Military Supply and Warehousing Managers

Military Career

General Information

Description

Supply and warehousing managers determine requirements for, and arrangement of, storage facilities. They supervise all warehousing operations from receipt and storage to issue and shipment of materials. They review operational requirements, determine stock availability, and estimate lead time required for procurement and availability of funds.

Work Environment

Supply and warehousing managers usually work in offices and warehouses. At times, they may be exposed to loud noise from machines and equipment.

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

Supply and Warehousing Managers in the Military

14,982

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Salary

Average Salary

$98,878

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 74%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • Bachelor's degree 10%
  • Some college 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

Military training

Officers typically enter the Military after they have completed a four-year college degree; enlisted service members can transition to officer positions through a variety of pathways and earn a degree while serving. Job training for supply and warehousing managers primarily consists of on-the-job learning in various training environments. Like other officers, they complete a comprehensive training program covering responsibilities, military structure and etiquette, traditions, and leadership development. Job-specific training topics relate to handling and storing stock, and may include: Stock control and accounting proceduresProcedures for shipping, receiving, storing and issuing stock Movement, storage, and maintenance of ammunitionProcedures for handling medical and food suppliesAcquisition, finance, and procurement proceduresFiscal proceduresField supply managementInventory management and configuration management (CMPlus)Property managementTransportation of freight

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Knowledge

  • Clerical
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Education and Training
  • 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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