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ARMY: REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 17. YOUR CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED BY OUR CLAIMS DIVISION BY SETTLEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 11. THAT ACTION WAS AFFIRMED BY OUR DECISION OF MAY 26. A CERTIFICATE OF THE TYPE TO WHICH YOU REFER IS ISSUED ONLY WHEN THE COMMANDING OFFICER CONCERNED DETERMINES THAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES PRECLUDING REGULAR JUMPS BECAUSE OF ABSENCE OF EQUIPMENT ETC. WILL PREVAIL FOR MOST OF A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS DURATION.

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B-153957, AUG. 13, 1964

TO CAPTAIN RONALD R. COLEMAN, U.S. ARMY:

REFERENCE IS MADE TO YOUR LETTER OF JUNE 17, 1964, CONCERNING YOUR CLAIM FOR PARACHUTE PAY FOR THE PERIOD NOVEMBER 1, 1962, THROUGH JANUARY 31, 1963, WHILE ON TEMPORARY DUTY ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA UNDER PERMISSIVE ORDERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBTAINING A DEGREE IN ECONOMICS.

YOUR CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED BY OUR CLAIMS DIVISION BY SETTLEMENT DATED FEBRUARY 11, 1964. THAT ACTION WAS AFFIRMED BY OUR DECISION OF MAY 26, 1964, B-153597, FOR THE REASON THAT PARACHUTE JUMPS PERFORMED WHILE ON TEMPORARY DUTY WITH A UNIT OTHER THAN THOSE NAMED IN THE ARMY REGULATIONS MAY NOT BE CONSIDERED AS QUALIFYING JUMPS IN DETERMINING A MEMBER'S ENTITLEMENT TO PARACHUTE PAY. YOU REFER TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH 2- 13, ARMY REGULATIONS 37-104, WHICH AUTHORIZES PAYMENT OF PARACHUTE PAY BY PERFORMING 4 JUMPS AT ANY TIME DURING A PERIOD OF 12 CONSECUTIVE CALENDAR MONTHS IN CIRCUMSTANCES PRECLUDING JUMPS AT NORMAL INTERVALS BECAUSE OF THE ABSENCE OF EQUIPMENT, AIRCRAFT, OR MILITARY OPERATIONS, AND YOU REQUEST ADVICE CONCERNING THE EXECUTION OF CERTIFICATE/S) THAT WOULD QUALIFY YOU FOR PARACHUTE PAY ON THAT BASIS.

A CERTIFICATE OF THE TYPE TO WHICH YOU REFER IS ISSUED ONLY WHEN THE COMMANDING OFFICER CONCERNED DETERMINES THAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES PRECLUDING REGULAR JUMPS BECAUSE OF ABSENCE OF EQUIPMENT ETC., WILL PREVAIL FOR MOST OF A PERIOD OF 12 MONTHS DURATION. THE FACT THAT YOU ATTENDED THE UNIVERSITY OF OMAHA FOR APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS, AT WHICH PLACE YOU WERE NOT ON PARACHUTE DUTY AND WERE NOT EXPECTED TO PERFORM ANY JUMPS, IS NOT A CIRCUMSTANCE APPROPRIATE FOR ..END :

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