Once the inventory is complete, the SCMO will safeguard the property until it is transferred with receipt to the closest MACP in Iraq or Afghanistan, most of which are operated at logistics bases.
While earlier guidance indicated that the SCMO must "ensure that the secured PE and OCIE is ...
This property was never inventoried by the SCMO because it traveled with the Soldier to the MTF.
The PE of evacuated Soldiers are safer in the hands of the SCMO and others who are dedicated to ensuring their return to the Soldier.
If the commander reasonably believes the injuries are of such severity that the Soldier will not return to the unit, the commander should immediately place the PE into the JPED system by appointing and a SCMO. The faster the property is placed into the JPED system, the faster it will be returned to the Soldier.
(5) Message, 112300z Oct 07, Headquarters, Dep't of Army, TAG, subject: Revised Policies for Certifying and Reporting Theater Summary Court Martial Officers (SCMO) in the CENTCOM AOR (ALARACT 224/2007), para.
2000) (providing further information about the SCMO's duties).
3.e.2 ("The SCMO will perform an inventory within 12 hours using Two-person control of all safeguarded equipment.").
(13) Message, 191734z Oct 07, Headquarters, Dep't of Army, HRC-HQDA, TAG, subject: Summary Court Martial Officer (SCMO) Checklist for Current CENTCOM Theater Use Only (ALARACT 235/2007), para.
1 ("ALARACT 153/2006 091926z Aug 2006, SCMO checklist, is rescinded."); see also id.
(22) ALARACT 235/2007, supra note 13, SCMO Checklist ("Personally escort the PE to the MACP within 72 hours from the date of the incident....