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quartermaster (QM Bulletin No. 450) and Army exchanges
operating within the theater of operations.
b. Staff sergeant (supply) in company headquarters will
perform the following duties:
(1) Furnish daily to each platoon commander a list of merchandise
available for sale in exchanges.
(2) Procure such merchandise as is requested by the exchange
(3) Store such merchandise as may be designated as a reserve
.(4) Prepare and retain records of distribution required by
field exchange accounting system.
43. OPERATION OF CANTEEN AND EXCHANGE SECTION.
a. When the Special Service Company operates as a
unit, the exchange sections of the four platoons will operate
as one exchange group. This operation will be at the discretion
of the theater of operations commander.
b. When the platoon is detached from a Special Service
Company, the canteen and exchange section will operate with
the platoon. When so directed by the company commander,
the canteen and exchange section may operate as three sales
groups, if necessary, to serve widely dispersed personnel.
c. Canteen and exchange sections will sell supplies obtained
from Quartermaster stocks at cost, plus overhead.
Overhead will not exceed that authorized in section II,
Circular No. 147, War Department, 1943.
d. When a Special Service Company is assigned to a
theater of operations, the company commander or platoon
commander will effect and maintain liaison with the Army
exchange officer on the staff of the theater commander.
e. Canteen and exchange sections will operate in areas
designated by the theater commander. Equipment and facilities
available in such areas will be utilized to the fullest
extent by canteen and exchange sections. Canteen and exchange
operation under difficult conditions will be normal.
Resourcefulness and adaptability are essential.
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