(2) A decision not to buy an item because stocks exceed current guidance criteria for new
(3) A conscious decision by the Army to use war reserve stocks (WRS) prudently for training to
make up for a lack of procurement.
b. 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 -
(1) Validated requirements.
(2) Stockpile size.
(3) Expected production and renovation deliveries.
(4) WRS requirements.
(5) Positioning of assets.
(6) Foreign military sales commitments.
6. The office of DCSOPS must have a means to manage the ammunition it has authorized for training to
ensure that over usage does not occur. Although authorizations are provided to the MACOMS by
DODIC and quantity, there is a dollar value to these authorizations that must not be exceeded. In
addition to overusage, the management system also allows usage visibility to the extent possible that
MACOMS are using these authorized quantities; and if not, these assets can then be redistributed to
other MACOMS. For the above purposes, the Training Ammunition Management Information System
(TAMIS) has been developed. TAMIS is the subject of Part C of this lesson.
PART C - TRAINING AMMUNITION MANAGEMENT
INFORMATION SYSTEM (TAMIS)
1. The TAMIS operates the TAMS authorizations. It has the ability to process, store, and retrieve in a
usable format, information regarding the authorizations and use of training ammunition. The TAMIS is
an Automatic Data Processing (ADP) based system consisting of:
a. Central and common data base maintained at the Department of the Army by the Office of
b. An input system for entering data to the data base.
c. A number of computer processing programs to update the data base, and produce reports for
management analysis at each echelon of command.