b. SMR CODE (Column (2)). The Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability (SMR) code is a 5-position code
containing supply/requisitioning information, maintenance level authorization criteria, and disposition instruction, as shown
in the following breakout:
How you get an item
Who can install,
Who can do
action on an
replace, or use
complete repair *
on the item
*Complete Repair: Maintenance capacity, capability, and authority to perform all corrective maintenance tasks of the
"Repair" function in a use/user environment in order to restore serviceability to a failed item.
(1) Source Code. The source code tells you how to get an item needed for maintenance, repair, or overhaul of
an end item/equipment. Explanations of source codes follow:
Stocked Items; use the applicable NSN to request/
requisition items with these source codes. They are
authorized to the level indicated by the code
entered in the 3d position of the SMR code.
**NOTE: Items coded PC are subject to deterioration.
Items with these codes are not to be requested/
requisitioned individually. They are part of a kit
which is authorized to the maintenance level in-
dicated in the 3d position of the SMR code. The
complete kit must be requisitioned and applied.