Maintenance Support Team (MST). A Maintenance Support Team (MST) consists of direct support/general
support mechanics and technical specialists, who are trained in assessing battlefield damage in addition to their
specialty. The MST is called by the MT when damage exceeds MT assessment capability or organizational repair
MT/MST Assessor. The MT/MST assessor is a senior member of the forward MT/MST. He is a systems
mechanic/technician trained in BDAR techniques. He must know:
The unit's mission and the commander's requirements.
The maintenance capability of the unit, including the available skills, tools, repair parts, and materials.
How to detect contamination and effect decontamination of equipment.
The unit's maintenance workload.
The maintenance capability of all accessible rally and maintenance collection points.
Fully Mission Capable
. The term fully mission capable (FMC) means that the generator meets the minimum
functional combat capability requirements. Refer to system specific TM's for each generator's specific MFCC.
. The term combat capable means that the generator meets the minimum functional combat
Combat Emergency Capable
. The term combat emergency capable means that the generator meets the
needs for the specific mission; however, all systems are not functional. Also additional damage due to
the nature of an expedient repair may occur to the generator if it is used. The commander must decide
if these limitations are acceptable for that specific emergency situation.
Cannibalization. The term cannibalization as used in this TM means any use of repair parts or
components obtained from another generator either damaged or of lower priority to the immediate mission.
In this TM, the term is used to include controlled exchange.
1-5. BDAR Recommendations and QDR/EIR. New procedures and recommendations should be forwarded as follows:
New BDAR Procedures. Personnel originating new BDAR procedures should forward them directly to
Commander, U.S. Army Troop Support Command, ATTN: AMSTR-ME, 4300 Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis, MO
63120-1798. Personnel are encouraged to report new BDAR ideas, techniques and procedures.
Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIR). Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIR) may be
submitted by anyone who knows of an unsatisfactory condition with equipment design or use. You do not have to show a
new design or list a better way to do a procedure, just tell why the design is unfavorable or why a procedure is hard.
EIRs may be submitted on SF 368, Quality Deficiency Report. Mail these directly to Commander, U.S. Army Troop
Command, ATTN: AMSTR-QX, 4300 Goodfellow Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63120-1798. A reply will be sent directly to
Section II. BDAR STANDARDS AND PRACTICES
1-6. BDAR Characteristics. BDAR capability requires simplicity, speed, and effectiveness. Some BDAR procedures
include repair techniques that violate standard peacetime maintenance practices. In a combat emergency situation,
greater risks are necessary and acceptable.