10 U.S. Code § 2481 - Defense commissary and exchange systems: existence and purpose
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(a) Separate Systems.— The Secretary of Defense shall operate, in the manner provided by this chapter and other provisions of law, a world-wide system of commissary stores and a separate world-wide system of exchange stores. The stores of each system may sell, at reduced prices, food and other merchandise to members of the uniformed services on active duty, members of the uniformed services entitled to retired pay, dependents of such members, and persons authorized to use the system under chapter 54 of this title.
(b) Purpose of Systems.— The defense commissary system and the exchange system are intended to enhance the quality of life of members of the uniformed services, retired members, and dependents of such members, and to support military readiness, recruitment, and retention.
(1) The Secretary of Defense shall designate a senior official of the Department of Defense to oversee the operation of both the defense commissary system and the exchange system.
(d) Reduced Prices Defined.— In this section, the term “reduced prices” means prices for food and other merchandise determined using the price setting process specified in section 2484 of this title.
Source(Added Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title VI, § 651(a)(3),Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1965.)
A prior section 2481, added Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title VI, § 652(a),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1522, related to the existence of defense commissary system and exchange stores system, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 108–375, div. A, title VI, § 651(a)(1),Oct. 28, 2004, 118 Stat. 1964.
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