Operational Rations Contacts
About Operational Rations Division
The Operational Rations division ensures our military personnel receive subsistence support in the intense, highly mobile combat situations of the modern battlefield, while also supporting the civilian sector with humanitarian feeding. We are committed to supplying our 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 DLA Troop Support, the industrial base, and the 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.