The Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP) is a commander's program. This handbook addresses the CSDP every unit must establish and enforce. Leaders must enforce and implement effective programs to ensure resources are being used without fraud, waste, and abuse. This handbook is designed to provide the necessary tools for commanders to successfully address the relationship of good logistical processes and operations achievements which are reached by stressing good supply discipline.
•Understanding why CSDP is important.
•Implementing CSDP in the unit-step-by-step.
•Understanding the types of property and establishing accountability for all property.
•Documenting the circumstances concerning the loss, damage, or destruction of government property through the financial liability investigations of property loss.
•Understanding maintenance and supply readiness and how it determines the unit's ability to perform the assigned mission.
The Army has been conducting wartime operations for the last eight years. All resources, whether property, people, or time have become increasingly limited. It is imperative that commanders establish and maintain a CSDP requiring units to be good stewards of the resources provided to them. Executing an effective CSDP will help commanders comply with the Department of the Army's goal to keep safe and preserve Army equipment and resources.