Claim for Per Diem Under Conflicting Orders

B-185851: Apr 28, 1976

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A military member requested reconsideration of a settlement disallowing his claim for per diem for duty performed in Bandung, Indonesia. The member was issued oral orders, subsequently confirmed in writing, designating Bandung as his new permanent duty station, and 1 day later received written orders for 15-day temporary duty at Bandung. He was not entitled to per diem in connection with his duty at Bandung since the totality of the circumstances indicated that Bandung was the member's permanent duty station and that the member had knowledge of such assignment prior to his departure to Bandung.