MANAGEMENT OF THE AMMUNITION PROGRAM
STP 9-91DII 03-4010.01-0002
In this lesson, you will learn the ammunition support structure of the US Army.
Terminal Learning Objective
Describe the ammunition support structure from the Department of Defense (DOD) level
down to the user level. Your description should include the mission and objectives
associated with the assignment of Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition
(SMCA). Explain the wholesale and retail ammunition distribution systems to include the
agencies, systems, and programs necessary to manage the distribution of ammunition to
the user. You should also be able to provide a description of the different types of
ammunition and the requirements associated with transporting and handling
You will have this subcourse booklet and will work without supervision. There are no
supplementary requirements for this lesson.
Description of all facets of the ammunition support structure will be in accordance with
The material contained in this lesson was derived from AR 380-5, AR 385-64, TM 9-
1300-200, TM 9-1300-206, FM 9-6, FM 9-13, and FM 9-38.
As a new ammunition officer, you must have a thorough understanding of the Army's ammunition
support program, to include production, depot and field storage, transportation, maintenance, receipt
and issue, and the demilitarization and disposal of all ammunitions items.
CLASSES OF SUPPLY
Ammunition is one of the ten commodities within the DOD supply classification system as follows:
Class I. Subsistence items (all food requirements to support the soldier's nutritional needs).
Class II. Clothing, tools, and so forth.
Class III. Bulk petroleum and fuel products (all gasoline, motor oil, and other lubricants required
to support the military).