(3) To units on temporary duty (TDY) to the installation that operates the dining
facility. When it is not feasible to issue the whole book because of the small number of cash
meals, the control officer may issue individual sheets directly to the unit.
b. The commander will designate the FSO and an alternate on a DA Form 577 (Signature
Card) to receive and sign for DD Form 1544 books from the control officer. DD Form 1544
books will be issued, upon request, using the transfer control form which is included with the
c. The control officer will complete Sections I and II of the Cash Meal Payment Sheet
Transfer Control document in the following manner:
(1) Section I. Print the name of the control officer, his or her title, the organization to
which he or she is assigned, and the location. The control officer will then sign and date the
Transfer Control Receipt #1.
(2) Section II. Print the unit and installation designation in the "To" block and the
name of the person making the issue in the "From" block.
(3) Transfer Control and Receipt #1: Print the name and location of the activity
receiving the book on the designated line. The control officer will then cross out "Issued" or
"Turned in By" and sign the form. Receipt #1 will then be removed from the book and retained
by the control officer until the book is returned. If the book is transferred to another person, the
next receipt will be done in the same manner.
22. Turn-in Procedures for DA Form 1544. When all cash sheets in the book have been used, all
funds will be turned in to the FAO within two working days. The book and one copy of all
voucher deposit documents (DD Form 1131 Cash Collection Voucher) will then be turned in to
the control officer.
a. The control officer will verify that all sheets are accounted for, cash vouchers are
attached, and Section III has been completed. The book will then be filed subject to audit.
b. At the end of the fiscal year, all active Army units will physically turn in or revalidate
all DD Form 1544 books issued during the year, whether or not they have been completely used.
Revalidation will be completed no later than five duty days after the end of the fiscal year.
c. The unit commander will designate an individual to perform the revalidation. He will
prepare a statement indicating the book serial number, date of issue, and the number of unused
cash sheets that are on-hand. If there are any sheets missing, a copy of the AR 15-6 investigation
will be provided. The control officer will maintain the revalidation statements on file until the
books are turned in.
If a change occurs in the organization operating an appropriated fund dining facility, all
DD Form 1544 books will be turned in to the installation control officer, who will give a
clearance prior to the unit's departure.