B-60822, NOVEMBER 20, 1946, 26 COMP. GEN. 339

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TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS - DEPENDENTS ACQUIRED DURING DELAY OR LEAVE BETWEEN STATION ASSIGNMENTS AN ARMY OFFICER WHO WAS DETACHED FROM HIS OVERSEAS STATION WITHOUT BEING ASSIGNED A NEW PERMANENT STATION. IS ENTITLED UNDER SECTION 12 OF THE PAY READJUSTMENT ACT OF 1942 TO TRANSPORTATION TO THE NEW STATION FOR HIS WIFE WHOM HE MARRIED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF LEAVE GRANTED AFTER ARRIVAL AT THE TEMPORARY STATION. - THAT IS. BEFORE HE WAS REQUIRED TO COMMENCE TRAVEL UNDER THE ORDERS ASSIGNING A NEW PERMANENT STATION. WHERE ORDERS DETACHING AN ARMY OFFICER FROM HIS OVERSEAS STATION AND ASSIGNING HIM TO A PERMANENT STATION IN THE UNITED STATES WERE AMENDED TO AUTHORIZE A DELAY FOR PURPOSES OF RECUPERATION.

B-60822, NOVEMBER 20, 1946, 26 COMP. GEN. 339

TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS - DEPENDENTS ACQUIRED DURING DELAY OR LEAVE BETWEEN STATION ASSIGNMENTS AN ARMY OFFICER WHO WAS DETACHED FROM HIS OVERSEAS STATION WITHOUT BEING ASSIGNED A NEW PERMANENT STATION, SUCH STATION BEING ASSIGNED UPON HIS ARRIVAL AT A TEMPORARY STATION IN THE UNITED STATES FOR PROCESSING AND DISPOSITION, IS ENTITLED UNDER SECTION 12 OF THE PAY READJUSTMENT ACT OF 1942 TO TRANSPORTATION TO THE NEW STATION FOR HIS WIFE WHOM HE MARRIED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF LEAVE GRANTED AFTER ARRIVAL AT THE TEMPORARY STATION--- THAT IS, BEFORE HE WAS REQUIRED TO COMMENCE TRAVEL UNDER THE ORDERS ASSIGNING A NEW PERMANENT STATION--- THE COST NOT TO EXCEED THAT FROM THE TEMPORARY STATION. WHERE ORDERS DETACHING AN ARMY OFFICER FROM HIS OVERSEAS STATION AND ASSIGNING HIM TO A PERMANENT STATION IN THE UNITED STATES WERE AMENDED TO AUTHORIZE A DELAY FOR PURPOSES OF RECUPERATION, ETC., PRIOR TO COMPLETING TRAVEL TO THE NEW STATION, THE OFFICER, WHO WAS MARRIED DURING THE PERIOD OF AUTHORIZED DELAY--- THAT IS, ON A DATE AFTER HE WAS REQUIRED TO COMMENCE TRAVEL FROM HIS OLD STATION TO THE NEW--- ACQUIRED NO RIGHT UNDER SECTION 12 OF THE PAY READJUSTMENT ACT OF 1942 TO TRANSPORTATION TO THE NEW STATION FOR HIS WIFE BY REASON OF SUCH AMENDING ORDERS.

ASSISTANT COMPTROLLER GENERAL YATES TO COL. CARL WITCHER, U.S. ARMY, NOVEMBER 20, 1946:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY INDORSEMENT OF SEPTEMBER 24, 1946, YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 3, 1946, REQUESTING DECISION AS TO WHETHER YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON TWO VOUCHERS TRANSMITTED THEREWITH, ONE IN FAVOR OF MAJOR JOHN M. WILSON (O-24280), IN THE AMOUNT OF $5.32 FOR TRANSPORTATION OF HIS DEPENDENT WIFE FROM PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, TO WASHINGTON, D.C., ON JUNE 17, 1946, AND ONE IN FAVOR OF FIRST LIEUTENANT MASON J. YOUNG, JR. (O-26603), IN THE AMOUNT OF $120.40, FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF HIS DEPENDENT WIFE FROM NEW YORK, NEW YORK, TO SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, BETWEEN THE DATES OF AUGUST 23 AND 27, 1945, UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES SHOWN IN PARAGRAPHS 3 AND 5 OF YOUR LETTER, AS FOLLOWS:

3. UNDER AUTHORITY OF TRAVEL ORDERS NO. 112, DATED 13 MARCH 1946, MAJOR WILSON WAS DIRECTED TO PROCEED FROM OVERSEAS TO THE UNITED STATES TO THE DISPOSITION CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO PORT OF EMBARKATION FOR TEMPORARY DUTY AS LIAISON OFFICER, 40TH INFANTRY DIVISION, UPON COMPLETION OF TEMPORARY DUTY AND WHEN DIRECTED, TO JOIN HIS PROPER RECEPTION STATION GROUP FOR FURTHER MOVEMENT. BY LETTER ORDERS NO. 328, DATED 10 APRIL 1946, MAJOR WILSON WAS RELIEVED FROM TEMPORARY DUTY AT SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA AND DIRECTED TO PROCEED TO RECEPTION STATION NO. 2, FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY FOR PROCESSING AND DISPOSITION. BY SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 108, HQS. FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY DATED 18 APRIL 1946, OFFICER WAS ASSIGNED TO FORT MCCLELLAN, ALABAMA WITH SIXTY DAYS DELAY EN ROUTE (CHARGEABLE TO LEAVE) PLUS THREE DAYS TRAVEL TIME. PAR. 10, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 120, WAR DEPARTMENT, 28 MAY 1946 RELIEVED OFFICER FROM ASSIGNMENT TO INFANTRY REPLACEMENT POOL, FORT MCCLELLAN, ALABAMA UPON EXPIRATION OF LEAVE ON OR ABOUT18 JUNE 1946 AND ASSIGNED HIM TO WASHINGTON, D.C. ACCORDING TO MEMORANDUM ATTACHED, MAJOR WILSON WAS MARRIED AT PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA ON 7 JUNE 1946 WHILE ON AUTHORIZED LEAVE OF ABSENCE.

5. FIRST LIEUTENANT YOUNG STATES THAT HE WAS MARRIED ON 16 JULY 1945 AT NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. THE ORDERS SUPPORTING THE CLAIM ARE SUBSTANTIALLY AS FOLLOWS: W.D. LETTER ORDER, 29 MAY 1945, TO COMMANDING GENERALS, EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS, DIRECTS THE 104TH INFANTRY DIVISION BE RETURNED TO A PORT IN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES: W.D. LETTER ORDER, 15 JUNE 1945 TO THE COMMANDING GENERALS OF PORTS OF EMBARKATION AND COMMANDING OFFICERS AT CAMP SHELBY, CAMP RITCHIE AND ALL RECEPTION STATIONS, DIRECTS THAT ACTION BE TAKEN TO PROCESS AND MOVE HQ. AND HQ. BTY, 104TH DIV. ARTY, ETC. TO CAMP SHELBY, MISSISSIPPI, ASSEMBLY STATION. W.D. LETTER ORDER, 23 JUNE 1945 AMENDS W.D. LETTER ORDER DATED 15 JUNE 1945 TO DELETE ALL REFERENCE TO CAMP SHELBY AND SUBSTITUTE CAMP SAN LOUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA AS THE ASSEMBLY STATION. PAR. 4, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 146, HQ. 66TH INF., APO NO. 454, DATED 22 JUNE 1945, RELIEVES ST LT. MASON J. YOUNG, JR. FROM ASSIGNMENT AND DUTY 871 FA BN AND ASSIGNS HIM TO 104TH INF. DIV., APO NO. 104. MOVEMENT ORDERS, NEW YORK PORT OF EMBARKATION, DATED 3 JULY 1945, DIRECTS INDIVIDUALS LISTED TO A RECEPTION STATION FOR PURPOSE OF BEING ORDERED TO PLACES OF RECUPERATION, REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY FOR A PERIOD OF THIRTY DAYS, PLUS TRAVEL TIME UPON COMPLETION OF WHICH TO RETURN TO RECEPTION STATION FOR FURTHER MOVEMENT IN GROUPS TO CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA. PAR. 13, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 220, RECEPTION STATION NO. 2, FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY DATED 8 AUGUST 1945 DIRECTS ST LT. YOUNG TO PROCEED TO ASSEMBLY STATION AT CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA.

SINCE NEITHER CLAIMANT WAS MARRIED AT THE TIME HE WAS ORDERED OVERSEAS OR AT THE TIME HE RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES, TEMPORARY WARTIME LEGISLATION RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS AT GOVERNMENT EXPENSE HAS NO APPLICATION AND THE BASIS, IF ANY, FOR PAYMENT OF THE COMMERCIAL COST OF TRANSPORTATION CLAIMED MUST BE FOUND IN THE PROVISIONS OF THE PERMANENT LAW. PARAGRAPH 5, SECTION 12, OF THE PAY READJUSTMENT ACT OF 1942 (APPROVED JUNE 16, 1942), 56 STAT. 364, 365-366, PROVIDES, INTER ALIA, THAT WHEN AN OFFICER, HAVING DEPENDENTS AS DEFINED IN SECTION 4, 56 STAT. 361, IS ORDERED TO MAKE A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION, HE SHALL BE FURNISHED TRANSPORTATION FOR SUCH DEPENDENTS, OR HE MAY BE PAID THE COMMERCIAL COST OF SUCH TRANSPORTATION WHEN THE TRAVEL SHALL HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. PRIOR TO THE ENACTMENT OF THE PAY READJUSTMENT ACT OF 1942, SUPRA (EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 1942), SIMILAR PROVISIONS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS OF OFFICERS IN THE SEVERAL ARMED FORCES, WHEN ORDERED TO MAKE A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION, WERE CONTAINED IN SECTION 12 OF THE ACT OF MAY 18, 1920, 41 STAT. 604, AND SECTION 12 OF THE ACT OF JUNE 10, 1922, 42 STAT. 631. THE DECISIONS OF THIS OFFICE UNIFORMLY HAVE HELD THAT THE RIGHT TO TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF THE ABOVE CITED STATUTES ACCRUES ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE ORDERS DIRECTING A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION. 9 COMP. GEN. 439, 440; 24 ID. 887, AND CASES THEREIN CITED. WHETHER AN ORDER CONTEMPLATED A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION AND WHETHER A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION IN FACT RESULTED, IS TO BE DETERMINED FROM ALL THE FACTS AND CIRCUMSTANCES IN THE CASE, AND FROM THE ORDERS UNDER WHICH THE ASSIGNMENT IS MADE. 3 COMP. GEN. 751, 754; 24 ID. 667, 670.

PARAGRAPH 16, ARMY REGULATIONS NO. 35-4880, IN PART, PROVIDES:

WHERE TRAVEL OF THE DEPENDENTS OF AN OFFICER * * * IS SUBSEQUENT TO ISSUE OF ORDERS FOR A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION AND NO TRANSPORTATION IN KIND IS FURNISHED FOR THE DEPENDENTS, THE OFFICER * * * IS ENTITLED TO THE COMMERCIAL COST OF TRANSPORTATION OF HIS DEPENDENTS WHEN THE TRAVEL SHALL HAVE BEEN COMPLETED FROM HIS OLD PERMANENT STATION TO HIS ULTIMATE NEW STATION NOTWITHSTANDING CHANGE IN THE ULTIMATE NEW STATION WHILE HE IS ON LEAVE OR FURLOUGH. SEE 9 COMP. GEN. 278.

THE RECORD SHOWS THAT MAJOR WILSON UPON RETURNING FROM OVERSEAS DUTY DEBARKED AT FORT MASON, CALIFORNIA, ON MARCH 24, 1946, AND FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF TEMPORARY DUTY AT THAT PLACE, PROCEEDED TO RECEPTION STATION NO. 2, FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY, AS DIRECTED BY LETTER ORDERS NO. 328, DATED APRIL 10, 1946, ARRIVING THEREON OR ABOUT APRIL 17, 1946. BY PARAGRAPH 76, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 108, DATED APRIL 18, 1946, HE WAS ASSIGNED TO THE INFANTRY OFFICERS' REPLACEMENT POOL, INFANTRY REPLACEMENT TRAINING CENTER, FORT MCCLELLAN, ALABAMA. SAID ORDERS AUTHORIZED SIXTY DAYS' DELAY EN ROUTE CHARGEABLE AS LEAVE, PLUS THREE DAYS' TRAVEL TIME. HOWEVER, PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE PERIOD OF LEAVE SO AUTHORIZED AND BEFORE THE OFFICER ACTUALLY REPORTED AT FORT MCCLELLAN, SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 120, DATED MAY 28, 1946, RELIEVED HIM FROM ASSIGNMENT TO THE INFANTRY REPLACEMENT POOL AT THAT STATION AND DIRECTED THAT HE REPORT TO THE WAR DEPARTMENT, WASHINGTON, D.C., ON OR ABOUT JUNE 18, 1946, FOR DUTY. IT APPEARS THAT MAJOR WILSON WAS MARRIED ON JUNE 7, 1946, AT PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, AND HIS CLAIM IS FOR REIMBURSEMENT AT THE RATE OF 4 CENTS PER MILE IN LIEU OF TRANSPORTATION IN KIND FOR TRAVEL PERFORMED BY HIS DEPENDENT WIFE FROM PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, TO WASHINGTON, D.C., ON JUNE 17, 1946.

BEFORE REIMBURSEMENT IS AUTHORIZED FOR TRANSPORTATION FOR DEPENDENTS THE LAW REQUIRES THAT THE CLAIMANT (1) SHALL HAVE A DEPENDENT AND (2) SHALL HAVE BEEN ISSUED ORDERS REQUIRING A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION; ALSO, (3) THAT THE TRAVEL SHALL BE COMMENCED SUBSEQUENT TO THE RECEIPT OF SUCH ORDERS, AND (4) THAT SUCH TRAVEL BE INCIDENT TO THE PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION DIRECTED. WHERE AN OFFICER HAS NO DEPENDENTS AS OF THE DATE OF DETACHMENT UNDER CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS WHICH DO NOT ASSIGN HIM TO A NEW PERMANENT STATION NO RIGHT ACCRUES TO TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS ACQUIRED AFTER SAID DATE UNDER THE RULE ESTABLISHED IN 7 COMP. GEN. 664 SOLELY AS A RESULT OF SUCH DETACHING ORDER. HOWEVER, IN DECISION OF JUNE 7, 1946, B-51897, 25 COMP. GEN. 839, IT WAS HELD THAT "ORDERS DETACHING AN OFFICER FROM HIS LAST PERMANENT STATION WITHOUT ASSIGNING A NEW PERMANENT STATION DO NOT, OF THEMSELVES, CONSTITUTE A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION.' FURTHER, IT HAS BEEN HELD THAT WHEN AN OFFICER IS GRANTED LEAVE OR AUTHORIZED TO DELAY EN ROUTE ON A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION NO TRAVEL IS REQUIRED UNTIL TERMINATION OF THE LEAVE OR DELAY AND THAT TRAVEL BY THE OFFICER OR HIS DEPENDENT PRIOR TO THE TERMINATION OF SUCH AUTHORIZED LEAVE OR DELAY IS AT THE PERSONAL RISK OF THE OFFICER. 8 COMP. GEN. 524. INASMUCH AS NO TRAVEL BY THE OFFICER IS REQUIRED UNDER SUCH ORDERS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE EXPIRATION OF AUTHORIZED LEAVE OR DELAY, AND SINCE AN OFFICER'S RIGHT TO TRANSPORTATION OF HIS DEPENDENTS IS PRIMARILY DEPENDENT UPON THE NECESSITY OF TRAVEL BY HIM UNDER HIS ORDERS, THE OFFICER IS ENTITLED TO TRANSPORTATION FOR A DEPENDENT OR DEPENDENTS ACQUIRED AFTER THE DATE OF ORDERS BUT PRIOR TO THE DATE TRAVEL THEREUNDER IS REQUIRED, IN LIKE MANNER AS AN OFFICER HAVING DEPENDENTS ON THE DATE OF ISSUANCE OF CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS. 3 COMP. GEN. 358, 359; B-50126, SEPTEMBER 21, 1945. THE ORDERS OF MARCH 13, 1946, UNDER WHICH MAJOR WILSON WAS DETACHED FROM HIS OVERSEAS STATION ON OR ABOUT MARCH 16, 1946, DID NOT ASSIGN HIM TO A NEW PERMANENT STATION. THEREFORE, THE EFFECT OF THE ORDERS OF APRIL 18, 1946, AND MAY 28, 1946, ISSUED WHILE THE OFFICER WAS AT RECEPTION STATION NO. 2, FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY, FOR PROCESSING AND DISPOSITION UNDER THE ORDERS OF APRIL 19, 1946, WAS TO COMPLETE THE PERMANENT STATION AT WASHINGTON, D.C., UPON THE EXPIRATION OF 60 DAYS' LEAVE. UNDER SAID ORDERS THE OFFICER WAS NOT REQUIRED TO COMMENCE TRAVEL FROM FORT DIX TO WASHINGTON UNTIL THE EXPIRATION OF HIS AUTHORIZED LEAVE, OR ON OR ABOUT JUNE 18, 1946. SINCE ON THAT DATE THE OFFICER, BY REASON OF HIS MARRIAGE ON JUNE 7, 1946, HAD A DEPENDENT, HE IS ENTITLED TO TRANSPORTATION FOR SUCH DEPENDENT FROM THE PLACE WHERE SHE THEN WAS LOCATED TO HIS NEW PERMANENT STATION, WASHINGTON, D.C., NOT TO EXCEED THE COST FROM FORT DIX TO WASHINGTON. ACCORDINGLY, IF OTHERWISE CORRECT, PAYMENT IS AUTHORIZED ON MAJOR WILSON'S VOUCHER WHICH, TOGETHER WITH THE RELATED PAPERS, IS RETURNED HEREWITH.

FROM THE ENCLOSURES ACCOMPANYING THE VOUCHER IN THE CASE OF LIEUTENANT YOUNG, IT APPEARS THAT WAR DEPARTMENT LETTER ORDER DATED MAY 29, 1945, TO COMMANDING GENERALS, EUROPEAN THEATER OF OPERATIONS, WHICH DIRECTED THE RETURN OF THE 104TH INFANTRY DIVISION FROM OVERSEAS BY THE EARLIEST AVAILABLE WATER TRANSPORTATION SPECIFICALLY PROVIDED THAT "MOVEMENT OF UNITS TO FINAL DESTINATION WILL CONSTITUTE A PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION.' WAR DEPARTMENT LETTER ORDER DATED JUNE 15, 1945, DIRECTED THE MOVEMENT OF THE 104TH INFANTRY DIVISION AND COMPONENT UNITS TO AN ASSEMBLY STATION, CAMP SHELBY, MISSISSIPPI. SAID ORDER WAS AMENDED BY WAR DEPARTMENT LETTER ORDER DATED JUNE 23, 1945, DELETING ALL REFERENCE TO CAMP SHELBY AND SUBSTITUTING CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, AS THE ASSEMBLY STATION. SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 146, DATED JUNE 22, 1945, RELIEVED LIEUTENANT YOUNG FROM DUTY WITH HIS FORMER OVERSEAS ORGANIZATION AND ASSIGNED HIM TO THE 104TH INFANTRY DIVISION, APO 104. BY MOVEMENT ORDERS, NEW YORK PORT OF EMBARKATION, DATED JULY 3, 1945, THE INDIVIDUALS THEREIN LISTED, SHOWN TO HAVE ARRIVED AT NEW YORK PORT OF EMBARKATION ON JULY 3, 1945, WERE DIRECTED TO PROCEED TO RECEPTION STATIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING ORDERED TO DESIRED PLACES OF RECUPERATION, REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY, FOR A PERIOD OF NOT TO EXCEED 30 DAYS, PLUS TRAVEL TIME, AND UPON COMPLETION TO RETURN TO RECEPTION STATIONS FOR FURTHER MOVEMENT IN GROUPS TO CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA. PARAGRAPH 2 THEREOF PROVIDES:

ORDERS ISSUED BY THE RECEPTION STATIONS MOVING THIS PERSONNEL TO CP SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF., WILL SPECIFY THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL LISTED IN ABOVE GROUPS IS A MEMBER OF THE * * *, 104TH INF. AND THAT CP SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF., IS THE NEW PERMANENT STATION FOR ALL PERSONNEL OF THIS UNIT.

SPECIAL ORDERS NO. 220, RECEPTION STATION NO. 2, FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY, DATED AUGUST 8, 1945, DIRECTED THE OFFICER TO PROCEED TO ASSEMBLY STATION AT CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, WHERE HE SUBSEQUENTLY REPORTED FOR DUTY. IT APPEARS THAT LIEUTENANT YOUNG WAS MARRIED ON JULY 16, 1945, AT NEW YORK, NEW YORK, AND HIS CLAIM IS FOR REIMBURSEMENT AT THE RATE OF 4 CENTS PER MILE IN LIEU OF TRANSPORTATION IN KIND FOR TRAVEL PERFORMED BY HIS DEPENDENT WIFE FROM NEW YORK TO CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, BETWEEN AUGUST 23 AND 27, 1945, AT HIS EXPENSE.

THE ORDERS OF JUNE 15, 1945, AND JUNE 23, 1945, IN EFFECT DETACHED THE PERSONNEL OF THE 104TH INFANTRY DIVISION, TO WHICH LIEUTENANT YOUNG WAS ASSIGNED BY ORDERS OF JUNE 22, 1945, FROM PERMANENT DUTY STATION OVERSEAS AND ASSIGNED SUCH PERSONNEL TO PERMANENT STATION AT CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA. RIGHTS TO TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS ACCRUED UPON THE DATE TRAVEL WAS REQUIRED UNDER SAID PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA. RIGHTS TO TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS ACCRUED UPON THE DATE TRAVEL WAS REQUIRED UNDER SAID PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS, AND SUCH RIGHTS, HAVING ACCRUED BY REASON OF TRAVEL NECESSARILY PERFORMED PURSUANT TO ORDERS, MAY NOT BE INCREASED OR TAKEN AWAY BY A SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATION OR CHANGE IN ORDERS. B-50126, SUPRA. HENCE, NO ADDITIONAL RIGHT TO TRANSPORTATION OF DEPENDENTS WAS ACQUIRED BY LIEUTENANT YOUNG BY REASON OF THE ORDER OF JULY 3, 1945, ISSUED AT THE PORT OF EMBARKATION, NEW YORK, AUTHORIZING A DELAY OF 30 DAYS FOR PURPOSES OF RECUPERATION, REHABILITATION AND RECOVERY PRIOR TO COMPLETING TRAVEL TO CAMP SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA, UNDER THE PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION ORDERS. THE OFFICER HAD NO WIFE ON THE DATE ON WHICH HE WAS REQUIRED TO COMMENCE TRAVEL TO HIS NEW PERMANENT STATION AND NO RIGHT TO TRANSPORTATION OF A DEPENDENT ACCRUED BY REASON OF HIS MARRIAGE EN ROUTE. 24 COMP. GEN. 927. ACCORDINGLY, YOU ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PAYMENT ON FIRST LIEUTENANT YOUNG'S VOUCHER, WHICH TOGETHER WITH OTHER RELATED PAPERS SUBMITTED, WILL BE RETAINED IN THIS OFFICE.