The commanders of MACOMs will designate a point of contact (POC) to accomplish the following actions:
Notify all units within their command of the suspension or restriction.
Receive, coordinate, or initiate reports of serious mission impacts resulting from the suspension or
Report serious mission impacts that cannot be corrected within the MACOM to AMC-COM.
Support the DAITM, if it is used.
The CG, AMC will take the following actions:
Manage the malfunction investigation program and the suspension and release program, and provide a
budget for both programs.
Review and approve serious impact suspensions, if readiness is not affected, and notify Headquarters,
Department of the Army (HQDA), or
Refer serious impact suspensions to HQDA for a decision if the suspensions will affect the readiness of
The Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (DCSLOG) at HQDA will provide the final decision on type, block, or
serious impact suspensions or restrictions affecting the readiness of the Army.
Responsibilities When the DAITM Is Used
The DAITM is authorized to conduct an in-depth, on-site inquiry to determine the conditions, the chain of events,
and the probable cause of the malfunction in order to initiate corrective action Army-wide. When the DAITM is
used, responsibilities go back down the chain of command.
AMCCOM will take the following actions:
Determine, within 24 hours of receiving the preliminary report, whether an on-site investigation by
DAITM is required, and notify the reporting organization of this decision.
Direct the shipment of samples or residue as required.
Ensure that the DAITM provides an exit briefing to the affected MACOM.
The MACOM experiencing the malfunction will take the following actions:
Designate a senior POC who will ensure that all information gathered is provided to the DAITM.
Coordinate the shipment of samples or residue as directed by the DAITM or AMC-COM.
Ensure that the personnel involved are available to the DAITM for interviews.
Coordinate with the installation commander for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) support.
The installation commander will take the following actions:
Preserve the malfunction site until the investigation is complete, or until notified that the DAITM will not
conduct an on-site investigation.