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Title: Considerations for Ammunition Resupply
Tactical fire direction: Echelons that are responsible for tactical fire direction should retain enough control to maintain an ability to redirect the flow of ammunition resupply.
Distance to and from units/ATP: The farther the ATP/ASP is from the unit the greater the need to consolidate at least a portion of the assets. This will increase control (and security) and reduce navigational errors.
Expected rates of fire: Higher rates of fire may require a less centralized approach. This reduces the number of stops an ammunition crew makes throughout the resupply cycle.
Number of trucks and trailers available: Fewer trucks may require less centralized methods of ammunition resupply in order to maintain sustained rates of fire.
Soldiers’ land navigation skills: Units having soldiers with weak mounted land navigation skills may require more control in managing resupply and take a more centralized approach.
Maintenance of equipment: Swapping trucks at either the battery or battalion AHA in order to prevent long transload problems is not without problems. Crews that don’t feel ownership for their vehicles are less likely to maintain it properly.