Total the repair task times and determine if the repairs can be performed in the time available.
Determine repair location and, if other than on-site, arrange for recovery of the generator to the repair
MT Repairs. If all critical repairs can be made within the available time with the skills, materials, tools and
equipment at hand, the MT assisted by the crew, will proceed with the on-site repair.
MT Assistance. If the damage exceeds the repair capability of the MT, and time is available for an MST on-
site fix, the MST shall be called.
. If time for
an MST on-site fix
is not available, but the generator
is repairable, the
shall provide for recovery of the generator to a designated collection point.
Non-Repairable Generator. If the generator is not repairable, the MT shall provide for one of the following:
Recovery to a maintenance collection point for evacuation to the rear.
On-site stripping (if approved by commander, coordinated with support maintenance).
Abandonment/destruction (if directed by commander).
Contaminated Generator. If the generator is contaminated, the MT shall mark the generator with
contamination markers and arrange for recovery to a decontamination site.
1-5. Direct Support/General Support Maintenance Team. The MST shall assist the MT as needed, using direct
support maintenance tools and equipment. MST assessment and repair procedures are the same as those of the MT
except at a higher maintenance level. If possible, the MT will tell the MST what tools and spare parts are needed to
perform the repairs. While waiting for the MST to arrive, the crew, under the supervision of the MT, will open up the
generator and make it ready for the MST to perform the BDAR when it arrives.
Repair Priority. Damaged generators removed to designated repair sites shall be selected for repair by the
MST in order of:
Most essential to the completion of the mission.
Can be repaired in the least amount of time.
1-16. Time Limits for Repairing Damage. In combat the time available for BDAR is limited. One of the factors to be
considered in the selection of a repair site is the amount of time available at the site based on the tactical situation.
Estimate of Time to Effect Repair. Every assessment must include an estimate of total elapsed time for all
tasks required to restore the generator. The time available at the selected repair site must equal or exceed the estimated
time required to accomplish all tasks associated with the BDAR.
. Determining where BDAR will take place should
on the guidelines
in Table 1-1.
These are general rules which must be adjusted by the commander based on this best estimate of how the most
responsive maintenance support can be provided. He must consider the tactical situation, maintenance backlog,
personnel, tools, TMDE, and repair parts available. The guidelines are based on a defensive scenario and can be
extended when applied to the offense.