2017 US Code
Title 10 - Armed Forces
Subtitle E - Reserve Components
Part II - Personnel Generally
Chapter 1223 - Retired Pay for Non-Regular Service
Sec. 12737 - Limitation on active duty

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Citation 10 U.S.C. § 12737 (2017)
Section Name §12737. Limitation on active duty
Section Text

A member of the armed forces may not be ordered to active duty solely for the purpose of qualifying the member for retired pay under this chapter.

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(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 104, §1337; renumbered §12737 and amended Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title XVI, §1662(j)(1), Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2998, 3003.)

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Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
1337 10:1036h.34:440p. June 29, 1948, ch. 708, §309, 62 Stat. 1090.

10:1036h (1st sentence) and 34:440p (1st sentence) are omitted as surplusage. The words "member of the armed forces" are substituted for the word "person", since only a member may be "ordered to active duty".


1994—Pub. L. 103–337 renumbered section 1337 of this title as this section and amended text generally, substituting "the member" for "him".


Amendment by Pub. L. 103–337 effective Dec. 1, 1994, except as otherwise provided, see section 1691 of Pub. L. 103–337, set out as an Effective Date note under section 10001 of this title.

Publication Title United States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 5, Title 10 - ARMED FORCES
Category Bills and Statutes
Collection United States Code
SuDoc Class Number Y 1.2/5:
Contained Within Title 10 - ARMED FORCES
Subtitle E - Reserve Components
Sec. 12737 - Limitation on active duty
Contains section 12737
Date 2017
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 12, 2018
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 62 Stat. 1090
108 Stat. 2998
Public Law References Public Law 103-337
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