Campaign on Property Accountability

Thursday August 12, 2010

What is it?

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr., has directed an enduring property accountability campaign with the mission to ensure a culture of good supply discipline and property accountability across the Army at every level.

What is the Army doing?

For an Army operating on a rotational model-ARFORGEN, it is imperative we account for all of our property, including the recovery and reintegration of excess, and ensure it is properly recorded in the supply system to ultimately enhance Army readiness. Charged by the Chief to the Army G-4, the key tasks of this campaign are:
- Reinforce existing policies and directives with subordinates
- Re-establish commanders' organization inspection programs
- Mentor leaders at every level on good supply discipline and property accountability
- Redistribute or turn-in excess materiel
- Establish mechanisms to monitor compliance with good supply procedures

The desired end state is all Army property accounted for; excess property turned in and redistributed to improve readiness, and programs in place to inspect and monitor compliance.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

Property accountability is every commander's responsibility. As the Army focuses on executing the Iraq drawdown and build-up in Afghanistan, as well as continued deployments worldwide, it is imperative that we maintain good accountability of all Army property. We must know what we have and where it is - without exception.

The Campaign on Property Accountability will elevate the visibility of supply discipline to ensure it is getting the attention it deserves and help us meet the goal of 100 percent accountability.

Why is this important to the Army?

The Army has been at war for the past nine years, while simultaneously undergoing the largest organizational change since World War II, and an equipment modernization effort that has led to over $200 billion in new equipment fielding. The amount of Army property and supplies being received laterally transferred and turned in has been and remains unprecedented.

Accurate and precise property accountability directly impacts overall Army readiness, our ability to meet and sustain our global commitments, and our efforts to rebalance the Army. This is commanders' business. We need everyone's support to succeed.

Resources :

Campaign on Property Accountability Execution Order and Annex A: Strategic Communication Plan on AKO

STAND-TO! edition, Jan. 6, 2010:Army Property Accountability

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