Combat Feeding Research & Engineering Program:
Combat Feeding Research and Engineering
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.
- 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.