Department of Defense.
a. DOD Policy.
(1) Goal. DOD bulk fuel programs shall support the DOD peacetime and wartime missions and
permit successful deployment and employment of forces at minimum cost.
(2) DOD components will minimize the number of bulk petroleum products stocked and distributed,
plan to use fuels readily available worldwide, and minimize the military unique characteristics of DOD fuels.
(3) DOD components shall minimize inventories consistent with the peacetime and contingency
needs of U.S. military forces worldwide. Inventories will be characterized as POS or BPWRS.
(a) POS is the amount of fuel required to sustain peacetime operations in support of military
(b) BPWRS is limited to a stockage level for mobility requirements, strategic lift, strategic air
operations, civil defense requirements (when approved by the Under Secretary of Defense, Logistics) and
logistics operations in support of strategic operations such as load out of ships and aircraft in-flight refueling
b. Responsibilities of DOD.
(1) Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology include:
(a) Establish policies, grant policy waivers, approve changes in responsibilities for management
of bulk petroleum stocks and facilities, and provide procedural guidance to the DOD components and ensure their
(b) Act as the DOD claimant to the Department of Energy for required petroleum products.
(c) Review contingency BPWRS levels recommended by the Chairman, JCS and establish policy
(2) Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Logistics). Serves as the DOD central administrator for
energy management and Integrated Material Management oversight responsibility for petroleum products.
(3) Department of Defense Comptroller. Coordinates with the USD (A&T) to establish financial
policies and guidance for the management of bulk petroleum products.