A-6661, DECEMBER 22, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 560

A-6661: Dec 22, 1924

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IS OVER 16 YEARS. IS ENTITLED TO RECEIVE AS A PERMANENT ADDITION TO HIS BASE PAY A TOTAL INCREASE OF 25 PERCENT. WHEREIN WAS DISALLOWED HIS CLAIM FOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAY AT RATE OF $151.20 AND $157.50 PER MONTH FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1. THE CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED UNDER SECTION 10 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10. HE WAS CREDITED PAY IN THE RATING OF CHIEF YEOMAN WITH OVER 12 YEARS' SERVICE. HE IS THEREFORE ENTITLED TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN $157.50 AND $151.20 PER MONTH.

A-6661, DECEMBER 22, 1924, 4 COMP. GEN. 560

NAVY PAY, LONGEVITY INCREASE - ENLISTED MEN AS SECTION 3 OF THE ACT OF MAY 31, 1924, 43 STAT. 251, AMENDING SECTION 10 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 630, PROVIDES THAT ALL ENLISTED MEN OF THE MILITARY OR NAVAL SERVICE WHO SERVED ACTIVELY AS WARRANT OR COMMISSIONED OFFICERS DURING THE PERIOD FROM APRIL 6, 1917, TO DECEMBER 31, 1921, SHALL BE CREDITED WITH SUCH SERVICE IN THE COMPUTATION OF THEIR ENLISTED SERVICE FOR LONGEVITY PAY PURPOSES, AN ENLISTED MAN OF THE NAVY WHOSE PRIOR ENLISTED SERVICE, TOGETHER WITH THAT SERVED AS AN OFFICER BETWEEN APRIL 6, 1917, AND DECEMBER 31, 1921, IS OVER 16 YEARS, IS ENTITLED TO RECEIVE AS A PERMANENT ADDITION TO HIS BASE PAY A TOTAL INCREASE OF 25 PERCENT, RETROACTIVELY EFFECTIVE FROM JULY 1, 1922.

DECISION BY COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL, DECEMBER 22, 1924:

CHESTER N. WHITE, CHIEF YEOMAN, UNITED STATES NAVY, REQUESTED REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT NO. 157436-N, DATED OCTOBER 25, 1923, WHEREIN WAS DISALLOWED HIS CLAIM FOR DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PAY AT RATE OF $151.20 AND $157.50 PER MONTH FOR THE PERIOD JULY 1, 1922, TO JUNE 30, 1923.

THE CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED UNDER SECTION 10 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 630, FOR THE REASON THAT HE HAD NOT COMPLETED 16 YEARS' ENLISTED SERVICE AS REQUIRED THEREIN AS A PREREQUISITE TO 25 PERCENT INCREASE OF BASE PAY.

SECTION 10 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 3 OF THE ACT OF MAY 31, 1924, 43 STAT. 251, AND MADE RETROACTIVE, EFFECTIVE FROM JULY 1, 1922, PROVIDES THAT ALL ENLISTED MEN WHO SERVED AS WARRANT OR COMMISSIONED OFFICERS, SHALL BE CREDITED WITH ALL ACTIVE SERVICE SO PERFORMED DURING THE PERIOD FROM APRIL 6, 1917, TO DECEMBER 31, 1921, IN COMPUTATION OF THEIR ENLISTED SERVICE FOR LONGEVITY PAY PURPOSES, AND SHALL BE PAID ACCORDINGLY.

THE RECORDS SHOW THAT CLAIMANT HAD COMPLETED SERVICE, AS AN ENLISTED MAN DURING THE PERIOD MAY 5, 1905, TO OCTOBER 3, 1917, AND AS AN OFFICER DURING THE PERIOD OCTOBER 4, 1917, TO DECEMBER 31, 1921, OF OVER 16 YEARS, THEREBY ENTITLING HIM TO 25 PERCENT INCREASE OF HIS BASE PAY FROM JULY 1, 1922. DURING THE PERIOD JULY 1, 1922, TO JUNE 30, 1924, HE WAS CREDITED PAY IN THE RATING OF CHIEF YEOMAN WITH OVER 12 YEARS' SERVICE, OR $151.20 PER MONTH. HE IS THEREFORE ENTITLED TO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN $157.50 AND $151.20 PER MONTH, FOR THE ABOVE PERIOD, 24 MONTHS AT $6.30, OR $151.20. SEE 39 MS. COMP. GEN. 304, DATED NOVEMBER 12, 1924.