Determines, publishes, and provides to the G3, the support plan for each ATP so that all
supported units will know their ATP. G3 will publish this information in operations plans and
Monitors all Class V assets (conventional; chemical ammunition; multiple launch rocket
system (MLRS); antitank; air defense, and aviation rockets /missiles), but not items such as
Hawk, Lance, Patriot, nor nuclear weapons.
Establishes, maintains, and coordinates with G3 on emergency action plans (EAP) such as
evacuation, emergency destruction, etc.
Reports accidents/incidents to higher headquarters, DISCOM commander, corps MMC, and
other required agencies.
Establishes and maintains communications nets between operational elements, DMMC,
division staffs, corps MMC, ASPs, and other command and control/logistics agencies.
In conjunction with the G3, plans assets required at each ATP, and provides this information
to supporting MMCs.
Ensures that ATPs have the capability and trained personnel to conduct emergency
destruction of stocks, and that this training is incorporated into division ammunition
Plans/coordinates with the SPO for DISCOM chemical munitions requirements through the
Directs redistribution of ammunition assets within or enroute to ATPS.
Locates his representatives at the ATPs or on the MSRs to coordinate and control the
Directs when an ATP will cease operations preparatory to planned relocation.
3. As you can see from the foregoing paragraphs, the DAO and his personnel have a heavy workload.
The most important requirement the DAO must perform is coordination. Coordination with many
elements is a must to ensure a smooth, timely flow of needed ammunition to the front. Knowing what
elements do what tasks, and training for the mission will go a long way to winning the battle.