Any enlisted member who has completed twenty years’ service may, upon his own application, in the discretion of the Commandant, be retired from active service.
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES Based on title 14, U.S.C., 1946 ed., §185a (May 24, 1939, ch. 146, §2, 53 Stat. 755). Changes were made in phraseology. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.AMENDMENTS 2018—Pub. L. 115–282 renumbered section 355 of this title as this section. 1986—Pub. L. 99–348 struck out ", with retired pay of the grade or rating with which retired" after "active service". 1984—Pub. L. 98–557 substituted reference to enlisted member for reference to enlisted man.
14 U.S.C. § 2306 (2018)