Direct support units will be the primary reentry
point for unserviceable, reparable Class IX material to
the supply support activity.
Operations assigned to direct support normally
include the following:
Repair of unserviceable reparables in
support of Supply Support Activities (SSA) authorized to
operate reparable exchange facilities.
reparable end item per MACs. This will be repair and
return to user.
Provision of proactive material readiness
and technical assistance to unit maintenance elements
Visits to supported units on a regular
Advice to supported units in proper
maintenance and related logistic
Coordination with supported units to
perform technical inspection when
Diagnosis and isolation of material of
module malfunctions, adjustment, and alignment of
modules that can be readily competed with assigned
tools and TMDE.
Performance of light body repairs to
include straightening, welding, sanding, and painting of
skirts, fenders, body, and hull sections when required to
stop corrosion to retain structural integrity.
Evacuation of unserviceable end items to
designated maintenance facilities when repair is beyond
authorized capability or authority.
Evacuation of recoverability Code H, D,
supporting supply activity.
Requesting back-up support from other
direct support and general support units as required.
GENERAL SUPPORT MAINTENANCE.
General support maintenance is characterized
Commodity oriented repair of components
and end items in support of the theater supply system.
Back-up maintenance support to direct
Job shop/bay or production line operations
with the capability to task organize to meet special
Location at echelons above corps.
General support units selected by MACOMS and
approved by HQDA (DALO-SMP) may be given the
authority to repair selected items identified by the
maintenance Code "D" (Depot) or "L" (specialized repair
activity) in Maintenance Allocation Charts. Requests for
SRA approval will include specifics as to what equipment
the SRA will repair, the time period the unit will perform D
or L repair and a cost benefit analysis.
Operations assigned to general support level
normally include the following: (1) Diagnosis, isolation
and repair of faults within modules/components per
Repair of selected LRUs and PCBS per
Performance of heavy body, hull, turret
and frame repair per MACs.
Area maintenance support, to include
required or requested.
Collection and classification of Class VII
Operation of Cannibalization points, when
authorized by MACOM Commanders (AR 710-2).
Evacuation of unserviceable end items
and components, through the appropriate supply activity.
Fabrication or manufacture of repair parts,
approved by the MACOM.
Request for back-up support as required.
DEPOT LEVEL MAINTENANCE.
Detailed policy and guidance for depot level
maintenance is in AR 750-2.