A-9430, MAY 12, 1925, 4 COMP. GEN. 940

A-9430: May 12, 1925

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IS AS FOLLOWS: (1) ENLISTED SERVICE IN THE NAVY. 1925: I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 30. " WITH REQUEST FOR AN EXPRESSION OF VIEWS AS TO WHETHER THE PROPOSED CHANGE IN SO FAR AS IT INVOLVES DISBURSEMENTS IS IN CONFORMITY WITH LAW. THE PROPOSED CHANGE IS AN ADDITION OF THE WORDS "AND ENLISTED SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL NAVAL VOLUNTEERS" AT THE END OF THE SECOND SENTENCE IN SUBPARAGRAPH (E). IS SUBMITTED BY REASON OF DECISION OF THIS OFFICE OF APRIL 1. WHEREIN IT WAS HELD THAT AN ENLISTED MAN OF THE NAVY WAS ENTITLED TO CREDIT. IN ORDER THAT IT MAY BE CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD THAT ONLY ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE WITH THE NAVY MAY BE COUNTED AND THAT SUCH SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL NAVAL VOLUNTEERS MAY BE COUNTED IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER NAVAL RESERVE FORCE MEMBERSHIP WAS OR WAS NOT SUBSEQUENTLY ACQUIRED.

A-9430, MAY 12, 1925, 4 COMP. GEN. 940

LONGEVITY PAY - SERVICE CREDITED TO ENLISTED MEN OF THE NAVY THE SERVICE WHICH AN ENLISTED MAN OF THE NAVY MAY COUNT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPUTING INCREASE OF PAY FOR LENGTH OF SERVICE UNDER SECTION 10 OF THE JOINT-SERVICE PAY ACT, AS AMENDED BY SECTION 3 OF THE ACT OF MAY 31, 1924, 43 STAT. 251, IS AS FOLLOWS: (1) ENLISTED SERVICE IN THE NAVY; (2) ENLISTED SERVICE IN THE REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE OR THE COAST GUARD; (3) SERVICE AS COMMISSIONED OR WARRANT OFFICER BETWEEN APRIL 6, 1917, AND DECEMBER 31, 1921, IN ANY OF THE SERVICES MENTIONED IN THE TITLE OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, INCLUDING ADJUNCT FORCES THEREOF; (4) ACTIVE SERVICE WITH THE NAVY RENDERED AS A MEMBER OF THE NAVAL RESERVE FORCE WHILE HOLDING AN ENLISTED RATING, BUT NOT INCLUDING ACTIVE SERVICE FOR TRAINING; AND (5) ACTIVE SERVICE WITH THE NAVY OTHER THAN TRAINING RENDERED AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL NAVAL VOLUNTEERS.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, MAY 12, 1925:

I HAVE YOUR LETTER OF APRIL 30, 1925, SUBMITTING PROPOSED CHANGE IN SECTION B OF THE ,INSTRUCTIONS FOR CARRYING INTO EFFECT THE JOINT SERVICE PAY BILL, ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922," WITH REQUEST FOR AN EXPRESSION OF VIEWS AS TO WHETHER THE PROPOSED CHANGE IN SO FAR AS IT INVOLVES DISBURSEMENTS IS IN CONFORMITY WITH LAW.

THE PROPOSED CHANGE IS AN ADDITION OF THE WORDS "AND ENLISTED SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL NAVAL VOLUNTEERS" AT THE END OF THE SECOND SENTENCE IN SUBPARAGRAPH (E), ON PAGE B3, AND IS SUBMITTED BY REASON OF DECISION OF THIS OFFICE OF APRIL 1, 1925, 44 MS. COMP. GEN. 20, WHEREIN IT WAS HELD THAT AN ENLISTED MAN OF THE NAVY WAS ENTITLED TO CREDIT, IN COMPUTING LONGEVITY INCREASE OF PAY UNDER SECTION 10 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 630, FOR ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE WITH THE NAVY RENDERED AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL NAVAL VOLUNTEERS.

IN ORDER THAT IT MAY BE CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD THAT ONLY ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE WITH THE NAVY MAY BE COUNTED AND THAT SUCH SERVICE AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL NAVAL VOLUNTEERS MAY BE COUNTED IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER NAVAL RESERVE FORCE MEMBERSHIP WAS OR WAS NOT SUBSEQUENTLY ACQUIRED, IT IS THOUGHT BEST THAT THE CHANGE BE WORDED---

AND (4) ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE WITH THE NAVY OTHER THAN TRAINING RENDERED AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL NAVAL VOLUNTEERS.

SECTION 3 OF THE ACT OF MAY 31, 1924, 43 STAT. 251, PROVIDES:

THAT SECTION 10 OF SAID ACT (JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 630) BE, AND THE SAME IS HEREBY, AMENDED BY ADDING THERETO THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPHS:

"THAT ALL ENLISTED MEN OF ALL SERVICES MENTIONED IN THE TITLE OF THIS ACT WHO SERVED AS WARRANT OR COMMISSIONED OFFICERS IN ANY OF SAID SERVICES, INCLUDING ADJUNCT FORCES THEREOF, SHALL BE CREDITED WILL ALL ACTIVE SERVICE SO PERFORMED DURING THE PERIOD FROM APRIL 6, 1917, TO DECEMBER 31, 1921, IN THE COMPUTATION OF THEIR ENLISTED SERVICE FOR LONGEVITY PAY PURPOSES, AND SHALL BE PAID ACCORDINGLY.'

IN VIEW OF THIS PROVISION IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE ENTIRE SECOND SENTENCE IN SUBPARAGRAPH (E), ON PAGE B3, BE REWORDED AS FOLLOWS:

THE SERVICE WHICH AN ENLISTED MAN OF THE NAVY MAY COUNT FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMPUTING INCREASE OF PAY FOR LENGTH OF SERVICE IS AS FOLLOWS: (1) ENLISTED SERVICE IN THE NAVY; (2) ENLISTED SERVICE IN THE REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE OR THE COAST GUARD; (3) SERVICE AS COMMISSIONED OR WARRANT OFFICER BETWEEN APRIL 6, 1917, AND DECEMBER 31, 1921, IN ANY OF THE SERVICES MENTIONED IN THE TITLE OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, INCLUDING ADJUNCT FORCES THEREOF: (4) ACTIVE SERVICE WITH THE NAVY RENDERED AS A MEMBER OF THE NAVAL RESERVE FORCE WHILE HOLDING AN ENLISTED RATING, BUT NOT INCLUDING ACTIVE SERVICE FOR TRAINING; AND (5) ACTIVE SERVICE WITH THE NAVY OTHER THAN TRAINING RENDERED AS A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL NAVAL VOLUNTEERS.