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New DoD Materiel Disposition & Disposal Guidance

The Department of Defense has issued a newly updated DoD Manual 4160.21 Volume 1 Defense Materiel Disposition: Disposal Guidance and Procedures. In addition to reissuing DoD 4160.21-M, this updated…

New DoD Materiel Disposition & Disposal Guidance

Bill Kobren

The Department of Defense has issued a newly updated DoD Manual 4160.21 Volume 1 Defense Materiel Disposition: Disposal Guidance and Procedures. In addition to reissuing DoD 4160.21-M, this updated DoD manual also:

  • “Prescribes uniform procedures for the disposition of DoD personal property
  • Establishes the sequence of processes for disposition of personal property of the DoD Components.
  • Implements the statutory authority and regulations under which DoD personal property disposal takes place, as well as the scope and applicability for the program.
  • Defines the responsibilities of personnel and agencies involved in the Defense Materiel Disposition Program.
  • Provides procedures for disposal of excess property and scrap.
  • Provides procedures for property donations, loans, and exchanges.”

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