0814. Deficit or Excess of Public Property
1. Whenever it appears that a deficit or excess exists in public money or property in the custody of a person under his or her command, the commanding officer, unless excused under regulations of the Comptroller of the Navy, the Judge Advocate General, the Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, or the Commandant of the Marine Corps, as appropriate shall immediately:
a. cause an appropriate preliminary inquiry to be made to determine whether criminal investigation is warranted, and if so, request appropriate investigation support from the Naval Investigative Service, other military organizations, or other Federal agencies;
b. notify the Navy Accounting and Finance Center, the Chief of Naval Operations, Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, as appropriate, and appropriate superiors; and
c. recommend or convene an administrative fact-finding body under the provisions of the Manual of the Judge Advocate General and, in case of loss or excess of property, a Board of Survey under the regulations of the Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command.