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H.R. 4177 (112th): Citizen Soldier Equality Act of 2012

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 8, 2012 (Introduced).



2d Session

H. R. 4177


March 8, 2012

(for himself, Mr. Altmire, and Mr. Davis of Kentucky) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services


To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide equity between regular and reserve component members of the Armed Forces in the computation of disability retired pay for members wounded in action.


Short title

This Act may be cited as the Citizen Soldier Equality Act of 2012.


Equity in computation of disability retired pay for reserve component members wounded in action

Section 1208(b) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: However, in the case of such a member who is retired under this chapter, or whose name is placed on the temporary disability retired list under this chapter, because of a disability incurred after the date of the enactment of this sentence for which the member is awarded the Purple Heart, the member shall be credited, for the purposes of this chapter, with the number of years of service that would be counted if computing the member’s years of service under section 12732 of this title..