(5) Exceptions to Policy. During peacetime, address requests for any
exceptions to the enhancements that are listed in Figure 1-2 to the
USA Quartermaster Center and School
Fort Lee, Virginia 23801-5041
Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) must approve these requests due
to funding implications.
Plan to submit requests well in advance of the
mission to ensure action and response.
d. Ration Mix. The daily ration mix is the type of the ration that is
to be served for each meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Ensure that this mix is
flexible enough to permit the commander to make necessary changes to meet
tactical requirements. You may have to change the daily ration mix due to
the type of the unit, the tactical scenario, the weather, the type of
operation, or the deployment.
(1) Ration Requests.
Ensure that the food service sergeant (FSS)
uses present-for-duty strength and remote feeding site requirements as the
basis for meal requests. The commander of each supported unit must provide
this data to the FSS daily or for a period of up to three days, as specified
by the command.
Provide data on DA Form 5913-R (Strength and Feeder
Report). Produce DA Form 5913-R locally on 8 1/2- by 11-inch paper. The
FSS consolidates the data from the units and reports to the supply point at
least once every three days. Based on the strength data that is contained
in the DA Forms 5913-R, the FSS computes the amount of each type of meal
that is required. He computes the amounts of the other items (bread, milk,
fruit, cereal, salad, and condiments) that are required. Make sure that the
FSS requests rations as follows:
(a) T Rations.
Order T-Ration meals in modules of 36 meals.
Request bread, milk, and enhancements based on the actual number of
personnel to be supported.
You cannot transport opened T-Ration pans to
multiple feeding sites.
Therefore, make sure that the FSS computes the
requirements to support each site and that he rounds up each amount to the
next entree pan size.
(b) Meals, Ready to Eat.
Order meals, ready to eat (MREs) in
boxes of 12 meals per box. If you require more than 12 meals, then have the
FSS round up to the next box.
(c) B Rations.
The FSS may order B Rations as
up the requirements to the next module size.