CONDUCT A QUALITY SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM
The Quality Surveillance Program is one of the most important functions that the petroleum laboratory senior
NCO performs. Establishment, development, inspection, and verification of quality surveillance procedures
for bulk petroleum products is essential in ensuring that the Army and other DOD agencies acquire and
maintain the highest quality petroleum stocks at all times. This function requires an in depth knowledge of all
phases of petroleum movement and inspection. As a petroleum laboratory NCO, you must be prepared to
supervise quality surveillance for loading and discharge of vehicles, vessels, and pipelines. In order to do an
effective job, a thorough understanding of procedures is required. The safety of those working under your
command and quality of the product relies on your ability to follow established guidelines.
This lesson covers the procedures for developing, conducting, and monitoring the Quality Surveillance Program.
Terminal Learning Objective:
Acquire knowledge on the QS program, the type of tests required, reasons for the tests, and QS
program in general.
Condition: Given subcourse QM 5184.
Standards: The soldier must score a minimum of 70 percent on the subcourse examination.