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Z-Gram #35; dated 25 September 1970

BOQ/BEQ Conveniences

R 251505Z SEP 70
FM CNO (Z-35)

TO: NAVOP

UNCLAS //N11101//
BOQ/BEQ CONVENIENCES

A. SECNAVINST 1700.11
B. OPNAVNOTE 1700 OF 10 SEP 1970

1. RECENT CONSTRUCTION OF NEW BOQ/BEQ’S AS WELL AS MODERNIZATION OF EXISTING FACILITIES HAS IMPROVED HABITABILITY FOR OUR BACHELOR PERSONNEL. HOWEVER, CONVENIENCES AND PRIVILEGES AFFORDED PERSONNEL RESIDING THEREIN ARE NOT COMMENSURATE WITH THOSE ENJOYED BY PERSONNEL RESIDING IN BASE QUARTERS OR PRIVATE RENTALS. A CONCERTED EFFORT AT ALL LEVELS ALONG WITH INGENUITY ON THE PART OF CO’S IS REQUIRED TO ALLEVIATE THIS SITUATION. ONE AREA OF SUCH DISPARITY IS IN THE POSSESSION AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN QUARTERS. THIS DISPARITY WAS PARTIALLY ALLEVIATED BY REFERENCE (B) WHICH CLARIFIED THE INTENT OF REFERENCE (A) WITH RESPECT TO PERMITTING POSSESSION AND USE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN ROOM TYPE BEQS.

2. AS A FURTHER STEP IN THIS AREA, AND SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH 9 OF REF A, BASE/STATION COMMANDERS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES AND OVERSEAS ARE ENCOURAGED TO INSTALL BEER VENDING MACHINES IN BOQ’S AND SENIOR BEQ’S FOR USE OF THE OCCUPANTS THEREOF. SUCH USE SHOULD BE SUBJECT TO REGULATIONS ISSUED BY BASE/STATION COMMANDERS. OUR SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, MR JOHN CHAFEE, HAS AUTHORIZED AN EXCEPTION TO PARAGRAPH 8 OF REF A TO PERMIT THE FOREGOING PRACTICE.

3. NAVY POLICY REGARDING THE USE OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BY MEMBERS OF THE NAVY IS TO ENCOURAGE ABSTINENCE, ENFORCE MODERATION AND PUNISH OVERINDULGENCE. I RECOGNIZE OUR JUNIOR OFFICERS AND SENIOR PETTY OFFICERS AS MATURE, RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE AND AM CONFIDENT THAT SUCH A CONVENIENCE WILL NOT BE ABUSED. E. R. ZUMWALT, JR., ADMIRAL, U.S. NAVY, CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS.
BT

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ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS:
BOQ: Bachelor Officer Quarters
BEQ: Bachelor Enlisted Quarters

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Published:Mon Sep 19 14:37:37 EDT 2016