operational readiness, serviceability, safety, reliability, and performance of ammunition in the
stockpile or deployed for use in combat or training. Administered by AMC agencies per AR 702-6,
this program provides information necessary for decision making in the overall logistical
management of ammunition-retention, maintenance, modification, or replacement.
Quality Assurance Specialist, Ammunition Surveillance Program. QASAS personnel assigned to
this program are AMC/MACOM assets.
Disposal of ammunition is required in order to purge the distribution system of ammunition that is
obsolete, excess, unserviceable, uneconomical to repair, and/or hazardous for continued storage,
issue, or use. The demilitarization and disposal of Class V items are required functions at all levels of
the ammunition logistics system. There are two types of destruction-routine and emergency.
Routine disposal operations are a means of eliminating unwanted munitions from the inventory by
destruction. Routine destruction is accomplished in accordance with TM 9-1300-206 and the unit SOP.
The objective of ED is to destroy munitions and documents of value to the enemy and render what is
left too hazardous to use. ED is accomplished in accordance with TM 5-250, TM 43-0002-33, and the
unit standing operating procedure (SOP).
AMMUNITION SUPPORT PROGRAM
The ammunition support program is designed to provide responsive ammunition support to deployed
US forces anywhere in the world. The ammunition support program is managed from the HQ DA level.
This program is divided into two levels: the wholesale ammunition distribution system and the retail
ammunition distribution system. See Figure 12.
Wholesale Ammunition Distribution System
The wholesale ammunition distribution system is CONUS based and managed by AMC. The primary
function of the wholesale system is to receive ammunition stocks from the producers and store these
stocks in CONUS. The system is made up of the following array of personnel and facilities:
Resource managers at DOD, DA, and AMC and its subordinate commands of AMCCOM,
DESCOM, and the Missile Command (MICOM).
Ammunition plants that are government-owned, government-operated (GOGO), government-
owned, contractor-operated (GOCO), and contractor-owned, contractor operated (COCO).
Depot-level storage facilities.
Transportation- and movement-control agencies.
It is through the wholesale ammunition distribution system that all conventional, chemical, and nuclear
ammunition assets are produced. The assets are produced based on known or projected user