70A Stat. 91.
PUBLIC LAW 87-649-SEPT. 7, 1962
§ 404. Travel and transportation allowances: general (a) Under regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member of a uniformed service is entitled to travel and transportation allowances for travel performed or to be performed under orders, without regard to the comparative costs of the various modes of transportation— (1) upon a change of permanent station, or otherwise, or when away from his designated post of duty regardless of the length of time he is away from that post; (2) upon appointment, call to active duty, enlistment, or induction, from his home or from the place from which called or ordered to active duty to his first station; and (3) upon separation from the service, placement on the temporary disability retired list, release from active duty, or retirement, from his last duty station to his home or the place from which he was called or ordered to active duty, whether or not he is or will be a member of a uniformed service at the time the travel is or will be performed. (b) The Secretaries concerned may prescribe— (1) the conditions under which travel and transportation allowances are authorized, including advance payments thereof; and (2) the allowances for the kinds of travel, but not more than the amounts authorized in this section. (c) Under uniform regulations prescribed by the Secretaries concerned, a member who— (1) is retired, or is placed on the temporary disability retired list. Under chapter 61 of title 10; or (2) is retired with pay under any other law, or, immediately following at least eight years of continuous active duty with no single break therein of more than 90 days, is discharged with severance pay or is involuntarily released from active duty with readjustment pay; may select his home for the purposes of the travel and transportation allowances authorized by subsection (a) of this section. (d) The travel and transportation allowances authorized for each kind of travel may not be more than one of the following— (1) transportation in kind, reimbursement therefor, or a monetary allowance in place of the cost of transportation at a rate that is not more than 7 cents a mile based on distances established, over the shortest usually traveled route, under mileage tables prepared by the Chief of Finance of the Army under the direction of the Secretary of the Army; (2) transportation in kind, reimbursement therefor, or a monetary allowance as provided by clause (1) of this section, plus a per diem in place of subsistence of not more than $12 a day; or (3) a mileage allowance of not more than 10 cents a mile based on distances established under clause (1) of this section. (e) A member who is on duty with, or is undergoing training for, the Military Air Transport Service, the Marine Corps Transport Squadrons, the Fleet Tactical Support Squadrons, or the Naval Aircraft Ferrying Squadrons, and who is away from his permanent station, may oe paid a per diem in lieu of subsistence in an amount not more than the amount to which he would be entitled if he were performing travel in connection with temporary duty without, in either case, the issuance of orders for specific travel. (f) The travel and transportation allowances authorized under this section may be paid on the member's separation from the service or release from active duty, whether or not he performs the travel involved.