Career Field: Transportation, Supply & Logistics (Officer)

In order for the Military to operate successfully, the proper materials, equipment and people need to be in the right place at the right time. Transportation, Supply and Logistics officers make sure that necessary supplies, personnel and services are available on base and abroad according to military plans. Strong organizational skills are essential in this field, as is strict attention to detail.

Related Career Field: Transportation, Supply & Logistics (Enlisted)
Useful Fields of Study
Logistics, Statistics, Business and Management
Helpful Attributes
Skill at delegating work, Attention to detail, Working well under tight schedules

Transportation, Supply and Logistics officers make sure that necessary supplies, personnel and services are available on base and abroad according to military plans. 

Possible Military Careers
Logistician, Store Manager, Supply and Warehousing Manager, Transportation Manager, Transportation Maintenance Manager, Comptroller, Supply and Logistics Officer, Supply Officer

Learn more about the Transportation, Supply & Logistics Field (Officer)
  • Possible Responsibilities

      • Negotiate and buy goods and services
      • Predict and solve logistical problems
      • Supervise the inspection, care and testing of products
      • Analyze the demand for supplies and forecast future needs
      • Evaluate bids and proposals submitted by potential suppliers
      • Set work schedules for repair shop staff
      • Direct the packing and crating of cargo
  • Training Provided

    • Job training consists of classroom instruction. Sample courses include:

      • Resource Allocation
      • Accounting and Record Keeping
      • Budget Management
      • Handling and Packaging Procedures
      • Freight Classifications
  • Possible Military Careers

      • Logistician
      • Store Manager
      • Supply and Warehousing Manager
      • Transportation Manager
      • Transportation Maintenance Manager
      • Comptroller
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      • Supply Officer - View Profile
  • Possible Civilian Careers

      • Logistician
      • Transportation Manager
      • Store Manager
      • Maintenance Superintendent
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