B-115911, JUL 20, 1953

B-115911: Jul 20, 1953

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IT APPEARS THAT TRAVEL WAS PERFORMED FROM LEGHORN. THAT WHILE HE WAS STILL AT THE LATTER PLACE. HIS NEW PERMANENT STATION WAS CHANGED FROM FORT ORD TO THE ARMY CHEMICAL CENTER BY DISPATCH DATED DECEMBER 9. THE OFFICER DID NOT REPORT AT THAT PLACE SINCE A NEW PERMANENT STATION AT THE ARMY CHEMICAL CENTER WAS DESIGNATED PRIOR TO THE TERMINATION OF TEMPORARY DUTY AT FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON. UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES TRAVEL OF DEPENDENTS WAS AUTHORIZED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE ONLY FROM LEGHORN TO THE ARMY CHEMICAL CENTER. WHICH IS RETAINED IN THIS OFFICE. IS NOT AUTHORIZED.

B-115911, JUL 20, 1953

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MAJOR M. A. KORDECKI, FC., U.S. ARMY:

BY SECOND INDORSEMENT OF JUNE 23, 1953, THE CHIEF OF FINANCE, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, FORWARDED YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 11, 1953, FOR ADVANCE DECISION AS TO THE LEGALITY OF PAYMENT ON A VOUCHER, SUBMITTED THEREWITH, COVERING PAYMENT OF MILEAGE ALLOWANCE TO FIRST LIEUTENANT ORCUTT P. DRURY, FC, FOR TRAVEL OF HIS DEPENDENT WIFE FROM NEW YORK, NEW YORK, TO FORT BENJAMIN HARRISION, INDIANA, AND THENCE TO ARMY CHEMICAL CENTER, MARYLAND, LESS MILEAGE ALLOWANCE PAID TO HIM FOR THE DISTANCE FROM NEW YORK TO SAID ARMY CHEMICAL CENTER.

IT APPEARS THAT TRAVEL WAS PERFORMED FROM LEGHORN, ITALY, TO FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF ORDERS OF AUGUST 7, 1952, AS AMENDED, DIRECTING PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION FROM LEGHORN TO FORT ORD, CALIFORNIA, WITH TEMPORARY DUTY EN ROUTE AT THE FINANCE SCHOOL, UNITED STATES ARMY, AT FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON, FOR A COURSE OF INSTRUCTION OF APPROXIMATELY 15 WEEKS, AND THAT WHILE HE WAS STILL AT THE LATTER PLACE, HIS NEW PERMANENT STATION WAS CHANGED FROM FORT ORD TO THE ARMY CHEMICAL CENTER BY DISPATCH DATED DECEMBER 9, 1952, FROM THE ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE.

PARAGRAPH 7000, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, AUTHORIZES TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE ON PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION. WHILE THE ORDERS OF AUGUST 7 DIRECTED A CHANGE OF STATION TO FORT ORD, THE OFFICER DID NOT REPORT AT THAT PLACE SINCE A NEW PERMANENT STATION AT THE ARMY CHEMICAL CENTER WAS DESIGNATED PRIOR TO THE TERMINATION OF TEMPORARY DUTY AT FORT BENJAMIN HARRISON. UNDER SUCH CIRCUMSTANCES TRAVEL OF DEPENDENTS WAS AUTHORIZED AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE ONLY FROM LEGHORN TO THE ARMY CHEMICAL CENTER, VIA NEW YORK, PORT OF ENTRY IN THE UNITED STATES.

ACCORDINGLY, PAYMENT ON THE VOUCHER, WHICH IS RETAINED IN THIS OFFICE, IS NOT AUTHORIZED.