Department of the Army Regulation 710-1

Inventory Management

Centralized Inventory Management of the Army Supply System

20 September 2007

Effective date: 20 October 2007


PIN: 003839000

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History: This publication is a rapid action revision. The portions affected by this rapid action revision are listed in the summary of change.

Summary: This regulation is a consolidation of several regulations that set policy and procedural guidance for management of secondary and major items, stockage categories, retention levels, financial management, operational and repair cycle float, Army war reserve, and the Automatic Return Item Program. Where applicable, it ensures compliance with policy as prescribed by the DOD Implementation Plan for Logistics Automatic Identification Technology (

Applicability: This regulation applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve, unless otherwise stated. During mobilization, chapters and policies contained in this regulation may be modified by the proponent.

Proponent and Exception Authority: The proponent of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4. The proponent has the authority to approve exceptions to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regulations. The proponent may delegate this approval authority, in writing, to a division chief within the proponent agency or its direct reporting unit or field operating agency, in the grade of colonel or the civilian equivalent. Activities may request a waiver to this regulation by providing justification that includes a full analysis of the expected benefits and must include formal review by the activity's senior legal officer. All waiver requests will be endorsed by the commander or senior leader of the requesting activity and forwarded through their higher headquarters to the policy proponent. Refer to AR 25-30 for specific guidance.

Army Management Control Process: This regulation contains management control provisions and identifies key management controls that must be evaluated (see appendix B ).

Supplementation: Supplementation of this regulation and establishment of command and local forms are prohibited without prior approval from the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (DALO-SMP), Washington, DC 20310-0546.

Suggested Improvements: Users are invited to send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Director, U.S. Army Logistics Innovation Agency, ATTN: LOIA-AP, 5870 21 st Street, Building 212, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060-5941.

Distribution: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for command level C for the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the U.S. Army Reserve.

This regulation supersedes AR 710-1, dated 6 September 2005.

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