Provide support and liaison, including EOD support, to the DAITM.
Coordinate with the unit experiencing the malfunction, and arrange interviews with personnel.
Arrange for the shipment of samples or residue. All fragments and residue will be kept for 90 days after
the malfunction. If disposition instructions are not received within 90 days, local disposition is
The DAITM will take the following actions:
Interview witnesses and others involved.
Examine the malfunction site and search for fragments.
Examine storage facilities.
Examine the ammunition remaining in storage.
Review the log book for the weapon or missile.
Review any other material as required.
Responsibilities When a Guided Missile or a Rocket Malfunctions
The responsibilities above pertain to malfunctions involving conventional ammunition.
If the malfunction
involves a guided missile or a rocket, the responsibilities differ as follows:
The ammunition officer submits preliminary reports to the Commander, MICOM, Redstone Arsenal,
The MICOM commander issues temporary notices for type, block, or serious impact suspensions or
restrictions of guided missiles and large rockets (GMLR) referred to AMC for approval.