Prevention and Mitigation of Corrosion on DoD Military Equipment and Infrastructure
|Publication Date:||25 January 2008|
This Instruction establishes policy, assigns responsibilities, and prescribes procedures under References (a) and (b) to:
Provide guidance by assigning responsibilities for the establishment and management of programs to prevent or mitigate corrosion of DoD military equipment and infrastructure.
Assign responsibilities for the DoD Corrosion Executive and the Secretaries of the Military Departments.
Designate a DoD Corrosion Executive responsible, in accordance with Reference (c), to:
Develop and recommend corrosion prevention and mitigating policy and guidance.
Review corrosion programs and corrosion-related research, development, test, and evaluation (RDT&E) funding levels of each Military Department and Defense Agency under the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L)).
Monitor and coordinate DoD efforts to prevent or mitigate corrosion during the acquisition and sustainment cycles of military equipment and infrastructure.
Monitor acquisition practices to ensure use of corrosion prevention technologies.
Develop a long-term strategy to reduce corrosion and the effects of corrosion on military equipment and infrastructure according to the DoD Corrosion Prevention and Mitigation Strategic Plan (Reference (d)).
This Instruction applies to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities in the Department of Defense (hereafter collectively referred to as "DoD Components").