5 Nonavailability of funds for replacement materiel.
6 Technological obsolescence, including the availability of more
clinically and/or logistically effective replacements.
(3) Exempt materiel. Exempt materiel is selected end items, assemblies,
modules, printed circuit boards, and other repairable components which may be
excluded from MEL control by the Army Service Item Control Center (SICC). Selected
exclusions may be granted by the SICC or the Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) to
wholesale maintenance operations to retain items in service regardless of cost to meet
critical operational requirements.
b. Materiel Life Expectancies.
Indefinite life materiel. This materiel has no fixed life expectancy.
(2) Definite life materiel. Refer to the table listing life expectancies in the
appendix of this subcourse. If the item is not listed, base your determination on life
expectancies for similar items, manufacturers' recommendations, and USAMMA
(3) Exempt materiel. When excluded from MEL control, exempt materiel is
granted indefinite life.
c. Life Expectancy Adjustments.
(1) Materiel in service. All medical materiel is considered to be in service or
use when it is ready for clinical or nonclinical use in the care and treatment of patients.
The in-service date starts the life expectancy of the materiel.
(2) Adjustments. Adjustment to life expectancies at the retail level may be
approved by Major Command (MACOM) for abnormal or subnormal use and for materiel
overhauled at DS and GS levels of maintenance or overhauled through contractual services.
EQUIPMENT MANAGEMENT WITH THE ARMY MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
The The TAMMIS as developed to manage medical information at field (TOE)
medical units and provide commanders with timely and accurate medical information in a
number of areas. The various functions are available through a hierarchy of system
menus and submenus. The system's major menu and submenu hierarchy is shown in
figure 4-2. In all cases, when you make a menu selection you receive either another
submenu with further functional choices or a transaction screen wherein you can perform
the transaction indicated.