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TITLE:  DoD 1330.17-R, "Armed Services Commissary Regulations (ASCR)", 04/1987

SUMMARY:  This Regulation is issued under the authority of DoD Directive 13330.17, "Military Commissaries." Its purpose is to establish uniform policies relating to the operation of the Defense commissary system and to define those who are authorized to use this benefit. Simply, the Congress has authorized the Department of Defense to operate military commissaries as an integral element of the military pay and benefits package. The intent of the commissary system is to provide an income benefit through savings or discount purchases on food and household items necessary to subsist and maintain the household of the military member and family for the inclusive period of compensated duty/service. Therefore, the primary consideration in authorizing commissary privileges is the compensation status of the sponsor military member. Based upon this stated intent, the military commissary system is considered an essential and appropriated funded activity.

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Change 1, 09/03/1987
Change 2, 02/15/1989
Change 3, 08/03/1990

OPR:  PDUSD(P&R), 703-697-2121