Navy secretary Mabus' travel at a glance

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Posted: Nov 18, 2014 12:37 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Navy Secretary Ray Mabus has spent more than a full year of his five-year tenure on taxpayer-funded overseas travel. His Army counterpart, Secretary John McHugh, took fewer trips at half the cost. Here's an overview:

MABUS:

Who: Mabus takes seven or eight people on each trip. His entourage includes policy staff, military assistant, public affairs officer, security personnel.

How Often: More than 40 trips, covering 373 days and 930,000 miles. Trips usually last 9-15 days each.

How Much: $4.6 million for flights, fuel, crew, maintenance; Up to $700,000 in hotels, restaurants, per diem for Mabus and staff.

Where: More than 100 countries. Major Navy bases such as Hawaii, Japan, Bahrain and Italy as well as many exotic islands like Kiribati, Sao Tome, Palau, Micronesia and Tonga

McHUGH:

Who: McHugh takes up to 10 people on each trip. His entourage includes policy staff, military assistant, public affairs officer, security personnel.

How Often: 18 trips covering 126 days. Trips usually last 5-7 days each.

How Much: $2 million for flights, fuel, crew, maintenance. Up to 300,000 in hotels, restaurants, per diem for McHugh and staff

Where: 29 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany, South Korea