The Special Service Company. Page: 42
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(2) Corporals will perform the duties assigned by the store
(3) Four privates, acting as sales clerks, will perform the
(a) Sell available merchandise to those authorized to make
(b) Protect merchandise against pilferage and breakage.
(4) Cooks and cook's helper will normally operate with the
canteen, but may also be used to prepare food for resale in
(a) Cooks and cook's helper should be thoroughly familiar
with the provisions of TM 10-405, 10-410, and 10-205.
Because of the possibility of direct purchase of supplies when
overseas, they should also be familiar with the provisions
of TM 10-210.
(b) They are not only responsible for the actual preparation
and cooking of the organization's rations, but in addition
will prepare such sandwiches and foods as are necessary for
the snack bar set up as part of the canteen for the servicing
of other troops.
(c) Good cooking not only contributes to an economical
mess, but is vital to the welfare and morale of the troops.
(5) The basic will perform such duties as are assigned by
the platoon leader.
b. The operation of the canteen and exchange personnel
is directed by the company commander who has the following
duties: (When platoons are operating separately
these duties and functions will be discharged by the platoon
(1) Assumes accountability for exchange supplies, and responsibility
for exchange equipment.
(2) Obtains merchandise from authorized sources for sale,
in the manner prescribed by the company commander.
(3) Personally supervises the operation of the exchange
(4) Deposits money received from sales with those authorized
to receive such deposits, and draws against such de42
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