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Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

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Work Environment

Logisticians normally work in offices, although they may also work in a variety of other locations depending on their assignment.

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Military logisticians are responsible for ensuring that equipment and people are where they need to be exactly when they need to be there. They are also responsible for precise planning and organization, and must consider all possible aspects, phases, and contingencies while working in conjunction with other organizations to make sure every mission is safe, successful, and goes according to plan.

Military Training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for logisticians primarily consists of classroom instruction and on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Purchasing and contracting
  • Resource allocation
  • Transportation and personnel coordination

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to coordinate the efforts of multiple individuals or groups
  • Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely
  • Interest in solving problems
  • Interest in planning and directing the work of others
  • Interest in planning work schedules

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  • Materials Engineers
  • Statisticians
  • Logistics Engineers
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