*Army Regulation 700-100
*MCO 8012.1

26 March 2014

Effective date: 26 April 2014



Munitions Support for Joint Operations


AR 700-100
Munitions Support for Joint Operations

This major revision, dated 26 March 2014

* Updates references (para 2).

* Updates policies and procedures for the supply of munitions in Joint operations (paras 5, 6, and 7).

* Removes the applicability to the Air Force (throughout).

1. Purpose

This regulation provides standardized procedures for units or activities of one Service to obtain routine retail munitions support from another Service and immediate emergency retail munitions in direct support during combat operations from another Service when Service stocks have been depleted and normal resupply will not provide adequate or timely support. These procedures are applicable for request, issue, receipt, reimbursement, and documentation of routine and immediate emergency munitions support during Joint combat and training operations. The objective is to establish the simplest possible procedures to ensure the support of common levels of support for peacetime operations and the emergency exchange of common conventional munitions between Service components in Joint operations under wartime and/or contingency conditions.

2. References

Required and related publications and prescribed and referenced forms are listed in appendix A .

3. Explanation of abbreviations and terms

Abbreviations and terms used in this regulation are explained in the glossary .

4. Responsibilities

a. Service component commanders will implement the procedures in this regulation as prescribed by Joint force commanders.

b. Individual military Services will retain logistical support responsibilities in accordance with Joint Publication 4-0 ( JP 4-0 ) and Title X.

5. Objectives

a. Documentation of transactions should be considered of secondary importance and not interfere with emergency support. Therefore, documentation may be accomplished prior to or following issue of munitions.

b. Allocation of critical munitions remains a combatant commander's prerogative in accordance with JP 3-0 . Issues that cannot be resolved at the combatant commander's level will be elevated to the Joint Staff J4 for resolution during the Joint Material Priorities and Allocation Board.

c. Responsibility for safety, security, and accountability of munitions transfers with ownership.

d. Emergency resupply considerations override reimbursement considerations.

e. Support to coalition partners will be in accordance with the published Acquisition and Cross Servicing Agreement; procedures are listed in Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction 2120.01C .

f. U.S. Air Force to Joint Coalition for munitions, including emerging issues at retail locations will be provided in accordance with AFI 21-201 .

6. Procedures for requesting ammunition support for retail locations

a. Scope. These procedures apply to retail level ammunition facilities and installations both continental United States and outside continental United States. Memorandum of agreements between Services can be developed where needed to more clearly identify procedures, processes, and Services provided.

b. Authorization procedures.

(1) The requesting Service component will identify long term and near term retail ammunition requirements to the supporting service component for planning and coordination purposes.

(2) Dependent on Service preference, a requesting Service component can transfer wholesale assets (to support their overall retail requirements) to the supporting Service component at the beginning of the fiscal year or as those retail requirements become known. The requesting Service Component Command (SCC) will coordinate with issuing Service component to affect asset transfer.

c. Retail support and accountability procedures.

(1) The Service component that has physical custody of munitions materiel in storage will also maintain accountability for that materiel in that service component's system of record, regardless of which Service component owns the materiel.

(2) The requesting service component will identify (forecast) long term (12 months out) and near term (90 days out) retail ammunition requirements to the supporting service component for planning and coordination purposes.

(3) Shipments of ammunition to the supporting (storing) SCC ammunition facility will be made on DD Form 1348-1A (Issue Release/Receipt Document).

(4) Services will account for other Services' ammunition in their retail accountable system. Military Standard Receipt and Issue Procedures (MILSTRIP) data will be provided for proper accountability.

(5) Transfer of ammunition accountability will occur when receipt of the ammunition asset is acknowledged by the consignee. The supporting (storing) service component will notify the requesting (owning) service of receipt of assets by the most expedient means once items are posted to accountable records. Other documents such as DD Form 1348-1A, signed as receipted by the storing activity, will be provided to the requesting (owning) service component and/or activity.

(6) The requesting service command and/or activity will follow the supporting service component's retail ammunition support regulations, procedures, processes, and documentation. The supporting service command and/or activity will provide the requester with detailed instructions required for issue and turn-in of ammunition.

(7) Accountability and inventory of items in storage will be accomplished in accordance with applicable storing service component's procedures. The storage activity is responsible for the content, changes, and accuracy of the inventory held under its control. The storage activity will conduct causative research, document inventory adjustments, and conduct any investigations as a result of verified inventory missing, lost or gained.

(8) The storing service component and/or activity will provide the requesting (owning) service status on assets and serviceability of items stored at their facility. The requesting (owning) service will provide disposition to the storing installation on any identified unserviceable or excess assets.

(9) The requesting Service is responsible for funding transportation of munitions to and from a retail site.

(10) If the retail site is a government-owned, contractor-operated facility, the using unit is responsible for providing funds to compensate for services above the published statement of work.

d. Reimbursement. Retail services and operations between services will be provided to the greatest extent possible as a common level of support. DOD 4000.19 covers details of inter-Service support and reimbursement.

e. Asset reporting. Asset reporting will be in accordance with established Service retail reporting procedures.

7. Procedures for emergency resupply of munitions in Joint operations

a. Scope. These procedures are limited to intra-theater support and will not change the continental United States wholesale resupply system or single manager for conventional ammunition functions.

b. Requesting procedures.

(1) The requester identifies requirements to the authorizing command.

(2) The issuing command and/or activity will provide to the requester detailed instructions required to issue munitions.

(3) The requester is responsible for coordinating the transportation of munitions.

(4) The requester may use any of the forms listed below:

(a) DD Form 1348-1A . At a minimum complete the following:

(1) Send to block. Name of activity supplying munitions.

(2) Requisition is from block. Name of the requesting activity.

(3) Stock number block. National stock number or Department of Defense Ammunition Code (DODDAC).

(4) Unit of issue block. Appropriate unit of issue.

(5) Quantity block. Requested quantity.

(6) Document number block. Requesting unit's document number.

(7) Priority block. Priority code.

(8) Remarks block. Signature of requesting official (requestor's authentication).

(9) Other blocks. Leave blank.

(b) DA Form 581 (Request for Issue and Turn-In of Ammunition). At a minimum complete:

(1) Block 1. The requestor's document number.

(2) Block 3. The requestor's address and unit identification code.

(3) Block 4a. The name of the requesting official.

(4) Block 4b. The date of the request.

(5) Block 6. The fund citation.

(6) The name and service component of the supporting unit.

(7) Block 7a. The signature or other appropriate reference to identify requestor's authorization.

(8) Block 7b. The authorization date.

(9) Block 9. Check the transportation order block, "X" out (REQUEST) and add (EMERGENCY).

(10) Block 10a. The item number for each item requested.

(11) Block 10b. The DODAC and the nomenclature of the item(s) requested.

(12) Block 10c. Issuing organization enters the lot numbers of items supplied.

(13) Block 10d. Requestor enters the quantity requested.

(14) Block 10e. Issuing organization enters the quantity issued.

(15) Block 11. Requestor enters MILSTRIP project code and required delivery date.

(16) Block 12. Signature of requestor's authorized agent.

(17) Other blocks. Leave blank.

(c) AF Form 2005 (Issue/Turn-In Request). At a minimum complete:

(1) Blocks 1-3. TRIC. Enter "ISU."

(2) Block A. Requester, time, and date (ISU). Requesting activity's name.

(3) Block B. Inspector, name-stamp, date. Activity supplying munitions.

(4) Blocks 8-12. Stock number. National stock number or DODDAC.

(5) Blocks 23-24. Unit of issue. Appropriate unit of issue.

(6) Blocks 25-29. Quantity. Requested quantity.

(7) Blocks 30-43. Document number. Requestor's document number.

(8) Block E. T.O. Appropriate fund code.

(9) Blocks 60-61. Pri. Priority code.

(10) Block G. Time and date of delivery. Required delivery date (optional).

(11) Block J. Nomenclature. Noun nomenclature of requested munition.

(12) Other blocks. Leave blank.

c. Authorization procedures.

(1) The SCC will coordinate with issuing service component and requester to affect asset transfer.

(2) The SCC will verify emergency requirement and ensure minimum essential MILSTRIP data are provided for proper accountability.

d. Accountability.

(1) Stock accountability will be accomplished in accordance with applicable Service procedures.

(2) Transfer of ownership will occur upon asset release by the consignor.

e. Reimbursement. Reimbursement will be accomplished in accordance with DOD 7220.9-M . Munitions will be reimbursed at replacement cost. Reimbursement will be accomplished at Service and/or DOD budgetary levels in accordance with the DOD 7220.9-M.

f. Asset reporting. Asset reporting will be in accordance with established Service procedures and as directed by the commander in chief and/or Joint force commander.

Appendix A

The Official Army Publications Web Sites.

Publication Section I
Required Publications

DOD 4000.25-1-M. Military Standard Receipt and Issue Procedures (MILSTRIP) (Cited in para 6b(4) .) (Available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/ .)

Publication Section II
Related Publications

A related publication is a source of additional information. The user does not have to read it to understand this regulation. United States Code is available at http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/ . DOD publications are available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/ .

Air Force Instruction (AFI) 21-201. Conventional Munitions Maintenance Management

AR 25-30. The Army Publishing Program

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction 2120.01C. Acquisition and Cross Serving Agreements (Available at http://www.dtic.mil/cjcs_directives/cjcs/instructions.htm .)

DOD 4000-19. Inter-Service and Intergovenmental Support

DOD 4140.1-R. DOD Supply Chain Materiel Management Regulation

DOD 7220-9-M. Accounting Manual

DODD 5160.65. Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition

DODD 5160.68. Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition

Joint publication (JP) 1-02. Department of Defense (DOD) Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

JP 3-0. Joint Operations

JP 4-0. Joint Logistics (U)

JP 4-01.5. Joint Tactics, Techniques and Procedures for Water Terminal Operations (Available at http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jointpub_logistics.htm‎ .)

SB 708-4. DOD Consolidated Ammunition Catalog

SB 742-1. Ammunition Surveillance Procedures

10 USC 101(a)(13). The term "contingency operation" means a military operation that (A) is designated by the Secretary of Defense as an operation in which members of the armed forces are or may become involved in military actions, operations, or hostilities against an enemy of the United States or against an opposing military force; or (B) results in the call or order to, or retention on, active duty of members of the uniformed services under section 688, 12301 (a), 12302, 12304, 12304a, 12305, or 12406 of this title, chapter 15 of this title, section 712 of title 14, or any other provision of law during a war or during a national emergency declared by the President or Congress.

10 USC 331. Federal aid for State governments

10 USC 332. Use of militia and armed forces to enforce Federal authority

10 USC 333. Interference with State and Federal law

10 USC 334. Proclamation to disperse

10 USC 335. Guam and Virgin Islands included as "State"

10 USC 688. Retired members: authority to order to active duty; duties

10 USC 12301. Reserve components generally

10 USC 12302. Ready Reserve

10 USC 12303. Ready Reserve: members not assigned to, or participating satisfactorily in, units

10 USC 12304. Selected Reserve and certain Individual Ready Reserve members; order to active duty other than during war or national emergency

10 USC 12305. Authority of President to suspend certain laws relating to promotion, retirement, and separation

10 USC 12406. National Guard in Federal service: call

Publication Section III
Prescribed Forms

This section contains no entries.

Publication Section IV
Referenced Forms

Unless otherwise indicated, DA Forms are available on the APD Web site ( http://www.apd.army.mil .) AF Forms are available on the AF e-publishing Web site ( http://www.e-publishing.af.mil ). DD Forms are available at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/formsprogram.htm .

AF Form 2005. Issue/Turn-In Request

DA Form 11-2. Internal Control Evaluation Certification

DA Form 2028. Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms

DA Form 581. Request for Issue and Turn-In of Ammunition

DD Form 1348-1A. Issue Release/Receipt Document

Appendix B
Internal Control Evaluation

B-1. Function

The function covered by this evaluation is to ensure that there is adequate visibility and a financial trail to ensure financial auditability and accountability of munitions items.

B-2. Purpose

The purpose of this evaluation is to assist ammunition managers at the theater, SCC, and Service in evaluating the key internal controls listed. This is a guide and does not cover all regulatory safety and security controls that should be present.

B-3. Instructions

Answers must be based on the actual testing of key internal controls (for example, document analysis, direct observation, sampling, and simulation). Answers that indicate deficiencies must be explained and the corrective action identified in supporting documentation. These internal controls must be evaluated at least once every 5 years. Certification that the evaluation has been conducted must be accomplished on DA Form 11-2 (Internal Control Evaluation Certification).

B-4. Test questions

a. Is there an email or directive from the losing Service concurring with the transfer of munitions?

b. Has a method of payback been identified?

c. Are both Services cognizant of the transfer?

d. Does providing the munitions create a readiness impact on the losing Service?

e. Does the gaining Service have a plan for backfill?

B-5. Supersession

Not applicable.

B-6. Comments

Help make this a better tool for evaluating internal controls. Submit comments to the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 (DALO-SUM), 500 Army Pentagon, Washington, DC 20310-0500.


Section I



Department of the Army


Department of Defense


Department of Defense Ammunition Code


Joint Materials Priorities and Allocation Board


Military Standard Requisition and Issue Procedures

Section II


Authorizing command

Combatant commander and/or Joint Task Force Commander authorized to verify emergency requirements and validate requests. For the Army, this would normally and be the Theater Support Command; for the Marine Corps, this would normally be the Division Ammunition Officer, this would normally be the type commander. This definition does not preclude munitions support in bona fide emergencies when the authorizing official cannot be contacted.

Common items

a. Any item of materiel that is required for use by more than one activity.

b. Sometimes loosely used to denote any consumable item except repair parts or other technical items.

c. Any item of materiel procured for, owned by (Service stock), or used by any Military department of the DOD and is also required to be furnished to a recipient country under the grant-aid Military Assistance Program.

d. Readily available commercial items.

e. Items used by two or more Military Services of similar manufacture or fabrication that may vary between the Services as to color or shape (as vehicles or clothing).

f. Any part or component that is required in the assembly of two or more complete end-items (see JP 4-01.5 ).

g. Munitions employed operationally by more than one Service as listed in SB 708-4 .

Contingency Operations

A military operation that is either designated by the Secretary of Defense as a contingency operation or becomes a contingency operation as a matter of law (see 10 USC 101(a)(13)).

Emergency munitions support

A combat condition resulting when munitions stocks of a Service component of a Joint Force are depleted to the extent that the mission could be jeopardized and normal resupply from that Service will not provide adequate and timely support. It is envisioned that quantities of munitions exchanged under such conditions would be the minimum necessary to supply the requester until normal resupply could be resumed. These emergency resupply procedures are designed to affect resupply in bona fide emergencies and do not replace Services' logistical support responsibilities outlined in JP 3-0 .

Issuing command

SCC or activity furnishing emergency munitions support.

Joint Force

A general term applied to a force composed of significant elements assigned or attached, of two or more Military Departments operating under a single Joint Force commander.


Conventional ammunition, missiles, and other associated explosive and nonexplosive items and components.


Unit, headquarters, or other organization authorized to submit requests for emergency munitions support.

Retail munitions support

Support between supporting supply activities and users in the area in which Joint operations are conducted.

Section III

Special Terms

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