Review of Supply Activities of Engineer, Ordnance, and Quartermaster Divisions, United States Army, Europe, Fiscal Year 1954

B-114869: Published: Feb 18, 1955. Publicly Released: Feb 18, 1955.

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During fiscal year 1954 the European Branch of the General Accounting Office reviewed the supply activities of the Engineer, Ordnance, and Quartermaster Divisions of the United States Army, Europe. The supply activity headquarters of each of these divisions and selected depots in France and Germany were visited during this review.

Within the Engineer Division, GAO found excessive procurement of repairs and utilities supplies, lack of policy with respect to disposition of excess materials, an unrealistic basis for determining excess stocks, excess stocks not considered in supplying USAFE, and deficiencies in supply operations of the Toul Engineer Depot. Within the Ordnance Division, GAO found deterioration of equipment, failure to circularize lists of excess items, lack of action on unserviceable stock, and inadequate maintenance of stored vehicles. In the Quartermaster Division, GAO found inadequacy of control over petroleum products, excess stocks of air-type items, deterioration of babyfood stocks, and deficiencies in physical inventories and inventory records.

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