|Department of the Army||
*TRADOC Regulation 350-8
|Headquarters, United States Army|
|Training and Doctrine Command|
|Fort Monroe, Virginia 23651-1047|
|5 May 2004|
Summary. This regulation incorporates guidance and delineates
responsibilities under the Training Ammunition Management System (TAMS) and
identifies principles for training ammunition management.
This regulation applies to the United States Army Training and Doctrine
Command (TRADOC) schools and activities.
Supplementation is authorized. Provide
one copy of supplement to HQ TRADOC (ATOM-P), 355 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe,
The "R" form at the back of this regulation is for local
improvements. The proponent
of this regulation is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Training (DCSOPS&T).
Send comments and suggested improvements on DA Form 2028 (Recommended
Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) through channels to Commander, TRADOC
(ATOM-P), 355 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1075.
Suggested improvements may also be submitted using DA Form 1045 (Army
Ideas for Excellence Program (AIEP) Proposal).
Availability. This publication is distributed solely through the TRADOC Homepage at http://www.tradoc.army.mil/tpubs/regndx.htm
*This regulation supersedes TRADOC Regulation 350-8 dated 17 May 1989, and TRADOC Form 240-R, dated February 1989.
Explanation of abbreviations and terms
Training Ammunition Management System (TAMS)
Training Requirements and Analysis System (TRAS)
Training test requirements
Training Requirement and Authorizations Ammunition Panel
Nonstandard training munitions requirements
Training Ammunition Management Information System-Redesigned
C. Principles of Training Ammunition Management
D. Training Ammunition Management System
E. Committee for Ammunition Logistics Support (CALS) Allocations
References. Required and related publications are listed in appendix
Explanation of abbreviations and terms.
explains abbreviations and terms used in this regulation.
the purposes of this regulation, the senior TRADOC commander on an
installation will serve as this command's Training Ammunition Manager (TAM)
for all TRADOC activities at that location.
The only exception is the Cadet Command and Total Army School System
educational activities, which are centrally managed.
a. The Installation
Training Ammunition Manager (ITAM) may assume the responsibilities as
TRADOC's TAM, if the senior TRADOC commander agrees this is the best
management procedure for the installation. Provide written notification to Commander, TRADOC (ATOM-P),
355 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1075.
This headquarters (HQ) will then establish the correct Training
Ammunition Management Information System-Redesigned (TAMIS-R) user rights
and privileges. (See appendix
B for more information on TAMIS-R.)
b. The command's TAM
(1) Establish coordination
with all TRADOC activities on the installation, and execute a Memorandum of
Agreement (MOA) to clearly define corresponding responsibilities and support
actions. See sample MOA at figure
(2) Determine annual
ammunition requirements to support all TRADOC training activities, and report
to HQ TRADOC per the guidance listed in chapter
(3) Coordinate closely
with the installation training and logistical staff offices, to manage
training ammunition for all TRADOC users.
Publish instructions, to all TRADOC units and activities, on procedures
for reporting and forecasting ammunition requirements, to include leadtime and
(4) Act as the single
point of contact (POC) to receive training ammunition authorizations from this
HQ, and subauthorize to the supported TRADOC activities, using the TAMIS-R. When needed, request authorization changes in accordance with
(IAW) chapter 3,
(5) Ensure supported
units/activities forecast their ammunition expenditures correctly.
Ensure units/activities do not exceed approved authorizations.
(6) Establish controls to
manage Common Table of Allowances (CTA) 50-909 training and inert ammunition
allowances. Properly forecast
salute, dummy, and inert ammunition using TAMIS-R.
Use the CTA to determine training ammunition requirement numbers, and
then request an authorization.
(7) Establish management
procedures to effectively control training ammunition use.
These will include a local standard operating procedure, or other
published guide. Department of
the Army (DA)
Pam 710-2-1 describes which manual management forms to use.
TAMIS-R procedure may replace the manual forms.
(8) Train local TAMIS-R
operators, as required. This HQ
will assist, when needed.
(9) Establish a MOA with
the Installation Management Activity supporting your installation (see fig
1-1). They are
responsible for ammunition supply point operations, and training ammunition
management for garrison (non-TRADOC) troops.
(10) Oversee training
ammunition use during the fiscal year (FY), to ensure maximum availability for
priority training, and cross-level authorizations, as needed, between TRADOC
activities, to support valid training.
(11) Ammunition is not
provided for firepower demonstrations. This
is only supported from authorized, but excess, training ammunition that is not
under control of the Committee for Ammunition Logistics Support (CALS).
(12) Evaluate end of year
training ammunition use rates, by comparing requirements and authorizations to
actual execution. Identify and
initiate actions to resolve issues that cause excessive (10 percent) over or
(13) Annually review all
Program of Instruction (POI) Ammunition Summaries, to ensure POI developers
use current ammunition identification (Department of Defense identification
code) (DODIC)). Maintain current
POI Ammunition Summaries, and present and justify any changes at annual
Training Requirements and Authorizations Ammunition Panel (TRAAP) (see para
Commandant, United States Military Academy, and Reserve Officers'
Training Corps region commanders will-
(1) Determine annual
training ammunition requirements to support training IAW TRADOC directive(s).
(2) Upon validation of
requirements received from cadet units, consolidate requirements and forward
to HQ TRADOC (ATOM-P), IAW chapter
(3) Subauthorize annual
training ammunition authorizations to using cadet activities via TAMIS-R.
(4) Publish supplementing
instructions, to ensure all training ammunition issues and expenditures reach
TAMIS-R in a timely manner, and in the correct format.
1-1. Sample Memorandum of Agreement
(a) For example, each
cadet activity could forward one copy of each DA Form 581 (Request for Issue
and Turn-in of Ammunition) to region HQ quarterly, for verification against
the TAMIS-R database.
(b) The purpose of this
review is to document all training ammunition use, including ammunition
shipped to cadet activities, and to verify that supporting installations
report all cadet training ammunition transactions.
d. Total Army School
System office will
(1) Determine annual
training ammunition requirements to support Reserve and National Guard
conducted course training, IAW TRADOC directive(s).
validation of requirements received from schools, consolidate requirements and
forward to HQ TRADOC (ATOM-P), IAW chapter
(3) Subauthorize annual
training ammunition authorizations to using activities via
(4) Publish supplementing
instructions, to ensure that all training ammunition issues and expenditures
reach TAMIS-R correctly.
All TRADOC commanders, regions, activities, units, and persons dealing
with training ammunition, will adhere to the principles given in appendix
Training Ammunition Management System (TAMS).
Ammunition is one of the most expensive commodities the Army uses,
because when used, it becomes expended. Headquarters,
Department of the Army (HQDA) developed the Training Ammunition Management
System (TAMS) to effectively and efficiently manage training ammunition, by
providing guidance and establishing authorizations for each major Army command
D lists details of the TAMS, which provides for-
Developing training ammunition guidelines that will provide commanders
a basis for estimating training ammunition requirements.
Establishing ammunition authorizations, along command lines, which are
responsive to the commander's requirements.
Procuring and distributing ammunition in a manner that supports the
Developing an accurate database regarding the expenditure of training
ammunition, which will permit analysis at all levels of command.
Every level of command managing training ammunition must control use,
to optimize training, while not exceeding established authorizations.
Command emphasis is necessary, to highlight the need for accuracy in
determining requirements, and forecasting expenditures.
Because of the relationship between the TAMS and the Army Planning,
Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS), ammunition requirements must project
in excess of 5 years in advance. TRADOC
consolidates these requirements for presentation to the annual Training
Ammunition Authorization Committee (TAAC), a standing DA committee, organized
under the provision of AR 5-13. The
committee uses this input for maintenance and new procurement programs, and
future authorization decisions.
Individual and crew-served weapon qualification firing tables, under DA
Pam 350-38; school POI; Weapon Field Manuals; and some
CTA allowances, provide data for training ammunition requirements.
TRADOC activities will report long-range training ammunition
requirements under requirement control symbol (RCS) ATTG-38 (see para
requirements cover a 6-year period, beginning 2 years from the current FY.
This long leadtime is necessary due to funding procedures, and the need
to establish industrial sources for new munitions.
Ammunition managers must attempt to foresee all future training
ammunition needs, and include all projected permanent party training,
anticipated student load changes, existing and new POI, foreign ammunition,
and fielding of new weapon systems. This
is a critical phase in the development of ammunition requirements.
Ammunition procurement planning depends upon accurate identification of
these future needs. If
requirements are not identified sufficiently in advance, the ammunition is not
available when needed. Installation
training ammunition managers are in the best position to project these
requirements, and they must include ammunition requirements as part of all
long-range planning. In this
connection, they must maintain accurate files, to enable subsequent TAMs to
refine the requirements.
Submit requirements IAW chapter
Training Requirements and Analysis System (TRAS).
The TRAS provides excellent planning data for determining training
ammunition requirements, for all institutional training in TRADOC.
Under TRAS, there are two important ammunition resource supporting
documents: the Individual
Training Plan (ITP), and the POI.
The ITP describes long-range
plans for individual training programs. Submitted
36 months prior to course implementation, it identifies the estimated
ammunition resources required in a Training Ammunition Summary format (see
figure 2-1). This information
will provide TAMs with long-range ammunition requirements.
Ammunition Summary - Lesson
The POI should be available 12 months prior to course implementation.
Although too late for determining long-range requirements, the POI
provides a list of all ammunition resources necessary to support the resident
training program. This
information is pivotal to determining accurate current year requirements.
Use only approved POI to compute training ammunition requirements.
Training ammunition managers must coordinate closely with course
developers and schedulers, to identify valid/current student input figures,
modify the scheduled student fill by historical "no show" rates, and
develop attrition factors to determine actual training ammunition forecasts.
Forecast training ammunition at the site of the proposed training.
Ammunition forecasts establish minimum stockage levels at ammunition
supply points (ASPs).
The ITAMs will establish procedures that require units to properly
update TAMIS-R, in sufficient time for the ASP to receive the forecast, no
less than 60 days prior to training. Always
show 12 months of forecasts, even when it requires forecasting into the next
FY. Assume that the next FY's
authorization is similar to the current year for this long range forecasting.
Units may not overforecast training ammunition authorizations
(exception: see b, above).
Do not forecast substitute/secondary DODIC; forecast only the primary
Due to production scheduling and criticality of some CALS-controlled
items (see appendix
E), recommend providing the longest reaching forecast possible.
The ITAM will not approve requests in excess of unit forecasts, if this
would cause a shortfall for another unit that forecasted properly.
The ITAM may support issues, to meet emergency requirements that were
not forecast, on a case-by-case basis, after reviewing the asset posture and
all other forecasted requirements.
Users drawing training ammunition from "other than their home
installation" will comply with the supporting installation's forecasting and
logistics policies. The supporting installation must verify, using TAMIS-R, that
the user forecasts only authorized ammunition (exception: see b,
Ammunition forecasted quantities do not carry over to the next month if
the requester does not draw the ammunition.
Unused forecasts are once again available to the supply point for other
valid forecasts. The requester
may resubmit the forecast IAW TAMIS-R timelines.
Training test requirements. The
functional proponent that initiates, or the TRADOC staff section that directs
a training strategy evaluation (commonly called a test), must also identify
all ammunition requirements needed for the evaluation.
The TAMS supports these requirements, but use requires authorization in
TAMIS-R as a training issue. These
include formal Battle Lab type evaluations, or evaluation of scenarios by POI
Submit requests electronically or by memorandum to Commander, TRADOC
(ATOM-P), 355 Fenwick Road, Fort Monroe, VA 23651-1075, and identify:
All ammunition required, by DODIC, nomenclature, and cost.
(2) Title and purpose of
(3) Who directed or
initiated the evaluation.
(4) When the ammunition is
(5) Where the ammunition
(6) Unit Identification
(7) The POC for future
Training Requirements and Authorizations Ammunition Panel.
The TRAAP, consisting of members of TRADOC's training ammunition
staff, schools, activities, regions, and supporting installations, meet
Identify and justify both short- and long-term annual training
Distribute initial authorizations to the schools and regions for the
next FY's training.
Formally present any new or changed POI Training Ammunition Summaries
since the last TRAAP meeting. The
Training Operations Management Activity (HQ TRADOC (ATOM-P)) will process and
present these requirements for resourcing in the next budget submission.
(1) The TRAAP will pass
increased, or new, ammunition requirements to HQDA for processing in the next
budget cycle. Large changes
usually require advance programming, no less than 2 years in advance of the
training start date. Headquarters,
DA may allow small changes within this programming cycle.
(2) The TRAAP will also
consider out-of-cycle requests (i.e., start date within 2 years).
The command's annual allowance may support small changes, and HQ
TRADOC (ATOM-P) will also forward these as an increase request for the next
FY's training authorization.
Review and analyze previous year's training usage presented by the
schools and regions.
Recognize TRADOC's Ammunition Manager of the Year Award recipient.
Receive information briefings on important aspects of the ammunition
planning, procuring, or execution process.
Review DA and TRADOC regulations and policies.
Discuss important ammunition issues, such as fielding of new weapons,
safety concerns, new training strategies, etc.
Ammunition authorization. Headquarters,
DA provides TRADOC a bulk training ammunition authorization, approximately 3
months prior to the start of a FY, which TRADOC subauthorizes to subordinate
commands and activities. The
TAMS identifies annual training ammunition authorizations for units or
activities by UIC. TRADOC will-
Base this subauthorization
distribution upon valid requirements, available supply, and training priority.
Recipients further subauthorize to training activities, and they may
submit increase requests, with impact statements, for quantities that are not
sufficient to support training.
Adjust authorizations and provide revisions, as required.
However, due to production or procurement problems, some ammunition may
not be available.
Authorization changes. Throughout
the FY, TRADOC subordinates may request authorization changes from HQ TRADOC
(ATOM-P). These change requests
are supported as much as possible; but normally, increases are not available
from DA because inventory assets, production, and retrograde from overseas are
already included in the next FY's authorization planning.
Long-range requirements, reported to TRADOC under RCS ATTG-38 (see para
4-2b, below), are used to establish individual FY requirements,
which are reported to DA for procurement programming. These submissions are maintained on file and used to compute
the initial FY authorizations.
Initial installation authorizations are issued approximately 3 months
prior to the start of a FY. This
allows time for TAMs to align and cross-level quantities, while subauthorizing
When possible, training ammunition authorization shortfalls are
satisfied by redistribution of authorizations, identification of substitute
items, or acquiring additional authorizations from HQDA.
Throughout the FY, TRADOC will attempt to satisfy unresolved
authorization shortages by cross-leveling any returned training ammunition
Prior to 15 July of any year, use the format in table
3-1 to request authorization changes (show command totals, not
individual unit changes).
Approved POI change added 10 rounds per 2,500 Infantry OSUT
Training ammunition authorization changes are approved in the TAMIS-R
Installation training ammunition managers may adjust subauthorizations
between the units they support, with the following exceptions:
(1) Do not exceed
command's training ammunition authorization.
(2) Do not exchange
authorizations between units of different MACOMs.
Each user must have properly forecasted training ammunition use, and
may not exceed their authorization.
Manual approval procedures. The
ITAM must validate and approve all training ammunition issue requests (DA Form
581). The ITAM suspenses each document before forwarding to the
ASP, so they can later verify all ammunition issues and reconciliations.
The TAMIS-R automated procedures provide several options for
authenticating subauthorizations, and ITAMs should not approve training
ammunition requests unless supported by TAMIS-R authorizations.
However, ammunition managers must take all steps to verify the unit's
authorization, before stopping training.
Recommended procedures are:
(1) Contact the unit's
(2) Use authorized
(3) Request TRADOC
Installations may approve shipments of small quantities of ammunition
to Cadet Command activities. However, they must first verify the training authorization
and establish sufficient controls, to capture all such issues in TAMIS-R.
The CTA 50-909 provides some allowances for training munitions and
inert training ammunition items. Use
these allowances to build requirements. All
dummy and inert items require forecasting in TAMIS-R.
Substitution. There are two types of substitutions encountered in training
ammunition management: supply
substitutes and training support substitutes.
The TAMIS-R expenditure reporting may require close additional
management, to ensure authorizations are not exceeded.
Supply substitution. Many
ammunition items perform identical or similar functions, although the
nomenclature, national stock number, and DODIC are different.
(1) The Reportable Item
Listing for the Worldwide Ammunition Requirements and Assets Report lists many
prime and secondary items of inventory. The
ASP may automatically issue a secondary item against a requested prime item.
(2) In most cases, this
substitution is acceptable, but may depend upon the training requirements.
See tables 3-2 and 3-3 for examples.
(a) Acceptable supply
substitute for Claymore mine training is shown in table 3-2.
|Mine AP M18A1 with accessories||Prime
|Mine AP M18A1 without accessories||Secondary
| Grenade, Hand Frag M67
| Grenade, Hand Frag M26
Unacceptable supply substitution (M16A1 rifle)
|A071|| Cartridge, 5.56mm M193 Ball
| Cartridge, 5.56mm M855 Ball
Training support substitution. Although
not identical supply substitutes, many ammunition items are similar and usable
in place of others, in order to support a training program.
However, the ASP may not make these substitutions without the prior
approval of the ITAM.
(1) The purpose of
training support substitution is to continue training, although the correct,
approved training ammunition item may not be available.
(2) Installation training
ammunition managers may approve the issue of training support substitute
items, only after prior coordination with this HQ.
(3) Examples of potential
training support substitute DODIC are:
(a) L599 issued in lieu of
issued in lieu of L594.
(4) Some substitutions are
required due to environmental conditions.
In periods of high fire hazard, the ITAM may wish to issue A143 (Ball
only) machine gun ammunition, in place of A131 (Ball and Tracer) ammunition.
(5) Training support
substitution ensures the highest quality of training for the conditions
encountered, but this substitution requires intensive management by the
ammunition manager, and will require changes to the TAMIS-R authorizations.
Regardless of whether the substitute was a supply secondary, or a
training support substitute, report the expenditure of the actual item in
TAMIS-R, not as the prime or requested item.
Reconciliation is the process of assuring accountability for all issues
of ammunition through-
(1) Return of unused
serviceable and unserviceable ammunition.
(2) Return of expended
brass, pins, links, ammunition packing material, and other salvage items. The ASP must provide supported units a copy of the residue
they must return at the completion of training.
(3) Verification by the
ASP that the returned items account for the ammunition issued, per DA Pam
In the event of any overages, or lost, stolen, or missing ammunition,
initiate administrative action per AR
735-5. In the case of
lost, stolen, or unaccounted for sensitive items, AR
190-11 or AR
15-6 may require additional action.
DA Pam 710-2-1 provides for small arms and pyrotechnic residue not
completely recovered due to range, terrain, or climatic conditions.
Form 5811-R (Certificate - Lost or Damaged Class 5 Ammunition
Items). This does not preclude
the return of all outside packaging, nor relieve the commander/range officer
from direct responsibility.
User will identify, on all turn-in documents, the document number and
training event code (TEC) used for the ammunition issue.
Installation training ammunition managers must establish positive
procedures, to ensure coordination of all issue and reconciliation
documentation with the supporting ASP.
Failure to accomplish reconciliation will require command attention.
Installation training ammunition managers must establish procedures to
report units/activities, which have not met their reconciliation suspense, to
Do not accept requirements at face value; validate each requirement.
Has the user stated the correct POI, class size, attrition factor, or
number of assigned personnel?
After subauthorizing training ammunition to a user, the TAM must ensure
that users forecast to the supporting ASP in a timely manner.
Users may not forecast more than their authorization (see para 2-4b, above, for exception).
Throughout the year, monitor usage rates and cross-level training
ammunition subauthorizations, to ensure maximum training from the ammunition
The TRADOC Training Ammunition Expenditure Report (RCS ATTG-13(R2))
requires monthly reporting, but ITAMs may conduct more frequent evaluations of
Always question poor utilization.
Investigate and resolve reasons for poor use of authorized items, or
continued under or over statement of requirements.
TRADOC Form 240-R-E (Ammunition Management Checklist) provides a
standard list of evaluation areas. You
may use this list to evaluate your training ammunition management program.
The TRADOC Training Ammunition Expenditure Report (RCS ATTG-13(R2)) is
a reporting requirement due at HQ TRADOC (ATOM-P) by the suspense dates
indicated below. This mandatory
report for the current FY consists of three parts, and follows a strict
Part I. The first report
is due 15 October, or the first workday thereafter.
Review current FY training plans, and provide a monthly cumulative
percentage estimate of anticipated training ammunition use (total dollar value
of anticipated consumption, versus the total dollar value of the annual FY
(a) This report
establishes a management objective for subsequent reports, and is used to
manage authorization redistributions (i.e., Oct:
2 percent; Nov: 5 percent;
Dec: 6 percent; Jan:
10 percent; Feb: 22 percent, etc.).
(b) Headquarters, DA uses
this monthly use projection as a basis for determining monthly supply
Part II. Report, in
writing, success toward reaching management objectives identified in the first
report (RCS ATTG-13(R2)). Activities
must report as follows:
(a) If located on an Army
"Fort", report on the third Monday of the month; if not located on an Army
"Fort", report on the first Monday.
actual usage deviates from the projection by more than 5 percentage points,
the ammunition manager must identify ammunition items that contributed most to
differences between anticipated and actual expenditure percentages, and the
reasons causing the discrepancy.
(c) Return excess
ammunition authorizations at any time prior to 15 July (31 August for Cadet
Command Regions and West Point). This
may assist reconciliation of anticipated, versus actual, expenditure
percentages. This liberal
turnback policy should permit all ITAMs to optimize their expenditure ratios.
However, each return must identify the exact reason for the turnback.
(3) Part III.
The third report is due 15 November, or the first workday thereafter.
This part of the report is the annual reconciliation statement.
Explain all training ammunition expenditures that exceeded
authorization, or were less than 90 percent of authorization quantities, using
the format shown in figure
Report all use of unauthorized ammunition, and describe fully the
reasons for the expenditure. Over expenditures are violations of AR 5-13 and this
The Training Ammunition Requirements Report (RCS ATTG-38) is submitted
annually each January. This
report projects long-range ammunition requirements.
For example, in FY 05 the RCS ATTG-38 report covers FY 06-11.
(NOTE: The TAMIS-R will
replace the Training Ammunition Requirements Report for submitting
(1) This yearly projection
allows accurate reporting of TRADOC requirements into the Army Budget Cycle.
This procedure allows planning time for the introduction of new weapons
systems, training strategy changes, implementation of new POIs during the
reporting period, and the availability of other resources or facilities.
Identify usage problems by DODIC (with use rate)
with explanation and plan for improving
Closely monitor conditions
Low student fill
Coordinate arrivals with
Priority given to
Work with scheduling to
prevent this event.
(2) Show all requirements
by DODIC, by year.
(3) Requirements must
(a) Institutional training
(b) Past expenditure
(c) Requirements for skill
qualification test training and testing, and other permanent party training or
(d) Determine all missile
requirements to support resident training, using the criteria of one
expenditure per military occupational specialty producing course.
(e) Include inert
ammunition requirements, to ensure HQDA funds these requirements.
When computing inert requirements, include a reuse factor.
(f) The introduction of
new weapons systems/ammunition may have a significant impact during the
reporting period. Coordinate
these requirements with training developers and TRADOC System Managers. Use the model number and nomenclature for any new types of
ammunition, to ensure proper identification.
(a) Use the format in
table 4-1 to report conventional ammunition requirements. Show quantities as each, e.g., A071-10, 756, 321, or D550-26.
QUANTITY (BY YEAR)
Provide full nomenclature, description of the ammunition
required, quantity needed, and identify the POI supported.
Requirements are consolidated and validated at HQ TRADOC, before
programming these needs with the procurement.
Foreign ammunition accountability and control is accomplished
710-2 and TAMIS procedures. TAMIS-R
will identify pseudo-DODIC for control of foreign ammunition.
Nonstandard training munitions requirements.
Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command, or others, as
identified in DA Pam 385-5, must approve the use of nonstandard ammunition
and/or explosives. Due to special
training requirements, the standard Army munitions supply system may not
support every unique training mission. In these cases, due to very low-+density quantities,
one-of-a-kind munitions, or items not yet type classified, HQDA may approve
use of Procurement Army Ammunition (PAA) funds, to allow MACOMs to procure the
These training munitions requirements are considered "nonstandard,"
and require HQDA approval and special funding.
This process is not used to avoid normal item development and type
Procedures. Nonstandard training ammunition requirements parallel the
normal training ammunition requirement cycle.
Nonstandard munitions require documentation in a course POI, training
center exercise scenario, annual training plan, or other authorized training
Requester must submit requirements during January for the next FY.
Requester must identify a pseudo-DODIC code for each item, in order to
expedite funding approval and usage reporting in TAMIS-R.
Coordinate DODIC selection with the supporting ASP, to avoid conflicts
with their accountability software.
All nonstandard requirements are compiled into one PAA funding request.
Headquarters, DA, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff (DCS), G-3,
considers the items for approval, during the normal approval process, for
training ammunition for the next FY.
By July, HQDA DCS, G-3 will pass the approved nonstandard items to HQDA
DCS, G-4 for funding. There is no
funding left for any nonstandard requirements identified after June.
Headquarters, DA DCS, G-4 obtains the necessary PAA funding, and
designates a staff agency to pass the funding to the users.
Requesters will procure the items locally within 30 days, and ensure
proper accountability and handling.
This HQ will require an annual usage report, to validate the adequacy
and accuracy of the annual nonstandard ammunition funding estimate.
The report will use the format in table 5-1.
Submit the report concurrently with the request for the next FY's
nonstandard training ammunition in January.
Annual usage report format
Nomenclature (type, caliber, etc.).
Hazard classification and quantity distance criteria.
User and range safety certifications.
Reason for need, and justification as to why standard Army ammunition
cannot meet the mission requirement.
Amount of funds required for the requested stocks.
User POC and phone number.
Funds POC and phone number.
Training Ammunition Management System
Procedures for Investigating Officers and Boards of Officers
Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives
U.S. Army Munitions Reporting System
Inventory Management Supply Policy Below the Wholesale Level
Policies and Procedures for Property Accountability
Field and Garrison Furnishings and Equipment
DA Pam 350-38
Standards in Training Commission
Fundamentals of Safety in Army Sports and Recreation
DA Pam 710-2-1
Using Unit Supply System (Manual Procedures)
Army Training and Education
TRADOC Form 240-R-E
Ammunition Management Checklist
DA Form 581
Request for Issue and Turn-In of Ammunition
DA Form 5811-R
Certificate - Lost or Damaged Class 5 Ammunition Items
The TAMIS-R is a web-based system, consisting of a central, common
database maintained by DA; an input system for entering data; and a number of
computer processing programs that update the database, and produce reports,
for management analysis at various echelons of command.
The TAMIS-R database keeps track of training ammunition authorizations,
requirements, expenditures, and costs. Training
Ammunition Managers at various levels input data, as required, and
expenditures pass directly from Standard Army Ammunition System issue
transactions to TAMIS-R.
Training event codes. The
TEC describes the purpose for training ammunition use.
Use the same TEC on the DA Form 581 for turn-ins that was used on the
issue DA Form 581.
Training and maintenance. Schools
and activities using TAMIS-R must maintain a trained operator and adequate
equipment. HQ TRADOC and the TAMIS-R Program Manager will provide
instructional support, as requested.
TAMIS-R manager duties.
Log-on daily for information messages.
Verify training ammunition authorizations, prior to approving
Assign correct TEC to each expenditure.
Maintain files of completed training ammunition transactions for 1
Provide supported units/activities a monthly report on their training
ammunition authorizations/expenditure status.
Subauthorize to UIC all training ammunition authorizations.
Do not hold any back.
Load all authorization changes within 1 week of receipt.
Compile and review annual requirements for all lower elements.
Use POIs and historical usage rates to determine the best actual
requirement for all subordinate users, and pass the requirements to TRADOC, as
directed in annual messages.
Verify that correct UIC, POC, and nomenclature, for all subunits using
training ammunition, are in the TAMIS-R database.
Maintain a historical usage file showing requirements, authorizations,
and expenditures for the past 3 FYs. Use
this data to justify future year's annual requirements, before passing them
on to TRADOC for inclusion in the program objective memorandum (POM) budget.
Maintain an up-to-date copy of all POI Ammunition Summaries in use.
Use the Ammunition Summaries to verify the type and quantity of
ammunition requested by subordinate activities.
Monthly subauthorization review.
Each TRADOC TAMIS-R manager will request a monthly usage report for all
units/activities assigned to their accounts.
Provide the report to the user to review, validate their training
program, and ensure the accuracy of the data.
Effective management. Ammunition
is one of the major resources affecting training, and its effective use and
management will enhance training programs.
Training managers must employ ammunition with judicious care, a minimum
of waste, and only as necessary to support a training program.
Place command emphasis on ammunition management.
Development of requirements and forecast data.
Base ammunition requirements and forecast data only upon programmed
TRADOC schools and training centers will develop ammunition
requirements from approved POI and input given by the best student data
available, as modified by experience. For example, if a school annually schedules eight iterations
of a course, but historically only conducts five of these iterations, reduce
annual requirements for this course accordingly.
Compute TRADOC permanent party ammunition requirements to accomplish
directed and mandatory training. Use
DA Pam 350-38 individual weapon qualification tables.
Develop and forecast ammunition requirements, based on quantities
required, to meet actual training schedules.
Requests must consider equipment and range availability, number of
soldiers actually training, and usage experience.
Guidelines for ammunition management.
Subauthorize training ammunition down to UIC level, and constantly
cross-level throughout the year, to maximize training and ammunition use.
Identify individual UIC for each course in TAMIS-R, to identify course
requirements, authorizations, and use. There
may be times when a TRADOC school or region may want to use a single UIC in
TAMIS-R, to group courses. The
ammunition manager should first receive approval from HQ TRADOC.
Make maximum use of dry firing, training aids, devices and simulators,
and training-unique ammunition, before using service/full caliber ammunition.
Use full caliber ammunition only to validate the training program.
Avoid adding ammunition to a training program merely to obtain a
"realistic" situation; justification of a specific training task is
more important. A good example is
using booby traps during night maneuvers, to stress the difficulties of moving
in darkness, rather than using artillery simulators to "dirty" the
Give consideration to the problems associated with loss of lot number
identity of ammunition, which could require the destruction of turned-in
munitions. Draw and further
subissue ammunition, in the smallest quantities practical, to achieve the
training objectives, and not lose lot number identity.
Under no circumstances may users expend ammunition to avoid turning it
Stress training ammunition conservation.
Draw only the amount of ammunition needed for a training period, and do
not open the packaging until needed. Return
unused items to the ASP promptly.
Substitute ammunition items when possible.
Training ammunition managers must coordinate closely with their ASP
managers to use these stocks.
Request training ammunition issues in the exact amount needed, but,
when possible, state ammunition requests in depot pack quantity, to avoid
unnecessary handling during small arms ammunition issues.
To assist in the return of unused training ammunition, the following
guidelines may help:
(1) When issuing more than
one lot number of ammunition, fire the smallest lot first, and all subsequent
lots in order of smallest to largest quantity per lot.
(2) Do not open ammunition
packing containers in advance. Open
only the least number of containers required for immediate expenditure.
When the ordnance seal is removed from ammunition containers, they are
lot number identity, and preserve the original packaging containers for each
lot of ammunition.
Under no circumstances mix live ammunition items with inert components,
unless specifically designed for this purpose.
For example, never use live blasting caps with inert Claymore practice
Pyrotechnics, including simulators, must meet all safety requirements.
Use items only as designed, and do not modify, or allow the use of
The TAMS is a command management tool that allows the commander the
flexibility to change authorizations to satisfy priority training, and make
the best use of the available ammunition, to maximize training time and
manpower. It encompasses all
service and training-unique ammunition, explosives, and pyrotechnics used for
training. The TAMS operates
within the Army PPBS in three phases: execution, authorization preparation, and requirements
development, covering a 6-year period. As
an example, during 2005 units use FY 05 authorizations, the Army staff
prepares FY 06 authorizations, and MACOMs develop FY 07-12 requirements.
The MACOM may propose alternative authorizations to the TAAC.
Its purpose is to review Army training ammunition resources,
requirements, and management. The
TAAC will attempt to solve ammunition imbalances and address the impact of
shortfalls on training goals.
The MACOM submits training ammunition requirements to the TAAC
utilizing the TAMS. The TAAC
consolidates Armywide ammunition requirements for budget planning.
Department of the Army prepares the POM concurrently with the program
review and approval process, and includes the training ammunition program.
If assets are sufficient, all MACOMs receive 100 percent of
requirement. If not, each MACOM
will receive its share of the total requirement.
Prior to the beginning of the FY,
the TAAC will meet to consider revised requirements and budget decisions.
Department of the Army will adjust MACOM authorizations for the next
year. The MACOM will, in turn,
subauthorize to elements of their commands.
The subauthorization process will continue to unit/activity level.
Development of requirements and authorizations.
Each echelon must develop the training ammunition requirements of all
its subordinate elements, regardless of installation/theater to which
assigned. Likewise, higher elements provide authorizations through the
command structure, and not the stationing structure.
Carryover of authorizations between FYs.
At the end of each FY, all training ammunition authorizations will
cease to exist. Department of the
Army will not normally approve carryover between FY.
D-4. Training Ammunition Management Timeline. During the current fiscal year, trainers would make quarterly turn-backs of unneeded ammunition and report yearend execution rates; concurrently they would submit the next year's requirements and forecast their training for supply action. See figure D-1 for visual timeline.
Figure D-1. Training ammunition process
Controlled items. Although
FY authorizations allow a unit to expend a given quantity of ammunition,
supply constraints may inhibit the availability of resources.
Ammunition is one of the most expensive commodities the Army uses,
because of the volume shot in training, high development and safety
certification costs, and the fact that it is not reusable.
Production shortfalls can also impact on ammunition availability.
The CALS. The CALS
controls distribution of critically short ammunition.
This committee meets semiannually to control the allocation,
distribution, and redistribution of conventional ammunition items identified
as being in short supply, or having the potential of becoming a short supply
item. The CALS publishes an
updated list of controlled items at the conclusion of each CALS meeting.
Monthly allocations. TRADOC
publishes monthly CALS controlled item ordering instructions.
Installation ASPs must order or immediately return these suballocations.
These ordering instructions will give a quantity and specific project
code. These allocations attempt
to satisfy a 90-day forecast at each installation.
Ammunition supply points must immediately report CALS allocations,
cancelled by the National Inventory Control Point, to HQ TRADOC
Project codes. The project codes shown in table
E-1 will indicate the month of the allocation.
When ordering CALS ammunition requiring an overhead fire clearance,
installations must use the overhead fire project code, in lieu of the CALS
ammunition supply point
Committee for Ammunition Logistics Support
common tables of allowances
Deputy Chief of Staf
Department of Defense identification code
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics
Headquarters, Department of the Army
in accordance with
Installation Training Ammunition Manager
individual training plan
major Army command
Memorandum of Agreement
Procurement Army Ammunition
point of contact
program of instruction
program objective memorandum
Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System
requirement control symbol
Training Ammunition Authorization Committee
Training Ammunition Manager
Training Ammunition Management Information System-Redesigned
Training Ammunition Management System
Training Requirements and Authorizations Ammunition Panel
United States Army Training and Doctrine Command
Training Requirements and Analysis System
training event code
Unit Identification Code
Special monthly allowance required for ordering ammunition items in short supply. It is the quantity of ammunition a supply support activity, or ammunition supply point, may requisition during a specific time frame, to meet forecasted training requirements.
Ammunition supply point
Installation facility with the responsibility to order, receive, store, issue, and manage ammunition inventory. The ASP normally has responsibility for processing TAMIS-R expenditure data.
Quantity of ammunition that an activity or unit may expend in a FY under the Training Ammunition Management System.
Committee for Ammunition Logistics Support
A DA-level committee, which meets semiannually with MACOM and National Inventory Control Point personnel, to equitably distribute ammunition items in critical short supply.
The use of a portrayed situation to show a procedure, technique, operation, or weapon effect. Programs of instruction contain approved demonstrations, but other demonstrations require special approval (see para C-3(c)).
Department of Defense Ammunition Code
An eight-character code assigned for identification of items of ammunition in Federal Supply Classification Group 13XX.
Department of Defense identification code
A four-digit alphanumeric code designating a specific type of ammunition.
Dummy or inert
Class 5 supply items not consumed in use. CTA 50-909 authorizes use of dummy or inert items.
The management procedure by which units/activities identify by DODIC, quantity, location, and month when they will need ammunition authorizations. Forecasts cover a 12-month period.
training plan (ITP)
Long-range plan for individual training programs. Used in computing long-range institutional training ammunition requirements.
Instructional document that lists content of a course, and resource requirements.
Optimum number of rounds needed to conduct a training session at 100 percent effectiveness.
Standards in training commission
Determines the quantities and type of munitions essential for annual training of soldiers, crews, and units (see DA Pam 350-38).
Quantities of ammunition provided from MACOM to installation/activity under the Training Ammunition Management System, and in turn, further broken out to unit level.
Similar ammunition item issued in place of the requested round. Examples are older supplies, "training use only rounds," or an alternate model.
All class 5 items consumed during training (see AR 5-13 for entire list).
Ammunition Authorization Committee
A continuing standing DA committee organized under AR 5-13. Senior representatives of the Army Staff and MACOM make up this committee, which builds the 5-year training ammunition budget requirement.
Ammunition Management Information System-Redesigned (TAMIS-R)
The ADP information system that processes, stores, and retrieves data on requirements, subauthorizations, and use of training ammunition.
Ammunition Management System (TAMS)
The Armywide system (AR 5-13) developed, to manage conventional training ammunition at all levels, for maximum training and combat readiness with the available ammunition resources.
A two- or three-character code representing a specific training event.
Training Requirements and Authorization Ammunition Panel (TRAAP)
The Training Requirements and Authorization Ammunition Panel meets annually to justify training ammunition requirements and distribute use authorizations for the next FY.
Ammunition/munitions item developed exclusively for use in training, and not intended for wartime use. Generally, the item will replicate a specific service DODIC, in whole or in part, as to dimensions, weight, appearance, trajectory, range, noise, and signature effect.
Ammunition Reporting System-New Technology (WARS-NT)
Monitors on-hand ammunition stocks. It provides a medium for forecasting inventory and requirements to the National Inventory Control Point from each ammunition supply point.
(See AR 700-19)
FOR THE COMMANDER:
ANTHONY R. JONES
Lieutenant General, U.S. Army
Deputy Commanding General/
Chief of Staff
JANE F. MALISZEWSKI
Chief Information Officer