Military Academy the US Naval Academy and the US Coast Guard Academy in annex 2

Military academy the us naval academy and the us

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Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the U.S. Coast Guard Academy) in annex 2. These are officer accession programs that include a four-year academic program that leads to a commission. Students at the academies do receive co-curricular military training during their time at the academies including weapons training. The minimum age for entry into the academies is 17 years old, but most graduates are 22 years old or older when they receive their commission and actually enter active military service. 18. The Army Cadet Corps is a non-profit youth education organization that receives no federal funding and has no affiliation with the U.S. military. Other cadet programs in the United States, the Naval Sea Cadets (NSC), Young Marines (YM), and the cadet program of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), are non-profit organizations with some financial support from U.S. armed services. NSC, YM and CAP are voluntary, community-based organizations under civilian leadership with a focus on character building, leadership, physical fitness and promoting a healthy drug-free lifestyle. Some programs offer optional small arms training and safety instruction. In addition, CAP performs three congressionally mandated missions: emergency services, aerospace education and the cadet program. The United States does not have data on children enrolled in these programs at this time. Reply to the issues raised in paragraph 8 of the list of issues 19. The United States does not have compulsory recruitment for anyone at any age. The Selective Service Act was amended to preclude all conscription as of 1 July 1973, 50 USC app. § 467(c). The United States would also note that article 2 of the Optional Protocol does not require criminalization of compulsory recruitment. 20. As noted in paragraph 5 of the initial report (CRC/C/OPAC/USA/1), U.S. federal and state law fully meet the Optional Protocol requirements and already met the obligations of the United States under the Optional Protocol at the time of ratification. Since that time, the United States has adopted additional legislation, in particular the Child Soldiers 5
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CRC/C/OPAC/USA/Q/2/Add.1 Accountability Act (CSAA) of 2008 and the Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA), discussed in paragraphs 81-101 of the second periodic report. 21. Article 4 provides that armed groups that are distinct from the armed forces of a state should not, under any circumstances, recruit or use in hostilities persons under the age of 18 years and places an obligation on states parties to take “all feasible measures” to prevent such recruitment and use, including criminalization. In its instrument of ratification the United States included an understanding that “the term ‘armed groups’ in article 4 of the Optional Protocol means non-governmental armed groups such as rebel groups, dissident armed forces, and other insurgent groups.” As explained in paragraphs 64-71 of the second periodic report, the United States criminalizes insurgent activities by non-governmental
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