Army Food Program
This major revision, dated 24 July 2012–
o Changes the title from The Army Food Program to Army Food Program (cover).
o Updates Army Staff, Army command, Joint Culinary Center of Excellence, installation command, State Director of Logistics, U.S. Property and Fiscal Officer, and unit command responsibilities (chap 2).
o Requires that any financial liability investigation of property loss will be initiated for each dining facility with a loss, be copy furnished to Headquarters, Department of the Army for tracking and informational purposes (chap 3).
o Directs the performance of a semiannual inventory using a disinterested individual to verify accuracy of inventory (chap 3).
o Adds guidance on reimbursement procedures for nonprofit organizations when authorized to subsist in Army appropriated funded dining facilities (chap 3).
o Adds policy on the establishment and operation of à la carte dining facilities (para 3-4).
o Requires that Headquarters, Department of the Army be notified before an installation closes its last operating dining facility (para 3-7).
o Provides guidance on initiating financial liability investigations of property loss for any individual dining facility account status not at zero or underspent at the end of the fiscal year (para 3-15).
o Requires garrison commander approval to deviate from a 90 minute meal serving period in any way (para 3-20).
o Updates guidance for the use of the Reserve Component Subsistence System for all Army National Guard and Army Reserve inactive duty for training and annual training feeding not conducted on an Active Army installation (para 3-32).
o Adds policy on requests for supplemental allowances (para 3-36).
o Adds policy for watercraft providing subsistence when docked and when underway (para 3-47).
o Adds guidance for installation tenant units competing in the Philip A. Connelly Program and authorizes Army National Guard Training Center dining facilities as competitors in the program (para 3-49).
o Adds guidance for installation tenant units competing in the Philip A. Connelly Program and authorizes full-time Reserve Component dining facilities operating under the Army Ration Credit System as competitors in the program (para 3-49).
o Updates administrative requirements and responsibilities for the Department of Army Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army Food Service (para 3-49).
o Requires the installation commander to submit a letter of nonparticipation in the Annual Philip A. Connelly competition to the Director, Joint Culinary Center of Excellence when an installation is unable to compete in the garrison category (para 3-49).
o Adds guidance on purchase and maintenance of protective clothing and equipment for food service personnel (para 3-54).
o Updates member requirements of the food service management board (para 3-56).
o Adds guidance on the Soldier fueling initiative (para 3-58).
o Provides policy guidance on the use of unitized group rations (para 4-2).
o Provides policy guidance on feeding during contingency operations (para 4-14).
o Authorizes use of the Government purchase card for subsistence purchases when in the best interest of the Government (para 5-8).
o Directs that, whenever available, Army Food Service Management Information System will be used to order all food items and operational rations (para 5-9).
o Changes the name of the Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence to the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence throughout the document. The Joint Culinary Center of Excellence Army Center of Excellence, Subsistence Operations
Directorate still exists as a subcomponent of the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence and is responsible to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 for oversight of the worldwide Army Food Program (throughout).