COE and MOU Management Review Board

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The COE and MOU Management Review Board (CMMRB) is a mission-level decision-making body to ensure an integrated and systematic approach in executing contingent-owned equipment (COE) and memorandum of understanding (MOU) management and control functions in the mission. The CMMRB provides cross-functional guidance on the assessment of COE and periodically reviews the capabilities of contingents..

The CMMRB meets at least once per quarter. Its counterpart at Headquarters is the Headquarters COE and MOU Management Review Board.


The standard composition of the CMMRB[1] is as follows:

  • Chair: Director or Chief of Mission Support
  • Vice-Chair: Deputy Force Commander and/or Deputy Police Commissioner
  • Membership typically includes:
    • Force HQ Chief of Staff and/or Force HQ Chief of Operations (J-3)
    • Formed Police Unit Coordinator
    • Chief, Service Delivery and/or Chief, Supply Chain Management
    • Chief, Mission Support Centre (formerly Joint Logistics Operations Centre)
  • Secretary: Chief, COE Unit


The functions of the CMMRB include, but are not limited to:[2]

  • Overseeing the implementation and management of the mission COE programme.
  • Reviewing the mission’s quarterly COE status report, including by assessing contingent performance, analyzing shortfalls and other deficiencies and recommending remedial actions.
  • Assessing the compliance of both the mission and contingents with their responsibilities under their MOUs.
  • Reviewing mission-specific requirements, standards and scales of issue for facilities, equipment and supplies associated with self-sustainment categories
  • Ensuring adherence to the established COE verification and reporting procedures and reviewing mission SOPs to ensure conformity with the requirements of the COE Manual.
  • Recommending amendments to MOUs resulting from changes in operational requirements and contingent performance including reinforcements, repatriation of surplus equipment, transfer of responsibilities for self-sustainment support, etc.
  • Recommending amendments to MOU to include items of major equipment deployed in lieu of major equipment agreed in an MOU if such equipment has similar capability/performance or meets the operational requirement.
  • Periodically reviewing, at least once every 3 years, mission factors for confirmation or recommendation for adjustments.
  • Reviewing the requirement for explosive ordinance disposal requirements under self-sustaiment 18 months after deployment.
  • Resolving disputes with the contingent representatives on COE/MOU related issues that cannot be resolved at the working level.
  • Reviewing the findings on whether absent or non-functional major equipment due to reasons beyond the control of the troop- or police-contributing country.
  • Reviewing, based on operational requirements within the mission, the potential rotation at United Nations expense of eligible equipment that is no longer operable, for which continued maintenance is not economical in the mission area and which has been deployed for more than its estimated useful life.

See also


  1. 2018.06 Guidelines for field verification and control of COE
  2. 2018.06 Guidelines for field verification and control of COE