manner as provided for similar orders or contracts placed with private contractors, and appropriations for such work or material shall remain available for payment therefor as in the
case of orders or contracts placed with private
contractors.
(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 507.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 31c (June 6, 1942,
ch. 384, 56 Stat. 328). 81st Congress, House Report No.
557.

§ 152. Nonappropriated fund instrumentalities:
contracts with other agencies and instrumentalities to provide or obtain goods and
services
The Coast Guard Exchange System, or a morale, welfare, and recreation system of the Coast
Guard, may enter into a contract or other agreement with any element or instrumentality of
the Coast Guard or with another Federal department, agency, or instrumentality to provide or
obtain goods and services beneficial to the efficient management and operation of the Coast
Guard Exchange System or that morale, welfare, and recreation system.
(Added Pub. L. 108–293, title II, § 202(a), Aug. 9,
2004, 118 Stat. 1031.)
CHAPTER 9—COAST GUARD ACADEMY
Sec.

181.
181a.
182.
183.
184.
185.
186.
187.
188.
189.
190.
191.
192.
193.
194.
195.
196.
197.
198.

Administration of Academy.
Cadet applicants; preappointment travel to
Academy.
Cadets; number, appointment, obligation to
serve.
Cadets; initial clothing allowance.
Cadets; degree of bachelor of science.
Cadets; appointment as ensign.
Civilian teaching staff.
Permanent commissioned teaching staff;
composition.
Appointment of permanent commissioned
teaching staff.
Grade of permanent commissioned teaching
staff.
Retirement of permanent commissioned
teaching staff.
Credit for service as member of civilian
teaching staff.
Assignment of personnel as instructors.
Advisory Committee.
Annual Board of Visitors.
Admission of foreign nationals for instruction; restrictions; conditions.
Participation in Federal, State, or other educational research grants.
Cadets: charges and fees for attendance; limitation.
Coast Guard history fellowships 1
AMENDMENTS

2006—Pub. L. 109–241, title II, § 209(b), July 11, 2006, 120
Stat. 523, added item 198.
2004—Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title V, § 545(d)(2), Oct.
28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1909, added item 197.
1993—Pub. L. 103–206, title III, § 305(b), Dec. 20, 1993,
107 Stat. 2425, added item 196.
1984—Pub. L. 98–557, § 24(b), Oct. 30, 1984, 98 Stat. 2872,
added item 181a.
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1982—Pub. L. 97–295, § 2(7)(A), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat.
1301, substituted ‘‘Civilian teaching staff’’ for ‘‘Civilian
instructors’’ in item 186.
Pub. L. 97–295, § 2(7)(B), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1301, substituted ‘‘foreign nationals’’ for ‘‘foreigners’’ in item
195.
1970—Pub. L. 91–278, § 1(7), June 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 305,
added item 195.
1960—Pub. L. 86–474, § 1(15), May 14, 1960, 74 Stat. 146,
substituted ‘‘member of civilian teaching staff’’ for ‘‘civilian instructor’’ in item 191.

§ 181. Administration of Academy
The immediate government and military command of the Coast Guard Academy shall be in
the Superintendent of the Academy, subject to
the direction of the Commandant under the general supervision of the Secretary. The Commandant may select a superintendent from the
active list of the Coast Guard who shall serve in
the pleasure of the Commandant.
(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 508.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
This section does not change the present method of
administration of the Academy. It makes statutory
what has been administrative regulation heretofore,
and it is believed highly desirable to make the control
of an institution of such national interest as the Academy the subject of a statute.
This section is new. There is no provision in existing
law which establishes the Academy and sets it up as an
operating unit. Nor is there any provision which creates the office of Superintendent of the Academy, or
prescribes his duties and functions. Heretofore this has
been accomplished by regulations, and the laws which
deal with the Academy assume its existence as a going
institution and assume the existence of the Superintendent with certain defined functions and duties.
This section continues the Academy as previously established, provides for the appointment of the Superintendent by the Commandant, and defines in general
terms his functions. The Academy would thus be placed
on a definite statutory basis, and the office of Superintendent would be a statutory position, but the
present administration of the Academy would in no
way be interfered with. 81st Congress, House Report No.
557.

§ 181a. Cadet applicants; preappointment travel
to Academy
The Secretary is authorized to expend appropriated funds for selective preappointment travel to the Academy for orientation visits of cadet
applicants.
(Added Pub. L. 98–557, § 24(a), Oct. 30, 1984, 98
Stat. 2872.)
§ 182. Cadets; number, appointment, obligation to
serve
(a) The number of cadets appointed annually
to the Academy shall be as determined by the
Secretary but the number appointed in any one
year shall not exceed six hundred. Appointments
to cadetships shall be made under regulations
prescribed by the Secretary, who shall determine age limits, methods of selection of applicants, term of service as a cadet before graduation, and all other matters affecting such appointments. All such appointments shall be
made without regard to the sex, race, color, or
religious beliefs of an applicant. In the administration of this chapter, the Secretary shall take

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such action as may be necessary and appropriate
to insure that female individuals shall be eligible for appointment and admission to the Coast
Guard Academy, and that the relevant standards
required for appointment, admission, training,
graduation, and commissioning of female individuals shall be the same as those required for
male individuals, except for those minimum essential adjustments in such standards required
because of physiological differences between
male and female individuals. The Secretary may
summarily dismiss from the Coast Guard any
cadet who, during his cadetship, is found unsatisfactory in either studies or conduct, or may be
deemed not adapted for a career in the Coast
Guard. Cadets shall be subject to rules governing discipline prescribed by the Commandant.
(b) Each cadet shall sign an agreement with
respect to the cadet’s length of service in the
Coast Guard. The agreement shall provide that
the cadet agrees to the following:
(1) That the cadet will complete the course
of instruction at the Coast Guard Academy.
(2) That upon graduation from the Coast
Guard Academy the cadet—
(A) will accept an appointment, if tendered, as a commissioned officer of the Coast
Guard; and
(B) will serve on active duty for at least
five years immediately after such appointment.
(3) That if an appointment described in paragraph (2) is not tendered or if the cadet is permitted to resign as a regular officer before the
completion of the commissioned service obligation of the cadet, the cadet—
(A) will accept an appointment as a commissioned officer in the Coast Guard Reserve; and
(B) will remain in that reserve component
until completion of the commissioned service obligation of the cadet.
(c)(1) The Secretary may transfer to the Coast
Guard Reserve, and may order to active duty for
such period of time as the Secretary prescribes
(but not to exceed four years), a cadet who
breaches an agreement under subsection (b). The
period of time for which a cadet is ordered to active duty under this paragraph may be determined without regard to section 651(a) of title
10.
(2) A cadet who is transferred to the Coast
Guard Reserve under paragraph (1) shall be
transferred in an appropriate enlisted grade or
rating, as determined by the Secretary.
(3) For the purposes of paragraph (1), a cadet
shall be considered to have breached an agreement under subsection (b) if the cadet is separated from the Coast Guard Academy under circumstances which the Secretary determines
constitute a breach by the cadet of the cadet’s
agreement to complete the course of instruction
at the Coast Guard Academy and accept an appointment as a commissioned officer upon graduation from the Coast Guard Academy.
(d) The Secretary shall prescribe regulations
to carry out this section. Those regulations
shall include—
(1) standards for determining what constitutes, for the purpose of subsection (c), a
breach of an agreement under subsection (b);

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(2) procedures for determining whether such
a breach has occurred; and
(3) standards for determining the period of
time for which a person may be ordered to
serve on active duty under subsection (c).
(e) In this section, ‘‘commissioned service obligation’’, with respect to an officer who is a
graduate of the Academy, means the period beginning on the date of the officer’s appointment
as a commissioned officer and ending on the
sixth anniversary of such appointment or, at the
discretion of the Secretary, any later date up to
the eighth anniversary of such appointment.
(f)(1) This section does not apply to a cadet
who is not a citizen or national of the United
States.
(2) In the case of a cadet who is a minor and
who has parents or a guardian, the cadet may
sign the agreement required by subsection (b)
only with the consent of the parent or guardian.
(g) A cadet or former cadet who does not fulfill
the terms of the obligation to serve as specified
under section (b), or the alternative obligation
imposed under subsection (c), shall be subject to
the repayment provisions of section 303a(e) of
title 37.
(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 508; Pub. L. 88–276,
§ 5(b), Mar. 3, 1964, 78 Stat. 153; Pub. L. 89–444,
§ 1(8), June 9, 1966, 80 Stat. 195; Pub. L. 91–278,
§ 1(4), June 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 304; Pub. L. 94–572,
§ 1, Oct. 21, 1976, 90 Stat. 2708; Pub. L. 97–295,
§ 2(8), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1302; Pub. L. 100–448,
§ 12, Sept. 28, 1988, 102 Stat. 1843; Pub. L. 109–163,
div. A, title VI, § 687(d), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat.
3336.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on the proviso under the heading ‘‘Revenue
Cutter Service’’ of act Feb. 25, 1903, ch. 755, 32 Stat. 869,
and on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., §§ 15, 15a–1, 25 (June 23,
1906, ch. 3520, § 2, 34 Stat. 452; Jan. 28, 1915, ch. 20, § 1, 38
Stat. 800; July 3, 1926, ch. 742, § 6, 44 Stat. 816; July 30,
1937, ch. 545, § 5, 50 Stat. 549; May 25, 1943, ch. 99, 57 Stat.
84).
Section 15 of title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., has been divided. That part dealing with clothing allowance for
cadets is placed in section 183 of this title and the other
parts are incorporated with the proviso of title 14,
U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 15a–1 to form this section.
Section 15a–1 of title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., has been divided. That part dealing with the appointment of cadets to the grade of ensign is placed in section 185 of
this title, and the proviso is placed in this section.
The length of term of service as a cadet prior to graduation is added to the list of matters specifically determined by the Secretary.
The period of required service after graduation is increased from 3 to 4 years, to attain uniformity with the
other service academies. 81st Congress, House Report
No. 557.
AMENDMENTS
2006—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 109–163 added subsec. (g).
1988—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–448, § 12(1), struck out
before last sentence ‘‘Previous to his admission each
cadet shall obligate himself, in such manner as the Secretary shall prescribe, to complete the course of instruction at the Coast Guard Academy and to serve at
least five years as an officer in the Coast Guard after
graduation, if his service be so long required.’’
Subsecs. (b) to (f). Pub. L. 100–448, § 12(2), added subsecs. (b) to (f) and struck out former subsec. (b) which
read as follows: ‘‘A cadet who does not fulfill his obligation to complete the course of instruction or refuses to

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accept an appointment as an officer in the Coast Guard
may be transferred by the Secretary to the Coast
Guard Reserve in an appropriate enlisted grade or rating, and, notwithstanding section 651 of title 10, may be
ordered to active duty to serve in that grade or rating
for such period of time as the Secretary prescribes, but
not for more than four years.’’
1982—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 97–295 struck out ‘‘United
States Code,’’ after ‘‘title 10,’’.
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–572 inserted provisions
for nondiscriminatory appointment of cadets to the
Coast Guard Academy.
1970—Pub. L. 91–278 substituted ‘‘six hundred’’ for
‘‘four hundred’’ in first sentence, required each cadet to
obligate himself to complete the course of instruction
at the Academy, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), and added subsec. (b).
1966—Pub. L. 89–444 substituted ‘‘four hundred’’ for
‘‘three hundred’’ in first sentence.
1964—Pub. L. 88–276 substituted ‘‘five’’ for ‘‘four’’ in
fourth sentence.
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1964 AMENDMENT; OBLIGATED
PERIOD OF SERVICE
Amendment by Pub. L. 88–276 effective only with respect to cadets and midshipmen appointed to the service academies and the Coast Guard Academy after Mar.
3, 1964, see section 5(c) of Pub. L. 88–276, set out as a
note under section 4348 of Title 10, Armed Forces.
SAVINGS PROVISION
For savings provision relating to payment or repayment of any bonus, incentive pay, special pay, or similar pay obligated to be paid before Apr. 1, 2006, under a
provision of this section amended by section 687(d) of
Pub. L. 109–163, see section 687(f) of Pub. L. 109–163, set
out as a note under section 510 of Title 10, Armed
Forces.

§ 183. Cadets; initial clothing allowance
The Secretary may prescribe a sum which
shall be credited to each new cadet upon first
admission to the Academy, to cover the cost of
his initial clothing and equipment issue, which
sum shall be deducted subsequently from his
pay. Each cadet discharged prior to graduation
who is indebted to the United States on account
of advances of pay to purchase required clothing
and equipment shall be required to turn in to
the Academy all clothing and equipment of a
distinctively military nature to the extent required to discharge such indebtedness; and, if
the value of such clothing and equipment so
turned in does not cover the indebtedness incurred, then such indebtedness shall be canceled.
(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 508; Aug. 22, 1951,
ch. 340, § 3, 65 Stat. 196.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 15 (June 23, 1906,
ch. 3520, § 2, 34 Stat. 452; Jan. 28, 1915, ch. 20, § 1, 38 Stat.
800; July 3, 1926, ch. 742, § 6, 44 Stat. 816; July 30, 1937,
ch. 545, § 5, 50 Stat. 549).
Said section has been divided. That part dealing with
clothing allowance for cadets is placed in this section
and the other parts are incorporated in section 182 of
this title.
Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress,
House Report No. 557.

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§ 184. Cadets; degree of bachelor of science
The Superintendent of the Academy may,
under such rules and regulations as the Secretary shall prescribe, confer the degree of bachelor of science upon all graduates of the Academy and may, in addition, confer the degree of
bachelor of science upon such other living graduates of the Academy as shall have met the requirements of the Academy for such degree.
(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 508.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 15a (May 25, 1933,
ch. 37, 48 Stat. 73; July 8, 1937, ch. 447, 50 Stat. 477; Aug.
9, 1946, ch. 928, 60 Stat. 961).
Changes in phraseology were made inasmuch as the
Academy is now accredited by the Association of American Universities. It was not so accredited when the
section was enacted.
Inasmuch as the acts cited above apply equally to the
Military Academy and the Naval Academy, as well as
the Coast Guard Academy, they are not scheduled for
repeal but are being amended by section 13 of this act
to eliminate reference to the Coast Guard. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

§ 185. Cadets; appointment as ensign
The President may, by and with the advice
and consent of the Senate, appoint as ensigns in
the Coast Guard all cadets who shall graduate
from the Academy. Ensigns so commissioned on
the same date shall take rank according to their
proficiency as shown by the order of their merit
at date of graduation.
(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 508.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 15a–1 (May 25, 1943,
ch. 99, 57 Stat. 84).
Said section has been divided. The proviso is incorporated in section 182 of this title. The other part is incorporated in this section.
The last sentence of this section is new as a statute;
it makes statutory what has been the practice of years,
and is similar to the third sentence of title 34, U.S.C.,
1946 ed., § 1057, applicable to graduates of the Naval
Academy. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

§ 186. Civilian teaching staff
(a) The Secretary may appoint in the Coast
Guard such number of civilian faculty members
at the Academy as the needs of the Service may
require. They shall have such titles and perform
duties as prescribed by the Secretary. Leaves of
absence and hours of work for civilian faculty
members shall be governed by regulations promulgated by the Secretary, without regard to
the provisions of title 5.
(b) The compensation of persons employed
under this section is as prescribed by the Secretary.
(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 509; Sept. 3, 1954,
ch. 1263, § 32, 68 Stat. 1238; Pub. L. 86–474, § 1(9),
May 14, 1960, 74 Stat. 145; Pub. L. 89–444, § 1(9),
June 9, 1966, 80 Stat. 195; Pub. L. 94–546, § 1(14),
Oct. 18, 1976, 90 Stat. 2520.)

AMENDMENTS

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

1951—Act Aug. 22, 1951, substituted provision that the
Secretary may prescribe the sum to be credited for the
former prescribed sum of $250, and inserted second sentence.

Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., § 15d (Apr. 16, 1937,
ch. 107, § 3, 50 Stat. 67; May 2, 1942, ch. 273, 56 Stat. 265).
The last sentence is new and is inserted to permit adjustment of the work load and leave schedule of Acad-


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