cross-check increases confidence of using personnel in their equipment.
These cross-checks will be done in accordance with TB 9-4931-402-50 and
local SOP. Cross-checks will be covered in detail in another lesson of this
TMDE SUPPORT TEAM RESPONSIBILITIES.
This paragraph is devoted to
responsibilities of the TMDE support team.
a. Calibrate all TMDE requiring calibration within the assigned area.
b. Perform repairs on supported TMDE and their own equipment.
c. Fill out correction charts to indicate certified readings.
d. Apply calibrated instrument labels (DA Label 80), rejected
instrument tags (DA Form 2417), and limited or special calibration labels
(DA Label 163), in accordance with TM 38-750.
e. Fill out a calibration data card in accordance with TM 38-750 for
each piece of TMDE that is processed.
f. Furnish the commander of each activity visited with a report listing
items repaired and those in need of repair (red-tagged).
information to the operations officer.
g. Submit equipment improvement recommendations (EIR) based on past
experience and other available information for the purpose of recommending
valid product improvement on calibration standards, TMDE, and accessory
h. Submit DA Form 2028 as necessary on publications and procedures.
Local conditions may cause variations of this program as
For instance, a team may not have vehicles or may not
return the vehicles to the company area. Therefore, they must be provided
space to set up, perform required maintenance, and perform their required
If they bring all the team's equipment, they must also,
calibrate that equipment prior to leaving the lab area.
They may return
with only those standards that require AACL calibration. In this case, they
will perform a cross check in the AACL area but calibrate the rest of the
team equipment on site.
Also the team may be a "sit down or base team."
That is, they service an area from a permanent location, in this case, as
above, only selected items are returned to the AACL escorted by just a few
team members, not the whole team.
Calibration secondary transfer teams are operating throughout the
world in support of Army materiel. You, as a calibration specialist, will
be either directly or indirectly associated with these teams.
informed you are about the functions and responsibilities of these teams,
the better prepared you will be to do your job.