Each year, the military transports thousands of service men and women and tons of material to bases across the U.S. and overseas. Ships, aircraft, trucks, buses, vans, and trains are all part of the military's transportation system. Transportation managers direct the transport of military personnel and material by air, road, rail, and water.
What They Do:Transportation managers in the military perform some or all of the following duties:
Training Provided:Job training consists of classroom instruction. Training length varies depending on specialty. Course content typically includes:
Work Environment:Transportation managers work in cargo and passenger terminals and depots.
Civilian Counterparts:Civilian transportation managers work for airlines, railroads, bus lines, trucking companies, and shipping firms. They perform duties similar to those performed by military transportation managers. However, civilian transportation managers normally specialize in one area of transportation, such as air, water, truck, or railroad transportation.