(12) Symbols. The symbol "%%", which applies to organizational maintenance, indicates that par-
ticular maintenance function may be performed provided it is specifically authorized by the direct support
maintenance officer. Use of the symbol will apply only to replacement of major assemblies and time-con-
suming operations which are within the capabilities of organization, but over which control by the com-
modity commands is considered essential. In no case will the direct support maintenance officer require
the accomplishment of a "%%" maintenance function by an organization or unit, and in no case will a
"%%" function authorize stockage of parts at organizational level.
d. Column 4, Tools and Equipment. This column will be used to specify, by code, those tools and
test equipment required to perform the designated function.
Column 5, Remarks. Self-explanatory.
a. A maintenance function assigned to a maintenance level which, for any reason, is beyond its ca-
pability, becomes the responsibility of the next higher maintenance level.
b. The authority to perform a maintenance function does not constitute authority to requisition or
otherwise secure necessary repair parts as specified in current supply directives.
a. Normally, there will be no deviations from the assigned maintenance level. In cases of operational
necessity, a maintenance function assigned to a maintenance level may, on a onetime basis and at the re-
quest of the lower maintenance level, be authorized to the lower maintenance level by the maintenance
officer of the level to which the function is assigned. The higher level of maintenance has the authority to determine:
(1) If the lower level is capable of performing the work.
(2) If the lower level will require assistance or technical supervision and on-site inspection.
(3) If the authorization will be granted.
b. The furnishing of special tools, equipment, and the like, required by the lower maintenance level
to perform this function, will be the responsibility of the level to which the function is assigned.
B-5. Additional Information.
a. Changes in the Maintenance Allocation Chart will be based on continuing evaluation and analysis
by responsible personnel and on Maintenance Request DA Forms 2407 received from field activities.
b. All maintenance prescribed herein will be performed in accordance with applicable publications.
c. In any instance of conflict with current tool and equipment lists or current supply manuals, this
Maintenance Allocation Chart will be the final authority, Each such instance should be promptly reported
by Maintenance Request DA Form 2407.