Department of the Army Regulation 30-22

Food Program

Army Food Program

24 July 2012

Effective date: 24 August 2012


PIN: 080225000

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History: This publication is a major revision.

Summary: This regulation encompasses garrison, field, and subsistence supply operations. Specifically, this regulation comprises Army Staff and major Army command responsibilities and includes responsibilities for the Installation Management Command and subordinate regions. It also establishes policy for the adoption of an la carte dining facility and for watercraft to provide subsistence when underway or in dock. Additionally, the regulation identifies DOD 7000.14-R as the source of meal rates for reimbursement purposes; delegates the approval authority for catered meals and host nation meals from Headquarters, Department of the Army to the Army commands; and authorizes the use of the Government purchase card for subsistence purchases when in the best interest of the Government. This regulation allows prime vendors as the source of garrison supply and pricing and provides garrison menu standards in accordance with The Surgeon General's nutrition standards for feeding military personnel. Also, included is guidance for the implementation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Recovery Program.

Applicability: This regulation applies to the Active Army, Army National Guard, Army National Guard of the United States, and U.S. Army Reserve unless otherwise stated. It also applies to all contracted operations in appropriated fund Army dining facilities, unless otherwise stated. During mobilization, the proponent may modify chapters and policies contained in this regulation. This regulation is not applicable to cadet mess dining facilities at U.S. military academies, which are governed by DOD 7000.14-R.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 . The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army Internal Control Process: This regulation contains internal control provisions and identifies key internal controls that must be evaluated (see appendix B ).

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation is prohibited unless prior approval is obtained from the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (DALO-SUF), 500 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0500.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to the Headquarters, Department of the Army, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (DALO-SUF), 500 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0500.

Committee Continuance Approval: AR 15-1 requires the proponent to justify establishing/continuing committee(s), coordinate draft publications, and coordinate changes in committee status with the U.S. Army Resources and Programs Agency, Department of the Army Committee Management Office (AARP-ZA), 9301 Chapek Road, Building 1458, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5527. Further, if it is determined that an established "group" identified within this regulation, later takes on the characteristics of a committee, as found in the AR 15-1, then the proponent will follow all AR 15-1 requirements for establishing and continuing the group as a committee.

Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command levels A, B, C, D, and E for the Active Army, the Army National Guard, the Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

This regulation supersedes AR 30-22, dated 10 May 2005.

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