B-117317, JAN 6, 1954

B-117317: Jan 6, 1954

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S. ARMY: FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 18. YOU WERE STATIONED AT A. YOU WERE PAID MILEAGE FROM CAMP PICKETT TO CARLISLE BARRACKS IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH EXTENSION OF ENLISTMENT. YOU CONTEND THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO MILEAGE FROM SEATTLE. COMPUTATION OF DISTANCE WILL BE MADE IN THE SAME MANNER AS IN PARAGRAPH 4154. PROVIDED THAT IN CASES OF SEPARATION FROM THE SERVICE OVERSEAS WHERE NO TRAVEL WAS TO BE PERFORMED. IS NEW YORK. UNDER THE FOREGOING REGULATIONS YOU WERE NOT ENTITLED TO MILEAGE COMPUTED ON THE DISTANCE FROM SEATTLE TO YOUR HOME AND THE DISALLOWANCE OF YOUR CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL MILEAGE ACCORDINGLY IS SUSTAINED.

B-117317, JAN 6, 1954

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ERNEST C. HESS, MASTER SERGEANT, U. S. ARMY:

FURTHER REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 18, 1953, REQUESTING REVIEW OF THAT PART OF GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE SETTLEMENT DATED SEPTEMBER 8, 1953, WHICH DISALLOWED YOUR CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL MILEAGE INCIDENT TO EXTENSION OF YOUR ENLISTMENT EFFECTIVE JULY 31, 1951.

IT APPEARS THAT YOU ENLISTED IN THE ARMY AT CARLISLE BARRACKS, PENNSYLVANIA, ON JULY 31, 1948, FOR A TERM OF 3 YEARS; THAT YOU VOLUNTARILY EXTENDED SUCH ENLISTMENT FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS WHILE AT CAMP PICKETT, VIRGINIA; AND THAT WHEN SUCH EXTENSION BECAME EFFECTIVE ON JULY 31, 1951, YOU WERE STATIONED AT A. P. O. 15, OSAKA, JAPAN. YOU WERE PAID MILEAGE FROM CAMP PICKETT TO CARLISLE BARRACKS IN CONNECTION WITH SUCH EXTENSION OF ENLISTMENT.

YOU CONTEND THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO MILEAGE FROM SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, TO YOUR HOME AT LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA, UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CASE 10, PARAGRAPH 4153, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, WHICH AUTHORIZE PAYMENT OF MILEAGE ON EXTENSION OF ENLISTMENT FOR A PERIOD OF TWO YEARS OR MORE "FROM THE PLACE WHERE THE FIRST EXTENSION TAKES EFFECT," TO THE PLACE OF ENTRY INTO THE SERVICE OR TO THE HOME OF RECORD AT THE ELECTION OF THE ENLISTED MAN CONCERNED. HOWEVER, SAID CASE 10 ALSO PROVIDES THAT FOR EXTENSIONS OF ENLISTMENT TAKING EFFECT OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, COMPUTATION OF DISTANCE WILL BE MADE IN THE SAME MANNER AS IN PARAGRAPH 4154. PARAGRAPH 4154-2B, INSTRUCTION MEMORANDUM 1-1, MARCH 2, 1951, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, IN EFFECT DURING THE PERIOD HERE INVOLVED, PROVIDED THAT IN CASES OF SEPARATION FROM THE SERVICE OVERSEAS WHERE NO TRAVEL WAS TO BE PERFORMED, DISTANCE WOULD BE COMPUTED "FROM THE PORT OF DEBARKATION NEAREST THE PLACE SO SELECTED OR AUTHORIZED." THE NEAREST PORT OF DEBARKATION TO POINTS IN PENNSYLVANIA, AS SHOWN IN SUBPARAGRAPH 5B OF SUCH REGULATIONS, IS NEW YORK, NEW YORK, RATHER THAN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON.

UNDER THE FOREGOING REGULATIONS YOU WERE NOT ENTITLED TO MILEAGE COMPUTED ON THE DISTANCE FROM SEATTLE TO YOUR HOME AND THE DISALLOWANCE OF YOUR CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL MILEAGE ACCORDINGLY IS SUSTAINED.