subsequent inspections is only required when directed by the QASAS. Lots rejected because they failed to gauge
correctly during IRIs are reclassified to ACC-L and reported on the appropriate report. Lots rejected because they
failed to gauge correctly during inspections other than IRIs are reclassified to ACC-D (for major or minor defects)
or ACC-J (for critical defects) pending receipt of disposition instructions from the appropriate commodity
Precision measuring instruments that are not ammunition-peculiar (such as torque wrenches, feeler gauges, and
micrometers) are used to inspect for critical and major defects whenever required.
Surveillance of Ammunition by Testing
Tests are performed at designated storage installations and at ammunition test facilities or laboratories according
to the applicable SBs and ammunition surveillance test procedures (ASTPs). These SBs and ASTPs prescribe the
sample size, the equipment and methods to be used, the data to be recorded, and the criteria for evaluating the lot
The small-caliber stockpile reliability program (SCSRP) and the centralized trace test program (CTTP) of small-
arms ammunition are accomplished under a centralized control program managed by AMCCOM (AMSMC-
All candidate lots under test are considered functionally serviceable by the shipping installation unless otherwise
notified by AMCCOM. Annual computerized printouts of SCSRP and CTTP test results are distributed by
AMCCOM to outside continental United States (OCONUS) commands and to CONUS storage installations. By
30 June of each year, OCONUS commands and CONUS storage installations are queried on the availability of
candidate lots for testing. Appropriate management controls are established to ensure program execution. The
storage installation surveillance organization monitors all shipping actions to ensure the arrival of surveillance
samples at the test facility on or before the required delivery date. The selection and preparation of the samples
for shipment to a test facility must be performed according to SB 742-1, Chapter 3.
The centralized control function test program (CCFTP) is also managed by AMCCOM. It includes all stocks
reported under WARS for which an ammunition surveillance function test procedure exists. These procedures are
published as SBs. Except for material covered by SBs relating to a special test, function testing is accomplished
under the CCFTP. AMCCOM informs the storing installations of the lots to be tested during the fiscal year.
Under the CCFTP, all visually serviceable lots are considered functionally serviceable. Lots that exhibit obvious
exposure to adverse conditions, causing their functional reliability to be suspect, are placed in ACC-D and
reported by letter to AMCCOM for disposition. The selection of samples and the test results are documented on
the DA Form 984 (Munitions Surveillance Report). All samples are selected and prepared for shipment to test
facilities under the supervision of a QASAS. The appropriate commodity command requests samples and directs
shipment to the designated test facility.
Function tests are performed at designated function test facilities as soon as possible within the fiscal year
(consistent with local workload priorities). When samples cannot be tested by the designated facility because
required equipment or facilities are not available, AMCCOM is contacted for further instructions. Test results are
reported and forwarded to AMCCOM. If test findings are inconclusive in determining the overall reliability of
the stockpile, AMCCOM may require additional testing.