AR 56-4 Revised

AR 56-4 Revised

A major revision to AR 56-4, Distribution of Materiel and Distribution Platform Management, went into effect in October 2014. Updates include:

  • aligning metrics and related goals with joint standards in DOD’s Global Distribution website at:


  • policy that containers must be registered in the Army Container Asset Management System, including storage containers that are accounted for on theater-provided equipment property books.
  • container management in the theater of operation.


  • policy for using 20-ft containers in the theater of operation and government-owned containers in the early phases of an operation.

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