The Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL), in conjunction with the
Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), offers a helpful handbook covering the Command Deployment Discipline Program (CDDP). Command Deployment Discipline Program (Dec 14) was designed to specifically support deployment readiness goals.
The CDDP highlights:
- Establishing deployment discipline as regulatory guidance.
- Standardizing deployment discipline requirements for units and installations.
- Improving efficiency and effectiveness at the tactical unit level for deployment and redeployment operations.
- Maintaining unit-level fundamentals for deployment and redeployment operations.
The handbook addresses these areas by covering doctrinal and regulatory tasks, Army standards and fundamentals of equipment movement. Tasks from division to company level, including installation tasks, are also covered. It even includes helpful checklists.
To view or download the handbook (No. 15-01) or other CALL products, grab your CAC and visit:
Every time you open a work order or dispatch equipment, data is generated. If you add fuel or oil to a vehicle, data is generated. Whenever you operate unit equipment and put miles or hours on it—yep, you guessed it—that generates data, too.
Day-to-day unit operations and maintenance generates usage, work order and readiness data. That data is currently produced by legacy maintenance systems such as the Standard Army Maintenance System-Enhanced (SAMS-E), Standard Army Maintenance System-Installation Enhanced (SAMS-IE), Standard Army Maintenance System-Fleet Management (SAMS-FM) and the Army War Reserves Deployment System (AWRDS). Data is also created by the newer Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system: the Global Combat Support System–Army (GCSS-Army).
Why is this data important and how is it used? Congress evaluates consolidated maintenance and usage data to decide if budget requests are reasonable. With increasing budget constraints, it’s more important than ever to report accurate and complete maintenance data (including man-hours) so the Army can make sound fiscal decisions.
If data isn’t entered at all, done incorrectly or not reported in a timely fashion, the end result can be reduced dollars in a unit’s operating budget.
That’s because maintenance data is used to identify resource shortfalls and assess the ability to maintain authorized equipment. When units don’t report maintenance data, or it’s incomplete or inaccurate, higher headquarters might assume they have all the necessary resources to complete their missions.
The Army bases its decisions on unit-submitted data to determine each unit’s training resource model and OPTEMPO funding. Missing reports make it difficult for the Army to determine how much money units should receive for equipment maintenance and operation.
To help ensure that your unit is funded for future missions, be sure you submit timely, accurate maintenance data.
Good news! FED LOG is now available as a downloadable product from the Defense Logistics Agency’s (DLA) Logistics Information Service.
FED LOG has been offered on CD-ROM/DVDs for many years. But that means hard copy discs have to be mailed to subscribers. Now Soldiers and Department of the Army civilians can download FED LOG free without a subscription. No more waiting on discs!
Two downloadable FED LOG versions are available: “Complete” and “Lite.” The complete version has the same info found on the standard CD-ROM/DVD. The lite version is about half the size of the complete one, so it downloads quicker. Another difference is that the lite version doesn’t include product characteristics, CAGE codes or history data.
FED LOG discs will still be offered via the regular subscription process through the Logistics Support Activity’s (LOGSA) Logistics Integrated Warehouse (LIW) portal using the FED LOG icon.
Additionally, customers can still view FED LOG without a subscription via the LIW portal. Select App Warehouse, click on the FED LOG icon, and then press the “Go to Application” button.
To access LIW, go to:
First-time users will need to submit a System Access Request (SAR).
However, downloadable versions offer substantial cost savings for the Army. So to help the Army stretch its budget, if you’re a current FED LOG subscriber, make sure to cancel your disc subscription before you download a new version.
In the LIW portal, choose the FED LOG Addressing System button (FEDLOG ADDR), log in to your account and submit a cancellation. If you don’t already have this button showing on your portal, add it from the App Warehouse first.
Then download FED LOG from the Department of Defense’s Electronic Mall (DOD EMALL) website. For EMALL access, information and account registration, go to:
For EMALL help, call 1-877-352-2255 (CONUS), (269) 961-7766 (OCONUS), or email:
Take note of an important change, units. CECOM LCMC reviewed the maintenance expenditure limit (MEL) for the M40, M60, M100 and M200 distribution illumination systems, electrical (DISE). CECOM determined that the MEL of 25 percent listed in TB 43-0002-32 (Jul 95) is too high for these systems.
The TB is under revision. In the meantime, note that the MEL percentage for the following older DISE systems is now zero:
|Distribution system elec: 120V 1PH 60 AMP||01-208-9752|
|Distribution system elec: 120/208V 3PH 40 AMP||01-208-9753|
|Feeder system electrical: 3PH 100 AMP||01-208-9754|
|Feeder system electrical: 3PH 200 AMP||01-208-9755|
PM-E2S2 has fielded the newer power distribution illumination systems, electrical (PDISE) to replace the remaining DISE sets in the field. If your unit still has authorized DISE sets or has DISE sets in lieu of PDISE authorized systems, contact Randy Morgan, DSN 654-3168, (703) 704-3168, or email:
Or Israel Sanchez, DSN 654-1080, (703) 704-1080, or email:
Use the following table to find the PDISE equivalent NSN for an older DISE system:
|Item||NSN 6150-||Item||NSN 6150-|
When requesting PDISE from PM-E2S2, include your unit’s UIC, the PDISE NSN(s) and the quantity needed to fill your authorizations. PM-E2S2 will work with you and higher headquarters to issue replacement PDISE ASAP.
Also include your unit’s property book officer’s contact information and a complete DODAAC shipping address to expedite shipment.
Note that any on-hand DISE sets must be turned in to DLA Disposition Services after receipt of equivalent, authorized PDISE.
Questions? Contact Greg Youll at DSN 648-6257, (443) 395-6257, or email:
Or Scott Mahoney, DSN 648-6242, (443) 395-6242, or email:
Or David Martileno, DSN 648-6289, (443) 395-6289, or email:
If you work in the maintenance lane, now’s your chance to have your say about the Army’s Command Maintenance Discipline Program (CMDP) and its implementation.
The CMDP went into effect in 2013 with the last major revision of DA Pam 750-1, Commanders’ Maintenance Handbook. CMDP is covered in Chapter 10. Get the reg here:
The Logistics Innovation Agency (LIA), a Field Operating Agency of the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Army, G-4, invites comments from Soldiers at all levels about the CMDP. However, comments from commanders, company commanders, warrant officers, and NCOs with oversight and/or who have assigned duties in maintenance operations are especially welcome.
There are two ways to access the survey (both require a CAC):
- The CMDP Knowledge Center on AKO:
Download and follow the instructions in the survey. The deadline to submit it to LIA is April 30, 2015.
For questions about the CMDP survey, or to send in a completed survey, contact:
Timothy Barker, DSN 771-6935, (717) 770-6935, email:
Antonio Keyes, DSN 771-6717,(717) 770-6717, email:
The eight-page center section of the April Issue of PS Magazine tells the true story of a submarine sunk by a toilet! Connie and I went on a diving adventure and found it. You’ve got to read this true tale. The April Issue, PS 749, is now being delivered to your motor pool and maintenance bay. Get it! Read it! Enjoy the story of Das Boot sunk by Das Toilette and then read the rest of the book to learn a million and one preventive maintenance tips. Half-Mast