A job that is one of the most challenging in Today’s modern Army is the job of the Army Transportation officer. They are responsible for troop, supply, and equipment movement anywhere on the globe. During time of war the Army Transportation officer uses airplanes, boats, hovercraft, trucks, humvees, and other vehicles and equipment to provide fast and efficient movement and support to fulfill the mission parameters at hand. Transportation Army officers are skilled and experts in using the procedures, vehicles and systems to move supplies and troops in today’s Modern Army.
A 2nd Lieutenant in the Army acting as a Transportation Officer may include duties such as: arranging and coordination and deployment of soldiers at various command levels from platoon, to brigades, battalion and higher in multinational and United States and allied operations. Other duties can include controlling transportation and operations of troops in combined armed forces movements during land based combat.
A leader of men, equipment and supplies, the Army transportation officer is trained to rise to any occasion needing soldiers and troop movements, as well as knowing how and in what fashion equipment and supplies should be shipped. Training for the position of Army Transportation officer begins with the Officer Transportation Basic Course, where you are taught tactics, operational aspects of shipping, vehicles, weapons and personnel. You will also learn in officer basic a variety of procedures and leadership skills to train you how to deal with personnel and supplies in your job specialty. Your training will take place in the classroom as well as on the job training in both real and practice field scenarios.
Working as an Army Transportation officer is a leadership position, one that the Army takes seriously and works to give you the training and the skills necessary to perform in the position. You have to have a high level of physical fitness, and be able to hold up well under stressful situations. Dealing with conflict needs to be almost 2nd nature for you, and you will be shown and demonstrated effective leadership and management techniques to prepare you for your role in the modern Army. The position of Army Transportation Officer is one that is available in both Active Duty and in the reserves, and you will be modeled how to make effective and swift decisions, as well as rated on your ability to lead and provide effective leadership to soldiers under your command.