2018 US Code
Title 10 - Armed Forces
Subtitle B - Army
Part III - Training
Chapter 753 - United States Military Academy
Sec. 7443 - Cadets: appointment; to bring Corps to full strength

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Citation 10 U.S.C. § 7443 (2018)
Section Name §7443. Cadets: appointment; to bring Corps to full strength
Section Text

If it is determined that, upon the admission of a new class to the Academy, the number of cadets at the Academy will be below the authorized number, the Secretary of the Army may fill the vacancies by nominating additional cadets from qualified candidates designated as alternates and from other qualified candidates who competed for nomination and are recommended and found qualified by the Academic Board. At least three-fourths of those nominated under this section shall be selected from qualified alternates nominated by the persons named in paragraphs (2) through (8) of section 7442(a) of this title, and the remainder from qualified candidates holding competitive nominations under any other provision of law. An appointment under this section is an additional appointment and is not in place of an appointment otherwise authorized by law.

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(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 242, §4343; Pub. L. 88–276, §1(2), Mar. 3, 1964, 78 Stat. 150; Pub. L. 93–171, §1(5), Nov. 29, 1973, 87 Stat. 690; Pub. L. 102–25, title VII, §701(f)(5), Apr. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 115; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, §1076(f)(39), Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1954; renumbered §7443 and amended Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §§808(c)(1), 809(a), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1839, 1840.)

Editorial Notes
Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
4343 10:1092d. June 30, 1950, ch. 421, §4, 64 Stat. 305.

The words "If it is determined" are substituted for the words "When upon determination". The words "within his discretion" are omitted as covered by the word "may". The words "within the capacity of the Academy", "from the remaining sources of admission authorized by law", and "to be admitted in such class" are omitted as surplusage. The words "by the persons named in clauses (1)–(6) of section 4342(a), and clause (2) of section 4342(e), of this title" are substituted for the words "by the Vice President, Members of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, Delegates and Resident Commissioners, the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, and the Governor of the Canal Zone". The words "under any other provision of law" are substituted for the words "from sources authorized by law other than those holding such alternate appointments".


2018—Pub. L. 115–232, §809(a), substituted "paragraphs (2) through (8) of section 7442(a)" for "paragraphs (2) through (8) of section 4342(a)".

Pub. L. 115–232, §808(c)(1), renumbered section 4343 of this title as this section.

2013—Pub. L. 112–239 substituted "paragraphs" for "clauses".

1991—Pub. L. 102–25 substituted "clauses (2) through (8)" for "clauses (2)–(9)".

1973—Pub. L. 93–171 substituted "clauses (2)–(9) of section 4342(a)" for "clauses (2)–(8) of section 4342(a)".

1964—Pub. L. 88–276, among other changes, increased the percentage of nominees to be selected from two-thirds to three-fourths, and struck out "as are necessary to meet the needs of the Army and Air Force, but not more than the authorized strength of the Corps of Cadets" after "Academic Board".


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 amendment by Pub. L. 93–171, see section 4 of Pub. L. 93–171, set out as a note under section 7442 of this title.


Pub. L. 89–650, §2, Oct. 13, 1966, 80 Stat. 896, as amended by Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §809(b)(7), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1840, provided that: "Notwithstanding any other provision of law, none of the additional appointments authorized in sections 7442(b)(1), 8454(b), and 9442(b)(1) of title 10, United States Code, as provided by this Act shall serve to reduce or diminish the number of qualified alternates from congressional sources who would otherwise be appointed by the appropriate service Secretary under the authority contained in sections 7443, 8456, and 9443 of such title."

Publication Title United States Code, 2018 Edition, 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 B - Army
Sec. 7443 - Cadets: appointment; to bring Corps to full strength
Contains section 7443
Date 2018
Laws In Effect As Of Date January 14, 2019
Positive Law Yes
Disposition standard
Statutes at Large References 64 Stat. 305
78 Stat. 150
80 Stat. 896
87 Stat. 690
105 Stat. 115
126 Stat. 1954
132 Stat. 1839, 1840
Public Law References Public Law 88-276, Public Law 89-650, Public Law 93-171, Public Law 102-25, Public Law 112-239, Public Law 115-232
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