Maintenance

Army Commander’s Maintenance Evaluation Team (COMET) Program Overview

In today’s post, I want to share 14 things you should know about the Army’s COMET Program.  I want to educate small unit leaders about the program, so they have a basic understanding of how it works.  By no means will this article make you an expert on the COMET, but it’s a great starting …

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Supply and Maintenance Tips for Army XOs (Part I)

Even when everything else is going well, supply and maintenance problems can keep your unit from running on all cylinders.  Your unit may just be the best trained in the Battalion, but if your equipment isn’t on hand or doesn’t work right, you won’t get very far. Supply and maintenance are the key duties and responsibilities of …

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The Company XO and FMS/CRT Relationship

As an XO you will inevitably work with and coordinate maintenance efforts with your Battalion’s FMS/CRT Maintenance team.  These are the folks who are tasked with keeping your vehicles and equipment mission capable through their skilled mechanics and technicians. While your Soldiers are the first line of defense for ensuring that your vehicles are running …

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Army MATES Team

The Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site, or MATES is a maintenance activity that receives, stores, secures, maintains and issues major rolling-stock items of military equipment. The MATES was established for pre-positioning of selected items of equipment for immediate availability in the event of mobilization and for providing assets to units conducting both annual and inactive …

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ARNG Field Maintenance Shop (FMS): Info for Small Unit Leaders

In the Army National Guard, most units rely on their Field Maintenance Shop to help them perform their unit maintenance.  Of course, the units perform their own PMCS and maintenance during drill weekends.  If the unit has mechanics assigned to their unit (most do), those maintenance personnel fix the vehicles during drill weekend.  Anything that …

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