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Transportation SpecialistsTransportation, Distribution & Logistics
Transportation specialists usually work in offices. They may work outdoors when escorting passengers or processing shipments.
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.
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. Job-specific training topics relate to making transportation arrangements, and may include:
- Planning transportation for personnel and cargo
- Proper cargo handling, shipping, and storing methods
- Analysis of transportation documents
- Interest in arranging travel schedules
- Interest in serving people
- Interest in using computers
Related Civilian Careers
- Packers and Packagers, Hand
- Laborers and Freight, Stock and Material Movers, Hand
- Locomotive Engineers
- Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks
- Transportation Security Screeners
- Passenger Attendants
- Procurement Clerks
- Shipping, Receiving and Inventory Clerks
- Cargo and Freight Agents
- Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers and Repairers
- Production, Planning and Expediting Clerks