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Report | June 10, 2024

Evaluation of the Accountability of Ukraine-Bound Equipment to Sea Ports of Embarkation in the Continental United States (Report No. DODIG‑2024‑093)


The objective of this evaluation is to determine whether DoD Components are effectively accounting for defense materials being provided to Ukraine from their points of origin to seaports of embarkation within the continental United States.

When exercising Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA), the President issues a presidential determination order directing the DoD to provide defense materials to Ukraine. Then, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) issues an execute order to the Military Services and Defense agencies to send the equipment and provides information and instructions. The Military Services may also issue additional orders and disposition instructions to specific units with instructions on what defense materials to provide and how to transport and account for defense materials being provided to Ukraine.

DoD Components transport equipment designated for Ukraine from the point of origin to the seaport of embarkation using the Defense Transportation System and follow the policies and procedures in the Defense Transportation Regulation.