Critical Task: 03-4020.02-0001
In this lesson, you will learn to plan routine and emergency ammunition disposal operations.
Terminal Learning Objective
Identify proper disposal authorization documentation, safety requirements, factors in site
selection, types of ignition systems, requirements for temporary storage, types of demolition
materiel authorized for use in the destruction of ammunition, quantities of ammunition authorized
to be destroyed at a disposal site, and standing operating procedure (SOP) approval authority.
You will be given a description of routine and emergency ammunition disposal operations and
extracts from TM 9-1300-206, TM 9-1300-277, FM 9-38, and AR 710-2.
You will identify the administrative and safety requirements associated with the disposal of
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
DA Pamphlet 738-750.
There are three circumstances under which ammunition may be deliberately destroyed. The first is when the
ammunition becomes an immediate danger to life and property. The second is when the ammunition becomes
uneconomically repairable or obsolete. The third is to prevent enemy capture of the ammunition. As an
ammunition officer, you will become involved in destroying ammunition for the second and third reasons. The
procedures involved in the routine destruction of uneconomically repairable ammunition, and the destruction of