B-126509, APR. 4, 1956

B-126509: Apr 4, 1956

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UNDER PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS WHICH ARE EFFECTIVE ON AND AFTER 1 APRIL 1955. PARAGRAPH 3003-1B STATES THAT WHEN LEAVE OR DELAY PRIOR TO REPORTING TO THE NEW STATION IS AUTHORIZED IN PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS THE AMOUNT OF DELAY OR LEAVE WILL BE ADDED TO THE DATE OF RELIEF FROM THE OLD STATION (DETACHMENT) TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDERS. IT IS THE ORDER DESIGNATING THE NEW STATION WHICH COMPLETES A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION AND THE LATTER SHOULD BE REGARDED AS THE PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS TO WHICH PARAGRAPH 9006 REFERS. ACCORDINGLY YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO CREDIT THE ENLISTED MAN'S ACCOUNT WITH THE AMOUNT OF THE DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE.

B-126509, APR. 4, 1956

TO A. C. EVERETT, DISBURSING OFFICER, UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS:

BY FIRST ENDORSEMENT OF DECEMBER 29, 1955, THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS FORWARDED YOUR LETTER OF DECEMBER 10, 1955, REQUESTING ADVANCE DECISION AS TO THE RIGHT OF SERGEANT LEROY BIRD, USMC, TO A DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE IN THE CIRCUMSTANCES STATED.

IT APPEARS THAT THE ENLISTED MAN RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES FROM OVERSEAS UNDER PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS DATED FEBRUARY 6, 1955, DIRECTING HIM TO REPORT TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER, MARINE BARRACKS, U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION, TREASURE ISLAND, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, FOR DISPOSITION. FOURTH ENDORSEMENT OF MARCH 24, 1955, FROM THAT COMMANDING OFFICER, DIRECTED THE ENLISTED MAN TO PROCEED ON MARCH 30, 1955, TO CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA, AND REPORT FOR DUTY, 30 DAYS DELAY AND 4 DAYS PROCEED TIME BEING AUTHORIZED IN SUCH ORDERS.

PARAGRAPH 9006, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS, AUTHORIZES THE PAYMENT OF A DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE ,UNDER PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS WHICH ARE EFFECTIVE ON AND AFTER 1 APRIL 1955, NOTWITHSTANDING DATE OF ISSUANCE (SEE PAR. 3003-LB).' PARAGRAPH 3003-1B STATES THAT WHEN LEAVE OR DELAY PRIOR TO REPORTING TO THE NEW STATION IS AUTHORIZED IN PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS THE AMOUNT OF DELAY OR LEAVE WILL BE ADDED TO THE DATE OF RELIEF FROM THE OLD STATION (DETACHMENT) TO DETERMINE THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF ORDERS.

WHILE AN ORDER WHICH DETACHES A MEMBER FROM HIS OLD STATION BUT FAILS TO DESIGNATE HIS NEW STATION INITIATES A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION, IT IS THE ORDER DESIGNATING THE NEW STATION WHICH COMPLETES A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION AND THE LATTER SHOULD BE REGARDED AS THE PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS TO WHICH PARAGRAPH 9006 REFERS. COMPARE 24 COMP. GEN. 927, 930; 26 ID. 339; AND 32 ID. 543. SINCE THE FOURTH ENDORSEMENT OF MARCH 24, 1955, DESIGNATED SERGEANT BIRD'S NEW STATION AND AUTHORIZED A DELAY OF THIRTY DAYS, PLUS PROCEED TIME, IT APPEARS CLEAR THAT SUCH ORDERS BECAME EFFECTIVE AFTER APRIL 1, 1955.

ACCORDINGLY YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO CREDIT THE ENLISTED MAN'S ACCOUNT WITH THE AMOUNT OF THE DISLOCATION ALLOWANCE, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT.