FM CNO WASHINGTON DC//N09//
INFO CNO WASHINGTON DC//N09//
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N09/MAY//
SUBJ/COMMAND COINS RESTRICTION//
RMKS/1. In the current fiscal environment, we have significantly reduced our rate of expenditure of appropriated funds to preserve mission essential operations. The following guidance is provided to ensure Commanders are diligent with our limited resources as we work through these budgetary challenges.
2. The authority to use appropriated funds to purchase command coins or other items for presentation such as plaques, ball caps, etc. is suspended until further notice. Previously purchased items may be distributed in accordance with existing policy.
3. This restriction does not apply to items purchased with personal funds or to the purchase of items with the use of official representation funds following appropriate review and approval.
4. I appreciate your continued support and will provide updated guidance as the situation warrants.
5. Vice Chief sends.//