b. The four-digit serial number is simply recorded on each supply transaction in
ascending order starting with 0001. Serial numbers revert back to 0001 beginning with
each new day.
c. The entire eight-digit document number is used to individually identify each
supply transaction initiated so that it may be traceable and leave an "audit trail" for that
particular transaction. It should be pointed out that document numbers apply not only to
requests but also to any other type of transaction such as turn-ins or lateral transfers.
This is a code used only on requests or requisitions to tell the source of supply
how urgently the item is required. Priorities range from 01 to 15 with 01 being the
"highest" or most urgent. The priority is determined by using the following table:
URGENCY OF NEED
a. Force activity designators are Roman numerals that are assigned to units at
the DOD level in accordance with their assigned missions.
General War/Special Project.
FAD II -
Rediness for Combat. (D to D+30)
FAD III -
Rediness to Deploy for Combat. (and Peacetime Combat
Service Support) (D+31 to D+90)
Planned for Deployment (Ready Reserves)
b. Urgency of need is a decision made by the using unit when it orders an item.
The Urgency of Need Designator (UNO) determines how essential the requested
materiel is to the accomplishment of the assigned military mission. The three urgency
of need designators are:
A = Mission Essential.
B = Mission Impaired.
C = Routine.