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Updated Army Materiel Maintenance Policy

The Department of the Army has issued a new Army Regulation 750–1 Army Materiel Maintenance Policy and is effective March 2, 2023. The summary of changes for this major revision of AR 750-1 include…

Updated Army Materiel Maintenance Policy

Updated Army Materiel Maintenance Policy
Bill Kobren
The Department of the Army has issued a new Army Regulation 750–1 Army Materiel Maintenance Policy and is effective March 2, 2023. The summary of changes for this major revision of AR 750-1 include:
  • Updates roles and responsibilities (chap 2).
  • Incorporates Army Directive 2019–29, Enabling Readiness and Modernization Through Advanced Manufacturing (para 2–8e(11)).
  • Incorporates Army Directive 2018–07–16, Prioritizing Efforts – Readiness Lethality (Update 16), by eliminating the requirement for commanders to appoint logistics readiness officers (formerly para 2– 14t.)
  • Adds Sustainable Readiness Model (para 3–2).
  • Updates the Army maintenance standard (para 3–3).
  • Updates general policies (para 3–7).
  • Updates Logistic Readiness Center/Army field support battalion maintenance operations (para 3–12).
  • Updates External Maintenance Support Operations (para 3–13).
  • Adds Maintenance Plans (paras 4–2 through 4–3).
  • Updates Unserviceable Materiel (para 4–4).
  • Updates Maintenance Expenditure Limit (para 4–7).
  • Updates turn-in policy for serviceable excess and unserviceable reparable parts and components (para 4–8).
  • Updates policy on equipment transfer and turn-in (para 4–9).
  • Updates maintenance management systems (para 4–15).
  • Updates Logistics Assistance Program (para 4–17).
  • Updates Provisions of Inter-Service Support Agreements (para 4–26).
  • Updates Maintenance Award Program (para 14–1).
  • Updates Army Maintenance Floats policy (para 14–6).
  • Updates Army Chemical Agent Resistant Coating, Camouflage, and Marking Program (para 14–8).
  • Updates the Army Tire Program (para 14–11).
  • Updates Maintenance Assistance and Instruction Team Program/Command Maintenance Evaluation Team (para 14–14).
  • Updates Equipment RESET general guidance (para 15–1).
  • Updates Left Behind Aviation Equipment general guidance (para 16–1).
  • Adds Additive Manufacturing in the Field (chap 18).
  • Transfers DA Form 5480 (Maintenance Request and Assignment Register) on a DA Form 7567 (Special Repair Authority (SRA)) Approval/Disapproval Sheet) to DA Form 750–1 (app A).
  • Removes maintenance metrics and performance measures for Army Field Organizations and incorporates them in DA Pam 750–1 (throughout).
  • Deletes appendix (app D).
  • Removes procedural information (throughout).
  • Eliminates Army Force Generation (throughout).
  • Eliminates Sample Data Collection and Analysis Program (throughout).
  • Replaces “depot maintenance” with “sustainment maintenance” and updates policies (throughout).
  • Adds Condition-Based Maintenance Plus and Prognostics/Predictive Maintenance (throughout).”

In tandem, the Army also issued a new supporting Department of the Army Pamphlet 750-1 Army Materiel Maintenance Procedures dated February 2, 2023. The summary of changes for this major revision of DA PAM 750-1 include:

  • “Changes title from Commanders’ Maintenance Handbook to Army Materiel Maintenance Procedures (title page).
  • Adds material relating to Global Combat Support System–Army (para 1–6).
  • Adds Army Enterprise System Integration Program (para 2–1).
  • Adds Non-Combat Operations Maintenance Plans (para 4–6).
  • Adds various maintenance programs (chap 10).
  • Adds additive manufacturing (chap 14).
  • Transfers DA Form 5480 (Maintenance Request and Assignment Register) and DA Form 7567 (Special Repair Authority (SRA) Approval/Disapproval Sheet) from AR 750–1 (app A).
  • Incorporates guidance from transferred from AR 750–1 (apps B and F).
  • Adds information on Unit Corrosion Control and Prevention Program (app F).
  • Incorporates procedural material transferred from AR 750–1 (throughout).
  • Eliminates Standard Army Maintenance System.
  • Eliminates Property Book Unit Supply-Enhanced.
  • Eliminates Unit Level Logistics System-Aviation Enhanced.”