MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART
Section I. INTRODUCTION
The Army Maintenance System MAC.
a. This introduction (section I) provides a general explanation of all maintenance and repair functions authorized at
various maintenance categories under the standard Army Maintenance System concept.
b. The Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC) m section II designates overall authority and responsibility for the per-
formance of maintenance functions on the identified end item or component. The application of the maintenance func-
tions to the end item or component will be consistent with the capacities and capabilities of the designated maintenance
levels which are shown on the MAC in column (4) as:
Unit - includes two subcolumns, C (operator/crew) and O (unit Maintenance)
Direct Support - includes and F subcolumn.
General Support - includes an H subcolumn.
Depot - includes a D subcolumn.
c. Section III lists the tools and test equipment (both special tools and common tool sets) required for each mainte-
nance function as referenced from section II.
d. Section IV contains supplemental instructions and explanatory notes for a particular maintenance function.
Maintenance Functions. Maintenance functions are limited to and defined as follows:
a. Inspect. To determine the serviceability of an item by comparing its physical, mechanical, and/or electrical
characteristics with established standards through examination (e.g., by sight, sound, or feel).
b. Test. To verify serviceability by measuring the mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, or electrical characteristics of
an item and comparing those characteristics with prescribed standards.
c. Service. Operations required periodically to keep an item in proper operating condition, e.g., to clean (includes
decontaminate, when required), to preserve, to drain, to paint, or to replenish fuel, lubricants, chemical fluids, or gases.
d. Adjust. To maintain or regulate, within prescribed limits, by bringing into proper or exact position, or by setting
the operating characteristics to specified parameters.
e. Align. To adjust specified variable elements of an item to bring about optimum or desired performance.