23. DD Form 1544 Procedures for Consolidated Headquarters. Where books are issued by a
consolidated headquarters, the designated control officer will be responsible for obtaining the
DD Form 1544 books from the installation control officer and maintain a record of all books that
are received. The books will then be issued to the FSO as full books or on a sheet basis. When
issued as a book, the transfer control officer will enter the unit or organization to which the book
is issued, the location, and the date. The authorized person will sign the receipt, and consolidates
headquarters will retain the receipt on file.
a. When the DD Form 1544 book is turned in, the control officer will complete and sign
the next unused Transfer Control and Receipt #2, 3, or 4 and return the receipt to the officer
turning in the book.
b. At the installation or consolidated headquarters, the control officer for DD Form 1544
sheets will take the following actions each fiscal year:
(1) Carry all unused cash sheets to the new fiscal year register, listing all sheet
(2) Close out the portion of the book that has been used, listing only sheets that have
24. Reserve Component Revalidation. Reserve Component revalidation is essential to
maintaining an audit trail on each accountable DD Form 1544 book. When a unit cannot use an
entire book in three years or less, the U.S. Property and Fiscal Officer (USPFO) or MUSARC
should explore the feasibility of issuing books to battalion or brigade levels for subsequent issue
of only sheets to the unit.
a. Annual Revalidation. Annual revalidation for ARNG may be accomplished by return
of the complete book to the control officer, written verification (signed by the unit commander),
or during unannounced verification and cash counts.
b. USAR annual revalidation may be accomplished by return of the completed book to the
control officer or during route unit audits or internal reviews by the MUSARC FSO, designated
officer, or NCO.
c. Annually, any book that has been outstanding for three years will be turned in to the
cash meal payment book control officer regardless of the number of unused sheets remaining in
25. DD Form 1544 Procedures for Units/Organizations Operating Dining Facilities. The
commander or FSO operating the dining facilities will request, receive, and turn in the Cash
Meal Payment Books issued from the installation or consolidated headquarters control officer.