A-64799, AUGUST 30, 1935, 15 COMP. GEN. 162

A-64799: Aug 30, 1935

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ARMY - CHANGE OF STATION AN ENLISTED MAN OF THE ARMY IS NOT ENTITLED TO TRANSPORTATION AT THE EXPENSE OF THE GOVERNMENT ON PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION MADE AT HIS REQUEST. THE COMMANDING OFFICER AT AUGUSTA ARSENAL APPROVED YOUR REQUEST AND STATED THAT YOU HAD SUFFICIENT FUNDS AND WERE WILLING TO DEFRAY ALL EXPENSES INCIDENT TO YOUR DISCHARGE. YOU WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE COAST ARTILLERY CORPS. THE RECORDS OF THIS OFFICE FURTHER SHOW THAT YOU WERE DISCHARGED AT FORT SLOCUM. YOU WERE GRANTED A FURLOUGH WITH PERMISSION TO VISIT ATLANTA. WHILE YOU WERE ON FURLOUGH A LETTER DATED MARCH 26. WAS ADDRESSED TO THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY. YOU WERE TRANSFERRED TO INFANTRY. - WHEN THE TRANSFER OF AN ENLISTED MAN IS FOR THE MANIFEST INTEREST OF THE GOVERNMENT.

A-64799, AUGUST 30, 1935, 15 COMP. GEN. 162

TRANSPORTATION - ENLISTED MAN, ARMY - CHANGE OF STATION AN ENLISTED MAN OF THE ARMY IS NOT ENTITLED TO TRANSPORTATION AT THE EXPENSE OF THE GOVERNMENT ON PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION MADE AT HIS REQUEST.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO GARRETT H. JOHNSTON, UNITED STATES ARMY, AUGUST 30, 1935:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 17, 1935, RELATIVE TO SETTLEMENT DATED MAY 23, 1935, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM (NO. 0470818) FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF COST OF TRANSPORTATION FROM AUGUSTA ARSENAL, GA., TO FORT SLOCUM, N.Y., AND FROM FORT SLOCUM TO FORT BENNING, GA.

THE RECORDS ON FILE IN THIS OFFICE SHOW THAT UNDER DATE OF DECEMBER 18, 1933, YOU REQUESTED TO BE DISCHARGED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REENLISTING FOR FOREIGN SERVICE, PREFERABLY IN THE PHILIPPINES. THE COMMANDING OFFICER AT AUGUSTA ARSENAL APPROVED YOUR REQUEST AND STATED THAT YOU HAD SUFFICIENT FUNDS AND WERE WILLING TO DEFRAY ALL EXPENSES INCIDENT TO YOUR DISCHARGE, REENLISTMENT, AND TRANSFER TO THE NEAREST PORT OF EMBARKATION. BY SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 2, ISSUED JANUARY 29, 1934, AT AUGUSTA ARSENAL, GA., YOU WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE COAST ARTILLERY CORPS, PHILIPPINES, AND DIRECTED TO REPORT AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE, AT THE OVERSEAS RECRUIT DEPOT, FORT SLOCUM, NEW YORK, ON OR ABOUT FEBRUARY 2, 1934, FOR TRANSPORTATION TO YOUR PROPER STATION.

THE RECORDS OF THIS OFFICE FURTHER SHOW THAT YOU WERE DISCHARGED AT FORT SLOCUM, N.Y., MARCH 14, 1934, AND REENLISTED MARCH 15, 1934, FOR COAST ARTILLERY CORPS, UNASSIGNED, PHILIPPINE SLANDS; THAT ON MARCH 17, 1934, YOU WERE GRANTED A FURLOUGH WITH PERMISSION TO VISIT ATLANTA, GA., AND WHILE YOU WERE ON FURLOUGH A LETTER DATED MARCH 26, 1934, WAS ADDRESSED TO THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY, BY YOUR PARENTS, RELATIVE TO YOUR TRANSFER TO THE FOURTH CORPS AREA. IN YOUR LETTERS TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER, FORT SLOCUM, DATED MAY 10 AND 14, 1934, YOU EXPRESSED A DESIRE TO BE TRANSFERRED TO A POST NEAR YOUR HOME, STATING IN THE FIRST LETTER "THAT DON-T INVOLVE SO MUCH TRANSPORTATION.' BY SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 102, ISSUED MAY 12, 1934, AT FORT SLOCUM, N.Y., YOU WERE TRANSFERRED TO INFANTRY, UNASSIGNED, FORT BENNING, GA., AND DIRECTED UPON THE EXPIRATION OF YOUR FURLOUGH MAY 18, 1934, TO REPORT TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER, FORT BENNING, GA., FOR ASSIGNMENT TO DUTY. THE ORDERS FURTHER PROVIDED THAT ANY EXPENSE INCIDENT TO THIS TRANSFER WOULD BE BORNE BY YOU, AND THAT GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION WOULD NOT BE FURNISHED.

PARAGRAPH 5, ARMY REGULATIONS 615-200, DATED MARCH 22, 1930, PROVIDES IN PART, AS FOLLOWS:

5. COST.--- WHEN THE TRANSFER OF AN ENLISTED MAN IS FOR THE MANIFEST INTEREST OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE COST THEREOF WILL BE BORNE BY THE GOVERNMENT; BUT WHEN SUCH TRANSFER IS NOT FOR THE MANIFEST INTEREST OF THE GOVERNMENT, THE COST THEREOF WILL BE BORNE BY THE ENLISTED MAN. * *

IT WILL BE SEEN FROM THE FOREGOING THAT ON YOUR REQUEST THE CHANGE OF STATION INVOLVING TRAVEL FROM AUGUSTA ARSENAL TO FORT SLOCUM WAS UPON THE CONDITION AND WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU WOULD PAY THE COST OF YOUR TRANSPORTATION, AND AS THE CHANGE OF STATION TO FORT BENNING WAS AT THE REQUEST OF YOURSELF AND PARENTS AND FOR YOUR OWN CONVENIENCE, WHILE YOU WERE ON FURLOUGH AND WAS MADE WITH A VIEW TO SAVING YOU COST OF TRANSPORTATION TO YOUR STATION, FORT SLOCUM, N.Y., THERE IS NO BASIS FOR PAYMENT BY THE UNITED STATES OF THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION.