Military Standard Requisition and Issue Procedures (MILSTRIP) for FMS

Military Standard Requisition and Issue Procedures (MILSTRIP) for FMS

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This learning guide does not provide documentation of training, therefore it should not be used for continuous learning hours (CLH). An account is not required.

Target Audience

This learning guide is designed for FMS customers, SCO personnel, FMS case managers, program managers, transporters, contract administrators, logistics managers, and other personnel involved in the ordering, distribution, and/or movement of materiel to international partners through the DoD supply system.


This learning guide explains how to both create and interpret the various types of MILSTRIP documents used in support of the Foreign Military Sales system. The six sections of the Learning Guide are listed below:

  1. Overview of the MILSTRIP Document
  2. Supply Requisitions
  3. Supply Status Documents
  4. Modifiers, Follow-ups, and Cancellations
  5. Shipping Documents
  6. Course Exercise

This learning guide is for reference or professional development only. No certificate is awarded for completion.


The MILSTRIP learning guide takes between one and three hours to complete, depending on the student's prior experience with MILSTRIP and interest in detail.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does DoD have any formal training on MILSTRIP for the FMS system?

MILSTRIP procedures for FMS are different than those for DoD. DSCU provides MILSTRIP training that is specific to FMS materiel transfers. Most DoD schools do not provide this training. Practical training on MILSTRIP is available through two DSCU courses:
SCM-CS (Logistics Support) Course, open to US Government, US defense industry, and international purchaser personnel.
SCM-IL (International Purchaser Logistics) Course, which is open only to international purchasers.

What if I have a MILSTRIP question?

You can use the "Ask an Instructor" feature on the DSCU website. If you have a question on a specific FMS supply document, you should contact the relevant FMS case manager.

Where can I obtain copies of the reference material mentioned in the Learning Guide?

DSCU publishes the Military Standard Requisition and Issue Procedures for Foreign Military Sales reference guide which can be downloaded from the Publications Tab of the DSCU website. A list of the formal DoD publications which govern and explain MILSTRIP and related logistics functions is found at Appendix X.

Who do I contact if I have any technical issues with this learning guide?

Go to the LMS Login & Help page for technical assistance.

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