DRMO: Helping people stay on the right path

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Marcus McDonald
  • 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs
Where's the starting line? Where's the finishing line? How long's the path in between?

From start to finish, the professionals at the Defense Reutilization and Management Office help their customers stay on the right path.

"We work for the Defense Reutilization and Management Service," said Bobby Wyatt, Malmstrom DRMO's property disposal specialist/site lead. "We help them in distributing, storing, managing material no longer needed by the Department of the Defense, and disposing of excess property."

Mr. Wyatt said that excess property is the main focus of the Malmstrom office.

"We serve all military units and affiliates that have excess government property to turn in," he said.

Before making an appointment to turn in items to DRMO, which is mandatory, check out the DRMS Web site at www.drms.dla.mil.

"Once there, customers can find electronic turn-in documents," he said. "Training is also available on the site."

Not completely filling out the necessary paperwork is the most common mistake.

"Some people do not completely fill out the turn-in documentation required, a DD Form 1348-1a," Mr. Wyatt said.

Once items are turned in to the local DRMO office, they are then reused, transferred, donated, sold or recycled.

All usable property goes through a series of screening processes, Mr. Wyatt explained. "DoD and special programs have first priority, then other federal agencies followed by state and local agencies, and then to sales."

Those sales are open to the public. For more details, visit www.govliquidation.com.

Local training on how to turn in items is also available.

"We can also visit your organization to help with any problems or questions you may have," he said.

John Reed, DRMO's disposal service representative, offers that training and said he loves his job.

"We do our best to serve our customers - the war fighter," he said.

So regardless of whether you're on the receiving or giving side, know there's a local DRMO able to help you stay on the right path.

To set up a training appointment or for more information, call DRMO at 731-6594.