Logisticians

Military Career

General Information

Description

Military logisticians are responsible for ensuring that equipment and people are where they need to be exactly when they need to be there. They are also responsible for precise planning and organization, and must consider all possible aspects, phases, and contingencies while working in conjunction with other organizations to make sure every mission is safe, successful, and goes according to plan.

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Work Environment

Logisticians 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

Comparable Industries

  • Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
  • Management of Companies and Enterprises
  • Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
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Military Outlook

Service Branches

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  • Army
  • Marine Corps
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard

Military Status

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

Military Workforce

Logisticians in the Military

27,888

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Salary

Average Salary

$102,637

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 75%
  • High school 8%
  • Some college 8%
  • Post-secondary certificate 8%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 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 logisticians primarily consists of classroom instruction and 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 content may include: Purchasing and contractingResource allocationTransportation and personnel coordination

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Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management
  • Transportation
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Mathematics

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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