b. SMR CODE (Column 2). The Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability (SMR) code is
a 5-position code containing supply/requisitioning information, maintenance category
authorization criteria, and disposition instruction, as shown in the following breakout:
How you get an item
Who can install,
replace, or use
Who determined disposition
action on an unserviceable
Who can do
complete repair *
of the item
*Complete Repair: Maintenance capacity, capability, and authority to perform all corrective
maintenance tasks of the Repair function in a use/user environment in order to restore
serviceability to a failed item.
(1) Source Code. The source code tells you how to get an item needed for mainte-
nance, repair, or overhaul of an end item/equipment. Explanations of source
Stocked items; use the applicable NSN to request/requisition items with these source
codes. They are authorized to the category indicated by the code entered in the 3rd
position of the SMR code.
**Note: Items coded PC are subject to deterioration.
Items with these codes are not to be requested/requisitioned individually. They are part
of a kit which is authorized to the maintenance category indicated in the 3rd position
of the SMR code. The complete kit must be requisitioned and applied.