Responsible Recapitalization Saves the Army Money

Sgt. Harland Wells

Sgt. Harland Wells is unpacking a portable X-ray apparatus inside a shelter set up as a maintenance shop at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Sgt. Harland Wells

Sgt. Harland Wells is preparing an A-dec dental chair for inspection inside the Medical Theater Redistribution Center. Once the inspection is complete, Wells recommends a condition code and moves equipment to the shipping area for final disposition.

Over the last 12 months, the U.S. Army Medical Material Agency (USAMMA) has deployed a biomedical equipment specialist in support of the Responsible Reset Task Force (R2TF). The R2TF is led by the Army Materiel Command and is staffed with 25 to 30 individuals from throughout the Materiel Enterprise, one of those being a biomedical equipment specialist (Military Occupational Skill 68A) attached from USAMMA. Located at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Sgt. Harland Wells was part of the team responsible for R2TF's four main mission goals, which include property accountability, timely disposition, triage formation and total asset visibility.

Wells accomplished this mission by bringing the equipment to record, assessing the operational condition and assigning the appropriate condition code, and then requesting disposition instructions for shipping. As a biomedical equipment specialist, Wells meticulously inspected and sorted through hundreds of medical equipment items to identify medical equipment suitable for refurbishment and re-integration into Army inventory.

The first priority is to validate condition of equipment to be redistributed throughout the theater of operations to include continued use in Iraq or transferred to medical units deployed in Afghanistan. The second priority is to identify future equipment requirements within the Department of the Army. These items are ultimately shipped to USAMMA to be repaired, refurbished, reset and reissued to units. Equipment not meeting these priorities will be donated to authorized humanitarian aid programs or disposed of in accordance with Defense Reutilization Materiel System regulatory guidance.

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Last Modified Date: 14-Mar-2011