Figure 5-12.-NAVSUP form 306.
ready-made system where the division officer or petty
officer who has physical control of the item can sign the
card. When those persons issue controlled equipage to
others temporarily; they should ask for
INVENTORY OF CONTROLLED
All items of controlled equipage must be
inventoried annually during March. However, if the
annual inventory, or an inventory for any of the reasons
shown in the following list, is held in the 6 months period
preceding March, it will satisfy the annual inventory
The ship is commissioned, inactivated, or
A department head is relieved and signs for
At a change of command, the relieving officer
may ask for an inventory.
Department heads are responsible for the annual
inventory of those items for which they have custody,
and they must complete the inventory within 30 days
after they start it. The duplicates of NAVSUP 306
provide a basis for the inventory. The inventorying
officer should take the following steps:
See each item and inspect it for serviceability.
Check item serial numbers against the serial
numbers recorded on the custody cards.
As each item is inventoried, enter the date,
quantity, and signature on the reverse of the
During or immediately after the inventory is
complete, transcribe the inventory record to the
original NAVSUP 306 held by the supply officer.
Prepare survey requests for any missing or
unserviceable equipage items. The survey
requests are very important because the supply
officer uses them to prepare a list of controlled
equipage deficiencies and submits it to the type
commander. This deficiency list is used to fund
the replacement of
unserviceable or missing