b. SMR CODE (Column (2)). The Source, Maintenance, and Recoverability (SMR) code is a 5-position code
containing supply/requisitioning information, maintenance category authorization criteria, and disposition instruction, as
shown in the following breakout:
How you get an item.
Who can install,
Who can do
replace or use
Repair* on the
on an unserviceable
*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 category indicated by the code
entered in the 3rd 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 category
indicated in the 3rd position of the SMR code. The
complete kit must be requisitioned and applied.