Reimbursement Claim for Use of Rented Aircraft for Temporary Duty Travel

B-185853: Sep 21, 1976

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Reimbursement of a military officer for expenses of renting a private aircraft incident to temporary duty travel was questioned. Regardless of the possible application of DOD Instruction 4500.38 which prohibits the use of leased commercial aircraft without proper authorization, the member was not entitled to reimbursement since he did not have the approval required by travel regulations for use of rented aircraft. He was entitled only to the mileage allowance for travel at personal expense.