The body of an AR begins with Chapter 1. This chapter always contains the introduction and
gives the purpose and scope of the AR. The rest of the chapters are broken down in a logical
sequence and explain the subject in detail.
The back of an AR may contain appendixes to supplement information contained in the body. It
must contain a Glossary and an Index.
DA pamphlets contain informational, instructional, or reference material of a continuing nature
pertaining to administrative matters. Their format is similar to that used for ARs.
Administrative publications are assigned a series number according to AR 25-30, The Army Integrated
Publishing and Printing Program, dated 28 February 1989. The series number is the first part of the
publication number. Some of the series numbers most often encountered in the ammunition field are
given in Table 1-1.
Table 1-1. Administrative publication series and titles commonly used in the ammunition field.
Technical, Supply, and Doctrinal Publications
Technical and supply publications consist of equipment technical manuals, general subject technical
manuals, supply bulletins, technical bulletins, and supply catalogs. Military doctrine is published in field
manuals. The numbering systems for these publications have no relationship to the series numbers
used for administrative publications. The basic series numbers assigned to technical and supply
publications (except for supply catalogs) are listed in Table 1-2. Series 9, Ordnance, is the most
Equipment Technical Manuals. These publications contain instructions on the installation,
operation, maintenance, and repair parts support of specific items or groups of related equipment.
They also contain related technical information and procedures used when inspecting ammunition
items or when shipping and storing munitions. Equipment technical manuals are numbered with a
basic series number, the Federal supply class (FSC) assigned to the equipment in the manual, up to
four digits identifying the particular manual, and two digits indicating the category of maintenance to
which the manual applies. Each group of digits is set apart with hyphens, for example, "TM 9-1345-
201-30." In this example, "TM" stands for technical manual, "9" is the series number, "1345" is the FSC
for land mines, "201" is the manual identifying number, and "30" indicates direct support as