Notify all units within their command of the suspension or restriction.
Receive, coordinate, or initiate reports of serious mission impacts resulting from the suspension
Report serious mission impacts that cannot be corrected within the MACOM to AMCCOM.
Support the DAITM, if it is used.
The CG, AMC will take the following actions:
Manage the malfunction investigation program and the suspension and release program, and
provide a budget for both programs.
Review and approve serious impact suspensions, if readiness is not affected, and notify the
Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), or
Refer serious impact suspensions to HQDA for a decision if the suspensions will affect the
readiness of the Army.
The Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (DCSLOG) at HQDA will provide the final decision on type,
block, or serious impact suspensions or restrictions affecting the readiness of the Army.
A type suspension or restriction is one that is applied to all lots of one model number, including
all modifications or variations produced; for example: Ctg 105mm HEP-T M393 series.
Block suspension or restriction applies to all lots of one particular modification or variation of a
model number, for example: Ctg 105mm HEP-T M393A1.
A serious impact suspension or restriction: 1. Results in reducing serviceable assets of a
munitions item to less than 50 percent of the stockpile; 2. Is determined to have a significant
impact on Army readiness regardless of percentage of stockpile affected; or 3. Prevents a unit
from meeting its operational commitment.
Responsibilities When the DAITM is Used
The DAITM is authorized to conduct an in-depth, on-site inquiry to determine the conditions, the chain
of events, and the probable cause of the malfunction in order to initiate corrective action Army-wide.
When the DAITM is used, responsibilities go back down the chain of command.
AMCCOM will take the following actions:
Determine, within 24 hours of receiving the preliminary report, whether an on-site investigation
by DAITM is required, and notify the reporting organization of this decision.
Direct the shipment of samples or residue as required.
Ensure that the DAITM provides an exit briefing to the affected MACOM.
The MACOM experiencing the malfunction will take the following actions: