A-16871, JANUARY 17, 1927, 6 COMP. GEN. 475

A-16871: Jan 17, 1927

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WITH REQUEST FOR A DECISION AS TO WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE THE PAYMENT. WAS ASSIGNED TO DUTY AS FOLLOWS: 1. YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO DUTY WITH AND DIRECTED TO ATTEND DRILLS OF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS OF THE 124TH INFANTRY STATIONED AT JACKSONVILLE. MCKENZIE WILL PERFORM THE MEDICAL DUTIES. THE COMMANDING OFFICERS OF THE ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED CERTIFY THAT CAPTAIN MCKENZIE PERFORMED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THEIR UNITS ON THE DATES INDICATED AND THAT THE SERVICE RENDERED WAS FROM ONE AND ONE HALF TO TWO HOURS EACH DATE. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE CLAIMANT WAS APPOINTED CAPTAIN. HE IS ENTITLED TO ARMORY DRILL PAY. WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND EACH MONTH FOUR ASSEMBLIES FOR DRILL OR OTHER INSTRUCTION OF THE SAME DURATION AS PRESCRIBED FOR OFFICERS OF COMPANIES.

A-16871, JANUARY 17, 1927, 6 COMP. GEN. 475

PAY, ARMORY DRILL - NATIONAL GUARD WHERE A CAPTAIN OF THE MEDICAL CORPS, NATIONAL GUARD, ASSIGNED TO THE MEDICAL DETACHMENT OF AN INFANTRY REGIMENT OF THE NATIONAL GUARD, PERFORMED UNDER ASSIGNMENT PRESCRIBED MEDICAL SERVICES, SUCH AS PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, INOCULATION, AND VACCINATION, FOR OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN OF ORGANIZATIONS AT HIS STATION ON THEIR PRESCRIBED DRILL DATES, HE MAY BE REGARDED AS HAVING PERFORMED HIS APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED BY LAW AND REGULATION FOR ARMORY DRILL PAY PURPOSES.

ASSISTANT COMPTROLLER GENERAL GINN TO MAJ. F. J. BAKER, UNITED STATES ARMY, JANUARY 17, 1927:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR COMMUNICATION SUBMITTING A SUPPLEMENTAL PAY ROLL OF THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT DETACHMENT, ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FOURTH INFANTRY, FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD, FOR THE PERIOD APRIL 1 TO JUNE 30, 1926, COVERING ARMORY DRILL PAY OF CAPT. ALBERT C. MCKENZIE, MEDICAL CORPS, IN THE SUM OF $76.44, WITH REQUEST FOR A DECISION AS TO WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE THE PAYMENT.

IT APPEARS THAT BY ORDER OF THE HEADQUARTERS, ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY- FOURTH INFANTRY, FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD, PLANT CITY, FLA., DATED OCTOBER 1, 1925, CAPTAIN MCKENZIE, JACKSONVILLE, FLA., WAS ASSIGNED TO DUTY AS FOLLOWS:

1. PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PAR. 452, NATIONAL GUARD REGULATIONS, YOU ARE ASSIGNED TO DUTY WITH AND DIRECTED TO ATTEND DRILLS OF THOSE ORGANIZATIONS OF THE 124TH INFANTRY STATIONED AT JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA.

3. IN ADDITION TO THE DUTIES AS SET FORTH IN PAR. 1, CAPTAIN ALBERT C. MCKENZIE WILL PERFORM THE MEDICAL DUTIES--- I.E., PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, INOCULATION, AND VACCINATION OF THE OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN AT HIS STATION.

THE OFFICER CERTIFIES THAT ON APRIL 7, 14, 19, 28; MAY 5, 12, 19, 26; JUNE 2, 9, 18, AND 23, 1926, THE REGULAR SCHEDULED DRILL DATES OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS: HQ.CO., 124TH INF.

BATTY. A, 265TH C.A.C. HQ.CO., 124TH INF., 2D BN. BAND SEC.SER.CO., 124TH INF. CO. F, 124TH INF. 220TH M.T.CO. Q.M.C. HOWITZER CO., 124TH INF.

146TH MOTORCYCLE CO., Q.M.C. HQ.CO., 265TH C.A.C.

HE PERFORMED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES WITH THESE ORGANIZATIONS AS FOLLOWS:

APRIL 7TH, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF ENLISTED MEN, F.N.G., 2.00 HRS.

APRIL 14TH, VACCINATIONS AND INOCULATIONS, ENLISTED MEN, 2.00 HRS.

APRIL 19TH, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF ENLISTED MEN, F.N.G., 2.00 HRS.

APRIL 28TH, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF ENLISTED MEN, F.N.G., 1.30 HRS.

MAY 5TH, INOCULATIONS, ENLISTED MEN, F.N.G., 2.00 HRS.

MAY 12TH, INOCULATIONS AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS, 2.00 HRS.

MAY 19TH, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF ENLISTED MEN, F.N.G., 1.30 HRS.

MAY 26TH, PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS AND INOCULATIONS, 2.00 HRS.

JUNE 2D, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF ENLISTED MEN, F.N.G., 2.00 HRS.

JUNE 9TH, INOCULATIONS AND VACCINATIONS, ENLISTED MEN, 2.00 HRS.

JUNE 18TH, PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OF ENLISTED MEN, 2.00 HRS.

JUNE 23D, INOCULATIONS AND VACCINATIONS, ENLISTED MEN, 2.00 HRS.

THE COMMANDING OFFICERS OF THE ORGANIZATIONS MENTIONED CERTIFY THAT CAPTAIN MCKENZIE PERFORMED PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR THEIR UNITS ON THE DATES INDICATED AND THAT THE SERVICE RENDERED WAS FROM ONE AND ONE HALF TO TWO HOURS EACH DATE. THE REGULAR ARMY OFFICER ON DUTY WITH THE STATE CERTIFIES THAT CAPTAIN MCKENZIE SATISFACTORILY PERFORMED HIS APPROPRIATE AUTHORIZED EQUIVALENT DUTIES.

IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE CLAIMANT WAS APPOINTED CAPTAIN, MEDICAL CORPS, MAY 15, 1923, FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED JUNE 26, 1923, AND ASSIGNED THAT DATE TO THE MEDICAL DETACHMENT, ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FOURTH INFANTRY. HE IS ENTITLED TO ARMORY DRILL PAY, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 109 OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE ACT, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 3 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 3, 1924, 43 STAT. 364, AND PARAGRAPH 928B., NATIONAL GUARD REGULATIONS, 1922, AS AMENDED BY CHANGE NO. 16, JUNE 21, 1924, FOR THE SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE OF HIS APPROPRIATE DUTIES.

PARAGRAPHS 445 (J) AND 452, NATIONAL GUARD REGULATIONS, AS AMENDED BY CHANGE NO. 14, JUNE 3, 1924, PROVIDE, RESPECTIVELY, AS FOLLOWS:

445. * * *

(J) EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPHS 449, 452, AND 928 (F) OF THESE REGULATIONS, STAFF OFFICERS AND AIDES-DE-CAMP ASSIGNED OR ATTACHED TO A HEADQUARTERS, OTHER THAN THOSE OF STATE STAFF CORPS AND DEPARTMENTS, WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND EACH MONTH FOUR ASSEMBLIES FOR DRILL OR OTHER INSTRUCTION OF THE SAME DURATION AS PRESCRIBED FOR OFFICERS OF COMPANIES. THEIR DUTIES WILL CONSIST OF PARTICIPATING IN TACTICAL EVOLUTIONS WITH THEIR COMMANDS WHEN THE LATTER ARE DRILLED AS UNITS, AND OF SUCH APPROPRIATE ADMINISTRATIVE AND TACTICAL STUDIES AND EXERCISES AS MAY BE ORDERED BY THEIR PROPER COMMANDERS. SUCH STAFF OFFICERS AND AIDES-DE-CAMP WHO COMMAND HEADQUARTERS UNITS WILL ATTEND ASSEMBLIES OF THE NUMBER AND DURATION PRESCRIBED IN THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, WITH THE UNITS THEY COMMAND.

452. FIELD AND STAFF OFFICERS WHO DO NOT RESIDE AT THE STATION OF THEIR COMMAND AND WHO DO NOT ATTEND ASSEMBLIES FOR DRILL AND INSTRUCTION THEREWITH, WILL BE REQUIRED AS EQUIVALENT TO AND IN LIEU OF ATTENDANCE AT SUCH ASSEMBLIES TO TAKE SUCH CORRESPONDING COURSES OF STUDY AS WILL TEND TO PROMOTE THEIR EFFICIENCY IN THE DUTIES PERTAINING TO THE NORMAL FUNCTIONS OF THEIR GRADES AND BRANCHES. SUCH COURSES WILL BE ORDERED BY THEIR PROPER COMMANDERS.

IT HAS BEEN HELD THAT ATTENDANCE AT DRILLS OF A LINE ORGANIZATION BY AN OFFICER OF THE MEDICAL CORPS IS NOT THE PERFORMANCE OF THE APPROPRIATE DUTIES OF SUCH OFFICER AND THAT SUCH ATTENDANCE DOES NOT ENTITLE HIM TO ARMORY DRILL PAY. 64 MS. COMP. GEN. 467. IT WAS STATED, HOWEVER, IN 3 COMP. GEN. 4, THAT UNDOUBTEDLY THE EXAMINATION OF RECRUITS FOR A FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATION IS A PROPER DUTY OF THE MEDICAL OFFICER THEREOF AND FOR WHICH REGULATIONS MAY PROPERLY PROVIDE THAT HE SHALL RECEIVE CREDIT FOR ARMORY DRILL PAY PURPOSES.

PARAGRAPH 115, NATIONAL GUARD REGULATIONS, 1922, PROVIDE THAT THE MEDICAL DEPARTMENT IS CHARGED WITH THE DUTY, AMONG OTHER THINGS, OF MAKING PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS OF OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN, AND PARAGRAPHS 337, 339, AND 340 OF THE REGULATIONS PROVIDE FOR THE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION, VACCINATION, AND INOCULATION OF APPLICANTS FOR ENLISTMENT OR REENLISTMENT BY AN OFFICER OF THE MEDICAL CORPS DESIGNATED FOR THE ORGANIZATIONS IN WHICH MADE. THE NUMBER OF OFFICERS AND MEN PHYSICALLY EXAMINED, VACCINATED, AND INOCULATED BY CAPTAIN MCKENZIE ON EACH OF THE DRILL DATES MENTIONED IS NOT SHOWN. UPON MODIFICATION OF THE ROLL TO SHOW THAT INFORMATION, THE OFFICER MAY BE REGARDED AS HAVING SATISFACTORILY PERFORMED HIS APPROPRIATE DUTIES AS REQUIRED BY LAW AND REGULATIONS AND ENTITLED TO ARMORY DRILL PAY IN ACCORDANCE THEREWITH, AND THE VOUCHER MAY BE PAID ON COMPLETION AS HEREIN INDICATED, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT.