Recoverability Code . Recoverability codes are assigned to items to indicate the disposition
action on unserviceable items. The recoverability code is entered in the fifth position of the SMR Code as follows:
Nonreparable item. When unserviceable, condemn and dispose of the item at the level of
maintenance shown in third position of SMR Code.
When not economically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at
organizational or aviation unit level
Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the direct
support or aviation intermediate level.
Reparable item. When uneconomically reparable, condemn and dispose of the item at the general
Reparable item. When beyond lower level repair capability, return to depot.
disposal of item not authorized below depot level.
Reparable Item. Condemnation and disposal not authorized below specialized repair activity (SRA).
Item requires special handling or condemnation procedures because of specific reasons (e.g.,
precious metal content, high dollar value, critical material, or hazardous material). Refer to
appropriate manuals/directives for specific instructions.
CAGEC (Column (3)). The Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGEC) is a 5-digit numeric code
which is used to identify the manufacturer, distributor, or Government agency, etc., that supplies the item.
PART NUMBER (Column (4)). Indicates the primary number used by the manufacturer, (individual,
company, firm, corporation, or Government activity), which controls the design and characteristics of the item by means of
its engineering drawings, specifications standards, and inspection requirements to identify an item or range of items.
When you use an NSN to requisition an item, the item you receive may have a
different part number from the part ordered.
DESCRIPTION AND USABLE ON CODE (UOC) (Column (5).
This column includes the following
The Federal item name and, when required, a minimum description to identify the item.
The physical security classification of the item is indicated by the parenthetical entry, e.g., Phy Sec C1 -
Confidential, Phy Sec C1 (S) - Secret, Phy Sec C1 (T) - Top Secret.
Items that are included in kits and sets are listed below the name of the kit or set.
Spare/repair parts that make up an assembled item are listed immediately following the assembled item