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Block 14 baffler.



Dear Half-Mast,

On DA Form 3161, Request for Issue or Turn-in, I need help with Block 14 (Issue Qty in the Supply Action column). I have looked through DA PAM 710-2-1, Using Unit Supply System, and have found there is nothing about how to complete Block 14. When is this block used, who is authorized to sign here, and what regulation covers this block? Mr. R.G.

Dear Mr. R.G.,

I'm sure you aren't the first one to wonder about the mystery block. PS checked and noticed the illustration in DA PAM 710--2-1 even skips from Block 13 to Block 15, so we asked what's up.

Department of the Army G-4 responded that in the past Block 14 was used by the accountable officer and property book officer with warehouses in different locations. The accountable or property book officer would sign Block 13 showing approval of the issue, the warehouse staff would issue the equipment and sign Block 14, and the receiver would sign Block 15.

However, Block 14 does not establish accountability, only the authorization that relates to the quantity stated. This block may or may not be required, depending on the use of the form.

If the person issuing the property is the same one who authorizes the issue, then Block 14 is not required. In most cases, unless SOP dictates otherwise, Block 14 is left blank.

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Title Annotation:DA Form 3161 ...
Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2010
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