A-59400, JANUARY 4, 1935, 14 COMP. GEN. 521

A-59400: Jan 4, 1935

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MILEAGE - ARMY OFFICER GRANTED LEAVE WHILE CHANGING STATION AN ARMY OFFICER GRANTED LEAVE EFFECTIVE UPON THE DATE HE WAS RELIEVED FROM DUTY AND DIRECTED TO MAKE A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION. WHOSE ORDERS WHILE ON LEAVE WERE MODIFIED SO AS TO DIRECT THE PERFORMANCE OF TEMPORARY DUTY AT ANOTHER PLACE AND WHO HAD NOT PROCEEDED TO HIS NEWLY ASSIGNED PERMANENT STATION. IS ENTITLED TO MILEAGE FROM HIS OLD STATION TO HIS TEMPORARY DUTY STATION. FOR DECISION AS TO WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON A VOUCHER TRANSMITTED THEREWITH IN FAVOR OF BRIG.GEN. THE PERTINENT ORDERS IN THE ORDER ISSUED ARE AS FOLLOWS: SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 218. LEAVE OF ABSENCE IS GRANTED TO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING-NAMED OFFICERS.

A-59400, JANUARY 4, 1935, 14 COMP. GEN. 521

MILEAGE - ARMY OFFICER GRANTED LEAVE WHILE CHANGING STATION AN ARMY OFFICER GRANTED LEAVE EFFECTIVE UPON THE DATE HE WAS RELIEVED FROM DUTY AND DIRECTED TO MAKE A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION, WHOSE ORDERS WHILE ON LEAVE WERE MODIFIED SO AS TO DIRECT THE PERFORMANCE OF TEMPORARY DUTY AT ANOTHER PLACE AND WHO HAD NOT PROCEEDED TO HIS NEWLY ASSIGNED PERMANENT STATION, IS ENTITLED TO MILEAGE FROM HIS OLD STATION TO HIS TEMPORARY DUTY STATION.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO MAJOR E. C. MORTON, UNITED STATES ARMY, JANUARY 4, 1935:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR REQUEST OF DECEMBER 14, 1934, FOR DECISION AS TO WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON A VOUCHER TRANSMITTED THEREWITH IN FAVOR OF BRIG.GEN. PERCY P. BISHOP, UNITED STATES ARMY, IN THE AMOUNT OF $80.64 FOR MILEAGE ON ACCOUNT OF TRAVEL PERFORMED OCTOBER 19 TO 21, 1934, FROM TIPTONVILLE, TENN., TO WASHINGTON, D.C. THE PERTINENT ORDERS IN THE ORDER ISSUED ARE AS FOLLOWS:

SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 218, WAR DEPARTMENT, DATED SEPTEMBER 14, 1934:

1. LEAVE OF ABSENCE IS GRANTED TO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING-NAMED OFFICERS, EFFECTIVE ON OR ABOUT THE DATES SPECIFIED:

COLONEL PERCY P. BISHOP, COAST ARTILLERY CORPS, TWENTY-ONE DAYS, OCTOBER 2, 1934.

SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 234, WAR DEPARTMENT, DATED OCTOBER 2, 1934:

4. BRIGADIER GENERAL PERCY P. BISHOP, UNITED STATES ARMY, IS RELIEVED FROM FURTHER ASSIGNMENT AND DUTY AS ASSISTANT COMMANDANT COAST ARTILLERY SCHOOL, FORT MONROE, VIRGINIA, IS ASSIGNED TO THE 4TH COAST ARTILLERY DISTRICT, FORT MCPHERSON, GEORGIA, AND WILL PROCEED TO FORT MCPHERSON, GEORGIA, AND ASSUME COMMAND. THE TRAVEL DIRECTED IS NECESSARY IN THE MILITARY SERVICE. FD 1401 P 1-0620, 80-0600 A 085 5.

TELEGRAM FOR THE ADJUTANT GENERAL, DATED OCTOBER 18, 1934: BRIGADIER GENERAL PERCY P. BISHOP, U.S. ARMY,

CARE MRS. PERCY B. CONNOR, MEDICAL ART BUILDING GARAGE,

KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE.

CONFIRMING TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WITH GENERAL CONLEY THIS DATE SECRETARY WAR DIRECTS AS NECESSARY MILITARY SERVICE YOU PROCEED PROPER TIME TO WASHINGTON, D.C. REPORT CHIEF STAFF NINE A.M. MONDAY OCTOBER TWENTY-SECOND NEXT TEMPORARY DUTY HIS OFFICE PERIOD ABOUT ONE WEEK ON COMPLETION THAT YOU PROCEED NEW STATION FORT MCPHERSON, GEORGIA, COMPLIANCE ORDERS STOP TRAVEL INVOLVED CHARGEABLE PROCUREMENT AUTHORITY FD FOURTEEN NAUGHT ONE P ONE SEVEN SEVEN DASH NAUGHT SIX TWO NAUGHT A NAUGHT EIGHT FIVE DASH FIVE STOP ACKNOWLEDGE.

CONLEY

AMENDMENT OF ORDERS DATED OCTOBER 24, 1934: BRIGADIER GENERAL PERCY P. BISHOP, U.S. ARMY,

OFFICE, CHIEF OF STAFF, WASHINGTON, D.C.

THE SECRETARY OF WAR AMENDS THE INSTRUCTIONS COMMUNICATED TO YOU IN RADIOGRAM FROM THIS OFFICE, DATED OCTOBER 18, 1934, SO AS TO DIRECT YOU TO PROCEED TO WASHINGTON, D.C., FROM TIPTONVILLE, TENNESSEE. THE TRAVEL DIRECTED IS NECESSARY IN THE MILITARY SERVICE. FD 1401 P 177 0620 A 085- 5.

(SIGNED) JAMES F. MCKINLEY,

MAJOR GENERAL,

THE ADJUTANT GENERAL.

THE ADDRESS OF THE OFFICER IS STATED AS ROOM 217, STATE, WAR, AND NAVY BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D.C., AND THERE APPEARS NOTHING TO SHOW THAT TRAVEL HAS BEEN COMPLETED AS CONTEMPLATED TO FORT MCPHERSON, GA., AS DIRECTED BY THESE ORDERS. IT HAS BEEN INFORMALLY ASCERTAINED THAT HE HAS CONTINUED ON TEMPORARY DUTY AT WASHINGTON, D.C.

BRIGADIER GENERAL BISHOP WAS RELIEVED FROM ASSIGNMENT AND DUTY AT HIS OLD PERMANENT STATION, FORT MUNROE, VA., AND WAS DIRECTED TO PROCEED TO FORT MCPHERSON, GA. WHILE ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE HE PROCEEDED TO TIPTONVILLE, TENN., AT WHICH PLACE HE STATES HE RECEIVED ORDERS DIRECTING HIM TO PROCEED TO WASHINGTON, D.C., FOR TEMPORARY DUTY. THE ESTABLISHED RULE IS THAT AN OFFICER WHO IS GRANTED LEAVE WHEN CHANGING STATIONS AND THERE IS SUBSEQUENTLY A CHANGE OF ULTIMATE STATION UNDER MODIFIED ORDERS WHILE THE OFFICER IS IN A LEAVE STATUS IS ENTITLED TO MILEAGE, AS IF THE ORIGINAL ORDERS HAD DIRECTED THE TRAVEL FROM THE OLD TO THE ULTIMATE NEW STATION. THE OFFICER HAVING ACTUALLY COMPLETED OCTOBER 21, 1934, TRAVEL TO HIS TEMPORARY DUTY STATION AT WASHINGTON D.C., HE IS ENTITLED TO MILEAGE FOR THE OFFICIAL DISTANCE FROM FORT MUNROE, VA., TO WASHINGTON, D.C., BEING FOR 185 MILES AT 8 CENTS PER MILE, OR IN THE AMOUNT OF $14.80. SEE ACT OF JUNE 12, 1906, 34 STAT. 247. ACCORDINGLY, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT PAYMENT MAY BE MADE IN THE SUM OF $14.80 ON THE VOUCHER.