AFMC News Proposal to gut commissaries dead for now
By Amy Bushatz, Dec. 12, 2011

A congressional proposal to combine the commissary and exchange systems under one, self-supporting retail store is likely dead for now, but could easily pop-up again next year, said a lobbyist who was been working against the issue.

“This very well could become part of the budget debate … next year,” said Tom Gordy, president of the Armed Forces Marketing Council, which represents over 300 manufacturers who supply the commissary and exchange systems. “It’s one of those things that, as long as it’s out there, it very well could find itself attached to any piece of legislation.”