[USC02] 10 USC Ch. 855: UNITED STATES NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
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10 USC Ch. 855: UNITED STATES NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
From Title 10—ARMED FORCESSubtitle C—Navy and Marine CorpsPART III—EDUCATION AND TRAINING

CHAPTER 855—UNITED STATES NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL

Sec.
8541.
Function.
8542.
President; assistants.
8543.
Provost and Academic Dean.
8544.
Civilian teachers: number; compensation.
8545.
Officers of the other armed forces; enlisted members: admission.
8546.
Officers of foreign countries: admission.
8547.
Students at institutions of higher education: admission.
8548.
Degree granting authority for United States Naval Postgraduate School.
8549.
Defense industry civilians: admission to defense product development program.
8550.
Grants for faculty research for scientific, literary, and educational purposes: acceptance, authorized grantees.

        

Prior Provisions

A prior chapter 855, consisting of sections 8721 to 8723, related to hospitalization while serving in the Air Force, prior to renumbering as chapter 935 of this title.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(e)(3), (f)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1837, 1838, redesignated chapter 605 of this title as this chapter and items 7041 to 7050 as 8541 to 8550, respectively.

2008Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title V, §543(e)(2), Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4461, added item 7048 and struck out former item 7048 "Conferring of degrees on graduates".

2006Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, §522(c)(2), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3242, added 7050.

2004Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title V, §557(c), Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1916, substituted "President; assistants" for "Superintendent; assistants" in item 7042 and "Provost and Academic Dean" for "Academic Dean" in item 7043.

2000Pub. L. 106–398, §1 [[div. A], title V, §535(a)(2)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A-113, added item 7049.

1997Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title V, §551(b)(2), Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1748, substituted "Officers of the other armed forces; enlisted members:" for "Officers of Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard:" in item 7045.

1992Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title X, §1073(b), Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2511, added item 7047 and redesignated former item 7047 as 7048.

§8541. Function

There is a United States Naval Postgraduate School, the primary function of which is to provide advanced instruction and professional and technical education and research opportunities for commissioned officers of the naval service in—

(1) their practical and theoretical duties;

(2) the science, physics, and systems engineering of current and future naval warfare doctrine, operations, and systems; and

(3) the integration of naval operations and systems into joint, combined, and multinational operations.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 437, §7041; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, §523(a), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3244; renumbered §8541, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(c)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7041 34 U.S.C. 1076. July 31, 1947, ch. 420, §1, 61 Stat. 705.

The words "There is a" are substituted for the words "That the Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized and directed to establish the", as the Postgraduate School is in operation. The words "technical education" are substituted for the word "training" to describe more aptly the higher level of instruction at the Postgraduate School. The words "naval service" are substituted for the words "Regular Navy and Marine Corps and the reserve components thereof". The word "their" is substituted for the words "of commissioned officers".

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8541, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 527, authorized President to assign regular and reserve Air Force officers to National Guard Bureau, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title XVI, §1661(c)(2), Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2982, effective Dec. 1, 1994. See section 10507 of this title.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7041 of this title as this section.

2006Pub. L. 109–163 amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: "There is a United States Naval Postgraduate School for the advanced instruction and technical education of commissioned officers of the naval service in their practical and theoretical duties."

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

§8542. President; assistants

(a)(1) The President of the Naval Postgraduate School shall be one of the following:

(A) An active-duty officer of the Navy or Marine Corps in a grade not below the grade of captain or colonel, respectively, who is assigned or detailed to such position.

(B) A civilian individual, including an individual who was retired from the Navy or Marine Corps in a grade not below captain, or colonel, respectively, who has the qualifications appropriate to the position of President and is selected by the Secretary of the Navy as the best qualified from among candidates for the position in accordance with—

(i) the criteria specified in paragraph (4);

(ii) a process determined by the Secretary; and

(iii) other factors the Secretary considers essential.


(2) Before making an assignment, detail, or selection of an individual for the position of President of the Naval Postgraduate School, the Secretary shall—

(A) consult with the Board of Advisors for the Naval Postgraduate School;

(B) consider any recommendation of the leadership and faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School regarding the assignment or selection to that position; and

(C) consider the recommendations of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Commandant of the Marine Corps.


(3) An individual selected for the position of President of the Naval Postgraduate School under paragraph (1)(B) shall serve in that position for a term of not more than five years and may be continued in that position for an additional term of up to five years.

(4) The qualifications appropriate for selection of an individual for detail or assignment to the position of President of the Naval Postgraduate School include the following:

(A) An academic degree that is either—

(i) a doctorate degree in a field of study relevant to the mission and function of the Naval Postgraduate School; or

(ii) a master's degree in a field of study relevant to the mission and function of the Naval Postgraduate School, but only if—

(I) the individual is an active-duty or retired officer of the Navy or Marine Corps in a grade not below the grade of captain or colonel, respectively; and

(II) at the time of the selection of that individual as President, the individual permanently appointed to the position of Provost and Academic Dean has a doctorate degree in such a field of study.


(B) A comprehensive understanding of the Department of the Navy, the Department of Defense, and joint and combined operations.

(C) Leadership experience at the senior level in a large and diverse organization.

(D) Demonstrated ability to foster and encourage a program of research in order to sustain academic excellence.

(E) Other qualifications, as determined by the Secretary of the Navy.


(b) The Secretary shall detail officers of the Navy and the Marine Corps of appropriate grades and qualifications to assist the President in—

(1) the advanced instruction and professional and technical education of students and the provision of research opportunities for students; and

(2) the administration of the Postgraduate School.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 437, §7042; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, §503(53), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2915; Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title V, §557(a)(3), Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1915; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, §§523(b), 524, Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3244, 3245; Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title V, §508, Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2180; Pub. L. 111–383, div. A, title X, §1075(b)(49), Jan. 7, 2011, 124 Stat. 4371; renumbered §8542, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(c)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7042 34 U.S.C. 1076a. July 31, 1947, ch. 420, §2, 61 Stat. 705.

In subsection (a) the word "Regular" is omitted as covered by the term "active list".

In subsection (b) the words "line and staff" and "as may be necessary" are omitted as surplusage. The word "grades" is substituted for the word "ranks". The words "advanced instruction and technical education" are substituted for the words "training * * * in the practical and theoretical duties of commissioned naval officers".

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8542, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 527, authorized President to detail certain officers as chief and assistant chief of staff of wings of Air National Guard in Federal service, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title XVI, §1662(g)(2), Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2996, effective Dec. 1, 1994. See section 12502(b) of this title.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7042 of this title as this section.

2011—Subsec. (a)(1)(A). Pub. L. 111–383 struck out comma after "captain".

2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–364 amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) related to assignment of an officer of the Navy in a grade not below the grade of captain or an appropriately qualified civilian individual to the position of President of the Naval Postgraduate School.

Pub. L. 109–163, §524, amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: "The Secretary of the Navy shall detail as President of the Naval Postgraduate School an officer on the active-duty list in the line of the Navy eligible for command at sea not below the grade of captain. The President has military command of the Postgraduate School."

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 109–163, §523(b), substituted "and professional and technical education of students and the provision of research opportunities for students" for "and technical education of students".

2004Pub. L. 108–375 substituted "President" for "Superintendent" wherever appearing in section catchline and text.

1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–513 substituted "active-duty list" for "active list".

Change of Name

Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title V, §557(a)(1), (2), Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1915, provided that:

"(1) The position of Superintendent of the Naval Postgraduate School is redesignated as President of the Naval Postgraduate School.

"(2) Any reference to the Superintendent of the Naval Postgraduate School in any law, rule, regulation, document, record, or other paper of the United States shall be deemed to be a reference to the President of the Naval Postgraduate School."

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513 effective Sept. 15, 1981, see section 701 of Pub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

§8543. Provost and Academic Dean

(a) There is at the Naval Postgraduate School the civilian position of Provost and Academic Dean. The Provost and Academic Dean shall be appointed, to serve for periods of not more than five years, by the Secretary of the Navy. Before making an appointment to the position of Provost and Academic Dean, the Secretary shall consult with the Board of Advisors for the Naval Postgraduate School and shall consider any recommendation of the leadership and faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School regarding an appointment to that position.

(b) The Provost and Academic Dean is entitled to such compensation for his services as the Secretary prescribes, but not more than the rate of compensation authorized for level IV of the Executive Schedule.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 437, §7043; Pub. L. 85–861, §1(148), Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1513; Pub. L. 89–536, Aug. 11, 1966, 80 Stat. 346; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, §513(22), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2932; Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title V, §551(c), Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1748; Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title V, §557(b)(3), (4), Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1915, 1916; renumbered §8543, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(c)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes
1956 Act
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7043 34 U.S.C. 1074 (1st 98 words). June 10, 1946, ch. 298 (1st 98 words), 60 Stat. 236.
  34 U.S.C. 1076c. July 31, 1947, ch. 420, §4, 61 Stat. 706.

The words "of the Naval Academy" following "Postgraduate School" are dropped as a result of §4 of the Act of July 31, 1947 (supra). This Act created the Postgraduate School and in effect transferred the position of Academic Dean of the Postgraduate School of the Naval Academy to the newly created Postgraduate School.

1958 Act
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7043 34 App.:1076c (less last sentence). Aug. 9, 1955, ch. 669, §1 (less last sentence), 69 Stat. 607.

References in Text

Level IV of the Executive Schedule, referred to in subsec. (b), is set out in section 5315 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8543, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 527, related to number of authorized aides, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title V, §502(pp)(1), Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2106.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7043 of this title as this section.

2004Pub. L. 108–375, §557(b)(3)(B), substituted "Provost and Academic Dean" for "Academic Dean" in section catchline.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–375, §557(b)(3)(A), amended subsec. (a) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (a) read as follows: "There is at the Naval Postgraduate School the civilian position of Academic Dean. The Academic Dean shall be appointed, to serve for periods of not more than five years, by the Secretary of the Navy upon the recommendation of the Postgraduate School Council consisting of the Superintendent, the Deputy Superintendent, and the directors of the Technical, Administrative, and Professional Divisions of the school."

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–375, §557(b)(4), substituted "Provost and Academic Dean" for "Academic Dean".

1997—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–85 substituted "level IV of the Executive Schedule" for "grade GS–18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5".

1980—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–513 substituted "authorized for grade GS–18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5" for "provided for grade 18 of the general schedule of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended".

1966—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 89–536 substituted for a limit of $13,500 per annum a rate of compensation comparable to grade 18 of the general schedule of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended.

1958Pub. L. 85–861, among other changes, increased the maximum compensation of the Academic Dean from $12,000 to $13,500 a year.

Change of Name

Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title V, §557(b)(1), (2), Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1915, provided that:

"(1) The position of Academic Dean of the Naval Postgraduate School is redesignated as Provost and Academic Dean of the Naval Postgraduate School.

"(2) Any reference to the Academic Dean of the Naval Postgraduate School in any law, rule, regulation, document, record, or other paper of the United States shall be deemed to be a reference to the Provost and Academic Dean of the Naval Postgraduate School."

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513 effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) of Pub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

§8544. Civilian teachers: number; compensation

The Secretary of the Navy may employ as many civilians as he considers necessary to serve at the Naval Postgraduate School under the direction of the President of the school as senior professors, professors, associate professors, assistant professors, and instructors. The Secretary shall prescribe the compensation of those persons.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 437, §7044; Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title V, §557(a)(4)(A), Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1915; renumbered §8544, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(c)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7044 34 U.S.C. 1076b (less last sentence). July 31, 1947, ch. 420, §3 (less last sentence), 61 Stat. 706; Aug. 30, 1954, ch. 1076, §1(21), 68 Stat. 968.

The words "as many * * * as he considers necessary" are substituted for the words "such number * * * as in his opinion may be necessary for the proper instruction of students in the theoretical, academic, and scientific subjects pertaining to the technical and practical aspects of the naval profession" for brevity.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8544, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 527, restricted performance of civil functions by commissioned officers of Regular Air Force, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 90–235, §4(a)(6), Jan. 2, 1968, 81 Stat. 759. See section 973 of this title.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7044 of this title as this section.

2004Pub. L. 108–375 substituted "President of the school" for "Superintendent".

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

§8545. Officers of the other armed forces; enlisted members: admission

(a)(1) The Secretary of the Navy may permit officers of the Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard to receive instruction at the Naval Postgraduate School. The numbers and grades of such officers shall be as agreed upon by the Secretary of the Navy with the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Air Force, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, respectively.

(2)(A) The Secretary may permit an enlisted member of the armed forces to receive instruction at the Naval Postgraduate School through attendance at an executive level seminar.

(B) The Secretary may permit an eligible enlisted member of the armed forces to receive instruction at the Postgraduate School in connection with pursuit of a program of education in a cyber discipline as a participant in the Cyber Scholarship program under chapter 112 of this title. To be eligible for instruction under this subparagraph, the enlisted member must have been awarded a baccalaureate degree by an institution of higher education.

(C) The Secretary may permit an eligible enlisted member of the armed forces to receive instruction from the Postgraduate School in certificate programs and courses required for the performance of the member's duties.

(D)(i) The Secretary may permit an eligible enlisted member of the armed forces to receive graduate-level instruction at the Naval Postgraduate School in a program leading to a master's degree in a technical, analytical, or engineering curriculum.

(ii) To be eligible to be provided instruction under this subparagraph, the enlisted member must have been awarded a baccalaureate degree by an institution of higher education.

(iii) Instruction under this subparagraph may be provided only on a space-available basis.

(iv) An enlisted member who successfully completes a course of instruction under this subparagraph may be awarded a master's degree under section 8548 of this title.

(v) Instruction under this subparagraph shall be provided pursuant to regulations prescribed by the Secretary. Such regulations may include criteria for eligibility of enlisted members for instruction under this subparagraph and specification of obligations for further service in the armed forces relating to receipt of such instruction.

(E) In addition to instruction authorized under subparagraphs (A), (B), (C), and (D), the Secretary may, on a space-available basis, permit an enlisted member of the armed forces who is assigned permanently to the staff of the Postgraduate School or to a nearby command to receive instruction at the Postgraduate School.

(b)(1) Except as provided under paragraph (3), the Department of the Army, the Department of the Air Force, and the Department of Homeland Security shall bear the cost of the instruction received by members detailed for that instruction by the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Air Force, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, respectively.

(2) In the case of an enlisted member permitted under subsection (a)(2)(E) to receive instruction at the Postgraduate School on a space-available basis, the Secretary of the Navy shall charge that member only for such costs and fees as the Secretary considers appropriate.

(3) The requirements for payment of costs and fees under paragraph (1) shall be subject to such exceptions as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe for members of the armed forces who receive instruction at the Postgraduate School in connection with pursuit of a degree or certification as participants in the Cyber Scholarship program under chapter 112 of this title.

(c) While receiving instruction at the Postgraduate School, members of the Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard are subject to such regulations, as determined appropriate by the Secretary of the Navy, as apply to students who are members of the naval service.

(d) The Secretary may not award a baccalaureate, masters, or doctorate degree to an enlisted member based upon instruction received at the Postgraduate School under subsection (a)(2)(C).

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 437, §7045; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, §513(23), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2932; Pub. L. 105–85, div. A, title V, §551(a), (b)(1), Nov. 18, 1997, 111 Stat. 1747; Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title X, §1069(a)(6), Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2136; Pub. L. 107–296, title XVII, §1704(b)(5), Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2314; Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title V, §532, Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1472; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, §526(a), (b), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3245, 3246; Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title V, §543(a)–(c), Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2213; Pub. L. 115–91, div. A, title XVI, §1649(d)(3), Dec. 12, 2017, 131 Stat. 1753; renumbered §8545 and amended Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §§807(c)(1), 809(a), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836, 1840.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7045 34 U.S.C. 1076e. July 31, 1947, ch. 420, §6, 61 Stat. 706.

The section is enlarged to cover officers of the Air Force under authority of §305(a) of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended (5 U.S.C. 171e).

In subsection (a) the words "at the request of the Secretary of the Army and the Secretary of the Treasury" are omitted as surplusage. The words "to receive instruction" are inserted after the listing of the services and the words "attendance and" are omitted. The word "grades" is substituted for the word "ranks".

In subsection (c) the words "rules and" are omitted. The words "who are officers of the naval service" are substituted for the words "of the United States Navy", since officers of the Marine Corps are occasionally ordered to attend the Postgraduate School on the same basis as officers of the Navy.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8545, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 528, provided that cooking for enlisted members of Air Force should be superintended by officers of organizations to which members belonged, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 90–235, §4(b)(1), Jan. 2, 1968, 81 Stat. 760.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232, §807(c)(1), renumbered section 7045 of this title as this section.

Subsec. (a)(2)(D)(iv). Pub. L. 115–232, §809(a), substituted "section 8548" for "section 7048".

2017—Subsec. (a)(2)(B). Pub. L. 115–91 substituted "a cyber discipline" for "information assurance" and "Cyber Scholarship program" for "Information Security Scholarship program".

Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 115–91, §1649(d)(3)(A), substituted "Cyber Scholarship program" for "Information Security Scholarship program".

2006—Subsec. (a)(2)(C). Pub. L. 109–364, §543(a), substituted "armed forces" for "Navy or Marine Corps".

Pub. L. 109–163, §526(a)(1)(B), added subpar. (C). Former subpar.(C) redesignated (D).

Subsec. (a)(2)(D). Pub. L. 109–364, §543(b)(2), added subpar. (D). Former subpar. (D) redesignated (E).

Pub. L. 109–163, §526(a)(1)(A), (C), redesignated subpar. (C) as (D) and substituted "subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C)" for "subparagraphs (A) and (B)".

Subsec. (a)(2)(E). Pub. L. 109–364, §543(b)(1), (c)(1), redesignated subpar. (D) as (E) and substituted "(C), and (D)" for "and (C)".

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 109–364, §543(c)(2), substituted "(a)(2)(E)" for "(a)(2)(D)".

Pub. L. 109–163, §526(a)(2), substituted "subsection (a)(2)(D)" for "subsection (a)(2)(C)".

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 109–163, §526(b), added subsec. (d).

2003—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 108–136, §532(a), amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: "The Secretary may permit an enlisted member of the armed forces who is assigned to the Naval Postgraduate School or to a nearby command to receive instruction at the Naval Postgraduate School. Admission of enlisted members for instruction under this paragraph shall be on a space-available basis."

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–136, §532(b), designated first sentence as par. (1) and substituted "Except as provided under paragraph (3), the Department" for "The Department" and "members" for "officers", designated second sentence as par. (2) and inserted "under subsection (a)(2)(C)" after "permitted" and "on a space-available basis" after "instruction at the Postgraduate School" and struck out "(taking into consideration the admission of enlisted members on a space-available basis)" before period at end, and added par. (3).

2002—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 107–296, §1704(b)(5)(A), substituted "Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Air Force, and the Secretary of Homeland Security" for "Secretaries of the Army, Air Force, and Transportation".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 107–296, §1704(b)(5), substituted "Department of Homeland Security" for "Department of Transportation" and "Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Air Force, and the Secretary of Homeland Security" for "Secretaries of the Army, Air Force, and Transportation".

1998—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–261 struck out "the" after "are subject to".

1997Pub. L. 105–85, §551(b)(1), substituted "Officers of the other armed forces; enlisted members:" for "Officers of Army, Air Force, and Coast Guard:" in section catchline.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–85, §551(a)(1), designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–85, §551(a)(2), substituted "officers detailed" for "the students detailed" and inserted at end "In the case of an enlisted member permitted to receive instruction at the Postgraduate School, the Secretary of the Navy shall charge that member only for such costs and fees as the Secretary considers appropriate (taking into consideration the admission of enlisted members on a space-available basis)."

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–85, §551(a)(3), substituted "members" for "officers" in two places and "such regulations, as determined appropriate by the Secretary of the Navy," for "same regulations".

1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–513, §513(23), substituted references to Transportation Department and Secretary for references to Treasury Department and Secretary, respectively.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–513, §513(23)(A), substituted reference to Transportation Secretary for reference to Treasury Secretary.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–296 effective on the date of transfer of the Coast Guard to the Department of Homeland Security, see section 1704(g) of Pub. L. 107–296, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513 effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) of Pub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

§8546. Officers of foreign countries: admission

(a) The Secretary of the Navy, upon authorization of the President, may permit commissioned officers of the military services of foreign countries to receive instruction at the Naval Postgraduate School.

(b) Officers receiving instruction under this section are subject to the same regulations governing attendance, discipline, discharge, and standards of study as apply to students who are officers of the United States naval service.

(c) No officer of a foreign country is entitled to an appointment in the Navy or the Marine Corps by reason of his completion of the prescribed course of study at the Postgraduate School.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 438, §7046; renumbered §8546, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(c)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7046 34 U.S.C. 1076d. July 31, 1947, ch. 420, §5, 61 Stat. 706.

In subsection (b) the words "rules and" are omitted. The words "United States naval service" are substituted for the words "United States Navy" for uniformity.

In subsection (c) the words "to any office or position" are omitted as surplusage. The words "or Marine Corps" are inserted, as the word "Navy" in this context has been interpreted to include officers of the Marine Corps.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8546, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 528, required medical officers and contract surgeons to attend families of members of Air Force, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 85–861, §36B(26), Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1571.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7046 of this title as this section.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

§8547. Students at institutions of higher education: admission

(a) Admission Pursuant to Reciprocal Agreement.—The Secretary of the Navy may enter into an agreement with an accredited institution of higher education to permit a student described in subsection (b) enrolled at that institution to receive instruction at the Naval Postgraduate School on a tuition-free basis. In exchange for the admission of the student, the institution of higher education shall be required to permit an officer of the armed forces to attend on a tuition-free basis courses offered by that institution corresponding in length to the instruction provided to the student at the Naval Postgraduate School.

(b) Eligible Students.—A student enrolled at an institution of higher education that is party to an agreement under subsection (a) may be admitted to the Naval Postgraduate School pursuant to that agreement if—

(1) the student is a citizen of the United States or lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States; and

(2) the Secretary of the Navy determines that the student has a demonstrated ability in a field of study designated by the Secretary as related to naval warfare and national security.

(Added Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title X, §1073(a)(2), Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2510, §7047; renumbered §8547, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(c)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8547 was renumbered section 9217 of this title.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7047 of this title as this section.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

§8548. Degree granting authority for United States Naval Postgraduate School

(a) Authority.—Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy, the President of the Naval Postgraduate School may, upon the recommendation of the faculty of the Naval Postgraduate School, confer appropriate degrees upon graduates who meet the degree requirements.

(b) Limitation.—A degree may not be conferred under this section unless—

(1) the Secretary of Education has recommended approval of the degree in accordance with the Federal Policy Governing Granting of Academic Degrees by Federal Agencies; and

(2) the Naval Postgraduate School is accredited by the appropriate civilian academic accrediting agency or organization to award the degree, as determined by the Secretary of Education.


(c) Congressional Notification Requirements.—(1) When seeking to establish degree granting authority under this section, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives—

(A) a copy of the self assessment questionnaire required by the Federal Policy Governing Granting of Academic Degrees by Federal Agencies, at the time the assessment is submitted to the Department of Education's National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity; and

(B) the subsequent recommendations and rationale of the Secretary of Education regarding the establishment of the degree granting authority.


(2) Upon any modification or redesignation of existing degree granting authority, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report containing the rationale for the proposed modification or redesignation and any subsequent recommendation of the Secretary of Education on the proposed modification or redesignation.

(3) The Secretary of Defense shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and House of Representatives a report containing an explanation of any action by the appropriate academic accrediting agency or organization not to accredit the Naval Postgraduate School to award any new or existing degree.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 438, §7047; renumbered §7048, Pub. L. 102–484, div. A, title X, §1073(a)(1), Oct. 23, 1992, 106 Stat. 2510; amended Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title V, §557(a)(4)(B), Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1915; Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title V, §543(e)(1), Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4460; renumbered §8548, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(c)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7047 34 U.S.C. 1076f. Dec. 7, 1945, ch. 559, 59 Stat. 603; July 31, 1947, ch. 420, §7, 61 Stat. 706.

In subsection (a) the words "of science" are omitted as surplusage since the curriculum is in engineering and related fields.

In subsection (b) the words "from time to time" are omitted as surplusage.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8548 was renumbered section 9218 of this title.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7048 of this title as this section.

2008Pub. L. 110–417 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:

"(a) The President of the Naval Postgraduate School, under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy, may confer on any qualified graduate a bachelor's, master's, or doctor's degree in engineering or a related field.

"(b) A degree may not be conferred under this section unless the curriculum leading to that degree is accredited by the appropriate professional authority."

2004—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–375 substituted "President" for "Superintendent".

1992Pub. L. 102–484 renumbered section 7047 of this title as this section.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date of 2008 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 110–417 applicable to any degree granting authority established, modified, or redesignated on or after Oct. 14, 2008, for an institution of professional military education referred to in such amendment, see section 543(j) of Pub. L. 110–417, set out as a note under section 2161 of this title.

§8549. Defense industry civilians: admission to defense product development program

(a) Authority for Admission.—The Secretary of the Navy may permit eligible defense industry employees to receive instruction at the Naval Postgraduate School in accordance with this section. Any such defense industry employee may only be enrolled in, and may only be provided instruction in, a program leading to a master's degree or professional continuing education certificate in a curriculum related to defense product development and systems engineering. No more than 125 such defense industry employees may be enrolled at any one time. Upon successful completion of the course of instruction in which enrolled, any such defense industry employee may be awarded an appropriate degree under section 8548 of this title or an appropriate professional continuing education certificate, as applicable.

(b) Eligible Defense Industry Employees.—For purposes of this section, an eligible defense industry employee is an individual employed by a private firm that is engaged in providing to the Department of Defense significant and substantial defense-related systems, products, or services. A defense industry employee admitted for instruction at the school remains eligible for such instruction only so long as that person remains employed by the same firm.

(c) Annual Determination by the Secretary of the Navy.—Defense industry employees may receive instruction at the school during any academic year only if, before the start of that academic year, the Secretary of the Navy determines that providing instruction to defense industry employees under this section during that year—

(1) will further the military mission of the school;

(2) will enhance the ability of the Department of Defense and defense-oriented private sector contractors engaged in the design and development of defense systems to reduce the product and project lead times required to bring such systems to initial operational capability; and

(3) will be done on a space-available basis and not require an increase in the size of the faculty of the school, an increase in the course offerings of the school, or an increase in the laboratory facilities or other infrastructure of the school.


(d) Program Requirements.—The Secretary of the Navy shall ensure that—

(1) the curriculum for the defense product development program in which defense industry employees may be enrolled under this section is not readily available through other schools and concentrates on defense product development functions that are conducted by military organizations and defense contractors working in close cooperation; and

(2) the course offerings at the school continue to be determined solely by the needs of the Department of Defense.


(e) Tuition.—The President of the school shall charge tuition for students enrolled under this section at a rate not less than the rate charged for employees of the United States outside the Department of the Navy.

(f) Standards of Conduct.—While receiving instruction at the school, students enrolled under this section, to the extent practicable, are subject to the same regulations governing academic performance, attendance, norms of behavior, and enrollment as apply to Government civilian employees receiving instruction at the school.

(g) Use of Funds.—Amounts received by the school for instruction of students enrolled under this section shall be retained by the school to defray the costs of such instruction. The source, and the disposition, of such funds shall be specifically identified in records of the school.

(Added Pub. L. 106–398, §1 [[div. A], title V, §535(a)(1)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A-112, §7049; amended Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title X, §1031(a)(57), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1603; Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title V, §557(a)(4)(B), Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1915; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, §525, Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3245; Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title V, §542, Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4456; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title V, §589(a), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1769; renumbered §8549 and amended Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §§807(c)(1), 809(a), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836, 1840.)

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232, §807(c)(1), renumbered section 7049 of this title as this section.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 115–232, §809(a), substituted "section 8548" for "section 7048".

2013—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–239 inserted "or professional continuing education certificate" after "master's degree" and "or an appropriate professional continuing education certificate, as applicable" before period at end.

2008—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–417 substituted "125" for "25".

2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–163 inserted "and systems engineering" after "curriculum related to defense product development" and substituted "25" for "10".

2004—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 108–375 substituted "President" for "Superintendent".

2003—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–136 substituted "Determination" for "Certification" in heading and struck out ", and certifies to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives," after "determines" in introductory provisions.

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8549, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 528, prohibited assignment of female members, except those designated under section 8067, to duty in aircraft engaged in combat missions, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 102–190, div. A, title V, §531(a)(1), Dec. 5, 1991, 105 Stat. 1365.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Request for Increase in Number of Defense Industry Civilians Authorized for Admission

Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title V, §589(c), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1769, as amended by Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §809(b)(10), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1841, provided that: "If the Secretary of Defense determines that it is in the best interest of the Department of Defense to increase the maximum number of defense industry employees authorized to be enrolled in the Naval Defense Development Program or the Air Force Institute of Technology at any one time, as specified in sections 8549(a) and 9414a(a) of title 10, United States Code, the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives a request for such an increase, including draft legislation to effectuate the increase."

Program Evaluation and Report

Pub. L. 106–398, §1 [[div. A], title V, §535(b)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A-113, provided that:

"(1) Before the start of the fourth year of instruction, but no earlier than the start of the third year of instruction, of defense industry employees at the Naval Postgraduate School under section 7049 [now 8549] of title 10, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), the Secretary of the Navy shall conduct an evaluation of the admission of such students under that section. The evaluation shall include the following:

"(A) An assessment of whether the authority for instruction of nongovernment civilians at the school has resulted in a discernible benefit for the Government.

"(B) Determination of whether the receipt and disposition of funds received by the school as tuition for instruction of such civilians at the school have been properly identified in records of the school.

"(C) A summary of the disposition and uses made of those funds.

"(D) An assessment of whether instruction of such civilians at the school is in the best interests of the Government.

"(2) Not later than 30 days after completing the evaluation referred to in paragraph (1), the Secretary of the Navy shall submit to the Secretary of Defense a report on the program under such section. The report shall include—

"(A) the results of the evaluation under paragraph (1);

"(B) the Secretary's conclusions and recommendation with respect to continuing to allow nongovernment civilians to receive instruction at the Naval Postgraduate School as part of a program related to defense product development; and

"(C) any proposals for legislative changes recommended by the Secretary.

"(3) Not later than 60 days after receiving the report of the Secretary of the Navy under paragraph (2), the Secretary of Defense shall submit the report, together with any comments that the Secretary considers appropriate, to the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate and the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives."

§8550. Grants for faculty research for scientific, literary, and educational purposes: acceptance; authorized grantees

(a) Acceptance of Research Grants.—The Secretary of the Navy may authorize the President of the Naval Postgraduate School to accept qualifying research grants. Any such grant may only be accepted if the work under the grant is to be carried out by a professor or instructor of the School for a scientific, literary, or educational purpose.

(b) Qualifying Grants.—A qualifying research grant under this section is a grant that is awarded on a competitive basis by an entity referred to in subsection (c) for a research project with a scientific, literary, or educational purpose.

(c) Entities From Which Grants May Be Accepted.—A grant may be accepted under this section only from a corporation, fund, foundation, educational institution, or similar entity that is organized and operated primarily for scientific, literary, or educational purposes.

(d) Administration of Grant Funds.—The Secretary shall establish an account for administering funds received as research grants under this section. The President of the Naval Postgraduate School shall use the funds in the account in accordance with applicable provisions of the regulations and the terms and condition of the grants received.

(e) Related Expenses.—Subject to such limitations as may be provided in appropriations Acts, appropriations available for the Naval Postgraduate School may be used to pay expenses incurred by the School in applying for, and otherwise pursuing, the award of qualifying research grants.

(f) Regulations.—The Secretary shall prescribe regulations for the administration of this section.

(Added Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title V, §522(c)(1), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3241, §7050; renumbered §8550, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(c)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Prior Provisions

A prior section 8571, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 528; Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L. 85–861, §§1(183), 33(a)(41), 72 Stat. 1533, 1566; June 30, 1960, Pub. L. 86–559, §1(64), 74 Stat. 278, provided that commissioned officers of Air Force on active duty in same grade rank themselves according to date of rank and specified procedures for determining date of rank, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 96–513, title II, §211, Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2885, effective Sept. 15, 1981. See section 741 of this title.

A prior section 8572 was renumbered section 9222 of this title.

Prior sections 8573 and 8574 were repealed by Pub. L. 96–513, title II, §211, Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2885.

Section 8573, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 529, specified date of rank of an officer whose regular grade is brigadier general and date of rank of an officer whose regular grade is major general and provided that names of general officers of Regular Air Force be carried on a seniority list in order of seniority in both regular grade and date of rank. See section 741 of this title.

Section 8574, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 530; Sept. 2, 1958, Pub. L. 85–861, §§1(184), 33(a)(24), 72 Stat. 1533, 1565, provided for determination of rank of commissioned officers of same grade in Regular Air Force who are on same promotion list, rank of commissioned officers of same grade in Regular Air Force who are not on same promotion list or not on a promotion list, and rank among graduates of each class at United States Military, Naval, or Air Force Academies who, upon graduation, are appointed to Regular Air Force. See section 741 of this title.

A prior section 8575 was renumbered section 9225 of this title.

A prior section 8576, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 530, provided for command when different commands of Air Force and Marine Corps joined or served together, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 90–235, §5(a)(2), Jan. 2, 1968, 81 Stat. 761. See section 747 of this title.

A prior section 8577, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 530, provided for the command of flying units by commissioned officers of Air Force who had received aeronautical ratings as pilots of service types of aircraft, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 93–525, Dec. 18, 1974, 88 Stat. 1695.

A prior section 8578, act Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 530, provided for command when two or more commissioned officers of Air Force in same grade were on duty at same place, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 90–235, §5(a)(2), Jan. 2, 1968, 81 Stat. 761. See section 749 of this title.

A prior section 8579 was renumbered section 9229 of this title.

A prior section 8580, Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 531, provided that Secretary of Air Force should prescribe military authority that female members of Air Force, except those designated under former section 8067 of this title to perform professional functions, might exercise, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 90–130, §1(30), Nov. 8, 1967, 81 Stat. 382.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7050 of this title as this section.

Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.