Accession Number:

AD1100873

Title:

Property Disposal: Controls Needed to Preclude DoD Release of Unsafe Surplus M151 Jeeps

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-02

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

The M151 Jeep is considered by the Army to be one of the most dangerous vehicles in its inventory because of the jeeps tendency to turn over easily when driven on paved roads. For that reason, the Department of Defense DOD has been trying since 1971 to keep civilians from owning Ml51 jeeps. Certain parts of excess M151 jeeps may be sold to civilians, whereas others must be mutilated and disposed of so that the jeeps cannot be reassembled. As a result of congressional concern about improper sales and disposals of M151 jeeps and other property, Senator Grassley asked GAO to determine whether the Defense Logistics Agency complied with DODS procedures to safeguard M151 jeeps sent to disposal offices and DODS policy on the mutilation of M151 jeeps.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE