In his 1970 memoir, Khrushchev Remembers, the former premier of the Soviet Union declared that “without Spam, we wouldn’t have been able to feed our army.” The feeding of armed forces has greatly improved since the days of World War II lend-lease aid. The practice of providing food to military forces has changed over history with the evolution of the knowledge and technology of each age. U.S. military services operate today in an increasingly collaborative joint environment and yet still retain unique cultural differences in meeting their obligation of providing nutritional food in garrison and field environments. To have the right personnel with the proper equipment preparing the best rations available, each service has embraced modern technology and business practices to ensure the most effective ...

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