Date Signed: 1/6/2016 | MARADMINS Number: 010/16
MARADMINS : 010/16
R 062115Z JAN 16
REF/C/MSGID: DOC/MCO 10110.14M//
REF/E/MSGID: DOC/MCO 10110.47//
GENTEXT/REMARKS/1.  Purpose.  To publish new meal rates IAW Ref (A) thru (E).
2.  The following meal rates are effective 1 Jan 2016:
                               Discount          Standard
                               Meal Rate         Meal Rate
Meal                           (USD)             (USD)
Breakfast                       2.60              3.45
Lunch                           4.20              5.55
Dinner                          3.65              4.85
Brunch  1/                      4.70              6.25
Supper  2/                      5.75              7.65
Holiday 3/                      6.80              9.05
Night   4/                      2.60              3.45
MRE (military personnel) 5/     3.50              4.65
   1/ Brunch is a meal served in lieu of the normal breakfast and lunch meals that consists of both breakfast and lunch food items.
   2/ Supper (reflected as d-brunch on Man-Day Fed Report) is a meal served during the evening hours on days when brunch is served.
   3/ Applicable only to the holiday meal for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Marine Corps Birthday and Navy birthday.
   4/ Use breakfast, lunch or dinner meal rates, based on whether a breakfast, lunch or dinner menu is served.
   5/ HQMC approval is required IOT sell MRE to all civilian groups or individuals.  If approved, the MRE is sold at 1/12 the box rate or $8.75 per meal IAW Para 6.5.B. of Ref (C).
3.  Chapter 6 Of Ref (C) is Marine Corps policy on personnel authorized to subsist in the enlisted mess hall and payment for meals and rations procedures.
4.  Members of the Delayed Entry Program (Poolees).  When Poolees are invited to a command for orientation or training, the cost of all meals, from the garrison mess hall or MRE, will be funded by RPMC Appropriation.  Reimbursement will be at the standard meal rate.  Reserve units and districts must ensure that the subsistence support requirements (garrison and field) FOR Poolees are included in all RPMC Budget submissions.  Mess halls will separately identify meals provided to Poolees on the Man-Day Fed Report (NAVMC 565-1) Submitted to the CMC (ADC, I&L, LF/MCICOM (G-4)) as part of the OCONUS SOAR, CONUS SOAR II Report or the QSFR, IAW Ref (C), reports control symbol MC 7220-01A Applies.  CMC (ADC, I&L, LF/MCICOM (G-4)) will bill the RPMC account for all prepared meals served to USMCR (including Poolees) in garrison and field mess halls.
5.  MARFORRES procurement of Unitized Group Rations (UGR), IND Rations (MRE) and enhancements are funded under the RPMC account.  When MARFORRES submits procurement documentation to DLA Troop Support for UGR, IND Rations (MREs) and enhancements for reserve funded field exercises; they must cite RPMC Fund Code NB.
6.  As a matter of basic federal appropriation law congress has not made MPMC or O&MMC funds available to feed Non-DOD Civilians (civilians in community/county departments and shelters) who are the victims of disasters/emergencies, should some disaster or emergency occur, installation commanders are authorized to come to the aid of Non-DOD civilians/victims and provide some temporary relief with the resources at their disposal (e.g., labor, equipment, food and water).  It is permissible for a commander to accept payment for the food/meals.  However, any payment received should be deposited in the miscellaneous receipts of the U.S. Treasury IOT avoid the appearance that the USMC is improperly augmenting our MPMC appropriation. It is important to note that this relief should only be "temporary" in nature because whether the victims pay for the food or not there would be no direct "reimbursement" to MPMC or O&MMC appropriations.  Only the U.S. Treasury would "benefit" from the payment.  Contingency planning and funding of disaster relief is through the National Guard and/or the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which have the mission to feed the victims of disasters.  These organizations can carry out the mission themselves or use the Marine Corps as an instrument of implementation. It is through these organizations that commands will receive either the food or funding to provide meals for victims, which in turn will ensure that appropriated funds are not used for this otherwise unauthorized purpose.
7.  The sale, preparation, or issue of subsistence, or prepared meals from garrison mess halls is authorized as follows:
7.a.  Meals prepared and vetted for personnel conducting field training exercises.  In this case, only the subsistence will be provided.  Units are required to provide the containers and consumable supplies (paper products, plates, cups, etc.) to support the field meals.
7.b.  Support of section C2, supplementary tasks, of the regional garrison food service contract.
7.c.  Recreational/box lunch meals as identified in the installation/regional master menu.
7.d.  Due to the costs, MRE's should not be used to support local training when personnel have adequate time to go to the mess hall or be supported with box meals (includes rifle range training).
8.  The use of appropriated (MPMC) 1105 subsistence funds, mess hall facilities and/or staff (military or civilian) for the sale, preparation, or issue of subsistence or prepared meals for other functions is not authorized and shall be obtained from other non-appropriated resale facilities or commercial sources.
9.  Distribution of cash collections from sale of meals will be IAW ref (d).
10.  The primary intent of the appropriated funded mess hall is to feed enlisted personnel entitled to subsist at government expense (meal card holder and not personnel on Comrats/BAS).  The subsistence portion of the MPMC budget is congressionally authorized for this purpose.  Blanket authorizations to feed civilians (i.e., federal employees, retirees, dependents, guests, etc.) would jeopardize the budgeting process and skirt the spirit and intent of the appropriation.  Appropriated funded mess halls are authorized to support civilians during special occasion events such as designated holidays, mandated and published family days, military appreciation days and open house days.  the installation commander where appropriated funded mess halls are located is responsible for assuring that meals are provided to only authorized personnel within the capability and availability of existing appropriated funded mess halls, to include labor, structural and funding limitation considerations.
11.  as a policy reminder, only the installation commander has the authority to authorize the sale of meals to civilian personnel.  This authority cannot be delegated to tenant activities.
12.  Ref (e) is the USMC bas policy.  The installation commander is responsible for the efficient and effective utilization of the garrison mess halls IAW Ref (c). Installation commanders should ensure that BAS is not granted to those personnel who do not meet the established criteria listed in Ref (e).
Specifically, unless exempted IAW Ref (E) by the installation commander, E-5 and below personnel who reside in BEQ's should be on a meal card.
13.  Release authorized by MajGen Charles L. Hudson, Assistant Deputy Commandant Installations and Logistics (Facilities)/Commander Marine Corps Installations Command.//