Member Not Entitled to Reimbursement for His Wife's Travel

B-186440: Jul 6, 1976

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A member requested reconsideration of the disallowance of his claim for reimbursement of costs of his dependent wife's transportation from the United States to Germany incident to a permanent change of duty assignment. The member, who was on a "with dependents tour" under which concurrent travel of dependents is not authorized, contended that his wife's travel shortly after his arrival had been authorized by his company commander. The member was not entitled to reimbursement since he did not have sufficient service time remaining in his enlistment to permit command sponsorship of a dependent, and his subsequent extension of his term of service did not change his entitlement.