Unlike conventional T cells, which belong to the adaptive arm of the immune response and take a few days before they are fully trained on a single, specific protein fragment or peptide antigen, MAIT
and iNKT cells recognize molecular components common to many microbes.
THE TYPE OF VISIT DETERMINES WHO SEES THE MAIT REPORT.
* Higher headquarters asks MAIT to assist unit Report to requesting/directing commander and the unit commander
IF HIGHER HEADQUARTERS REQUESTS OR DIRECTS A MAIT VISIT OF A UNIT, THE MAIT WILL REPORT BOTH TO THE UNIT COMMANDER AND THE COMMANDER REQUESTING OR DIRECTING THE VISIT.
HOWEVER, IF THE UNIT COMMANDER REQUESTS A VISIT, THE MAIT PROVIDES THE ASSESSMENT REPORT ONLY TO THE UNIT COMMANDER.
MAIT VISITS ARE NOT JUDGMENTAL OBSERVATIONS ABOUT HOW WELL A UNIT IS PERFORMING ITS LOGISTICS (MAINTENANCE AND SUPPLY) MISSIONS.
THE AIM OF THE MAIT TEAM IS TO ASSIST UNITS IN IDENTIFYING WEAKNESSES, PROPOSING SOLUTIONS AND PROVIDING INSTRUCTIONS.
THE MAIT PROGRAM IS ARMY-WIDE AND COVERED BY PARA 8-15, AR 750-1, ARMY MATERIEL MAINTENANCE POLICY.