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Transportation Specialists

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

Service Branches

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Work Environment

Transportation specialists usually work in offices. They may work outdoors when escorting passengers or processing shipments.

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  • Average Military Salary



Transportation specialists coordinate, monitor, control, and supervise the movement of personnel, equipment, and cargo by air, land, and sea. Along with managing technical and logistical support for all facets of transportation operations, they initiate, research, and propose necessary changes to the traffic management system for cost effectiveness and to meet mission requirements.

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. Transportation specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience.

Helpful Attributes

  • Interest in arranging travel schedules
  • Interest in serving people
  • Interest in using computers

Related Civilian Careers

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  • Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
  • Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants
  • Freight and Cargo Inspectors
  • Locomotive Engineers
  • Flight Attendants
  • First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
  • First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand
  • Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors
  • Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
  • Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
  • Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks
  • Cargo and Freight Agents
  • Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
  • Transportation Security Screeners
  • Logisticians