MAINTENANCE ALLOCATION CHART (MAC)
Section I. INTRODUCTION
THE ARMY MAINTENANCE SYSTEM MAC
This introduction (Section I) provides a general explanation of all maintenance and repair functions
authorized at various maintenance levels under The Army Maintenance Management System (TAMMS) concept.
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) as:
Operators - Includes a C subcolumn.
Field Level - Includes an F subcolumn.
Sustainment - Includes a H subcolumn.
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.
Section IV contains supplemental instructions and explanatory notes for a particular maintenance
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 position, or by setting the
operating characteristics to specified parameters.
To adjust specified variable elements of an item to bring about optimum or desired performance.