A-4174, OCTOBER 15, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 381

A-4174: Oct 15, 1924

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PAY AND ALLOWANCES - RETIRED NAVAL OFFICERS ON ACTIVE DUTY AN OFFICER OF THE NAVY WHO WAS ORDERED UPON BEING PLACED ON THE RETIRED LIST ON A CERTAIN DATE TO CONTINUE UPON ACTIVE DUTY. IS ENTITLED TO ACTIVE DUTY PAY AND ALLOWANCES FROM SAID RETIREMENT DATE UNTIL ARRIVAL AT HOME. 1924: THERE IS BEFORE THIS OFFICE THE CLAIM OF LIEUT. WHICH WAS CHECKED AGAINST HIS ACCOUNT FOR THE SECOND QUARTER. ORDERS WERE ADDRESSED TO CLAIM IN PART AS FOLLOWS: 1. YOU WILL REGARD YOURSELF DETACHED FROM DUTY ON BOARD THE RECEIVING SHIP AT SAN FRANCISCO. FROM SUCH OTHER DUTY AS MAY HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED YOU. AT SUCH TIME AS WILL ENABLE YOU TO REPORT ON 2 SEPTEMBER. YOU WILL CONTINUE ON ACTIVE DUTY. YOU WILL REGARD YOURSELF DETACHED FROM DUTY ON BOARD THAT VESSEL.

A-4174, OCTOBER 15, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 381

PAY AND ALLOWANCES - RETIRED NAVAL OFFICERS ON ACTIVE DUTY AN OFFICER OF THE NAVY WHO WAS ORDERED UPON BEING PLACED ON THE RETIRED LIST ON A CERTAIN DATE TO CONTINUE UPON ACTIVE DUTY, SUBJECT TO HIS CONSENT, UNTIL THE ARRIVAL OF THE VESSEL TO WHICH ORDERED AT A DESIGNATED PORT, WHEN HE WOULD REGARD HIMSELF DETACHED AND PROCEED TO HIS HOME, IS ENTITLED TO ACTIVE DUTY PAY AND ALLOWANCES FROM SAID RETIREMENT DATE UNTIL ARRIVAL AT HOME.

DECISION BY COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL, OCTOBER 15, 1924:

THERE IS BEFORE THIS OFFICE THE CLAIM OF LIEUT. OSCAR BORGESON, U.S. NAVY, RETIRED, FOR $93.33 RENTAL ALLOWANCE PAID HIM FOR THE PERIOD, SEPTEMBER 2 TO 29, 1922, WHICH WAS CHECKED AGAINST HIS ACCOUNT FOR THE SECOND QUARTER, 1924, NAVY DISBURSING OFFICE, NEW YORK.

UNDER DATE OF AUGUST 18, 1922, ORDERS WERE ADDRESSED TO CLAIM IN PART AS FOLLOWS:

1. YOU WILL REGARD YOURSELF DETACHED FROM DUTY ON BOARD THE RECEIVING SHIP AT SAN FRANCISCO, AND FROM SUCH OTHER DUTY AS MAY HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED YOU, AT SUCH TIME AS WILL ENABLE YOU TO REPORT ON 2 SEPTEMBER, 1922, TO THE COMMANDANT OF THE TWELFTH NAVAL DISTRICT AND THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE U.S.S. ARGONNE FOR DUTY ON BOARD THAT VESSEL.

2. UPON BEING PLACED ON THE RETIRED LIST OF OFFICERS OF THE U.S. NAVY OF 15 SEPTEMBER, 1922, YOU WILL CONTINUE ON ACTIVE DUTY, SUBJECT TO YOUR CONSENT UNTIL THE ARRIVAL OF THE U.S.S. ARGONNE AT NEW YORK, N.Y.

3. UPON THE ARRIVAL OF THE U.S.S. ARGONNE AT NEW YORK, N.Y., YOU WILL REGARD YOURSELF DETACHED FROM DUTY ON BOARD THAT VESSEL; WILL PROCEED TO YOUR HOME AND UPON ARRIVAL REGARD YOURSELF RELIEVED OF ALL ACTIVE DUTY IN THE NAVY.

4. IMMEDIATELY UPON YOUR ARRIVAL HOME YOU WILL REPORT YOUR LOCAL ADDRESS IN FULL AND THE DATE OF YOUR ARRIVAL TO THE BUREAU OF NAVIGATION. SEE ARTICLE 135, NAVY REGULATIONS, 1920.

INDORSEMENTS ON THESE ORDERS SHOW REPORTING ON THE U.S.S. ARGONNE, SEPTEMBER 2, 1922, AND ARRIVED HOME SEPTEMBER 30, 1922.

CLAIMANT WAS ORDERED TO THE U.S.S ARGONNE "FOR DUTY ON BOARD THAT VESSEL.' EVIDENCE HAS BEEN PRODUCED THAT HE PERFORMED DUTY THEREON FROM SEPTEMBER 2 TO 29, 1922. THE RENTAL ALLOWANCE WAS CLAIMED BECAUSE OF A WIFE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH DECISIONS OF THIS OFFICE, 33 MS. COMP. GEN. 589, MAY 17, 1924; 36 ID. 976, AUGUST 26, 1924; 34 ID. 455, JUNE 11, 1924; 37 ID, 412, SEPTEMBER 11, 1924, REFUND SHOULD BE MADE OF $93.33 IN QUESTION.

BY SETTLEMENT NO. 11933-N, DATED MARCH 4, 1924, CLAIMANT WAS FOUND TO BE INDEBTED TO THE UNITED STATES IN THE SUM OF $68.95, VIZ, DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ACTIVE DUTY PAY RECEIVED AND RETIRED PAY FOR THE PERIOD SEPTEMBER 16 TO 29, 1922, $43.75; AND SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE PAID FOR SAID PERIOD, $25.20. IN ACCORDANCE WITH DECISIONS OF THIS OFFICE, 34 MS. COMP. GEN. 456, JUNE 11, 1924, AND 37 MS. COMP. GEN. 412, SEPTEMBER 11, 1924, CLAIMANT WAS ENTITLED TO THE ACTIVE DUTY PAY AND SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE PAID HIM. SETTLEMENT NO. 11933-N, DATED MARCH 4, 1924, IS TO THIS EXTENT REVERSED.