Designate a senior POC who will ensure that all information gathered is provided to the DAITM.
Coordinate the shipment of samples or residue as directed by the DAITM or AMC.
Ensure that the personnel involved are available to the DAITM for interviews.
Coordinate with the installation commander for EOD support.
The installation commander will take the following actions:
Preserve the malfunction site until the investigation is complete, or until notified that the DAITM
will not conduct an on-site investigation.
Provide support and liaison, including EOD support to the DAITM.
Coordinate with the unit experiencing the malfunction, and arrange interviews with personnel.
Arrange for the shipment of samples or residue. All fragments and residue will be kept for 90
days after the malfunction. If disposition instructions are not received within 90 days, local
disposition is authorized.
The DAITM will take the following actions:
Interview witnesses and others involved.
Examine the malfunction site, and search for fragments.
Examine storage facilities.
Examine the ammunition remaining in storage.
Review the log book for the weapon or missile.
Review any other material as required.
Guided Missile and Rocket Malfunctions
The responsibilities above pertain to malfunctions involving conventional ammunition.
malfunction involves a guided missile or large rocket (GMLR), the responsibilities differ as follows:
Submit preliminary reports to the Commander, MICOM, Fort Lee, Virginia.
The MICOM commander issues temporary notices for type, block, or serious impact
suspensions or restrictions of guided missiles and large rockets referred to AMC for approval.
PART C: REPORTING PROCEDURES
Now that you are familiar with the terminology and the responsibilities associated with conventional
ammunition malfunctions, you can conduct a preliminary investigation and prepare a preliminary report.
This lesson covers procedures for a malfunction involving conventional ammunition, chemical
ammunition, or GMLR.