FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Inspector General Robert P. Storch announced today that the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General (DoD OIG) released the “Management Advisory: DoD’s Transportation of Ammunition in Support of Ukraine.” This management advisory addresses the timely transportation of ammunition from European ports to its final destination.
This ammunition is part of the Department of Defense’s support to the Government of Ukraine, under Presidential Drawdown Authority.
The DoD OIG recommends that United States European Command (USEUCOM) complete a review of logistics support business rules to identify and implement changes necessary to ensure the efficient transfer of ammunition to Ukraine.
Additionally, the DoD OIG recommends that USEUCOM conduct a review to examine and consider implementing other means of rapidly delivering ammunition to Ukraine.
IG Storch stated, “This management advisory was issued as part of the DoD OIG’s effort to be agile in reporting on its oversight of the ongoing security assistance to Ukraine and to highlight an issue that the DoD OIG believes warrants prompt attention from the DoD.”
This advisory was part of a larger oversight project, the “Evaluation of the U.S. European Command’s Planning and Execution of Ground Transportation of Equipment to Support Ukraine from Port to Transfer Locations.” The DoD OIG plans to publish the announced evaluation in the coming months.