A-75044, MAY 28, 1936, 15 COMP. GEN. 1044

A-75044: May 28, 1936

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PAY - TRAINING - RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS A MEMBER OF THE RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS HOSPITALIZED ON ACCOUNT OF SICKNESS CONTRACTED IN LINE OF DUTY WHILE IN ATTENDANCE AT A CAMP OF INSTRUCTION IS ENTITLED TO PAY FOR THE PERIOD OF AUTHORIZED ATTENDANCE ONLY. FOR DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON PAY ROLL OF RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS. IT IS PROVIDED THAT SUCH MEMBERS ARE ENTITLED "TO ADMISSION TO MILITARY HOSPITALS AT SUCH CAMPS. MILLER WAS ORDERED TO TRAINING DUTY FOR THE PERIOD FROM JUNE 14. FOR THE PERIOD OF SUCH AUTHORIZED ATTENDANCE HE IS ENTITLED TO PAY. NOTWITHSTANDING ADMISSION TO A MILITARY HOSPITAL WAS AUTHORIZED WHILE IN ATTENDANCE AT SUCH CAMP.

A-75044, MAY 28, 1936, 15 COMP. GEN. 1044

PAY - TRAINING - RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS A MEMBER OF THE RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS HOSPITALIZED ON ACCOUNT OF SICKNESS CONTRACTED IN LINE OF DUTY WHILE IN ATTENDANCE AT A CAMP OF INSTRUCTION IS ENTITLED TO PAY FOR THE PERIOD OF AUTHORIZED ATTENDANCE ONLY, NOTWITHSTANDING HOSPITALIZATION EXTENDS BEYOND THAT PERIOD.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO MAJOR E. C. MORTON, UNITED STATES ARMY, MAY 28, 1936:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR REQUEST OF APRIL 28, 1936, FOR DECISION WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON PAY ROLL OF RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS, FORT MYER, VA., CONSTITUTING THE CLAIM OF WALTER A. MILLER, FOR 18 DAYS' PAY WHILE UNDERGOING HOSPITALIZATION IN THE AMOUNT OF $12.60, HE HAVING BEEN ADMITTED JULY 15, 1935, TO WALTER REED GENERAL HOSPITAL AND DISCHARGED THEREFROM AUGUST 2, 1935, ON ACCOUNT OF SICKNESS CONTRACTED IN LINE OF DUTY, WHILE ORDERED TO THE CAVALRY R.O.T.C. CAMP, FORT MYER, VA., FOR TRAINING FROM JUNE 14, 1935, TO JULY 25, 1935, AS DIRECTED BY PARAGRAPH E, SPECIAL ORDERS, NO. 1, HEADQUARTERS, RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS, VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY, WAYNE, PA., DATED JUNE 1, 1935.

SECTION 47A OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE ACT (41 STAT. 778), AUTHORIZES THE SECRETARY OF WAR TO MAINTAIN CAMPS FOR THE PRACTICAL INSTRUCTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS FOR A PERIOD NOT LONGER THAN 6 WEEKS IN ANY 1 YEAR, AND IT IS PROVIDED THAT SUCH MEMBERS ARE ENTITLED "TO ADMISSION TO MILITARY HOSPITALS AT SUCH CAMPS," AND THE ARMY APPROPRIATION ACT OF APRIL 9, 1935, UNDER THE HEADING "RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS" (49 STAT. 142), PROVIDES:

* * * FOR PAY FOR STUDENTS ATTENDING ADVANCED CAMPS AT THE RATE PRESCRIBED FOR SOLDIERS OF THE SEVENTH GRADE OF THE REGULAR ARMY; * * * FOR MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL TREATMENT UNTIL RETURN TO THEIR HOMES AND FURTHER MEDICAL TREATMENT AFTER ARRIVAL AT THEIR HOMES, SUBSISTENCE DURING HOSPITALIZATION AND UNTIL FURNISHED TRANSPORTATION TO THEIR HOMES, AND TRANSPORTATION WHEN FIT FOR TRAVEL TO THEIR HOMES OF MEMBERS OF THE RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS WHO SUFFER PERSONAL INJURY OF CONTRACT DISEASE IN LINE OF DUTY WHILE EN ROUTE TO OR FROM AND WHILE AT CAMPS OF INSTRUCTION UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION 47A OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE ACT APPROVED JUNE 3, 1916 (U.S.C., TITLE 10, SEC. 441), AS AMENDED;

YOU STATE WALTER A. MILLER WAS ORDERED TO TRAINING DUTY FOR THE PERIOD FROM JUNE 14, 1935, TO JULY 25, 1935, AND FOR THE PERIOD OF SUCH AUTHORIZED ATTENDANCE HE IS ENTITLED TO PAY, NOTWITHSTANDING ADMISSION TO A MILITARY HOSPITAL WAS AUTHORIZED WHILE IN ATTENDANCE AT SUCH CAMP. AFTER TERMINATION OF THE AUTHORIZED TRAINING PERIOD, MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL TREATMENT IS AUTHORIZED UNTIL THEY ARE FIT TO TRAVEL TO THEIR HOMES, BUT CONTINUATION OF PAY WHILE SO HOSPITALIZED AFTER TERMINATION OF THE AUTHORIZED PERIOD OF TRAINING IS NOT PROVIDED FOR BY LAW. ACCORDINGLY YOU ARE ADVISED THAT PAYMENT, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT, IS AUTHORIZED ON THE VOUCHER RETURNED HEREWITH FOR THE PERIOD THIS MEMBER WAS ORDERED TO THE CAVALRY R.O.T.C. CAMP, WHICH YOU STATE TERMINATED JULY 25, 1935, AND PAYMENT FOR THE PERIOD HE WAS HOSPITALIZED AFTER JULY 25, 1935, IS NOT AUTHORIZED.