(3) Recoverability Code. Recoverability codes are assigned to items to indicate the disposition action
on unserviceable items . The recoverability code is entered in the fifth position of the SMR Code as follows:
Z - Nonreparable item . When unserviceable, condemn and dispose of the item at the level of maintenance
shown in 3rd position of SMR Code.
O - Reparable item . When not economically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at unit or AVUM
F - Reparable item . When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the direct
support or AVIM level.
H - Reparable item . When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the general
D - Reparable item . When beyond lower level repair capability, return to depot . Condemnation and
disposal of item not authorized below depot level .
L - Reparable item . Condemnation and disposal not authorized below specialized repair activity (SRA).
A - Item requires special handling or condemnation procedures because of specific reasons (e.g., precious
metal content, high dollar value, critical material, or hazardous material) . Refer to appropriate
manuals/directives for specific instructions.
c. CAGEC (Column (3)) The Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGEC) is a 5-digit numeric
code which is used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency/activity that supplies the
d. PART NUMBER (Column (4)) Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer, (individual,
company, firm, corporation, or Government activity), which controls the design and characteristics of the item
by means of its engineering drawings, specifications, standards, and inspection requirements to identify an item
or range of items.
When you use an NSN to requisition an item, the item you receive may have a
different part number from the number listed.
e. DESCRIPTION AND USABLE ON CODE (UOC) (Column (5). This column includes the following
(1) The Federal item name and, when required, a minimum description to identify the item.
(2) The physical security classification of the item is indicated by the parenthetical entry, e.g., Phy Sec
C1 (C)-Confidential, Phy Sec C1 (S)-Secret, Phy Sec C1 (T)-Top-Secret.
(3) Items that are included in kits and sets are listed below the name of the kit or set.