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New DoD Demilitarization Procedures Manual

Following on the heels of the recent issuance of DoD Manual 4160.21 Volume 1 Defense Materiel Disposition: Disposal Guidance and Procedures, DoD today issued a new DoD Manual 4160.28, Volume 2,…

New DoD Demilitarization Procedures Manual

Bill Kobren
Following on the heels of the recent issuance of DoD Manual 4160.21 Volume 1 Defense Materiel Disposition: Disposal Guidance and Procedures, DoD today issued a new DoD Manual 4160.28, Volume 2, Defense Demilitarization: Demilitarization Procedures. It reissues and cancels DoD Manual 4160.28, Volume 2 “Defense Demilitarization: Demilitarization Coding” (March 9, 2017) and also incorporates and cancels DoD Manual 4160.28, Volume 3 “Defense Demilitarization: Procedural Guidance” (June 7, 2011).

“This manual is composed of two volumes, each containing its own purpose. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5135.02:
  • This manual implements policy in DoD Instructions (DoDI) 4140.01 and 4160.28, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures for assessing demilitarization (DEMIL) requirements and performing physical DEMIL and mutilation of sensitive DoD and U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) personal property.
  • This volume provides procedural guidance for assigning DEMIL codes to control DoD and USCG personal property within the DoD and USCG, DEMIL of DoD personal property, mutilation of sensitive DoD and USCG personal property, and related disposition prior to release from DoD control, including certification and verification.”

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