DOD SHELF-LIFE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
DOD MANUAL 4140.27, VOLUME 1
Purpose: This manual is composed of two volumes, each containing its own purpose. In accordance with the authority in DoD Directive 5134.12 and the July 13, 2018 Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum, policy in DoD Instruction (DoDI) 4140.01, and procedures in Volume 5 of DoD Manual (DoDM) 4140.01: • This manual implements policy, assigns responsibilities and provides procedures for the shelf-life program to identify and manage items having deteriorative characteristics and to mitigate the risk of shelf-life expiration. • This volume prescribes procedures for program administration, training, and shelf-life material management.