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COMMISSARY. An officer whose principal duties are to supply the army with provisions.
     2. The Act of April 14, 1818, s. 6, requires that the president, by and with the consent of the senate, shall appoint a commissary general with the rank, pay, and emoluments of colonel of ordnance, and as many assistants, to be taken from the sub-alterns of the line, as the service may require. The commissary general and his assistants shall perform such duties, in the purchasing and issuing of rations to the armies of the United States, as the president may direct. The duties of these officers are further detailed in the subsequent sections of this act,, and in the Act of March 2, 1821.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The commissary was an integral part of life on the lot at a time when studios were more like tight-knit (if dysfunctional) families: a finite number of players virtually lived and worked together.
Obtaining an Agent Pass Authorization prior to deployment will ensure dependents can continue to take advantage of the commissary shopping benefit.
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GAO was asked (1) if the Defense Commissary Agency is using these practices in managing military commissaries; (2) what proportion of products sold by commissaries are produced by small businesses; and (3) if small businesses face barriers in selling products through commissaries and how opportunities for small business could be improved.
Recent clients include the New York City School Construction Authority, the New York City Board of Education, the Federal Defense Commissary Agency, and the MTA/New York City Transit Authority.
These retailers include Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, Foodland, 7-Eleven, ABC Stores, Aloha Island Marts, Times Supermarkets and commissaries in Hawaii operated by the Defence Commissary Agency, amongst many others.
-- The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) yesterday hired The Nielsen Company, based in New York, to provide market and consumer insights to its worldwide chain of commissaries, which provide groceries to military personnel, retirees, and their families.

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