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Hunter Biden, VP Biden's son, to be commissioned in Navy Reserves

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Hunter Biden, pictured with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden during a college basketball game in 2010, will be commissioned in the Navy Reserves.

Hunter Biden, the 42-year-old son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been selected to be commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy.

Biden will be commissioned early next year if he passes his medical tests and completes his administrative paperwork.

Currently a civilian, Biden will be commissioned as an ensign in the Navy Reserves and will be assigned to the Navy's public affairs department.

Biden was one of seven applicants chosen to become a Reserve public affairs officer, Navy spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Chris Servello said. Biden applied for and was granted a waiver to join the program -- the age limit is 42.

Biden must complete a two-week Direct Commission Officer Indoctrination Course and attend the Defense Information School within the next two years. Once he is sworn in as an officer, he will have a three-year Reserve commitment and an additional five-year commitment to the Ready Reserve.

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