Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA)

The Defense Commissary Agency is an DOD appropriated organization that operates a worldwide chain of commissaries providing groceries to military personnel, retirees and their families in a safe and secure shopping environment. Commissaries provide a valuable military benefit, saving authorized patrons at least 25%, which equates to thousands of dollars annually on their purchases compared to similar products at commercial retailers. The discounted prices include a 5% surcharge (congressionally mandated), which covers the costs of building new commissaries and modernizing existing ones. A core military family support element, and a valued part of military pay and benefits, commissaries contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country. Authorized shoppers are required to possess and show a Uniformed Services' Identification Card (ID).