As AT&L is the manager of the DD 1149, I have the following question. Can the DD 1149 be used to issue parts, equipment and supplies between military units for the use of re-allocation of assets for deployment and the subsequent return of the assets upon the units retrograde? Additionally, is there a guiding doctrine that provides definitions for the DD 1149's use that contains the completion instructions?
Although the now cancelled DoD 4161.2-M identified purposes for which DD Form 1149 could be used and completion instructions, it was with respect to Government-furnished property in the possession of contractors. With regard to use, it led in part with the caveat “…unless otherwise approved by the PA, CO, or contract.” As you eluded to, DD Form 1149 was not and is still not to be used for processes under MILSTRIP as stated in C2.1.11 of DLM 4000.25-1. DD Form 1149 cannot be used for the turn-in of property to Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services either. Both require the use of DD Form 1348-1. Your concern appears to be about use of DD Form 1149 by the Government; specifically the Navy. We have not located any DoD guidance or instruction that prohibits DD Form 1149 from being used by the Government to issue parts, equipment and supplies between military units for the use of re-allocation of assets for deployment and the subsequent return of the assets upon the units retrograde.
However, life-cycle events (e.g., issues, transfers of accountability) have to be documented by the Accountable Property Officer in the Accountable Property Record System for property that DoD Instruction 5000.64 requires the establishment of an Accountable Property Record. You asked if there is guiding doctrine that provides definitions for use of DD Form 1149 that contains the completion instructions. Our research and inquiries have revealed no such document thus far. Revisiting the aforementioned caveat from cancelled DoD 4161.2-M, if you are in need of guidance that addresses the use and purpose of DD Form 1149 for contract performance, we suggest that your organization first reach out to the Government Property Administrator (if one is assigned) or the Contracting Officer for guidance.