Local Purchase Policy
Paragraph 10-1, AR 840-10, states that all flags, guidons and accessories in this requlation will be furnished by the US Army Soldier Systems Command (now the Clothing and Heraldry Office, Philadelphia). In 1996, The Institute of Heraldry requested that a statement be added to AR 710-2 as follows: If the Army Support Office (now Clothing and Heraldry) cannot provide the flag by the required delivery date, the Installation Commander may authorize local purchase. The Clothing and Heraldry PSID in Philadelphia or The Institute of Heraldry is NOT the approval authority for authorization of local purchase. If the Installation Commander determines that the flag may be procured locally, the installation establishes the procedures on type of purchase (e.g., credit card or contract). When AR 840-10 is revised, the above statement will be added to paragraph 10-1.