the requisition and is derived according to NAV-
SUP P-485. UNDs and their associated definitions
are as follows:
(1) Requirement is immediate.
(2) Without material, the activ-
ity is unable to perform one
or more of its primary
(3) The condition noted in (2)
above has been reported by
established, not operation-
ally ready supply/casualty
(1) Requirement is immediate
or it is known that such re-
quirement will occur in the
(2) The activitys ability to per-
form one or more of its
primary missions will be im-
paired until the material is
(3) This comprises immediate
stock replenishment re-
quirements of customer
mission-related material at
overseas forward area sup-
ply activities, including
mobile logistics support
force (MLFS) ships. It oc-
curs when the on-hand
quantity is below the safety
level and is expected to reach
a zero balance before receiv-
ing stock due in.
(1) Requirement is routine.
For additional detailed guidance concerning
Force/Activity Designators and Urgency of Need
Designators, see OPNAVINST 4614.1 series.
PREPARATION OF A MILSTRIP
MILSTRIP relies upon coded data for pro-
cessing requisitions by means of automatic data
processing equipment. Whether a DD Form 1348,
DD Form 1348m, or NAVSUP Form 1250-1 is
the prescribed requisitioning document, take ex-
treme care in selecting and entering the coded data
elements. These codes apply to all levels of supply
and are too extensive for all to be included in this
chapter. The codes are published in the appen-
dices of NAVSUP P-485. The following general
rules apply when you are preparing a DD Form
1348 or NAVSUP Form 1250-1:
. Enter data by ball-point pen or typewriter.
Do not use pencil; pencil marks can cause
errors when the requisition is processed
through mark sensing equipment.
. It is recommended, but not mandatory,
that data be entered between the tic
marks on the form. However, it is man-
datory that entries be included within the
data fields to which they pertain.
l To eliminate confusion between a numeric
zero and an alphabetic O, use the com-
munications zero (0) on MILSTRIP req-
uisitions when zeros are applicable.
Specific details for completing DD Form 1348
and NAVSUP Form 1250-1 can be found in
MATERIAL RECEIPT, CUSTODY,
For every procurement action taken, there is
a following receipt action. When a requisition is
prepared, only the first of several steps has been
taken. The supplies must be received, identified,
checked, and distributed to the appropriate
storeroom or department.
As in every operation, responsibility for ac-
tions to be taken must be assigned to key person-
nel. In the receipt of Government-owned
materials, responsibility for receipts takes on an
added importance because of the many types of
material receipts and the required accountability.
There are several types of receipt papers,
depending upon the manner the material was re-
quested, the issuing activity, and the modes of
transportation used in delivery. The most com-
monly encountered is DOD Single Line Item