considered to be the most intensively managed commodity in the logistical system. Because of its high
dollar value (procurement cost and continued maintenance), impact on training and combat, and the
burden it places on transportation assets and storage facilities, computation of authorizations must be
accurate and complete. It is an inherent responsibility of logisticians at all levels to ensure that
sufficient ammunition and explosives are available to carry out missions during combat and to perform
required training during peacetime. In order to establish Class V supply stockpiles, the supply system
must have a starting point in determining authorizations and establishing stockage levels. During this
subcourse we will emphasize the methods used to compute authorizations for stockage requirement
categories along with their relationship to ammunition noncommissioned officer's duties.
Objectives. When you have completed this subcourse, you should be able to state the authorized
ammunition requirement categories along with their purpose and use; compute authorized levels of
ammunition for the requirement categories; compute a required supply rate (RSR) for a weapon or
weapons systems; determine from on-hand assets, known due-ins; established ammunition stockage
objectives, and known requirements if there is a need for a controlled supply rate (CSR).
Conditions. You will have this subcourse book and work without supervision. There are no
supplementary requirements in material or personnel for completing this subcourse.
Standard. You must score at least 70% on the end-of-subcourse examination (21 of the 30
Credit Hours. Six credit hours will be awarded for the successful completion of this subcourse.