SECTION II. GENERAL INFORMATION
The purpose of an EIR is to initiate early and effective corrective action, where
necessary, to eliminate failure and/or improve material.
AR 750-1 makes the
submission of an EIR mandatory when an equipment failure occurs as a result of other
than normal wear, operational malpractice, or accidental damage. DA Pamphlet 738-
750 provides the detained instructions for the submission of an EIR.
a. DA PAM 738-750, The Army Maintenance Management System, is the guideline
for initiating and submitting EIRs which are to be reported on SF 368, Quality
Deficiency Report (QDR).
b. Materiel received damaged, due to improper packaging or packing, must be
reported on SF 364, Report of Discrepancy (ROD), in accordance with AR 735-11-2.
b. Transportation/shipping damage must be reported on SF 361, Discrepancy in
Shipment Report, in accordance with AR 55-38.
a. CATEGORY 1. A deficiency/improvement recommendation which will or may
effect life or limb of personnel or impair the combat capabilities of the using
organization or individual. Deficiencies that affect operational capability, to the extent
that mission accomplishment is jeopardized, fall within this definition.
b. CATEGORY 2. A deficiency/improvement recommendation which does not meet
the criteria set forth in category 1.
SAFETY-OF-(USE/FLIGHT) MESSAGES NOT INCLUDED
EQUIPMENT IMPROVEMENT RECOMMENDATION CASES
SECTION I. INTRODUCTION
. This chapter provides information
on Equipment Improvement Reports
(EIRs)/QDR cases requiring corrective action by the field that were opened or closed
during the period, as well as information on EIR cases that have had a change of status.
Unless definite limitations are specified, recipients of this technical bulletin are
authorized to apply corrections as indicated for deficiencies listed in the following
section. These changes or corrections are to be undertaken only if adequate skills, tools,