ESTABLISH A CONVENTIONAL AMMUNITION STORAGE SITE
MQS II Critical Task: 03-4010.02-0001
In this lesson you will learn to select an ammunition storage site, determine the type of storage system to be used,
and interpret field storage categories.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will identify the criteria for selecting an ammunition storage site, the types of storage
systems, field storage categories, and be able to use the quantity-distance table for field
You will require only the information contained in this subcourse.
You will be required to work the practice exercise at the end of the lesson, then achieve a
minimum of 70% on the subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
TM 9-1300-206, FM 9-13, and FM 9-38.
In a combat situation, you may be required to establish an ammunition storage facility in a Theater Storage Area
(TSA), a Corps Storage Area (CSA), or an Ammunition Supply Point (ASP). Your Ammunition Group
Headquarters or other major command will designate the general area within which the storage site must be
established. It will then be your responsibility to select both a primary location and an alternate location, then
prepare a storage plan and a site layout plan. You must consider the type storage system, the separation distances
within major areas, stock dispersion requirements, and many other variables.
SITE SELECTION AND LAYOUT
1. You have been tasked to select a storage site for a new Ammunition Supply Point (ASP).
2. The first step is to obtain a map of the area in which you have been directed to establish the new site. You
will also want to obtain a recent aerial photo, as it will provide the most up-to-date information.
a. The criteria you will be looking for during this map reconnaissance are: