A-81206, NOVEMBER 2, 1936, 16 COMP. GEN. 460

A-81206: Nov 2, 1936

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IS ENTITLED TO TRAVEL ALLOWANCE ONLY FROM THE PORT IN THE UNITED STATES TO THE PLACE OF ACCEPTANCE FOR ENLISTMENT. YOU STATE THAT YOU WERE ON BOARD THE U.S.S. BECAUSE OF THAT YOU CLAIM TRAVEL ALLOWANCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALLOWED FROM DUTCH HARBOR. AN ENLISTED MAN OF THE NAVY IS ENTITLED TO TRAVEL ALLOWANCE ON THE FIRST EXTENSION OF HIS ENLISTMENT COMPUTED FROM THE PLACE WHERE HE MAY BE ON THE DATE OF EXPIRATION OF HIS ORIGINAL TERM OF ENLISTMENT TO THE PLACE OF ACCEPTANCE OF ENLISTMENT. 2 COMP. THE EXPIRATION DATE OF YOUR ENLISTMENT WAS MAY 3. YOU WERE ON SUCH DATE EN ROUTE FROM BREMERTON TO PORT ANGELES. WHERE AN ENLISTED MAN WHO WAS ACCEPTED FOR ENLISTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES AND WHO EXTENDS HIS ENLISTMENT IS AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE ORIGINAL ENLISTMENT ON A VESSEL AT A PORT IN THE UNITED STATES AND LATER ON THE SAME DATE EN ROUTE TO A PORT IN ALASKA.

A-81206, NOVEMBER 2, 1936, 16 COMP. GEN. 460

TRAVEL ALLOWANCE - EXTENSION OF ENLISTMENT - VESSEL EN ROUTE TO ALASKA A NAVY ENLISTED MAN ACCEPTED FOR ENLISTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES WHO EXTENDS HIS ENLISTMENT AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE ORIGINAL ENLISTMENT WHILE ON A VESSEL AT A PORT IN THE UNITED STATES AND LATER ON THE SAME DATE EN ROUTE TO ALASKA, IS ENTITLED TO TRAVEL ALLOWANCE ONLY FROM THE PORT IN THE UNITED STATES TO THE PLACE OF ACCEPTANCE FOR ENLISTMENT.

ACTING COMPTROLLER GENERAL ELLIOTT TO JOSEPH ANTHONY BIBLA, UNITED STATES NAVY, NOVEMBER 2, 936:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR REQUEST FOR REVIEW OF SETTLEMENT NO. 0420314, SEPTEMBER 26, 1936, WHICH ALLOWED YOU ADDITIONAL TRAVEL ALLOWANCE FOR THE DISTANCE FROM PORT ANGELES, WASH., TO BROOKLYN, N.Y., UPON EXTENSION OF ENLISTMENT EFFECTIVE MAY 4, 1935.

YOU STATE THAT YOU WERE ON BOARD THE U.S.S. TARBELL ON MAY 4, 1935, AT SEA BOUND FOR DUTCH HARBOR, ALASKA, WHERE YOU ARRIVED ON OR ABOUT MAY 6, 1935, AND BECAUSE OF THAT YOU CLAIM TRAVEL ALLOWANCE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ALLOWED FROM DUTCH HARBOR, ALASKA, TO BROOKLYN, N.Y.

THE CHIEF, BUREAU OF NAVIGATION, REPORTED FEBRUARY 27, 1936, THAT THE RECORDS SHOW YOU ENLISTED AT BROOKLYN, N.Y., ON MAY 4, 1931; THAT YOU EXTENDED YOUR ENLISTMENT FOR 2 YEARS, EFFECTIVE ON MAY 4, 1935, WHILE ON BOARD THE U.S.S. TARBELL. THE RECORDS ALSO SHOW THAT THE U.S.S. TARBELL SAILED FROM BREMERTON, WASH., AT 11:30 P.M. ON MAY 2, 1935, ARRIVED AT PORT ANGELES, WASH., AT 5 A.M. ON MAY 3, 1935, SAILED FROM PORT ANGELES, WASH., AT 11:10 A.M. ON MAY 3, 1935, AND ARRIVED AT DUTCH HARBOR, ALASKA; AT 9:12 P.M. ON MAY 8, 1935.

THE ACT OF AUGUST 22, 1912, 37 STAT. 331, AUTHORIZING EXTENSIONS OF ENLISTMENT PROVIDES THAT "* * * SUCH ENLISTED MEN AS EXTEND THE TERM OF ENLISTMENT AS AUTHORIZED IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE ENTITLED TO AND SHALL RECEIVE THE SAME PAY AND ALLOWANCES IN ALL RESPECTS AS THOUGH REGULARLY DISCHARGED AND REENLISTED IMMEDIATELY UPON EXPIRATION OF THEIR TERM OF ENLISTMENT * * *.'

UNDER THE ACT OF SEPTEMBER 22, 1922, 42 STAT. 1021, AN ENLISTED MAN OF THE NAVY IS ENTITLED TO TRAVEL ALLOWANCE ON THE FIRST EXTENSION OF HIS ENLISTMENT COMPUTED FROM THE PLACE WHERE HE MAY BE ON THE DATE OF EXPIRATION OF HIS ORIGINAL TERM OF ENLISTMENT TO THE PLACE OF ACCEPTANCE OF ENLISTMENT. 2 COMP. GEN. 616; 7 COMP. GEN. 662. THE EXPIRATION DATE OF YOUR ENLISTMENT WAS MAY 3, 1935, AND YOU WERE ON SUCH DATE EN ROUTE FROM BREMERTON TO PORT ANGELES; AT PORT ANGELES FROM 5 A.M. TO 11:10 A.M., AND EN ROUTE FROM PORT ANGELES TO DUTCH HARBOR, ALASKA. WHERE AN ENLISTED MAN WHO WAS ACCEPTED FOR ENLISTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES AND WHO EXTENDS HIS ENLISTMENT IS AT THE EXPIRATION OF THE ORIGINAL ENLISTMENT ON A VESSEL AT A PORT IN THE UNITED STATES AND LATER ON THE SAME DATE EN ROUTE TO A PORT IN ALASKA, HE IS ENTITLED TO TRAVEL ALLOWANCE ONLY FROM THE PORT IN THE UNITED STATES TO THE PLACE OF ACCEPTANCE FOR ENLISTMENT EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAVE ACCRUED TO HIM HAD HE BEEN DISCHARGED AND IMMEDIATELY REENLISTED.

ACCORDINGLY, YOU WERE ENTITLED TO TRAVEL ALLOWANCE ONLY FROM PORT ANGELES, WASH., TO BROOKLYN, N.Y., 3,193 MILES, AT 5 CENTS PER MILE, OR $159.65 LESS $153.15 CREDITED ON THE PAY ROLL, OR $6.50 AS ALLOWED BY SETTLEMENT OF SEPTEMBER 26, 1936.

UPON REVIEW THE SETTLEMENT IS SUSTAINED.

CHECK NO. 376829, OCTOBER 5, 1936, SYMBOL NO. 52-116, FOR $6.50, DRAWN IN YOUR FAVOR IS RETURNED.