B-193171, FEBRUARY 28, 1979

B-193171: Feb 28, 1979

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WHO SUBSEQUENTLY ACQUIRED AN INDIVIDUAL-SPONSORED DEPENDENT AT HIS OVERSEAS STATION IS NOT ENTITLED TO HOUSING AND COST-OF-LIVING ALLOWANCES UNDER THE JOINT TRAVEL REGULATIONS IN EFFECT AT THE TIME HE REPORTED FOR OVERSEAS TOUR OF DUTY. USMC: THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO A LETTER FROM THE DISBURSING OFFICER. THE REQUEST WAS ASSIGNED CONTROL NO. 78-36 AND FORWARDED TO US BY THE PER DIEM. SERGEANT TECHE WAS A LANCE CORPORAL (E-3). WITHOUT DEPENDENTS WHEN HE WAS ORDERED TO A 24-MONTH UNACCOMPANIED TOUR OF DUTY AT KANEOHE BAY. HE WAS NOTIFIED OF HIS PROMOTION TO CORPORAL (E-4). THIS PROMOTION WAS. SERGEANT TECHE WAS MARRIED ON DECEMBER 17. SERGEANT TECHE'S ROTATION TOUR DATE IS FEBRUARY 10. SINCE SERGEANT TECHE WAS NOT TECHNICALLY IN AN E-4 POSITION (WITH 2 YEARS OF SERVICE OR MORE) AT THE DATE HE REPORTED FOR DUTY AND SINCE HE WAS UNABLE TO OPT FOR AN ACCOMPANIED TOUR OF DUTY BECAUSE HE HAD NO DEPENDENTS AT THE DATE HE REPORTED FOR DUTY.