The quality assurance specialist (ammunition surveillance)(QASAS) evaluates stocks that have been subjected to
unsatisfactory or abnormal conditions for possible inclusion in the explosive safety waivers and deviations
program or the ammunition suspension, restriction, and release program.
Explosive safety functions included in this element of the ASRP are performed by the QASAS or under his or her
supervision at installations where a QASAS is assigned. Explosive safety functions include the following.
Determining compliance with QD and storage compatibility guidance.
Reviewing explosive safety waivers and deviations.
Managing the ammunition suspension, restriction, and release program.
Ensuring that suitable facilities and equipment are used during the storage, processing, handling, and
transportation of ammunition.
Reviewing and evaluating ammunition conditions during supply and maintenance operations.
Monitoring troop safety in combat and in training.
The Stockpile Function Test Program
The stockpile function test program determines the functioning reliability of munitions, develops their shelf or
service life, and detects trends in stockpile performance. This program is managed by the materiel commodity
commands. It is carried out using function tests at ammunition test facilities, at ammunition storage installations,
at training facilities, and as directed by AMCCOM or MICOM.
Function Tests at Ammunition Test Facilities (Including Proving Grounds). This pertains to ammunition
items such as mortars, antitank mines, large and small caliber gun and howitzer ammunition, cartridge-activated
devices, propellant-activated devices, and missiles requiring special facilities and equipment for testing and data
The stockpile is classified into representative segments. Examples of these segments are periods of production,
manufacturer, storage, and climatic conditions. Samples are selected, tested, and rated for reliability,
performance, and serviceability of the stockpile.
Function Tests at Ammunition Storage Installations. This includes items such as the following:
Signals and simulators.
Certain chemical items with fillers of smoke that do not require the extensive use of instruments or range