MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART (MAC)
SECTION I. INTRODUCTION
B-1. THE ARMY MAINTENANCE SYSTEM MAC.
. This introduction (Section I) provides
a general explanation
of all levels
of maintenance and
repair functions authorized at various maintenance levels under the standard Army Maintenance System
b. Maintenance Allocation Chart Section II
. The Maintenance Allocation Chart (MAC)
in section II designates
overall authority and responsibility for the performance of maintenance functions on the identified end item or
component. The application of the maintenance functions 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)
Unit - includes two subcolumns, C (operator/crew) and O (unit) maintenance
Direct support - includes an F subcolumn
General support - includes an H subcolumn
Depot - includes a D subcolumn
c. Tools and Test Equipment Introduction
. Section III lists the tools and test equipment (both special tools and
common tool sets) required for each maintenance function as referenced from section II.
d. Supplemental Instructions Introduction
. Section IV contains supplemental instructions and explanatory notes
for a particular maintenance function.
B-2. 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, i.e., to clean (includes
decontaminate, when required), to preserve, to drain, to paint, or to replenish fuel, lubricants, chemical fluids, or
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.