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

Comparable Industries

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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

Logistics Specialists in the Military

41,081

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Salary

Average Salary

$58,980

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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 56%
  • Master's degree 20%
  • Some college 12%
  • Associate's degree 8%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • High school 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%

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

  • Computers and Electronics
  • Mathematics
  • English Language
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Administration and Management

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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