Over the last 20 years we’ve been in a weird place in terms of our military budget. With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, they were able to convince the American people that we needed to be spending half a trillion dollars annually on the Department of Defense, but then the wars died down (a lot) and now we’re still spending record amounts of money on the military.
All well and good if the money is going to troop welfare and making their lives a little less shitty… Except it never does. Chow halls across the Corps are notorious for their subpar prison meals, which Marines actually pay for out of their monthly BAS allotment (and can be requested back if they don’t wish to partake in such dining delicacies, but then you have to pay for the chow hall with cash, which is super awkward).
While we may never know where all that money is going, we can rest assured that it’s certainly not going to the food.