b. Surveillance Element. This element may or may not be present in the DAO office. Normally
consisting of one NCO, MOS 55X performs the following functions:
Advises the OIC on non-supply status of ammunition assets such as quality, safety of
operations, explosive or safety, etc.
Evaluates storage, safety, security, and movement of ammunition in garrison, field training
and wartime environment.
Inspects and maintains inspection records of unit ammunition storage areas.
Assists in ammunition malfunction investigations.
Serves as liaison to the explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team.
Monitors ammunition restricted/suspended notices and ensures using unit compliance with
Maintains packaging and storage specifications.
Provides technical advice/guidance on division ammunition operations, plans, and
c. Ammunition Transfer Point (ATP) Element. The ATP Element provide operational control
(OPCON) of the division ATP sections operated by the DISCOM supply companies. When staffed, the
ATP Element usually consists of enough Ammunition NCOs ATP Element to supervise each division
ATP, and represent the DAO at the CSA/ASPs. The duties of this element include the following:
Ensures that division ATPs comply with division SOPs.
Verifies corps resupply vehicle loans at ATPs using DD Form 1348-1 and DD Form 1384-2.
Signed copies are provided to the Operations Element.
Coordinates with Operations Element for back haul of corps assets.
Maintains stock status of ammunition at the ATP using DA Form 5203 or 5204 for manual
maintenance, or the TACCS System for automated maintenance.