WASHINGTON, DC 20310-0300
CFSHRP 16 December 1992
COMMANDER IN CHIEF, U.S. ARMY EUROPE AND SEVENTH ARMY, ATTN:
AEAGA-CN, APO AE 09014
COMMANDER, EIGHTH U.S. ARMY, ATTN: CPJ, APO AP 96205-0074
COMMANDER, U.S. ARMY PACIFIC COMMAND, ATTN: APPE-CP, FT.
SHAFTER, HI 96858
COMMANDER, U.S. ARMY SOUTH, ATTN: SOPR-HR, APO AA 34004-5000
Subject: Delay of Return Travel from foreign Areas - NAF Employees
1. Effective immediately, addressees are authorized to permit delay of return travel for NAF employees up to a maximum of 5 years.
2. In normal circumstances, employees who retire or separate from NAF service, and who have earned entitlement for return transportation the United States, must use the authorization within a reasonable period of time after separation. Under unusual circumstances, which in the opinion of the Activity Commander or head of the employing NAFI, warrant a longer period 5 years. Extended delays should only be approved if it is in the benefit of the employee and is not more costly or otherwise adverse to the service.
3. Procedures established for implementation of this authority must include the requirement for specific written request by the employee and approval by the commander or head of the NAFI. If a written request is not made or if a request is disapproved, the employee must accept transportation at the end of the designated period, he/she will be considered to have waived the right to transportation. Requests for delayed travel to accept employment with the private sector or for the purpose of establishing a residence in the foreign area may not be approved.
FOR THE COMMANDER:
PATRICIA A. TURNER, DSN 221-7762
W. L. MCMULLEN, CHIEF, NAF PERS DIV