d. Troop Support Agency Field Offices. In order for Troop Support Agency
(TSA) to have a more effective control over commissary store activities, it has
established five field offices: Northeastern Field Office with headquarters at Fort
Meade, MD; Southeastern Field Office with headquarters at Fort Lee, VA; Midwestern
Field Office with headquarters at Fort Sam Houston, TX; Western Field Office with
headquarters at Fort Lewis, WA; and European Field Office with headquarters at
Zweibruecken, Germany. These offices, under the direct supervision of TSA, manage
and control the commissary resale activities within their regional areas.
e. The Field Office Director. The director of a TSA field Office is responsible
for all commissary resale activities within his regional area. He is also accountable for
subsistence supplies and funds for all commissary store resale activities within his
f. Commissary Officer. The commissary officer is under the direct supervision
of the field office director. His responsibilities include:
Supervising all operations of the commissary store, including annexes.
(2) Receiving, inspecting, storing, protecting, selling, and inventorying
commissary resale supplies.
Coordinating the veterinary food inspection as required in AR 40-657.
(4) Maintaining sanitary standards as prescribed in AR 40-5 and
(5) Providing proper storage of resale supplies as prescribed in the Army
Commissary Operating Manual and Annexes.
CLASSES OF INSPECTION
The commissary store can be likened to a supermarket. In numerous ways, their
operations are similar. As with a supermarket, most of the items sold are obtained
directly from contractors and wholesalers, but the commissary also gets some of its
products from government-owned stocks of perishable and semiperishable issue items.
The veterinary specialist assigned to commissary store activities will perform Classes 4,
5, and 7 inspections.