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    I have 2 questions. The first is about the SMR coding of an installation. I have an installation that has organization and depot level replaced piece parts in its makeup. The 3rd position of the SMR code should be O as that is the lowest level authorized to remove a part that makes up the installation. Is that right? 2nd: If you have a end item that has both organizational and depot level repairs to it, the 4th position of the SMR code should be D as depot is the lowest level authorized to do complete repair of the item. Is that correct? We have a difference of opinion here as to which level should be in the 4th position. If possible could you provide a definition of complete repair that is a lot clearer than the definition in AMC PAM 700-25?


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    Your first question: I have an installation that has organization and depot level replaced piece parts in its makeup. The 3rd position of the SMR code should be O as that is the lowest level authorized to remove a part that makes up the installation. Is that right?
     
    Answer: Source, Maintenance and Recoverability (SM&R) Codes are assigned to individual replacement parts. The parts that are removed/replaced at organizational level will have "O" in their 3rd position. The parts that are removed/replaced at the depot will have "D" in their 3rd position. If a part is removed at both depot and organizational, the 3rd position will be "O" as the lowest level authorized to remove and replace it.
     
    Your second question: If you have a end item that has both organizational and depot level repairs to it, the 4th position of the SMR code should be D as depot is the lowest level authorized to do complete repair of the item. Is that correct?
     
    Answer: It depends on which level does the "complete repair". Per AR 700-82 at

    https://acc.dau.mil/CommunityBrowser.aspx?id=430801, the definition of complete repair is: "The authorized maintenance level with the capability and resources to perform all maintenance functions identified for a specific level of maintenance and approved by official maintenance documents. It requires that all maintenance capabilities (remove, replace, repair, assemble, and test) for the support item be provided at that level. It requires that all logistics support (parts, publications, tools, test equipment, and so on) be provided to that level of maintenance to perform all assigned maintenance functions." In most cases that would be the depot and "D" would go in the 4th position but without seeing the maintenance plan (i.e. "official maintenance documents") for the component/part under question, I can't answer definitively.

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