1-7. Waiver Precautions. Under combat conditions. BDAR may be performed on generators which are running with
circuit breaker open. Other similar precautions may be waived at the discretion of the commander.
1 8. Operating Characteristics.
1-9. Training. The unit commander should insure that an adequate number of members of his organization, including
supervisors, are trained in BDAR procedures applicable to his equipment. Each generator operator should be trained to
perform initial battlefield damage assessment for his crew position. The commander may authorize use of BDAR
procedures in this manual for peacetime training provided that:
The peacetime training restrictions listed for a procedure are observed.
The equipment is repaired by standard maintenance procedures after the training has been completed.
1-10. Environment. BDAR may be required in a chemically toxic environment or under other adverse conditions with
severe limitations in personnel, facilities, equipment, and materials. Performance of repair tasks may be necessary while
wearing protective gear. Decontamination procedures are described in FM 3-5. Decontamination Procedures.
1-11. Permanent Repair
. Upon completion
of this mission,
or at the next practicable opportunity, the generator will
recovered or evacuated to the appropriated maintenance facility for permanent standard repair as required.
Section III. BDAR TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1-12. General. Battlefield damage assessment and repair procedures are applicable at all levels from crew through
intermediate general support maintenance depending on the extent of the damage, the time available, the skills required,
and the parts, components, tools, and materials available. Within these limits, each maintenance level will rapidly take
what ever action is necessary and possible to restore the generator to the combat ready condition required for
continuation of the mission.
1-13. Commander and Crew. Operator/crew are responsible for first BDAR assessment and limited repair.
. The crew
of the damaged generator will make the first assessment immediately after
damage has occurred. Crew members will provide the commander with an initial damage assessment which will include
notice of system failure and all major systems visibly damaged, inoperative or impaired. If possible all systems will be
checked at the same time by different crew members. If the failure is due to hostile fire, the report will include the
location of impact and the available crew. Immediacy of the report is more important than how long it will take to achieve
operability. The initial report, therefore, may omit repair time estimates. An initial out-of-action report to the commander
will include these essentials:
Generator damaged (out-of-action or impaired).
Location of generator.
Mobility status (where applicable).
Current and anticipated enemy action. ((f under hostile fire)
. BDAR Forms discussed in Chapter
a systematic assessment
by the crew.
Assessment checks include looking at the damaged parts, determining what system they belong to, and deciding how
they can be fixed or jury-rigged to permit immediate operation (full or partial).