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ST Volume 1-008 Supply and equipment management
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According to military guidance, who is responsible for management of public property, and allocation, control, care, use, and safeguarding of public property under control of the Air Force?
What is the commander's responsibility regarding materiel accountability?
Ensuring only qualified personnel are selected and assigned as property custodians; that adequate space is provided for proper storage of medical supplies and equipment; the prescribed records are maintained; and that supply discipline is understood and followed.
Who provides the recommendation to the hospital commander for appointing the clinic or unit property custodian?
Based on the recommendation of the clinic/unit leadership.
How will the appointment of the property custodian be made? Describe the process.
By a written delegation-of-authority letter. Two copies will be made, containing sample signatures of the authorized representative (appointed property custodian). One copy will go to the MEMO and the other
copy will be kept in the new property custodian's folder.
What actions are property custodians authorized to perform with the medical materiel in their
Request and receive.
When the property custodian finds equipment or supplies missing, or damage to equipment, who should he or she notify?
Their supervisor, then the MEMO folks.
What is MEMO?
The Medical Equipment Management Office (MEMO)
What must occur if the property custodian will be absent from the account for 46 days or more?
The account must be transferred to someone else.
What are the supervisory responsibilities regarding medical materiel?
Training of personnel on proper use of equipment and ensuring supply discipline is exercised by those under their supervision.
What percentage of medical equipment malfunctions can be attributed to operator error?
Over 70 percent.
List five tenets of supply discipline.
(1) Safeguard and preserve public property.
(2) Use equipment and supplies for their intended purpose.
(3) Avoid ordering excess materiel. If excess is discovered, turn it in.
(4) Adhere to procedures contained in established regulations and directives governing requisition, storage, issue, and turn-in of property.
(5) Ensure requests for supplies and equipment are valid and in minimum quantities necessary to perform the assigned mission, and these assets are protected, conserved, and maintained in the best possible condition to meet Air Force commitments.
Are the tenets of supply discipline primarily the responsibility of the property custodian? Explain your response.
No. The tenets apply to all personnel even if they aren't property custodians
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