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    Career Fields & Profiles

    Career Fields & Profiles

    Choosing a career in the Military takes careful consideration. Below, start exploring our Career Fields & Profiles section to find jobs that fit your skill set and interests. Each page includes that field's typical careers, required training, daily responsibilities and associated civilian careers. Additionally, be sure to check out our career profiles for a personal look from a service member at day-to-day life in that field.

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Career Field: Transportation, Supply & Logistics (Enlisted)

In the Military, supplies and equipment to support troops are shipped and exchanged regularly. Transportation, Supply and Logistics enlisted personnel facilitate such transfers through organizing loading schedules, fueling and driving delivery vehicles, assisting passenger travel and operating retail stores that sell needed goods. These service members make sure the right supplies are in the right place at the right time — no small feat in an organization the size of the Military.

Related Career Field: Transportation, Supply & Logistics (Officer)
Useful Fields of Study
Driver Education, Shop Mechanics, Algebra and General Mathematics
Helpful Attributes
Interest in working with machines and equipment, Following instructions well, Being comfortable reading maps, Enjoying physical work, Good attention to detail

In the Military, supplies and equipment to support troops are shipped and exchanged regularly. Transportation, Supply and Logistics enlisted personnel facilitate such transfers.

Possible Military Careers
Cargo Specialist, Company Convoy Commander, Logistics Specialist, Petroleum Supply Specialist, Preventative Maintenance Analyst, Sales Specialist, Stock Specialist, Storekeeper, Transportation Specialist, Vehicle Driver, Warehousing and Distribution Specialist

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

      • Determine transportation and shipping routes
      • Load supplies onto trucks, planes and railroad cars
      • Check the volume and temperature of petroleum in tankers and barges
      • Prepare charts and reports on maintenance activities
      • Price retail sales items
      • Drive vehicles over all types of roads
  • Training Provided

    • Job training consists of classroom instruction, including some further onsite training. Sample courses include:

      • Techniques for Loading and Storing Cargo
      • Testing Oils and Fuels
      • Parts and Supply Inventory Control Procedures
      • Analysis of Transportation Documents
      • Basic Vehicle Maintenance
  • Possible Military Careers

      • Cargo Specialist
      • Company Convoy Commander - View Profile
      • Logistics Specialist - View Profile
      • Petroleum Supply Specialist
      • Preventative Maintenance Analyst
      • Sales Specialist
      • Stock Specialist - View Video
      • Storekeeper - View Profile
      • Transportation Specialist
      • Vehicle Driver
      • Warehousing and Distribution Specialist
  • Possible Civilian Careers

      • Industrial Truck Operator
      • Sales Clerk
      • Truck Driver
      • Travel Agent
  • Enlisted Career Resources

    Enlistment Process

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    The Next Step: Living

    The Next Step: Living

    It's not all about work in the Military. Learn about the benefits service members receive and what they do when off duty.

Career Field: Personal & Culinary Services (Enlisted)

The Military takes great interest in the overall well-being of its service members. Personal and Culinary Services enlisted personnel provide a positive work environment through proper nutrition and recreation. These service members are the president’s chefs and event planners, feeding and directing functions for admirals, generals and dignitaries from around the world, in addition to service members and their families. For instance, culinary specialists can feed more than 5,000 people per day on a large ship.

Related Career Field: Personal & Culinary Services (Officer) 
Useful Fields of Study
Psychology, Physical Education, Health and Accounting
Helpful Attributes
Good organizational skills, Interest in cooking, Enjoy working with hands, Like working with others

The Military takes great interest in the overall well-being of its service members. Personal and Culinary Services enlisted personnel provide a positive work environment through proper nutrition and recreation.

Possible Military Careers
Food Service Specialist, Operations Chief, Recreation Welfare and Morale Specialist

Learn more about the Personal & Culinary Services Field (Enlisted)
  • Possible Responsibilities

      • Serve food in dining halls, hospitals, field kitchens and aboard ships
      • Order, receive and inspect meat, fish, fruit and vegetables
      • Plan, prepare and direct social functions, meetings or recreational activities
      • Direct operation of clubs, open messes, recreational buildings and libraries
      • Prepare daily activity reports
  • Training Provided

    • Job training consists of classroom instruction, including some further onsite training. Sample courses include:

      • Food and Supply Ordering
      • Standard and Dietetic Menus and Recipes
      • Preparation and Cooking of Various Foodstuffs and Bakery Products
  • Possible Military Careers

      • Food Service Specialist
      • Operations Chief - View Profile
      • Recreation Welfare and Morale Specialist
  • Possible Civilian Careers

      • Recreation Coordinator
      • Gym Teacher
      • School Counselor
      • Recruiter
  • Enlisted Career Resources

    Enlistment Process

    What you need to know about enlisting in the Military.

    Request Info

    Get a free DVD and magazine, plus additional information from each Service, sent to your home.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    View answers to commonly asked questions about the Military.

    The Next Step: Living

    The Next Step: Living

    It's not all about work in the Military. Learn about the benefits service members receive and what they do when off duty.