Moreover, new weapon systems generally require more expensive ammunition. All of these factors
have a negative influence on the Army's growing problem of meeting training ammunition requirements.
Thus, it is essential for Army leaders at all levels to manage, and conserve training ammunition
effectively. This subcourse outlines the procedures used throughout the Training Ammunition
Management System (TAMS). The course also teaches reporting requirements of the Training
Ammunition Management Information System (TAMIS), which is used to determine requirements for
PART A - TRAINING AMMUNITION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
1. AR 5-13 prescribes the Training Ammunition Management System (TAMS), and its application to
the Active Army, the Army National Guard (ARNG), and the Army Reserve. This regulation does the
a. Establishes the purpose, scope, and goals of TAMS.
b. Prescribes methods to determine Army training ammunition requirements.
c. Prescribes methods of authorizing training ammunition to Army units and activities. It also
prescribes methods of management and control of how the ammunition is used.
d. Describes how the TAMS relates to the Army Planning, Programming and Budgeting System
e. Assigns Army Staff and Major Command (MACOM) responsibility for the TAMS.
2. Realistically, training ammunition authorizations should support training programs that can be
carried out within the Army's fiscal guidelines. 'Training ammunition resources must be balanced with
fiscal and manpower resources for the best training. The main goals of the TAMS are to: determine
requirements for training ammunition, incorporate those requirements and supporting funds into the 5-
year Defense Program; and efficiently manage and control ammunition use. The following actions are
required to attain these goals:
a. Establish training guidance to help commanders plan training programs and, if needed, set
b. Develop training ammunition guidelines to help commanders estimate ammunition needs for the
attainment of training goals.
c. Develop requirements that use the least costly mix of ammunition and support training programs.
These requirements must be compatible with current Army programing and budgeting procedures.
d. Provide funds for buying and distributing ammunition.
e. Establish command authorizations for Training Ammunition from current production and
stockpile, while maintaining War Reserve stocks (WRS) at prudent levels.