Battalion commanders must approve BAS
Effective immediately, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service will require battalion commanders to approve Soldiers’ requests for Basic Allowance for Subsistence, or BAS. The requirement for battalion commander approval was contained in a February policy memo signed by the vice chief of staff of the Army, Gen. John F. Campbell. Previously, company commanders had approval authority for BAS. For more information, contact the Defense Military Pay Office at Darling Hall at 791-7222.