197. The regimental commander is responsible for the care of his troops and for seeing that they are always ready for action. At headquarters a special officer must be appointed to deal with questions of supplies. He must have warning of the commander's plans.
198. The battalion commander is responsible for arranging supplies for his battalion.
199. The supply of fuel to the battalion is a matter of decisive importance. It must be organized in detail. Fuel tanks will be refilled at every halt. Units will render returns to battalion showing the fuel they hold in terms of daily consumption units.
200. When fuel is drawn for the columns, unit fuel trucks will be assembled under the command of the battalion storekeeper and dispatched to delivery points. After fuel has been drawn from the supply column, all unit vehicles and fuel trucks must be fully loaded.
201. The medical services are controlled by the battalion medical officer. Prompt medical aid, particularly in battle, will be provided for by a medical officer who accompanies the attack in an armored ambulance. The second medical officer is responsible for setting up the regimental aid post, and for the conveyance of wounded to the main dressing station.
202. Every care must be taken to insure that the battalion is fully supplied, particularly with fuel and ammunition, before going into action. Gefechtstross I transport will be moved up as required.
203. After the battle, or during intervals in the fighting, fresh supplies must be issued. Rations,
ammunition, and fuel must be brought up, wounded cared for and evacuated, and a recovery service
organized to deal with immobilized armored personnel carriers. Units must be made ready for
action again in shortest possible time.