Today, I want to take a few minutes and educate you about the different Army Classes of Supply. I’ll share a simple cheat sheet you can use as a reference.
Regardless of your rank, duty position or MOS, you should have a basic understanding of supply and the classes of supply in the Army. All Soldiers use supplies on a daily basis and need to know the basic categories of supply.
In the Army, there are 10 classes of supply. They are explained in more detail below.
Class I – Food, rations, and water
This could include MREs, UGR rations, pre-packaged meals, snacks, etc.
Class II – Clothing
This includes tools, tents, unclassified maps, clothing, individual equipment, tool kits, hand tools, maps, and administrative and housekeeping supplies.
Class III – Petroleum, oils, and lubricants
This includes petroleum, fuels, lubricants, hydraulic and insulating oils, grease, preservatives, liquids and gases, bulk chemical products, coolants, deicer and antifreeze compounds, coal, transmission fluid, etc.
Class IV – Fortification and barrier materials
This includes construction and barrier materials such as barbed wired, lumber, nails, plywood, metal fence posts, sand bags, steel culverts, etc.
Class V – Ammunition
This includes ammunition of all types, such as hand grenades, rockets, bullets, bombs, explosives, mines, fuzes, detonators, pyrotechnics, missiles, rockets, propellants, etc.
Class VI – Personal Items
This includes personal demand items such as mouthwash, deoderant, toothpaste, shampoo, wet wipes, toilet paper, snack food, writing paper, cigarettes, snacks, batteries, cameras, alcohol. These are typically things you would find at the local PX.
Class VII – Major End Items
This includes major end items such as the HMMWV, tanks, artillery guns, 5-ton trucks, the MLRS, Bradley Fighting Vehicle, etc.
Class VIII – Medical supplies, minimal amounts
This includes medical materials such as bandages, IV’s, tubes, needles, swabs, etc. It also includes parts that are used to fix medical equipment. In addition, there is a class VIIIA and VIIIB which can include blood, plasma, etc.
Class IX – Repair Parts
This includes parts used to maintain and repair vehicles and equipment. It can include engines, transmissions, oil filters, tires, bumpers, air filters, tracks for tanks, and even repair parts for weapons.
Class X – Miscellaneous supplies
This includes material to support nonmilitary programs such as agriculture and economic development (not included in Classes I through IX). Sometimes this is referred to as Civil Affairs.
There you have it folks. These are the 10 classes of supply in the Army, along with some examples. I encourage you to study this cheat sheet and familiarize yourself with each class of supply. I hope you found the information helpful.
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