4. FAD IV. May be assigned by any command
authorized to assign FAD II or III and is
a. U.S. forces being maintained in a state of
combat readiness for deployment to
b. DOD component programs and projects that
are of comparable importance with item a.
c. Specified combat-ready and direct combat
support forces of foreign countries with
comparable importance to U.S. forces
specified in item a.
d. CONUS industrial and intermediate/repair
maintenance activities providing direct
logistic support for forces being maintained
in a state of readiness for deployment to
5. FAD V. May be assigned by any command
authorized to assign FAD II, III, or IV, and is
a. All other U.S. forces or activities
b. Approved programs of DOD components
not otherwise designated
6. Authorized use of a higher FAD.
a. To facilitate optimum material readiness,
OPNAVINST 4616.1 series authorizes the
assumption of the authorized higher FAD a
maximum of 90 days prior to scheduled
deployment outside CONUS of other
authorized elevation from a lower to higher
b. Activities performing work on ships during
restricted availabilities are authorized to use
the FAD of the ship being worked on when
ordering material for that work.
Controlled equipage requires greater management
control because the items are expensive, vulnerable to
theft, and/or essential to the ships mission. Controlled
equipage is listed in appendix 11 of NAVSUP
Publication 485(P-485). The department head must sign
for custody of all items marked by an asterisk in the list
of equipage items.
The COSAL SNSL-OSI contains allowances of
controlled equipage used by the engineering
department. These sources provide the allowance
authority, nomenclature, NSN, and allowed quantity for
EQUIPAGE STOCK CARD AND CUSTODY
The Equipage Stock Card and Custody Record,
NAVSUP 306, serves a dual purpose as a custody
record and as an inventory control document. Its use is
mandatory for all controlled equipage.
Figure 5-12 shows an example of a properly
prepared NAVSUP 306 with representative entries. The
form is prepared in duplicate. The supply officer keeps
the original, and the custodial department keeps the
copy. Supply is responsible for preparing the form, but
the following guidelines may help you understand its
purpose and use.
Items requiring custody signature are identified
on the NAVSUP 306.
The responsible department is identified on each
When two or more departments are responsible
for individual pieces of equipment listed on one
line of the allowance list, each department gets a
card showing the numerical allowance for which
the department is responsible.
The cards are numbered consecutively for each
Each card shows the numerical allowance for
each item as shown by the allowance list. When
responsibility is divided, the total of all cards
must equal the total allowance.
The card shows the NSN and unit of issue, and
the unit price if it is available.
The card must show the allowance authority.
The card must contain a complete description of
the item, including serial numbers if the item is
Keep the department copy of the NAVSUP 306
current by posting all equipment receipts and
expenditures as they occur. Each time supply personnel
post additional transactions to the original NAVSUP
306, the department head will attest to the new balance
by signing for items that require a signature.
The custody records within the department are
optional, but the copy of the NAVSUP 306 provides a