Military Logistics Specialists

Military Career

General Information

Description

Logistics specialists manage the particulars surrounding procurement, maintenance, and transportation of military materiel, facilities, and personnel. They develop, evaluate, monitor, and supervise logistics plans and programs including war readiness materiel, deployment, employment, and support planning. These individuals must be able to integrate the separate functions of planning and implementing a logistics management program.

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Work Environment

Logistics specialists normally work in offices, although they may also work in a variety of other locations depending on their assignment.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

Jobs in this career field may be available in other service branches. Call or email a particular branch for more info.

Military Status

  • Enlisted
    • Hands-on/specialized
    • High school diploma required
  • Officer
    • Managerial/professional
    • College degree required

Military Workforce

Logistics Specialists in the Military

29,095

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Salary

Average Salary

$64,457

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 63%
  • Associate's degree 22%
  • Some college 4%
  • Master's degree 4%
  • Post-master's certificate 4%
  • High school 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Military training

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. Logistics specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training content may include: Automated data processing systemsFinancial records and accounting systemsPostal operationsTransportation operationsMaintenance operationsCoordination of services

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Knowledge

  • Mathematics
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Clerical
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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