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David Dellinger

Every now and then we get to say goodbye to an extraordinary individual that made a significant contribution to the commissary. The time has come to recognize one of those people. David Dellinger worked with DeCA for the last 50 years as a contractor. Since he was 16 years old, …

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Your New Commissary Portal

Your commissary agency is constantly looking for ways to make your shopping experience better. So it should be no surprise we developed a new customer portal tailored directly to you, the customer. We wanted to make shopping easier than ever and that starts by empowering our customers with the latest …

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We Care About You

It’s Family Meals Matter month and we care about you. Since your little hero is back to school by now, we are taking a hard look your family’s readiness and resilience. In keeping with commissary tradition, this means saving you money while making it easier for your family to stay …

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How did they build the pyramids?

Apparently, with skills, planning and lots and lots and lots of manpower. It would not be possible without plans, leadership and work ethic. This holds true to the management structure of the commissary system. Each is necessary and each has its place. The hierarchy lets us build the pyramids in …

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Let’s Reset

Okay, the store has been reset and now you can’t find anything. The aisles are rearranged, products are deleted and the store layout is confusing. Some customers’ rationale would be “DeCAs goal was to drive customers away to so we can close the commissary.” The opposite of that is “You …

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It takes a village

Repeat after me: it takes a village … of hard working employees … for the commissary system … to succeed. Actually, it probably takes more than a village. We have over 15,000 employees across 238 stores in 14 countries. That’s not just a village, it’s behemoth of moving parts. To …

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The world owes me

You may feel like the world owes you something, but what is achieved is through hard work and skill.  You cannot snap your fingers and expect half your problems to go away like, Thanos in Infinity War (no spoilers here).  I am referring to the hiring processes of DeCA.  While we make every …

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Your store director is not Superman

It’s a radical concept, I know. Your store directors are not Superman. They have no super powers. Nor can they fly, reverse time, lift buildings, reflect bullets or shoot lasers from deep blue eyes. Your store director has power but he cannot move mountains. However, they are responsible for the …

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If I had a nickel

Well you can get a nickel. You may get a bunch of nickels…maybe even a whole bunch of nickels. I am talking, of course, about the Commissary Rewards Card. It is similar to retail store loyalty cards, except, a little better. I might be biased but they don’t pay for …

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No, you make me a sandwich.

I can certainly make you a sandwich. The commissary system is a well-rounded and well-oiled machine. Part of that machine is the deli/bakery where you can get made-to-order cakes, sandwiches, cheeses, specific-cut meats and hopefully, a waiting smile. Moreover, not all commissary stores have a deli or a bakery. Overseas, …

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