Transportation, Supply, and Logistics


Transportation, Supply, and Logistics

Occupations in this career field focus on the acquisition, allocation, preparation, transport, and storage of the numerous supplies and materials needed to conduct military operations.

The military is a large, mobile force consisting of aircraft, tanks, trucks, ships, submarines, and other equipment, and hundreds of thousands of service men and women-all continually on the move. Ships, aircraft, trucks, buses, vans, and trains are all part of the military's transportation system.

Keeping the armed forces ready and able to travel anywhere and everywhere in the world safely and efficiently requires strategic planning and strong organizational and troubleshooting skills. It is essential to effectively coordinate and carry out the movement of troops, equipment, supplies, mail, weapons, and machinery to ensure they arrive at the correct destination in an orderly and efficient manner.

Keeping the military's supply system operating smoothly is also an important job. The military maintains a large inventory of food, medicines, ammunition, spare parts, and other supplies, which must be ordered, stored, and distributed each day.

Sales and Stock Specialists
Cargo Specialists
Vehicle Drivers
 Sales and Stock Specialists
Sales and stock specialists perform a variety of duties.
 Cargo Specialists
Military cargo travels by ship, truck, or airplane. They must be handled carefully.
 Vehicle Drivers
Vehicle drivers operate all types of vehicles to transport troops, equipment, and supplies.
Store Managers
Transportation Managers
 Store Managers
Store managers direct the operation of retail service, food, and merchandise outlets for the convenience of service men and women.
 Transportation Managers
Transportation managers direct the transport of military personnel and material by air, road, rail, and water.