Today's Military:

Transportation, Supply and Logistics Careers


In the Military, supplies and equipment to support troops are shipped and exchanged regularly. Transportation, Supply and Logistics enlisted personnel facilitate such transfers through organizing loading schedules, fueling and driving delivery vehicles, assisting passenger travel and operating retail stores that sell needed goods. These servicemembers make sure the right supplies are in the right place at the right time – no small feat in an organization the size of the Military.

Possible Responsibilities

  • Determine transportation and shipping routes
  • Load supplies onto trucks, planes and railroad cars
  • Check the volume and temperature of petroleum in tankers and barges
  • Prepare charts and reports on maintenance activities
  • Price retail sales items
  • Drive vehicles over all types of roads

Helpful Attributes

Useful school subjects include driver education, shop mechanics, algebra and general mathematics. Helpful attributes include:

  • Interest in working with machines and equipment
  • Following instructions well
  • Being comfortable reading maps
  • Enjoying physical work
  • Good attention to detail

Training Provided

Job training consists of classroom instruction, including some further onsite training. Sample courses include:

  • Techniques for Loading and Storing Cargo
  • Testing Oils and Fuels
  • Parts and Supply Inventory Control Procedures
  • Analysis of Transportation Documents
  • Basic Vehicle Maintenance
Transportation, Supply and Logistics Careers.

Possible Military Job Titles

  • Cargo Specialist
  • Company Convoy Commander - View Profile
  • Logistics Specialist - View Profile
  • Petroleum Supply Specialist
  • Preventative Maintenance Analyst
  • Sales Specialist
  • Stock Specialist - View Media
  • Storekeeper - View Profile
  • Transportation Specialist
  • Vehicle Driver
  • Warehousing and Distribution Specialist

Related Civilian Jobs

  • Industrial Truck Operator
  • Sales Clerk
  • Truck Driver
  • Travel Agent

Related Career Fields

Transportation, Supply and Logistics – Officer
Business Administration and Operations – Enlisted
Mechanic and Repair Technologists and Technicians – Enlisted
Naval and Maritime Operations – Enlisted
Aviation – Enlisted
Personal and Culinary Services – Enlisted

Related Resources

Enlisting in the Military
Boot Camp
Education Support
Skill Training

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