Accession Number:

ADA028346

Title:

The Camp Pendleton Experiment in Battalion Level Field Feeding

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA

Report Date:

1976-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

143.0

Abstract:

The results of a field feeding experiment demonstrated that two new consolidated feeding systems designated XM-75 and XM-76 were superior to the standard Marine Corps Systems, offering a 24 reduction in staffing level 4 cooks and 5 messmen and marked improvement in the quality of sanitation. Disposable trays in place of mess kits accounted for an additional savings of 2 messmen. By comparison, the new systems would offer the Army a 49 reduction in staffing levels 15 cooks and 10 K.P.s as compared to company level feeding for mechanized infantry maneuver battalions. Between the two new systems, the XM-75 was considered far superior in overall performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Food, Food Service and Nutrition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE