Lesson 4/Learning Event 4
items, such as general mechanics' tool kits, are hand receipted to user.
The commander is also responsible for all tools not further hand receipted,
for enforcement of supply discipline according to AR 735-5, AR 735-11, AR
710-2, and DA Pam 710-2-1, and for conducting command inspections.
The unit supply sergeant's responsibilities include ensuring that all
authorized tools are on hand or on requisition, turning in excess tools and
conducting inventories, and informing the commander of the results.
supply sergeant also takes action to account for tools lost, damaged, or
destroyed through other than wear and tear before issuing or requesting a
The BMO provides overall management for the battalion tool control program.
The BMO's responsibilities also include enforcing the commander's policies
and implementing directives.
Battalion motor sergeants manage the battalion headquarters tool control
program, act as hand-receipt holders for tools issued to tool room, and
appoint primary and alternate toolroom attendants.
include supervising layout and operation of the toolroom, conducting daily
inspections, determining status of tools not returned by closing time, and
supervising inventories. They also initiate appropriate adjustment document
action for lost, damaged, or destroyed tools.
Toolroom attendants follow procedures outlined by the battalion motor
sergeant. These procedures include accounting for all tools issued to the
toolrooms, checking the condition of tools before issue and after return,
and putting tools in proper place after return.
They also clean and
maintain tools in the toolroom and report to motor sergeant all tools not
returned by closing time.
The individual mechanic signs hand receipts for the general mechanics' tool
kit and other individual use items as directed by the commander, keeps the
tool kit secured with lock when not in use, stores the locked tool kit in
the toolroom, and conducts inventories as required.
Relationship Between Accountability and Responsibility.
or sales account.
It is an obligation officially assigned to a specific
person and may not be delegated.
Responsibility pertains to the care,
custody, and safekeeping of government property. The