Department of Defense Instruction 4500.53: DoD Commercial Air Transportation Quality and Safety Review Program [open pdf - 138KB]
"This Instruction: a. Reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 4500.53 (Reference (a)) as a DoD Instruction in accordance with the authority in DoDD 5134.01 (Reference (b)) and updates policies and responsibilities for the DoD Commercial Air Transportation Quality and Safety Review Program under section 2640 of title 10, United States Code (U.S.C.) (Reference (c)). b. Updates the system of management, analysis, inspection, review, and evaluation of the safety and quality practices of commercial air carriers that provide air transportation services to the Department of Defense. c. Cancels Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD(AT&L) Memorandum (Reference (d)) and Deputy Secretary of Defense Memorandum (Reference (e)). This Instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments (MILDEPs), the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands (CCMDs), the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the 'DoD Components')."
DoD Directive 4500.53; DoDD 4500.53