proposed procurement program in the AMP is reviewed by Research and Development, the Budget
Committee, and the Select Committee. During these reviews, the proposed AMP programs are modified
and incorporated into the Program Objective Memorandum (POM), which is reviewed and approved by
the CSA and SA. Later actions, such as OSD decisions, the President's Budget, and congressional
actions may further modify the ammunition procurement program, part of which supports training
b. Authorizations preparation.
(1) Because of various factors, there is no automatic translation of training ammunition
requirements into authorizations. These factors include:
(a) The time between fiscal year funding and production delivery.
(b) A decision not to buy an item because stocks exceed current guidance criteria for new
(c) A conscious decision by the Army to use war reserve stocks (WRS) prudently for training
and to make up for a lack of procurement.
(2) To convert requirements into authorizations, the Army Staff decides the amount of Army
ammunition assets that can be committed to training. Factors that influence this decision include:
(a) Validation requirements.
(c) Expected production and renovation deliveries.
(d) WRS requirements.
(e) Positioning of assets.
(3) When the DCSOPS approves, training ammunition authorizations are given to each
MACOM for sub authorization to unit level.
(1) Ammunition used for training is reported to HQDA where an automated data base is
(2) Periodic reports from this data base shows quantities used, and quantities remaining. This
data provides commands with the means for day-to-day management of their authorizations.
(3) The data base is also available for analysis of Training Ammunition usage and serves as a
means for determining requirements.