B-128830, SEP. 5, 1956

B-128830: Sep 5, 1956

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THE OFFICER WAS DIRECTED TO PROCEED TO THE NAVAL AIR STATION. THERE APPARENTLY WAS DELIVERED TO HIM A MEMORANDUM ENDORSEMENT TO SUCH ORDERS. IT IS REPORTED THAT ALTHOUGH SAN DIEGO IS USED AS THE POSTAL ADDRESS FOR BOTH NORTH ISLAND AND MIRAMAR. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE NAVAL AIR STATION. ARE THE SAME STATION. THE MEMORANDUM ENDORSEMENT OF THAT DATE WAS WITHOUT EFFECT TO CHANGE THAT PLACE TO A TEMPORARY DUTY STATION. NO COMPETENT WRITTEN ORDERS DIRECTING HIM TO ATTEND SUCH COURSES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED. PAYMENT ON THE SUBMITTED VOUCHER IS NOT AUTHORIZED AND IT WILL BE RETAINED HERE.

B-128830, SEP. 5, 1956

TO W. M. CHAMBERS, DISBURSING OFFICER, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY:

UNDER DATE OF AUGUST 2, 1956, THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY, FORWARDED YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 13, 1956, SUBMITTING FOR ADVANCE DECISION A VOUCHER COVERING PAYMENT OF PER DIEM TO ENSIGN DAVID MEEK, USN, FOR DUTY PERFORMED DURING THE PERIOD JANUARY 11 (12) TO MARCH 1, 1956.

BY ORDERS OF OCTOBER 4, 1955, ISSUED AT THE NAVAL AIR STATION, CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, THE OFFICER WAS DIRECTED TO PROCEED TO THE NAVAL AIR STATION, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, AND REPORT TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER, GUIDED MISSILE GROUP ONE, FOR DUTY IN A FLYING STATUS INVOLVING OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING FLIGHTS. UPON HIS ARRIVAL AT THE LATTER PLACE ON JANUARY 11, 1956, THERE APPARENTLY WAS DELIVERED TO HIM A MEMORANDUM ENDORSEMENT TO SUCH ORDERS, ISSUED BY THE COMMANDER AIR FORCE, U.S. PACIFIC FLEET, ON THE SAME DAY, WHICH AMENDED HIS BASIC ORDERS SO AS TO DIRECT HIM TO REPORT TO THE LATTER OFFICER AT THE NAVAL AIR STATION, NORTH ISLAND, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, FOR TEMPORARY DUTY IN A FLYING STATUS INVOLVING OPERATIONAL AND TRAINING FLIGHTS, AWAITING THE COMMISSIONING OF ATTACK SQUADRON 126--- CHANGED TO ATTACK SQUADRON 116 BY THIRD ENDORSEMENT OF MARCH 2, 1956--- AND WHEN SO DIRECTED, PROCEED TO THE NAVAL AIR STATION, MIRAMAR, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, AND REPORT TO THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THAT SQUADRON, FOR DUTY. FOURTH ENDORSEMENT OF MARCH 3, 1956, SHOWS THAT HE REPORTED FOR DUTY AT THE LATTER PLACE ON THAT DATE.

IT IS REPORTED THAT ALTHOUGH SAN DIEGO IS USED AS THE POSTAL ADDRESS FOR BOTH NORTH ISLAND AND MIRAMAR, THE RAND MCNALLY ATLAS SHOWS THEM TO BE DISTINCT LOCALITIES, AND BOTH APPEAR TO BE OUTSIDE THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE NAVAL AIR STATION, SAN DIEGO, MENTIONED IN THE ORDERS OF OCTOBER 4 AND THE NAVAL AIR STATION, NORTH ISLAND, SAN DIEGO, REFERRED TO IN THE MEMORANDUM ENDORSEMENT OF JANUARY 11, ARE THE SAME STATION.

THE ORDERS OF OCTOBER 4 DIRECTED A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION TO THE NAVAL AIR STATION AT NORTH ISLAND. WHEN THE OFFICER ARRIVED AT THAT PLACE HIS TRAVEL STATUS CEASED. HAVING ARRIVED AT HIS DESIGNATED POST OF DUTY ON JANUARY 11, THE MEMORANDUM ENDORSEMENT OF THAT DATE WAS WITHOUT EFFECT TO CHANGE THAT PLACE TO A TEMPORARY DUTY STATION, AND NO RIGHT TO PER DIEM ACCRUED TO HIM FOR THE DUTY PERFORMED AT THAT PLACE.

WHILE THE THIRD ENDORSEMENT OF MARCH 2, 1956, STATES THAT THE OFFICER ATTENDED A COURSE OF INSTRUCTION WITH UTILITY SQUADRON 7 AT BROWN FIELD (STATED TO BE LOCATED AT CHULA VISTA, CALIFORNIA) FROM FEBRUARY 13 TO 17 AND TWO OTHER COURSES OF INSTRUCTION IN SAN DIEGO FROM FEBRUARY 20 TO 24 AND FEBRUARY 27 TO MARCH 2, 1956, NO COMPETENT WRITTEN ORDERS DIRECTING HIM TO ATTEND SUCH COURSES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED. SEE IN THIS CONNECTION PARAGRAPHS 3000-3002, JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS.

ACCORDINGLY, PAYMENT ON THE SUBMITTED VOUCHER IS NOT AUTHORIZED AND IT WILL BE RETAINED HERE.