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dc.contributor.advisorMenichini, Amilcar
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Christopher G.
dc.date16-Jun
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-02T19:34:09Z
dc.date.available2016-08-02T19:34:09Z
dc.date.issued2016-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/49386
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) provides groceries at cost (cost consists of the purchase price, a 1 percent markup on select grocery items to cover the cost of inventory loss during normal operations, and the cost of transportation to the store, not including overseas transportation) plus a 5 percent surcharge to military families worldwide. DeCA relies on appropriated funding to operate, and significant budget cuts by the Department of Defense threaten the current operation model. This thesis will evaluate whether direct cash compensation to service members would reduce costs to the DOD while still providing the current benefit that DeCA provides them. This thesis will also provide an estimate of the monetary value of the commissary benefit to service members and the monetary value of the commissary benefit in remote locations. The research will incorporate data extracted from financial statements from DeCA and from military demographic data. This thesis finds that it would be less expensive over time to continue operating the commissary system as is, rather than offer direct cash compensation to military service members for at least the next twenty years.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/acostnalysisofdi1094549386
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleA cost analysis of direct cash compensation in lieu of operating military commissary storesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderCunha, Jesse
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)en_US
dc.subject.authorcommissariesen_US
dc.subject.authorcommissaryen_US
dc.subject.authorshopping benefiten_US
dc.subject.authormilitary benefiten_US
dc.subject.authormilitary storesen_US
dc.subject.authorDeCAen_US
dc.subject.authorbudget cutsen_US
dc.subject.authorsavingsen_US
dc.subject.authorcost cuten_US
dc.subject.authoreligible patronen_US
dc.subject.authorgroceriesen_US
dc.subject.authorfooden_US
dc.subject.authorremote military basesen_US
dc.subject.authorvalue of benefiten_US
dc.subject.authorvalue of commissaryen_US
dc.subject.authorcash compensationen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Commander, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Business Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineBusiness Administrationen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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