the shelf in case of need is also in conflict with
and it clogs up your
storeroom or shop. The proper procedure is to
turn these parts in to your supply department and
let supply dispose of the parts properly. Proper
procedures may be obtained from the supply
officer of your unit.
EVALUATION PROGRAM (BEEP)
The reliability of equipment is one of the main
factors in the ability of an NMCB to perform its
assigned mission. Before you take a look at this
program from the maintenance viewpoint, you
should familiarize yourself with current COM-
CBPAC/COMCBLANTINST 11200.1 series.
This instruction establishes uniform procedures
to be followed during a battalions on-site relief
and equipment turnover.
The purpose of the battalion equipment
evaluation program (BEEP) is threefold: (1) to
pass on all special knowledge of CESE
maintenance and operations techniques; (2) to
provide the relieving battalion with a realistic and
in-depth condition evaluation of CESE allowance,
facilities, tools and materials; and (3) to use the
full expertise and efforts of the two equipment
forces to provide the relieving battalion and
detachments with the best possible A Company
operation to conduct a successful deployment.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
Before arriving on the site, the incoming
battalion is responsible for the following:
1. Notify COMCBPAC Equipment Office,
Port Hueneme, California; COMCBLANT
Detachment, Gulfport, Mississippi; and the
battalion being relieved of the commencement
date of the BEEP at least 30 days before
commencement date. It is recommended that the
BEEP start at least 10 days before the arrival of
the main body.
2. Provide information, as required, to COM-
CBPAC/COMCBLANT equipment representa-
tives for the completion of the BEEP report.
3. Ensure that all personnel required for the
BEEP (see COMCBPAC/COMCBLANTINST
11200.1 series, chapter 3, for personnel
requirements) are assigned to the advance party.
4. Have sufficient supplies of NMCB decals
for organic and augment equipment on hand.
5. Ensure that required documents and
supplies accompany the advance party.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
BATTALION BEING RELIEVED
Before and during the BEEP, the battalion
being relieved is responsible for the following:
1. Coordinate the BEEP commencement date
with the incoming battalion.
2. Assign counterparts to personnel arriving
with the incoming battalion, and ensure that these
personnel remain on site until completion of the
BEEP. Personnel should not be assigned to other
duties that would conflict with their participation
in the BEEP.
3. Make available all necessary tools and shop
equipment with which to evaluate and repair the
4. Clean and make available all equipment for
evaluation and repair.
5. Coordinate the scheduling
for inspection with the incoming
The recommended procedure is to
schedule the equipment by PM group,
using the appropriate number of PM
groups to enable the BEEP to be
completed within 10 working days.
6. Ensure that an ERO is prepared for each
item of equipment with a copy of the Equipment
Evaluation Inspection Guide (figs. 2-17 and 2-18)
and also a copy of the Attachment Evaluation
Inspection Guide (fig. 2-19), when appropriate.
7. Have two full workdays of CESE
precleaned and staged before the commencement
of the BEEP.
The following tasks are accomplished jointly
by the battalions during the BEEP:
1. An inspection of all maintenance records,
noting accuracy and deficiencies and updating as
2. A review and accountability of all
maintenance correspondence that is pending final