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 - Non-repairable item. When unserviceable, condemn and dispose of the item at the category of maintenance shown in
third position of SMR Code.
O - Repairable item. When uneconomically repairable, condemn and dispose of the item at unit or aviation unit category.
F - Repairable item. When uneconomically repairable, condemn and dispose of the item at the intermediate direct support
or aviation intermediate category.
H - Repairable item. When uneconomically repairable, condemn and dispose of the item at the intermediate general
D - Repairable item. When beyond lower category repair capability, return to depot. Condemnation and disposal of item
not authorized below depot category.
L - Repairable item. Condemnation and disposal not authorized below specialized repair activity.
A - Item requires special handling or condemnation procedures because of specific reasons (i.e., precious metal content,
high dollar value, critical material, or hazardous material). Refer to appropriate manuals/directives for specific instructions.
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, etc., that supplies the item.
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 part ordered, but go ahead and use or furnish it as the replacement part.
Description and USABLE ON CODE, Column 5. This column includes the following information:
The Federal item name and, when required, a minimum description to identify the item.
The physical security classification of the item is indicated by the parenthetical entry (insert applicable
physical security classification abbreviation, e.g., Phy Sec C1 (C) - Confidential, Phy Sec C1 (S) - Secret, Phy Sec C1 (T) -
Items that are included in kits and sets are listed below the name of the kit or set.
Spare/repair parts that make up an assembled item are listed immediately following the assembled item