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Last Updated:
July 2012

Combat Feeding Research & Engineering Program


To continue to be the preeminent provider of Joint Service, Coalition, capability driven world-class combat feeding systems. To fuel the department’s most valuable, flexible, and adaptive weapons platform – the individual warfighter.


Provide guidance and oversight for the DoD Combat Feeding Research and Engineering Program (CFREP) in accordance with DoD Directive 3235.02E. Oversight and collaboration with CFREB DoD Component representatives (one from each of the military services and one from the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)). The mission of the CFP is to provide high quality combat rations, field food service equipment and complete combat feeding systems that enhance Warfighter performance, improve food service efficiency and effectiveness, and reduce the burden on the logistics system.

Specific Activities

  • Maintain and improve strategies that clearly focus on warfighter input for continuous product improvement of combat rations.
  • Transition revolutionary food processing technologies that enhance the quality, nutrition, shelf life, and acceptability of combat rations.
  • Strengthen partnership with NSRDEC and the Program Executive Office (PEO) for Combat Support and Combat Service Support (CS&CSS), in particular, to support Expeditionary Base Camps field feeding capability. Continue to refine and update the CFREP business process to reflect changes necessitated by external forces (changes in national strategy, law, policy, regulation, operational context) or by internally derived improvements to the process via a continuous process improvement direction.
  • Continue to provide and expand STEM and other outreach efforts to maintain awareness and presence of combat feeding science and engineering in the DOD and civilian communities.



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