Figure 4-4.-Example of a combat systems daily fault report.
Materiel readiness does not end with the success-
SERT Corrective Maintenance Management
ful completion of tests and scheduled maintenance.
In addition to testing, other actions (such as visual in-
spection for cleanliness, corrective maintenance,
quality control, and complete integrity) are a neces-
sary part of SERT responsibilities.
Also, requesting the commanding officer to con-
duct materiel inspections, assigning SERT personnel
to inspection teams, and conducting random equip-
ment inspections without prior notice may provide
excellent results, Such inspections should be for elec-
tronic and mechanical materiel readiness and
preservation. The SERT representatives should also
provide results of such inspections to appropriate
authorities and provide follow-up inspections to
ensure that corrective action is taken.
SERT corrective maintenance consists of two
basic categories: fault isolation and corrective main-
The SERT is responsible for directing fault
isolation at the combat systems level, managing cor-
rective maintenance at all combat subsystems levels,
and coordinating corrective maintenance in related
The SERT responsibility for corrective mainte-
nance also includes coordinating fault-isolation ef-
forts and evaluating the impact of faults to determine
the priority of each corrective maintenance require-