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§ 203.
Rates
(a)
(1)
The rates of monthly basic pay for members of the uniformed services within each pay grade are those prescribed in accordance with section 1009 of this title or as otherwise prescribed by law.
(2)
Notwithstanding the rates of basic pay in effect at any time as provided by law, the rates of basic pay payable for commissioned officers in pay grades O–7 through O–10 may not exceed the monthly equivalent of the rate of pay for level II of the Executive Schedule, and the rates of basic pay payable for all other officers and for enlisted members may not exceed the monthly equivalent of the rate of pay for level V of the Executive Schedule.
(b)
While serving as a permanent professor at the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, or the United States Air Force Academy or as a member of the permanent commissioned teaching staff at the United States Coast Guard Academy, an officer who has over 36 years of service computed under section 205 of this title is, in addition to the pay and allowances to which he is otherwise entitled under this title, entitled to additional pay in the amount of $250 a month. This additional pay may not be used in the computation of retired pay.
(c)
A cadet at the United States Military Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, or the Coast Guard Academy, or a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, is entitled to monthly cadet pay, or midshipman pay, at the monthly rate equal to 35 percent of the basic pay of a commissioned officer in the pay grade O–1 with less than two years of service.
(d)
(1)
The basic pay of a commissioned officer who is in pay grade O–1, O–2, or O–3 and who is credited with a total of over four years’ service described in paragraph (2) shall be computed in the same manner as the basic pay of a commissioned officer in the same pay grade who has been credited with over four years’ active service as an enlisted member.
(2)
Service to be taken into account for purposes of computing basic pay under paragraph (1) is as follows:
(A)
Active service as a warrant officer or as a warrant officer and an enlisted member.
(B)
Service as a warrant officer, as an enlisted member, or as a warrant officer and an enlisted member, for which at least 1,460 points have been credited to the officer for the purposes of section 12732(a)(2) of title 10.
(e)
(1)
A student at the United States Military Academy Preparatory School, the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School, or the United States Air Force Academy Preparatory School who was selected to attend the preparatory school from civilian life is entitled to monthly student pay at the same rate as provided for cadets and midshipmen under subsection (c).
(2)
A student at a preparatory school referred to in paragraph (1) who, at the time of the student’s selection to attend the preparatory school, was an enlisted member of the uniformed services shall receive monthly basic pay at the rate prescribed for the student’s pay grade and years of service as an enlisted member or at the rate provided for cadets and midshipmen under subsection (c), whichever is greater.
(3)
The monthly student pay of a student described in paragraph (1) shall be treated for purposes of the accrual charge for the Department of Defense Military Retirement Fund established under section 1461 of title 10 in the same manner as monthly cadet pay or midshipman pay under subsection (c).
(Pub. L. 87–649, Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 456; Pub. L. 88–132, § 2, Oct. 2, 1963, 77 Stat. 210; Pub. L. 88–422, § 1, Aug. 12, 1964, 78 Stat. 395; Pub. L. 89–132, § 1, Aug. 21, 1965, 79 Stat. 545; Pub. L. 89–501, title III, § 301, July 13, 1966, 80 Stat. 276; Pub. L. 90–207, § 1(1), Dec. 16, 1967, 81 Stat. 649; Pub. L. 91–278, § 3(2), June 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 306; Pub. L. 92–129, title II, § 201, Sept. 28, 1971, 85 Stat. 355; Pub. L. 92–455, § 3, Oct. 2, 1972, 86 Stat. 761; Pub. L. 93–419, § 2, Sept. 19, 1974, 88 Stat. 1152; Pub. L. 95–79, title III, § 302(a)(2), July 30, 1977, 91 Stat. 326; Pub. L. 96–343, § 6(b), Sept. 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 1127; Pub. L. 97–60, title I, § 102(a), Oct. 14, 1981, 95 Stat. 992; Pub. L. 98–94, title IX, § 902(a), Sept. 24, 1983, 97 Stat. 635; Pub. L. 99–145, title XIII, § 1303(b)(1), Nov. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 740; Pub. L. 99–661, div. A, title VI, § 601(c), Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3874; Pub. L. 100–180, div. A, title VI, § 601(c), Dec. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 1092, as amended Pub. L. 100–202, § 110(b), Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–436; Pub. L. 100–456, div. A, title VI, § 601(d), Sept. 29, 1988, 102 Stat. 1976; Pub. L. 101–189, div. A, title VI, § 601(c), Nov. 29, 1989, 103 Stat. 1445; Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title VI, § 603(a), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1678; Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title VI, § 601(c), Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2779; Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title VI, § 602, Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2540; Pub. L. 105–261, div. A, title VI, § 602(a), Oct. 17, 1998, 112 Stat. 2037; Pub. L. 106–65, div. A, title VI, § 601(d), Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 648; Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [[div. A], title VI, § 612(a)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–150; Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title VI, § 602(a), Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1132; Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title X, § 1062(f)(1), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2651; Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title VI, § 603, Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1499; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title VI, §§ 602, 603, Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3286; Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title VI, § 602(a), Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2245.)
cite as: 37 USC 203