SINGLE MANAGER ASSIGNMENT FOR CONVENTIONAL AMMUNITION
(Department of Defense Directive No. 5160.65)
(4) Chemical ammunition with various fillers
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Secretary of
(incendiary, riot control, smoke, toxic agents, burster
Defense, the Secretary of the Army is assigned as
igniters, peptizers, and thickeners for flame fuel).
Single Manager for procurement, production, supply and
maintenance/renovation of conventional ammunition
(5) Land mines (ground-to-ground and air-to-
within the Department of Defense (DoD) with
responsibilities, functions, authority, and relationships as
set forth herein.
(6) Demolition materiel.
The provisions of this Directive apply to the Office of the
Secretary of Defense, the Military Departments, and the
(8) Flares and pyrotechnics.
Defense Supply Agency (hereinafter referred to
collectively as "DoD Components"). The term "Military
(9) All items included in the foregoing such as
Services", as used herein, refers to the Army, Navy,
explosives, propellants, chemical agents, cartridges,
Marine Corps, and Air Force.
propelling charges, projectiles, warheads (with various
fillers such as high explosive, illuminating, incendiary,
antimateriel, and anti-personnel), fuzes, boosters, and
safe and arm devices, in bulk, combination, or
The objectives of this assignment are to:
separately packaged items of issue for complete round
a. Integrate conventional ammunition logistics
functions of the Military Departments to the maximum
b. Specifically excluded are the following:
extent practicable thereby eliminating unwarranted
overlap and duplication.
(1) Guided missiles.
b. Achieve the highest possible degree of
efficiency and effectiveness in the DoD operations
(2) Naval mines and torpedoes.
required to provide top quality conventional ammunition
to U.S. forces during peacetime and mobilization.
(3) Nuclear ammunition and included items
such as warheads, warhead sections, projectiles,
demolition munitions, and training ammunition.
(hereinafter referred to as "ammunition") includes the
devices. (5) Chaff and chaff dispensers.
(1) Small arms, mortar, automatic cannon,
artillery, and shipgun ammunition.
C-5. RESPONSIBILITIES AND FUNCTIONS
(2) Bombs (cluster, fuel air explosive, general
purpose, and incendiary).
a. The Secretary of the Army shall:
(3) Unguided projectiles and rockets.
Procure ammunition, including his own
and that assigned to him as set forth in C-5b(1),