Transportation specialists coordinate, monitor, control, and supervise the movement of personnel, equipment, and cargo by air, land, and sea. Along with managing technical and logistical support for all facets of transportation operations, they initiate, research, and propose necessary changes to the traffic management system for cost effectiveness and to meet mission requirements.
Transportation specialists usually work in offices. They may work outdoors when escorting passengers or processing shipments.
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Transportation Specialists in the Military
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People in this career achieve this level of education.
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. Transportation specialists in the Military will gain skills through classroom study and on-the-job experience. Job-specific training topics relate to making transportation arrangements, and may include: Planning transportation for personnel and cargoProper cargo handling, shipping, and storing methodsAnalysis of transportation documentsRead More
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