f. Comply with DOD Manual 4140.25M and Military Handbook 200 in the development and execution
of a quality surveillance program.
g. Establish petroleum testing capabilities to support service requirements.
h. IAW DOD Directives 4140.23 and 4220.7, plan, program, and budget to reduce the number of bulk
petroleum products that must be stocked by the military logistics system.
i. Promote/implement the single fuel on the battlefield concept.
j. Organize train and equip fuel support forces.
Individual Service Responsibilities.
a. Army - develop and maintain equipment to support the overland distribution of bulk petroleum to all
b. Navy - in an undeveloped theater, provide for the delivery of bulk petroleum to the high-water mark
for all services.
c. All - maintain a capability to provide bulk petroleum support to service units.
d. In support of joint operations, provide the theater manager or designated predominant service with
any specific general support requirements.
a. Bulk fuel support is a joint venture. While bulk fuel management for joint operations is the ultimate
responsibility of the commander of the joint command, each service is responsible for support of its forces and
any other missions assigned by the joint commander. The actual procedures used to provide bulk petroleum
support to the services will depend on conditions in the area of operations.
(1) Developed Theater. A mature or developed theater will usually have host nation assets available
such as pipelines, storage facilities, and railways that will help support the bulk petroleum distribution system.
Airbases, tactical airfields, and service bed-down sites will be supported by pipelines whenever tactically feasible.
The pipeline and/or hose line system will extend as far forward as possible.
(2) Undeveloped Theater - In the undeveloped theater, host nation or commercial bulk fuel facilities
normally will not be available and tactical assets will have to be used. The bulk fuel supply system in the
undeveloped theater may include limited tanker mooring systems, floating hose lines, submarine pipelines, inland
tank farms, hose lines, and collapsible tanks.