Single Manager for Conventional Ammunition (SMCA): Responsibilities of the SMCA, the Military Services, and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
|Publication Date:||31 August 2018|
PURPOSE. This Instruction:
a. Reissues DoD Instruction 5160.68 (Reference (a)) under the authority of DoD Directive 5134.01 (Reference (b)).
b. Implements DoD Directive 5160.65 (Reference (c)) by specifying the functional responsibilities and mission functions to be performed by the Secretary of the Army or designee as SMCA and by the Military Service and USSOCOM customers on conventional ammunition management actions.
c. The SMCA, Military Service, and USSOCOM customers shall jointly develop and distribute joint conventional ammunition policies and procedures (JCAPPS) through the Joint Ordnance Commanders Group. JCAPPS shall align with the paragraph structure in Enclosure 2 of this Instruction.
a. This Instruction applies to OSD, the Military Departments (including the Coast Guard at all times, including when it is a Service in the Department of Homeland Security by agreement with that Department), the Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff, the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Defense, the Defense Agencies, the DoD Field Activities, and all other organizational entities within the Department of Defense (hereafter referred to collectively as the "DoD Components"). The term "Military Services," as used herein, refers to the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marine Corps.
b. The requirements of this Instruction shall be incorporated into agreements in which other organizations acquire munitions through the Department of Defense.