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Sales and Stock Specialists


Service Branches

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Work Environment

Sales and stock specialists work on land and aboard ships in retail stores and storerooms.

  • Military Status


  • Average Military Salary



Military sales and stock specialists work to manage the operation of military retail stores in order to keep stock of merchandise, record transactions and deposits, and provide military personnel with a friendly, convenient option that allows them to get their necessities on base or onboard ships without difficulty. Other duties include pricing of merchandise, accounting and bookkeeping, and making deposits of cash.

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. Sales and stock specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include:

  • Stock procedures
  • Recordkeeping and bookkeeping procedures
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Inventory management and configuration management (CMPlus)
  • Property management

Helpful Attributes

  • Ability to use cash registers and calculators
  • Interest in working with people

Related Civilian Careers

  • Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  • Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
  • Retail Salespersons
  • Postal Service Clerks
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerks