(1) Major subordinate commands of DARCOM will perform product
improvement on a continuous basis, replace or modify unstable test and
measuring equipment, and insure that maximum standardization of field
support test and measuring equipment is maintained.
Test and measuring
equipment with the lowest possible accuracy necessary for field support of
the commodity items will be used in preference to higher accuracy equipment.
(2) Major subordinate commands and the AMCC will establish and
maintain close calibration coordination.
The Calibration Center will be
furnished pertinent technical data on test and measuring equipment requiring
arsenals information regarding the operation of the calibration and repair
Continuous equipment performance and technical data will be
The Calibration Center will participate in all interservice
turn furnish guidance and technical assistance to calibration facilities and
have a calibration coordinator. The person designated to be responsible for
the commander must be knowledgeable on matters pertaining to calibration.
(Subcourse MM0494, Calibration Coordinator)
b. These are the basic policies within which the calibration program is
In order to expeditiously carry out these policies, an
organization with specified areas of responsibility is necessary.
responsibility assigned to the calibration center.
The implementation of
calibration and repair is performed at the various arsenals and depots for
In order to better
understand the functions and responsibilities of AMCC, major subordinate
commands, and associated depots and arsenals, the subsequent discussion will
(1) The AMCC is located at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.
(2) The major subordinate commands are located as follows:
(a) U.S. Army Troop Support Command - St. Louis, Missouri.
(b) U.S. Army Missile Command - Redstone Arsenal, Alabama.