Well what I read between the lines, is the same what fits his end conclusion.
"it is also possible what they are really after is a better way to feed Snickers bars (YouTube) to their servicemen."
A cheap payment system, that they can fully automate? Lower cost / overhead, more security... who in the army doesn't love that
They could even create their own private Armycoin and run it over milnet. (if they keep the system private, which is to be expected. They can regulate it and just peg it one on one with the US Dollar, talk about ease of use