the issuing officer will validate ID cards. The signature
indicates that the data on the card has been verified at
the time of preparation. The original signature with the
persons full name typed underneath must be placed on
the card. Facsimile signatures may be used by naval
recruit training centers only. The identification card
must also be signed by the cardholder. The cardholders
first name, middle initial, and last name must be typed
below the signature.
MEAL PASSES FOR ENLISTED
Enlisted members on active duty who are entitled to
eat meals at government expense in a general mess
ashore should be issued a Meal Pass, NAVSUP Form
1105. The meal passes are preserialized when printed
and are available in the colors of white, blue, pink, green,
salmon, and yellow. Meal passes should be issued and
controlled under instructions contained in the Food
Service Management, NAVSUP P-486, and in the
MILPERSMAN, Article 2640140. The possession of a
meal pass, an item of strict accountability, permits the
holder to eat meals at government expense in any Navy
ACTIVITIES RESPONSIBLE FOR
The PERSUPPDET issues and controls mea]
passes. In the absence of a PERSUPPDET, the issue and
control of meal passes is handled by the command
performing personnel and administrative functions.
Commands operating general messes establish policy
and guidelines governing issue and use of meal passes
to make sure of consistency by all tenant units using the
activitys general messes. The host command specifies
the colors to be used for each category of personnel and
coordinates procedures for controlling the issue of meal
passes with the PERSUPPDET.
When a meal pass is issued to an individual, that
individuals name and SSN is typed or printed opposite
the pass number in the meal pass log and the recipient
signs his or her name on the same line. Different color
meal passes are used to identify Naval Reserve and other
military personnel as follows:
Naval Reserve (TAR) enlisted personnel on
active duty are assigned meal passes of a different color
for purposes of general mess accounting.
Naval Reserve enlisted personnel on AT and
Ready Mariners (4X10s) are assigned meal passes of a
different color than Regular Navy and TAR personnel
on active duty and are recorded and accounted for
separately by the general mess.
Different color meal passes also are assigned to
enlisted members of other service categories, as
determined by local needs.
Enlisted personnel in a travel status and not
receiving the meal portion or per diem may be issued a
meal pass to show entitlement to rations-in-kind.
Personnel in receipt of commuted rations maybe
issued a different color meal pass so that a distinction
can be made between this category of personnel and
enlisted members on temporary additional duty (TAD)
or temporary duty (TDY) and in receipt of a per diem
allowance to facilitate sales of meal and to make sure
proper fees are collected.
Meal passes arc not issued to the following:
Personnel receiving basic allowance for
subsistence at the rate based on the nonavailability of a
Personnel assigned to another command except
as provided for previously.
Inactive Reserve personnel. Local procedures
must be developed to control the issue of meals to
inactive Reserve personnel entitled to rations-in-kind by
other than the use of permanent meal passes.
Meal passes must be permanently withdrawn from
members upon detachment or authorization for
commuted rations. Temporary withdrawal for meal
passes is the responsibility of the command to which the
member is assigned. Meal passes are temporarily
withdrawn from personnel going on leave, travel, TDY,
or TAD. Meal passes must be surrendered when leave
papers or orders are picked up. Personnel under orders
may eat in the general mess by having their orders
Issue a new meal pass if the meal pass is lost. Make
an entry in the meal pass log by lining through the
previous entry that indicates that a member was issued
a meal pass. Initial the entry if you are authorized to do
so. Notify the food service officer by letter when a meal
pass is lost.
Destroy permanently recalled meal passes. A
column should be provided on the meal logbook for
recording the date and disposition of meal passes when
they tire canceled for any reason. The log then provides
a ready reference of meal pass status.