Today's Military:

Transportation, Supply and Logistics Careers


In order for the Military to operate successfully, the proper materials, equipment and people need to be in the right place at the right time. Transportation, Supply and Logistics officers make sure that necessary supplies, personnel and services are available on base and abroad according to military plans. Strong organizational skills are essential in this field, as is strict attention to detail.

Possible Responsibilities

  • Negotiate and buy goods and services
  • Predict and solve logistical problems
  • Supervise the inspection, care and testing of products
  • Analyze the demand for supplies and forecast future needs
  • Evaluate bids and proposals submitted by potential suppliers
  • Set work schedules for repair shop staff
  • Direct the packing and crating of cargo

Helpful Attributes

Useful fields of study include logistics, statistics, business and management. Helpful attributes include:

  • Skill at delegating work
  • Attention to detail
  • Working well under tight schedules

Training Provided

Job training consists of classroom instruction. Sample courses include:

  • Resource Allocation
  • Accounting and Record Keeping
  • Budget Management
  • Handling and Packaging Procedures
  • Freight Classifications
Transportation, Supply and Logistics Careers.

Possible Military Job Titles

  • Logistician
  • Store Manager
  • Supply and Warehousing Manager
  • Transportation Manager
  • Transportation Maintenance Manager
  • Comptroller
  • Supply and Logistics Officer - View Profile
  • Supply Officer - View Profile

Related Civilian Jobs

  • Logistician
  • Transportation Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Maintenance Superintendent

Related Career Fields

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

Related Resources

Officer Commissioning Process
Officer Training
Service Academies and Military Colleges

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