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Logistics Specialists

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

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Work Environment

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

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Logistics specialists manage the particulars surrounding procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military materiel, facilities, and personnel. They develop, evaluate, monitor, and supervise logistics plans and programs including war readiness materiel, deployment, employment, and support planning. These individuals must be able to integrate the separate functions of planning and implementing a logistics management program.

Military Training

All enlisted service members complete basic military training, which includes time spent in a classroom and in the field, and covers tactical and survival skills, physical training, military life and customs, and weapons training. Logistics specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Automated data processing systems
  • Financial records and accounting systems
  • Postal operations
  • Transportation operations
  • Maintenance operations
  • Coordination of services

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to keep accurate records
  • Interest in operating forklifts and other warehouse equipment
  • Preference for physical work
  • Preference for work requiring attention to detail

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  • General and Operations Managers
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  • Cargo and Freight Agents
  • Postal Service Clerks
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