Lesson 1/Learning Event 2
The battalion commander commands and provides
direction to the units of the battalion. He assigns the duties of the staff
officers and establishes the necessary policies and guidelines that will
enable the battalion to effectively accomplish its maintenance program. The
battalion commander's specific responsibilities in the maintenance program
Rendering advice and assistance in planning the program for unit
maintenance that is performed by maintenance personnel on battalion
Exercising command supervision over maintenance activities throughout
Advising brigade or higher headquarters of all aspects of maintenance
and repair parts supply requirements and repair parts supply support,
problem areas, recommended solutions, and anticipated requirements.
Directing maintenance and repair parts supply policies and guidelines
within the battalion.
Monitoring The Army Maintenance Management
accumulators, analysis, and transmission.
Safety is a command responsibility, and commanders at every level are
responsible for conducting a continuous, vigorous effort to prevent
accidents in all operations and activities.
Commanders must ensure that
adequate provisions for safe practices and physical standards are
incorporated into all directives, SOPs, and training doctrine.
All supervisory personnel assist the commander in the unit accident
prevention program by requiring adherence to established safety procedures.
They orient new personnel, teach safe practices, enforce rules and
regulations, investigate accidents, prepare and submit accident reports, and
conduct safety inspections and safety meetings as required.
No one is
better qualified or in a more strategic position to discover and correct
safety hazards than the supervisors within an activity. They deal directly
with both the worker and the job. They are in the best position to improve
the worker's skill, knowledge of the job, and attitudes toward the job.
Additionally, they insist on safe