Substitutions and deletions.
Class I distribution system.
(1) Supply Source. In the predeployment phase, the theater Army (TA)
Class I supply manager sends subsistence requirements to the Defense
ships supplies to a general support unit (GSU) depot in the theater of
operations (TO). Subsistence may be shipped from one area to another within
the theater or may be sent to a different theater.
Figure 1-1 shows the
flow of requests and Class I supplies in a TO. You may purchase subsistence
locally if you are in an allied, a friendly, or a neutral country.
(2) Captured Subsistence. Primarily, you use captured subsistence to
DO NOT plan to use captured subsistence to feed United States
(US) military personnel unless the commander authorizes you to do so and the
US Army medical authority inspects the subsistence.
b. Supply Levels.
Based on theater-authorized strengths, rations are
pre-positioned in the theater to provide ration support at the outbreak of
hostilities. When the theater becomes active, use actual strength figures
from the divisional personnel status reports to push rations forward in the
Levels of supply for subsistence are given in terms of
days of supply.
The theater Class I supply officer advises the theater
commander on establishing these levels.
The levels are based on current
subsistence supply information that is received from CONUS, the Theater Army
Area Command (TAACOM), the COSCOM, and the Materiel Management Centers
(MMCs). The TA commander sets levels of subsistence for the combat zone and
Alternatively, he may set levels for
subordinate commands or may give such authority to the TAACOM and the corps
commanders. These levels are reevaluated continually to prevent excesses or