The Operational Rations Division provides streamline management of all Operational Rations Programs and a master strategy for the integration of the Nation's industrial base for these rations. Our primary focus is our Military Customers' requirements. We respond by implementing and providing Operational Rations Programs/Items and logistical infrastructures to support their use. Modern battlefield requirements demand subsistence support that adequately provides for the needs of our military personnel in extremely intense and highly mobile combat situations that can be easily adapted to the civilian sector for humanitarian feeding. We are committed to supplying both our present and future customers timely and quality products at an affordable cost. We are also responsible for Subsistence-wide Industrial Base, Value Management, Pest Management/Sanitation/Packaging, and Quality Audit Programs. Our Operational Rations programs reflect the joint efforts of the Industrial Base, DLA Troop Support, and Natick Research, Development & Engineering center on behalf of the Military Services.
Customer Eligibility Policy
It is DLA Troop Support policy NOT to sell rations to individuals, whether members of the Armed Services or civilians. The Department of Defense regulations and DLA Troop Support policy permit the sale of rations to the following: U.S. military organizations, federal government-funded activities, activities empowered to perform a federal-government-legislated function, a DoD sponsored non-appropriated fund instrumentality, State Department sponsored employee commissary (CONUS and OCONUS), a foreign government when an authorized contractual relationship has been established, a federal government contractor, when the contract specifically provides for the purchase of stock fund items by the contractor and other entities when authorized by duly appointed officials. In some instances sales are only permitted to these entities if other conditions are met.