A-24561, OCTOBER 3, 1928, 8 COMP. GEN. 158

A-24561: Oct 3, 1928

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PER DIEMS - TRAVEL STATUS - ARMY OFFICER WHERE AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY WAS RELIEVED FROM DUTY WITH AN INFANTRY ORGANIZATION AND WAS ASSIGNED TO DUTY. ON COMPLETION OF SUCH TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT WAS DIRECTED TO PROCEED TO ANOTHER STATION FOR DUTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD. HE WAS NOT IN A TRAVEL STATUS UNTIL HE ACTUALLY LEFT HIS OLD STATION IN COMPLIANCE WITH HIS ORDERS AND PAYMENT OF PER DIEM ALLOWANCE FOR THE SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FOR THE NEW STATION IS NOT AUTHORIZED. REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO PAY A VOUCHER THEREWITH TRANSMITTED IN FAVOR OF CAPT. ARE AS FOLLOWS: 51. IS RELIEVED FROM ASSIGNMENT TO THAT REGIMENT AND FROM HIS PRESENT ASSIGNMENT AND DUTIES AT FORT HAYES.

A-24561, OCTOBER 3, 1928, 8 COMP. GEN. 158

PER DIEMS - TRAVEL STATUS - ARMY OFFICER WHERE AN OFFICER OF THE ARMY WAS RELIEVED FROM DUTY WITH AN INFANTRY ORGANIZATION AND WAS ASSIGNED TO DUTY, DESIGNATED AS TEMPORARY, AT THE SAME STATION FOR NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN DAYS, AND ON COMPLETION OF SUCH TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENT WAS DIRECTED TO PROCEED TO ANOTHER STATION FOR DUTY IN CONNECTION WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD, HE WAS NOT IN A TRAVEL STATUS UNTIL HE ACTUALLY LEFT HIS OLD STATION IN COMPLIANCE WITH HIS ORDERS AND PAYMENT OF PER DIEM ALLOWANCE FOR THE SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FOR THE NEW STATION IS NOT AUTHORIZED.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO MAJ. E. F. ELY, UNITED STATES ARMY, OCTOBER 3, 1928:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 20, 1928, REQUESTING DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO PAY A VOUCHER THEREWITH TRANSMITTED IN FAVOR OF CAPT. ROBERT E. JONES, INFANTRY, UNITED STATES ARMY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $39 PER DIEM ALLOWANCE DURING THE PERIOD JULY 1 TO 7, 1928.

PARAGRAPH 51, SPECIAL ORDERS, NO. 100, WAR DEPARTMENT, DATED APRIL 28, 1928, ARE AS FOLLOWS:

51. CAPTAIN ROBERT E. JONES, 10TH INFANTRY, IS RELIEVED FROM ASSIGNMENT TO THAT REGIMENT AND FROM HIS PRESENT ASSIGNMENT AND DUTIES AT FORT HAYES, OHIO, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 1928, AND IS THEN DETAILED AS INSTRUCTOR OF INFANTRY, INDIANA NATIONAL GUARD, WITH STATION AT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA. AT THE PROPER TIME CAPTAIN JONES WILL REPORT IN PERSON TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL FIFTH CORPS AREA FOR TEMPORARY DUTY FOR A PERIOD OF NOT TO EXCEED SEVEN DAYS AND UPON THE COMPLETION OF THIS TEMPORARY DUTY WILL PROCEED TO INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, TAKE STATION, AND ON THE SAME DATE PASS TO DETACHED OFFICERS' LIST, SUBMITTING REPORT REQUIRED BY PARAGRAPH 8, NATIONAL GUARD REGULATIONS NO. 40. THE TRAVEL DIRECTED IS NECESSARY IN THE MILITARY SERVICE. REIMBURSEMENT FOR TRAVEL AND A FLAT PER DIEM OF SIX DOLLARS ($6.00) IN LIEU OF SUBSISTENCE ARE AUTHORIZED. (A.R. 35-4820. ( 30 MB 60 P 5067 A 6300-9. OTHER AUTHORIZED TRAVEL EXPENSES AG 200 A 9-9.

IT APPEARS THAT CAPTAIN JONES WAS GRANTED 15 DAYS' LEAVE OF ABSENCE BY PARAGRAPH 14, SPECIAL ORDERS, NO. 92, HEADQUARTERS, FORT HAYES, OHIO, DATED MAY 9, 1928; THAT HE AVAILED HIMSELF THEREOF, LEAVING HIS STATION JUNE 16, 1928, AND RETURNED TO DUTY AT FORT HAYES JUNE 30, 1928. STATES THAT HE USED THIS LEAVE FOR THE PURPOSE OF LOCATING QUARTERS AT HIS NEW STATION, INDIANAPOLIS, IND., AND THAT HE RETURNED TO CORPS AREA HEADQUARTERS AND REPORTED TO THE COMMANDING GENERAL FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF THE TEMPORARY DUTY ENJOINED BY HIS ORDERS, AND THAT HE LEFT FORT HAYES, OHIO, 12.30 P.M., JULY 7, 1928, AND ARRIVED AT INDIANAPOLIS AT 6.10 P.M. THE SAME DAY. THE CLAIM IS FOR PER DIEM ALLOWANCE WHILE ON DUTY UNDER THE COMMANDING GENERAL, FIFTH CORPS AREA, PRIOR TO LEAVING FORTH HAYES FOR HIS NEW STATION.

THE ORDERS IN QUESTION RELIEVED THE OFFICER FROM DUTY WITH THE TENTH INFANTRY, EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 1928, AND ASSIGNED HIM FOR DUTY AT HEADQUARTERS, FIFTH CORPS AREA, AT THE SAME STATION. THIS CHANGE IN ASSIGNMENT REQUIRED NO TRAVEL AND NO TRAVEL WAS DIRECTED BY THE ORDERS UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF THE TEMPORARY DUTY ASSIGNED, AT WHICH ORDERS UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF THE TEMPORARY DUTY ASSIGNED, AT WHICH TIME HE WAS REQUIRED "TO PROCEED" TO INDIANAPOLIS. THE OFFICER WAS NOT IN A TRAVEL STATUS PRIOR TO ACTUALLY LEAVING FORT HAYES, COLUMBUS, OHIO, ON JULY 7, 1928, AT 12.30 P.M., AND PAYMENT OF THE PER DIEM ALLOWANCE FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1 TO 7, 1928, IS NOT AUTHORIZED. YOU ARE ADVISED ACCORDINGLY. THE VOUCHER TRANSMITTED WITH YOUR REQUEST WILL BE RETAINED IN THIS OFFICE.