Herding Cats I: Disposal of Real Property and Contractor Inventory in Contingency Operations


Herding Cats I: Disposal of DoD Real Property and Contractor Inventory in Contingency Operations, by Captain Lyndsey Olson, and Herding Cats II: Disposal of DoD Personal Property, by Major Kathryn Navin seek to provide JAs with the legal framework related to the disposal of all DoD property overseas. Captain Olson created, and Major Navin adopted, the metaphor of herding cats to describe the legal framework of property disposal. In effect, each disposal mechanism is like an unruly cat that JAs must fully understand, and simultaneously employ, in order to successfully execute the disposal of property mission in Iraq. To fully understand the disposal of property legal framework, JAs must read and understand both of the articles, since each focuses on different aspects of the disposal of property and their respective disposal mechanisms. Together, the two articles provide a full understanding of the law and policy related to disposal of property in one location, providing an invaluable tool for deployed JAs advising their units and commanders on disposal of property matters. The Department hopes that they assist deployed JAs to provide technically competent legal advice to units retrograding and disposing of property in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Major Jose A. Cora


Contract and Fiscal Law Department

The Judge Advocate General School, U.S. Army

Charlottesville, Virginia

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