When meal passes are surrendered at the time that
leave papers are picked up, mark the lower right corner
of the Leave Request Authorization, NAVCOMPT
Form 3065, of personnel entitled to rations-in-kind as
ENTITLED TO ENLISTED DINING FACILITY
MEALS EXCEPT DURING PERIOD OF LEAVE.
MEAL PASS NO.
When the meal pass is surrendered, the number of
the meal pass is entered in the space provided in the
annotation. The leave authorization may then be used
instead of a meal pass except during the period in a leave
status. On return of the leave authorization, the meal
pass is returned to the member. When the leave
authorization is used instead of a meal pass, the
master-at-arms, at the general mess, checks the
commencing and ending hours and date to make sure a
free meal is not being received during the period in
which leave rations apply.
SECURITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
The possession of a meal pass entitles the holder to
consume meals at government expense or to pay only
the basic meal charge for meals consumed. Each
command must make sure only authorized enlisted
members are issued and permitted to retain the meal
pass. Strict accountability must be maintained of
on-hand stocks of meal passes. Meal passes must be
provided positive security and kept under lock until
issued. Accountability of meal passes is checked during
inspection and audits.
The personnel officer issuing meal passes provides
the food service officer with the total number of
personnel entitled to rations-in-kind, broken down by
type of personnel such as Navy, Regular, Reserve,
Marines, and Coast Guard. This information is provided
on an as-required basis to meet the reporting
requirements of the food service officer.
Leave, as defined in Navy Regulations, 1990, is the
authorized absence of a member from a place of duty
chargeable against such member according to the Armed
Forces Leave Act of 1946, as amended.
Annual leave is leave granted in execution of a
commands leave program, chargeable to the members
leave account, and is also called ordinary leave, as
distinguished from emergency leave and special leave.
Advance leave is leave granted before its actual
accrual to the members leave account, based on a
reasonable expectation that leave will be earned by the
member during the remaining period of obligated active
Excess leave is leave granted in excess of earned
leave and advance leave and when the member is not
entitled to pay and allowances. A minus leave balance
at the time of discharge, first extension of an enlistment
or separation from active duty, desertion, or death
should be considered as excess leave. This is without
regard to the authority under which the leave resulting
in a minus leave balance was granted. The pay and
allowances received while on excess leave are checked
once the member returns from leave.
Earned leave is leave accrued to a members credit
as of any given date. Earned leave may indicate a minus
leave credit, but such amount of minus leave credit must
not exceed the amount of leave that would normally be
earned during the remaining period of obligated active
duty. A minus leave credit on date of discharge, on
effective date of first extension of an enlistment or
separation from active duty is excess leave and is subject
The account balance of ordinary earned or accrued
leave must be reduced to 60 days at the end of the fiscal
year, except personnel authorized special leave accrual
up to 90 days for service in an area designated for
imminent danger or hostile fire pay or when assigned to
designated deployable ships and mobile units as defined
in the MILPERSMAN, Article 3020140.
Convalescent leave is a period of authorized
absence granted to persons while under medical care
that is part of the care and treatment prescribed for a
members recuperation or convalescence. Convalescent
leave is not chargeable to a members leave account.
Graduation leave is a period of authorized absence
granted as a delay in reporting to the first duty station
for graduates of the Naval Academy who are appointed
commissioned officers in the armed forces. Graduation
leave is not chargeable to members leave account.
Emergency leave is leave granted for a personal or
family emergency requiring the members presence.
Emergency leave is chargeable to the members leave
COMPUTATION OF LEAVE
The primary responsibility y for leave accounting
rests with DFAS Cleveland Center. The