ARMY - AR 600-38
The Meal Card Management System
|Publication Date:||17 August 2016|
The purpose of this regulation is to define requirements for the acquisition, issue, and control of Meal Card Control Books and DD Form 714 (Meal Card). This regulation establishes policies for issuing and accountability of DD Forms 714 at all levels; issuing and withdrawal policies and guidance; and identification and reimbursement policies for field meals. This regulation provides meal card management policy and guidance to the Regular Army and Reserve Components (RCs). This regulation discusses identification and reimbursement policies for field meals, guidance to verify DD Form 714 entitlements, and annual reviews of the Meal Card Management System. This regulation provides meal guidance for the Institutional Training Directed Lodging and Meals (ITDLM) program and guidance for Point of Sale and Scan and Go transactions.
Applicability. This regulation applies to the Regular Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. Also, it applies to all Army commands, Active Army units, and activities with personnel administration center and S1 functions that normally have the responsibility to provide DD Forms 714 to personnel assigned or attached for rations in garrison, except initial military training students, and when required, during field duty. This regulation is also applicable to the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve when required to issue DD Forms 714 in lieu of using the common access card for meal entitlement identification. This regulation does not apply to cadets when training is conducted at the U.S. Military Academy, fixed Army medical treatment facilities, or inmates in a confinement facility.