Lesson 2/Learning Event 2
Learning Event 2
Inspections are means by which commanders can determine the serviceability
of equipment and promote efficient maintenance operations.
most desirable inspection may be one made personally by the commander, the
type of inspection most often conducted is one made by technicians and
specialists under the direction of the commander or the commander's
A commander who is not on the scene of an
inspection must rely on a report of the results. This report must mean the
same thing to the commander as it did to the inspector who prepared it. The
commander's view of this report, actions to require correction of reported
faults and of conditions which cause unsatisfactory equipment and
maintenance operations, and actions to commend superior performance are
almost as important as the inspection itself.
An inspection limited to the condition of equipment and requiring correction
of identified faults indicates to the commander the readiness of equipment
to perform the mission. The larger the sample inspected, the more valid or
reliable is the indication. Some equipment inspections, such as preparation
for overseas movement or equipment transfer inspections, must be total in
nature in order to accomplish their objective.
An inspection of a unit's maintenance program should include inspections of-
Sample quantities of various types of equipment.
Records of operation, maintenance, and equipment.
Personnel strength, training, organization, and productivity.
Maintenance and supply procedures and shop operations.
Personnel capabilities, as determined from results in evidence and
from questions and answers during the inspection.