A-10373, JULY 21, 1925, 5 COMP. GEN. 43

A-10373: Jul 21, 1925

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UNDER SUCH APPOINTMENTS ARE ENTITLED TO THE SAME LONGEVITY CREDITS FOR PAY PURPOSES AS THOUGH THEY HAD CONTINUED AS CHIEF GUNNERS. 1925: I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF JULY 1. REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER CHIEF GUNNERS WHO WERE COMMISSIONED AS SUCH PRIOR TO JULY 1. THE WARRANT GRADES OF ELECTRICIAN AND RADIO ELECTRICIAN ARE HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY. ALL PERSONS APPOINTED IN SUCH GRADES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH REGULATIONS AS THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY MAY PRESCRIBE SHALL HAVE THE SAME RANK. OTHER BENEFITS AS NOW ARE OR MAY HEREAFTER BE ALLOWED OTHER COMMISSIONED WARRANT AND WARRANT OFFICERS IN THE NAVY: PROVIDES. THERE SHALL BE INCLUDED IN THE COMPUTATION ALL SERVICE WHICH IS NOW COUNTED IN COMPUTING LONGEVITY PAY.

A-10373, JULY 21, 1925, 5 COMP. GEN. 43

NAVY PAY - LONGEVITY CHIEF GUNNERS OF THE NAVY WHO HELD THAT GRADE ON JUNE 30, 1922, WHO MAY BE COMMISSIONED CHIEF ELECTRICIANS OR CHIEF RADIO ELECTRICIANS UNDER SECTION 12 OF THE ACT OF MARCH 4, 1925, 43 STAT. 1274, RETAIN THE STATUS OF "OFFICERS IN THE SERVICE ON JUNE 30, 1922," WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTION 1 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 627, AND UNDER SUCH APPOINTMENTS ARE ENTITLED TO THE SAME LONGEVITY CREDITS FOR PAY PURPOSES AS THOUGH THEY HAD CONTINUED AS CHIEF GUNNERS.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, JULY 21, 1925:

I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF JULY 1, 1925, REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER CHIEF GUNNERS WHO WERE COMMISSIONED AS SUCH PRIOR TO JULY 1, 1922, MAY COUNT ALL SERVICE IN COMPUTING THEIR PAY IF COMMISSIONED CHIEF ELECTRICIANS OR CHIEF RADIO ELECTRICIANS UNDER SECTION 12 OF THE ACT OF MARCH 4, 1925, 43 STAT. 1274.

SECTION 12 OF SAID ACT OF MARCH 4, 1925, PROVIDES:

ESTABLISHING CERTAIN GRADES IN THE NAVY

SEC. 12. THAT THE COMMISSIONED WARRANT GRADES OF CHIEF ELECTRICIAN AND CHIEF RADIO ELECTRICIAN, AND THE WARRANT GRADES OF ELECTRICIAN AND RADIO ELECTRICIAN ARE HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY, AND ALL PERSONS APPOINTED IN SUCH GRADES IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUCH REGULATIONS AS THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY MAY PRESCRIBE SHALL HAVE THE SAME RANK, PAY, ALLOWANCES, AND OTHER BENEFITS AS NOW ARE OR MAY HEREAFTER BE ALLOWED OTHER COMMISSIONED WARRANT AND WARRANT OFFICERS IN THE NAVY: PROVIDES, THAT CHIEF GUNNERS AND GUNNERS NOW IN THE SERVICE, QUALIFIED FOR ELECTRICAL OR RADIO DUTIES, SHALL, IF APPOINTED IN THE GRADES HEREBY ESTABLISHED, TAKE PRECEDENCE FROM THE DATES OF THEIR ORIGINAL APPOINTMENTS AS COMMISSIONED WARRANT AND WARRANT OFFICERS, RESPECTIVELY.

SECTION 1 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 627, PROVIDES, IN PART:

FOR OFFICERS APPOINTED ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 1922, NO SERVICE SHALL BE COUNTED FOR PURPOSES OF PAY EXCEPT ACTIVE COMMISSIONED SERVICE UNDER A FEDERAL APPOINTMENT * * *. FOR OFFICERS IN THE SERVICE ON JUNE 30, 1922, THERE SHALL BE INCLUDED IN THE COMPUTATION ALL SERVICE WHICH IS NOW COUNTED IN COMPUTING LONGEVITY PAY, * * *.

SECTION 12 OF THE ACT OF MARCH 4, 1925, CREATES TWO ADDITIONAL GRADES OF COMMISSIONED WARRANT OFFICERS, GIVING THERETO TITLES EXPRESSIVE OF THE CHARACTER OF DUTIES TO BE PERFORMED. THE APPOINTMENT OF A CHIEF GUNNER, A CHIEF ELECTRICIAN, OR A CHIEF RADIO ELECTRICIAN UNDER THIS ACT IN NO WAY CHANGES HIS STATUS OR GRADE AS A COMMISSIONED WARRANT OFFICER. SUCH AN APPOINTMENT IS MERELY A CHANGE IN TITLE; THE MECHANICS OF THE CHANGE IN DESIGNATION BEING THE ISSUANCE OF A COMMISSION UNDER THE ACT OF MARCH 4, 1925.

AN APPOINTMENT OF A CHIEF GUNNER NOW ENTITLED TO LONGEVITY CREDITS AS AN OFFICER IN THE SERVICE JUNE 30, 1922, AS A CHIEF ELECTRICIAN, OR CHIEF RADIO ELECTRICIAN, UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE ACT IS NOT AN APPOINTMENT "ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 1922," WITHIN THE MEANING OF SECTION 1 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, AND CHIEF GUNNERS SO APPOINTED WHO ARE ENTITLED TO LONGEVITY CREDIT AS OFFICERS IN THE SERVICE JUNE 30, 1922, WILL BE ENTITLED UNDER SUCH APPOINTMENTS TO THE SAME LONGEVITY CREDITS FOR PAY PURPOSES AS THOUGH THEY HAD CONTINUED AS CHIEF GUNNERS.