REPORTING EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATIONS (EIR) CONTINUED
Marine Corps Users:
Submit notice of discrepancies or suggest changes on a NAVMC 10772. The NAVMC may be
submitted via the Internet using website https://www.ala.usmc.mil, click on Publications, Technical
Publications, follow the instructions; then click on NAVMC 10772. It may also be submitted by
electronic mail to email@example.com, or by mailing a paper copy NAVMC 10772 in
an envelope addressed to Commander, Marine Corps Systems Command, Attn: Assistant
Commander Acquisition and Logistics (AC LCL/TP), 814 Radford Blvd.; Suite 20343, Albany,
For Marine Corps users: Quality deficiency reports (QDR) shall be submitted on SF 368 in
accordance with MCO 4855.10. A replay will be furnished to you.
CORROSION PREVENTION AND CONTROL (CPC)
Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) of Army materiel is a continuing concern. It is important that any
corrosion problems with this item be reported so that the problem can be corrected and improvements can
be made to prevent the problem in future items.
While corrosion is typically associated with rusting of metals, it can also include deterioration of other
materials, such as rubber or plastic. Unusual cracking, softening, swelling or breaking of these materials
may be a corrosion problem.
If a corrosion problem is identified, it can be reported using SF 368, Product Quality Deficiency Report.
Use of key words such as "corrosion," "rust," "deterioration," or "cracking" will ensure that the information
is identified as a CPC problem. This form should be submitted to the address specified in DA Pam 750-8.
DESTRUCTION OF ARMY MATERIEL TO PREVENT ENEMY USE
Objective. Methods of destruction used to inflict damage on mountaineering equipment should make it
impossible to restore equipment to a usable-condition in a combat zone, by either repair or
Authority. Destruction of mountaineering equipment that is in imminent danger of capture by an enemy is
a command decision that must be made by a battalion or higher commander, or the equivalent.
Implementation plan. All units that possess mountaineering equipment should have a plan for the
implementation of destruction procedures.
Training. All personnel who use or perform such functions as maintenance or storage of mountaineering
equipment should receive thorough training on equipment destruction procedures and methods. The
destruction methods demonstrated during training should be simulated. Upon completion of training, all
applicable personnel should be thoroughly familiar with destruction methods and be capable of performing
destruction without immediate reference to any publication.
Specific Methods. Specific methods of destroying Army materiel to prevent enemy use shall be by
mechanical means, fire, or by use of natural surroundings. Refer to TM 750-244-3, Procedures for
Destruction of Equipment to Prevent Enemy Use (Mobility Equipment Command).
Destruction by Mechanical Means. Mountaineering equipment metal assemblies, parts, and packing
aids shall be destroyed using hammers, bolt cutters, files, hacksaws, drills, screwdrivers, crowbars, or
other similar devices used to smash, break, bend, or cut.