AMMUNITION MALFUNCTION REPORTING PROCEDURES
Critical Task: 03.4070.02-0001
In this lesson you will learn the correct procedures to follow to report a conventional ammunition malfunction.
Terminal Learning Objective
Identify the requirements for conventional ammunition malfunction reporting, and prepare a
You will be given a description of conventional ammunition malfunction reporting procedures, a
blank DA Form 4379-R, and access to extracts from AR 75-1 and TM 43-0001-28.
You will determine the class of the malfunction, determine whether a malfunction report is
necessary, and prepare a DA Form 4379-R.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from AR 75-1, TM 9-1300-206, and TM 43-
Now that you are familiar with the terminology and the responsibilities associated with conventional ammunition
malfunctions, you can conduct a preliminary investigation and prepare a preliminary report. This lesson covers
reporting procedures for a malfunction involving conventional ammunition, chemical ammunition, or GMLR.
The local ammunition officer of the combat force concerned uses the DA Form 4379-R to compile the
preliminary report. The preliminary report will include all available information.
At continental United States (CONUS) installations, reports of conventional ammunition malfunctions are
transmitted to AMCCOM at Rock Island, Illinois. In overseas commands, preliminary reports are relayed to the
commander or a designated representative, who forwards the reports to AMCCOM.
The preliminary report for a conventional ammunition malfunction should contain all information available that is
requested on the DA Form 4379-R. Do not delay the report if some information is not available.
The preliminary report for GMLR malfunctions is prepared and submitted in the same way