Requisitioning by United States Shore Activities
United State shore activities outside the continental
United States must maintain 100 percent of the routine
fleet support requirement of their approved basic stock
level of ammunition (ABSLA) either on hand or on
order. When advised in advance of specific fleet
requirements, additional stock should be requisitioned
to meet the demand.
Normally, stock that satisfies the prepositioned war
reserve material requirements, as shown in the ABSLA,
are pushed to shore activities outside CONUS as assets
when transportation becomes available. However,
complete round assets. Replacements should be
requisitioned by the shore activity when components
become unserviceable, issued, or expended.
All requisitions should be prepared in the format
previously discussed in this chapter and submitted to
the applicable inventory manager. An information copy
must be provided to CINCLANTFLT and Naval
Ammunition Logistics Center.
Special Requisitioning Procedures for Missiles and
Special requisitioning procedures are part of an
intensified management program to control critical
assets and improve fleet readiness. Therefore, all
air-launch missiles (including 8E COG material), such
as the Seasparrow and Harpoon, must be submitted to
Logistics Center Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Requisitions must be submitted by naval message
not earlier than 90 days but not less than 60 days before
the RDD. The Seasparrow and Harpoon, when used as
point-defense missiles are classified as surface-launch
SYSCOM and not by COMNAVSEASYSCOM.
Requisitions for lightweight torpedoes must be
prepared in message or DAAS MILSTRIP format. Do
NOT use DD Form 1348, and do not submit
requirements by mail.
There is a 90-day maximum and 45-day minimum
requirement lead time when requisitioning torpedoes
for complete load outs and deployments. As a general
rule, torpedoes are requisitioned in a torpedo-tube
requisitioned as individual items.
Warshot torpedo requisitions from afloat units are
submitted directly to Naval Ammunition Logistics
Center with information copies to CINCLANTFLT, the
immediate operational commander, and the activity
where the torpedoes are to be loaded (supplementary
Requisitioning Procedures for Mine Exercise
Training Material and Associated Services
A message request for mine exercise training
(MET) material must be submitted to the appropriate
mine assembly activity with the respective type
respective type commander must approve the material
request before the appropriate MOMAG unit can
release the material. Type commander approval must be
received by the mine assembly activity at least 30
working days before the RDD. CINCLANTFLT;
(COMINEWARCOM); Commanding Officer, Mobile
appropriate chain of command must be included as
information addresses on all mine requests.
REQUISITION FILE MAINTENANCE
Thus far, you have learned about the procedures for
requisitioning ammunition. However, you cannot
merely submit requisitions and then sit back and expect
all materials to be in place for loadout. Careful
monitoring of actions taken on requisitions by the
ammunition supply system and judicious expediting
action is necessary to ensure the best possible loadout.
The following paragraphs discuss actions required of
the requisitioner to ensure that requisitions are
processed expeditiously and are not lost.
Although there are many variations for specific
items, requisitions normally follow a particular path.
For example, a person aboard a ship submits
requisitions to an ammunition stock point, such as a
weapons station. If the stock point has the material
requisitioned, it is reserved for the ship and issued to
meet the RDD. If the stock point does not have the
material, the requisition is referred to the inventory
manager. The inventory manager does one of the
following four things:
Refers the requisition to another stock point
that has the material available or due in the