funds for buying repairable items. Figure 1-3 illustrates
the Aviation Supply Office organization. This chapter
describes the divisions of the ASO organization that you
should be familiar with. This information will make
your job easier.
The Commanding Officer of ASO is responsible for
accomplishing the mission of the command.
The Executive Officer is the direct representative of
the commanding officer in maintaining the general
efficiency of ASO
The Special Assistants provide advisory assistance
to the command level of ASO
The Branch Aviation Supply Office (BRASO)
performs programs support and inventory management
for assigned weapons systems and equipment. These
include consumable and repairable catapult and
arresting gear material.
The Operations Directorate ensures the general
effectiveness of the divisions under its control. There are
three divisions under the Operations Directorate that
perform as item managers. The following paragraphs
describe these divisions.
The Strike Fighter division, under the Operations
Directorate, manages material in support of fighter and
attack aircraft in the Navy,
The Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW), Electronics
and Trainer division serves as item manager for different
types of material. It manages items needed to support
aircraft involved in ASW, electronics, and training
missions. It also provides support for communication
and navigation parts.
The Power Plant, Helicopter, and Support
Equipment (SE) division is responsible for managing
engines, SE, and helicopter items in the Navy.
As item managers, these divisions are responsible
for maintaining stock of particular aeronautical material
in the Navy. Some of their functions include the
l Preparing the material requisitions to document
the initial requirements as determined by provisioning.
l Reviewing the supply demand information to
learn the item requirements in the supply system. ASO
uses this information in considering replenishment of
. Controlling the distribution and redistribution of
ASO managed items.
l Processing all requisitions and requests for status
that require manual processing.
. Controlling the repair and rework of ASO
managed aeronautical items.
Another division under the Operations Directorate
is the Customer Operations division. The Customer
Advocate branch under the Customer Operations
division serves as the connecting link between ASO and
its customers. This branch performs the following
. Maintains data about the specific logistics and
operating environment of the supported unit.
. Coordinates, monitors, and controls the
development, maintenance, and distribution of AVCAL
and SHORCAL from allowance list.
. Prepares the tailored Aircraft Equipment
Configuration List (AECL) for review by supported
unit. Monitors accuracy and updates the AECL when
l Verifies, updates, and maintains file data of
supported unit allowances.
l Monitors and confirms customer requirements.
. Assesses system capabilities and enhancements
to improve the support process and overall readiness of
intermediate maintenance activities.
There are three site support sections under the
Customer Advocate branch in ASO These sections
perform the functions of the Customer Advocate branch
in support of different sites. Site support section 1
performs the functions for assigned afloat units. Section
2 performs the functions for assigned Marine Air Group
(MAG) and selected shore stations. Section 3 performs
the functions for assigned shore stations.
The Requisition Control Center (RCC) of the
Customer Operations division performs the following
. Receives and processes all requisitions and
requisition-related documents received by mail or
. Reviews and prepares for processing all
mechanically oriented material requests.
. Edits material requests and related documents for
. Ensures quick delivery of material required to fill