37 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2010 Edition
Sec. 908 - Employment of reserves and retired members by foreign governments
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§908. Employment of reserves and retired members by foreign governments

(a) Congressional Consent.—Subject to subsection (b), Congress consents to the following persons accepting civil employment (and compensation for that employment) for which the consent of Congress is required by the last paragraph of section 9 of article I of the Constitution, related to acceptance of emoluments, offices, or titles from a foreign government:

(1) Retired members of the uniformed services.

(2) Members of a reserve component of the armed forces.

(3) Members of the Commissioned Reserve Corps of the Public Health Service.

(b) Approval Required.—A person described in subsection (a) may accept employment or compensation described in that subsection only if the Secretary concerned and the Secretary of State approve the employment.

(c) Military Service in Foreign Armed Forces.—For a provision of law providing the consent of Congress to service in the military forces of certain foreign nations, see section 1060 of title 10.

(Added Pub. L. 97–295, §3(6)(A), Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1304; amended Pub. L. 102–25, title VII, §702(b)(1), (c), Apr. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 117; Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title XIV, §1433(c), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1834; Pub. L. 103–337, div. A, title X, §1070(d)(6), Oct. 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 2858.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
908 37:801 (note). Aug. 17, 1977, Pub. L. 95–105, §509(a)–(c), 91 Stat. 859.

In subsection (a), the words “for which” are substituted for “with respect to which” for clarity.

The text of section 509(c) of the Act of August 17, 1977, is omitted as unnecessary because of the definitions in 37:101.


1994—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103–337 substituted “1060” for “1058”.

1993—Pub. L. 103–160 inserted headings in subsecs. (a) and (b) and added subsec. (c).

1991—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–25 struck out “of this section” after “subsection (b)”.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–25 struck out “of this section” after “subsection (a)”.