Cargo specialists ensure the safe and efficient transfer of supplies needed by service members worldwide. They are responsible for transferring or supervising the transfer of cargo to and from air, land, and water vehicles by manual and mechanical methods. They also plan and organize loading schedules.Explore this career outside the military
Cargo specialists work outdoors on loading docks and indoors in warehouses.
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Cargo Specialists in the Military
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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. Job training for cargo specialists consists of classroom and on-the-job instruction, including practice in cargo operations. Training content may include: Techniques for loading and storing cargoTechniques for planning and scheduling cargo shipmentsMethods for identifying, packing, storing, and transporting hazardous materialReceipt, identification, classification, and inventory of stockPackaging methods and proceduresOperation and care of forklifts, power winches, and cranesRead More
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