2-1. Commanders. Commanders of Major Army Commands (MACOM), equipment units, and
PM AOAP, responsibilities are defined in AR 750-1. The oil analysis program is a maintenance
diagnostics process that will enhance crew safety, increase readiness, and conserve lubricant
resources. Through the use of the expertise your AOAP personnel provide, and informative
maintenance data available on monthly reports provided by the laboratory, you have the
capability to ensure the success of the AOAP. You should emphasize and actively promote the
program and display firm command interest in this vital maintenance management
tool. One of the most important tasks you have is to appoint a command representative to
monitor the AOAP within assigned units. This command representative plays a key role.
2-2. Installation/Command AOAP Monitor.
a. Develop supplemental command directives and procedures applicable to subordinate units
b. Serve as the Commander's primary point of contact for coordination with the supporting
AOAP regional laboratory and the AOAP Program Management Office.
c. Each unit, from company through division/installation, should have a monitor appointed by
the appropriate commander. At company level, it might be the motor sergeant, although any
responsible person can be given the job.
d. Assist unit AOAP monitors and equipment users to understand and comply with
procedures, operations, and requirements of the AOAP.
e. Experience has shown the effectiveness of your program depends on you. Reports produced
by the Oil Analysis Standard Interservice System (OASIS), (See Section XI) at the laboratory
provide an excellent record of what is going on at your installation. Make sure your units receive
the reports on time and use them in their daily routine.
f. You ensure the laboratory promptly notifies units of possible abnormal conditions by
telephone and documented follow up. Make sure the laboratory has your name, address, and
phone number. You, in turn, should maintain a complete list of the names, addresses, and phone
numbers of the unit monitors in your support area. Work with the laboratory and your
maintenance support facilities to make sure laboratory-recommended maintenance is being
performed and feedback supplied.
g. Organize formal training for AOAP monitors and make AOAP performance part of your
command inspection programs. You and your commander are the people who can make the
program work for you.
2-3. Unit AOAP Monitor.