B-117963, FEBRUARY 1, 1954, 33 COMP. GEN, 332

B-117963: Feb 1, 1954

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WHO WAS SUBSEQUENTLY ASSIGNED TO A PERMANENT STATION WITHIN THE UNITED STATES BY MODIFYING ORDERS ISSUED AFTER EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORIGINAL ORDERS AND AFTER MEMBER HAD DEPARTED FROM OLD STATION. IS ENTITLED UNDER JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS. THE ENLISTED MAN WAS TRANSFERRED FROM MARINE CORPS AIR STATION. HE WAS ASSIGNED TO MARINE CORPS AIR STATION. PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO SUCH ACT PROVIDES THAT WHEN THE DEPENDENTS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO TRAVEL TO THE MEMBER'S NEW PERMANENT STATION AT THE TIME THE MEMBER DEPARTS HIS OLD DUTY STATION. IS AUTHORIZED FROM THE PLACE WHERE DEPENDENTS ARE LOCATED UPON CHANGE OF STATION TO ANY PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES THE MEMBER MAY DESIGNATE NOT TO EXCEED THE COST FROM THE OLD PERMANENT STATION TO SUCH DESIGNATED PLACE AND LATER FROM SUCH DESIGNATED PLACE TO THE MEMBER'S OVERSEAS STATION.

B-117963, FEBRUARY 1, 1954, 33 COMP. GEN, 332

TRANSPORTATION - DEPENDENTS - MILITARY, NAVAL, ETC., PERSONNEL - DEBARMENT FROM NEW DUTY STATION ENLISTED MAN, WHOSE DEPENDENT WIFE TRAVELED TO A DESIGNATED PLACE WITHIN THE UNITED STATES INCIDENT TO ORDERS WHICH TRANSFERRED HIM TO AN UNDISCLOSED OVERSEAS STATION, AND WHO WAS SUBSEQUENTLY ASSIGNED TO A PERMANENT STATION WITHIN THE UNITED STATES BY MODIFYING ORDERS ISSUED AFTER EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORIGINAL ORDERS AND AFTER MEMBER HAD DEPARTED FROM OLD STATION, IS ENTITLED UNDER JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR WIFE'S TRANSPORTATION TO THE DESIGNATED PLACE AND HER TRANSPORTATION FROM THERE TO THE NEW PERMANENT STATION, EVEN THOUGH THE MEMBER DID NOT ACTUALLY PROCEED TO AN OVERSEAS STATION.

ASSISTANT COMPTROLLER GENERAL WEITZEL TO CAPTAIN JAMES M. WEIDNER, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS, FEBRUARY 1, 1954:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS BY FIRST ENDORSEMENT OF DECEMBER 4, 1953, YOUR LETTER OF OCTOBER 7, 1953, TRANSMITTING A VOUCHER IN FAVOR OF STAFF SERGEANT GEORGE A. QUINTAL (1120983), USMC, IN THE SUM OF $205.92 REPRESENTING REIMBURSEMENT WIFE'S TRAVEL FROM GARDINER, MAINE, TO SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA, COMPLETED JULY 16, 1953.

BY ORDERS DATED JANUARY 16, 1953, THE ENLISTED MAN WAS TRANSFERRED FROM MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, CHERRY POINT, NORTH CAROLINA, TO MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, EL TORO ( SANTA ANA), CALIFORNIA, FOR DUTY AND FURTHER TRANSPORTATION BEYOND THE SEAS DURING APRIL 1953, AS A REPLACEMENT. THE ENLISTED MAN'S WIFE TRAVELED FROM CHERRY POINT, NORTH CAROLINA, TO GARDINER, MAINE, A DESIGNATED LOCATION, FEBRUARY 11 TO 14, 1953, AT PUBLIC EXPENSE UPON A CERTIFICATE OF HIS FORMER COMMANDING OFFICER THAT HE HAD BEEN ASSIGNED TO A DUTY STATION THE LOCATION OF WHICH HAD BEEN OMITTED FROM THE ORDERS FOR SECURITY REASONS. HOWEVER, IT APPEARS THAT HE ACTUALLY DID NOT PROCEED TO AN OVERSEAS STATION. INSTEAD, BY ORDERS DATED JUNE 4, 1953, HE WAS ASSIGNED TO MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, EL TORO, CALIFORNIA, FOR DUTY. HIS WIFE TRAVELED FROM GARDINER, MAINE, TO SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA, INCIDENT TO SUCH ASSIGNMENT.

SECTION 303 (C) OF THE CAREER COMPENSATION OF 1949, 63 STAT. 814, PROVIDES THAT MEMBERS OF THE UNIFORMED SERVICES WHEN ORDERED TO MAKE A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION SHALL BE ENTITLED TO TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS TO AND FROM SUCH LOCATIONS AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED BY THE SECRETARIES CONCERNED. PARAGRAPH 7008-3, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO SUCH ACT PROVIDES THAT WHEN THE DEPENDENTS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO TRAVEL TO THE MEMBER'S NEW PERMANENT STATION AT THE TIME THE MEMBER DEPARTS HIS OLD DUTY STATION, TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE, OTHERWISE AUTHORIZED UPON PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION, IS AUTHORIZED FROM THE PLACE WHERE DEPENDENTS ARE LOCATED UPON CHANGE OF STATION TO ANY PLACE IN THE UNITED STATES THE MEMBER MAY DESIGNATE NOT TO EXCEED THE COST FROM THE OLD PERMANENT STATION TO SUCH DESIGNATED PLACE AND LATER FROM SUCH DESIGNATED PLACE TO THE MEMBER'S OVERSEAS STATION.

UNDER THE ORDERS OF JANUARY 16, 1953, TO AN UNDISCLOSED OVERSEAS STATION WHICH WERE NOT MODIFIED OR CANCELED PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE THEREOF AS EXTENDED BY AUTHORIZED DELAY OR LEAVE (PARAGRAPH 3003B, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS) THE ENLISTED MAN WAS ENTITLED TO TRANSPORTATION FOR HIS WIFE FROM HIS LAST STATION TO A DESIGNATED LOCATION AND THEREAFTER, ON THE BASIS OF THE ORDERS OF JUNE 4, 1953, MODIFYING THE BASIC ORDERS BY ASSIGNING HIM TO PERMANENT DUTY AT EL TORO, HE BECAME ENTITLED TO TRANSPORTATION OF HIS DEPENDENTS NOT TO EXCEED THE COST FROM THE DESIGNATED PLACE TO EL TORO. COMPARE B 116900, DATED OCTOBER 9, 1953, 33 COMP. GEN. 160.

ACCORDINGLY, PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED ON THE VOUCHER, RETURNED HEREWITH, IF CORRECT IN OTHER RESPECTS.