Packaging of Army Materiel
This new Army regulation, dated 22 February 2013–
o Establishes responsibilities for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4; the Commander, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Commanders of Army commands and/or Army service component commands; commanders of U.S. Army Materiel Command life cycle management commands and research, development, and engineering centers; program executive officers, program managers, managers of research, development, and engineering programs; other materiel developers; commanders of shipping and storage activities; Chief, U.S. Army Logistics Support Activity Packaging, Storage, and Containerization Center; and adjutants general, and Army National Guard (chap 1).
o Establishes policy for the developing, prescribing, controlling, and evaluating of packaging requirements for life cycle support of weapon systems, components, and spares (chaps 2 and 4).
o Provides guidance for the use of military, industrial, and consumer (retail) packaging in acquisition (chap 3).
o Establishes requirement for materiel offered for storage and shipment to be adequately protected, consolidated for effective handling, safe for transport, and properly marked and identified per MIL-STD-129 (chaps 3 and 6).
o Defines policy for Army asset protection and phytosanitary measures for wood packaging material programs (chaps 5 and 6).
o Establishes the Army Packaging Policy Work Group (chap 7).
o Defines the Army-unique packaging policies (throughout).
o Provides policy and defines responsibilities for the packaging of Army-used, Army-owned, and Army-managed supplies and equipment (throughout).