DeCA celebrates 25 years of delivering commissary benefit


Twenty-five years ago on Oct. 1, the Defense Commissary Agency took control of armed forces commissaries, worldwide. A quarter of a century later, DeCA employees are proud of the agency’s accomplishments. Much of what was done in 1991 has been improved, as DeCA adopted new and emerging methods and technologies. Today’s commissaries have conveniences like self-checkouts, sushi bars, hot foods, deli-bakeries, credit and debit card acceptance, gift certificates and much more.

“The history of DeCA has been one of adjusting to change,” said Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. “This agency has excelled in turning challenges into opportunities to improve the commissary benefit for our patrons.” To watch a video on DeCA’s YouTube page related to the agency’s 25th anniversary, go to