EP007: Six Pieces of Advice for Building an Effective Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP)

This week’s topic you can’t afford to miss! We talk to CPT Michael Eisenlohr and returning guest CPT Kyle Stilwell, who together have over 3 years’ experience managing over $150 million worth of equipment, about the importance of establishing an effective Command Supply Discipline Program in your unit. Any veteran commander will agree that regardless of how perfectly planned and executed a training event can be, it will quickly become over shadowed by a lost piece of equipment. The discipline that facilitates proper supply accountability starts during change of command inventories and is continued through deliberate practice. CPT Eisenlohr and CPT Stilwell share experience-tested insights to establish a CSDP program that can help you as a leader avoid a dreaded financial liability investigation.

Tips for building an effective Command Supply Discipline Program:

  1. Do your homework.
  2. Set the standard for your unit and establish a culture of property stewardship during change of command inventories.
  3. Develop a battle rhythm for routine CSDP events and put them on your training calendar.
  4. Get comfortable with essential property jargon, information, and responsibilities.
  5. Figure out what property TTPs work for you, and stick with them.
  6. Know the pitfalls that trip up commanders and how to avoid them by making CSDP a priority in your unit.

References Mentioned:
AR 735-5 – Property Accountability Policies
Logistics Information Warehouse – CAC enabled
ETMs Online – CAC enabled

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Host: CPT David Weart Co-Host: CPT David Lora
Guest: CPT Kyle Stilwell, CPT Michael Eisenlohr
Editor: CPT Micah Klein, CPT Guillermo Guandique