Section I. GENERAL
performance by field maintenance units of
These instructions are published for the use of
responsibilities of depots. The prescribed
operating and maintenance personnel to whom the end
maintenance responsibilities will apply as
item or equipment is assigned.
reflected in the allocation of maintenance
information on the operation, lubrication, detail
parts in the applicable manual for the item
preventive maintenance services, and maintenance of
of equipment. Provisioning of parts listed
the equipment, its accessories and auxiliaries; also
in chapters 8 and 9 for the item will be
packing, preservation, storing, and shipping procedures.
made to field maintenance only when the
emergency nature of the maintenance to
a. Current Technical References. Appendix
be performed has been certified by a
the technical manuals, lubrication orders, and other
responsible officer of the requisitioning
technical publications applicable to the equipment.
b. Maintenance Allocation.
(1) Organizational maintenance allocation. In
3. Forms, Records, and Reports
general, the prescribed organizational
a. General. Responsibility for the proper execution
maintenance responsibilities will apply in
of forms, records, and reports rests upon the
commanding officers of all units maintaining this
disassembly prescribed in maintenance
equipment. However, the value of accurate records
must be fully appreciated by all persons responsible for
of cleaning, lubricating, or replacing repair
parts. In all cases where the nature of the
reports, and authorized forms are normally utilized to
repair, modification, or adjustment is
indicate the type, quantity, and condition of material to
beyond the scope or facilities of the using
be inspected, to be repaired, or to be used in repair.
organization, the applicable supporting
Properly executed forms convey authorization and serve
maintenance unit should be informed so
as records for repair or replacement of material in the
that trained personnel with suitable tools
hands of troops and for delivery of material requiring
and equipment may be provided or other
further repair to shop; depots, etc. The forms, records,
and reports establish the work required, the progress of
(2) Field and depot maintenance allocation.
the work within the shops, and the status of the material
The publication herein of instructions for
upon completion of its repair.
complete disassembly and repair is not to
be construed as authority for the