NEWS | Aug. 28, 2019

DEMIL: Decoding Demilitarization

Demilitarization (DEMIL) codes are assigned to all DoD personal property for control and disposal. They indicate the required level of physical destruction or provide special handling instructions for United States Munitions List (USML) and Commerce Control List (CCL) items being turned in to Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Disposition Services.

The codes also identify additional guidelines for some property and cover items that don’t require DEMIL.

Here are the codes and what they mean:
Code DEMIL Requirements
G USML or CCL military ammunitions and explosives (AE). DEMIL is required for classified and unclassified items.
P USML classified items. DEMIL is required.
F USML or CCL military items. DEMIL is required, but item managers, equipment specialists or product specialists must provide special DEMIL instructions.
D USML or CCL military items. DEMIL is required. Destroy the item and its components to prevent the item from being restored to a usable condition.
C USML or CCL military items. Remove or demilitarize installed key point items as DEMIL code D.
E The DoD DEMIL Program Office reserves exclusive rights to this code and issues the DEMIL instructions for items using it.
B USML Items. Mutilation (MUT) to the point of scrap is required worldwide.
Q CCL items (CCLI). MUT to the point of scrap required outside the US.  Inside the US, MUT is required if the DEMIL integrity code (IC) is 3. MUT isn’t required when the DEMIL IC is 6.
A Items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in parts 730-774 of Title 15 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) (CCLI or EAR99) and determined by the DoD to present a low risk when released from DoD control.

DLA Disposition Services doesn’t accept items with DEMIL codes G or P in their original configuration.
Turn in DEMIL G coded items with a material documented as safe (MDAS) certificate.

Turn in DEMIL P coded items with a declassification certification. 

You can find more tips on disposal turn-in by downloading DLA Disposition Service’s Turn-in Smartbook: