The military survives on the ability to move equipment, men and supplies quickly from one place to another. The main responsibility to do this in the Air Force falls on the shoulder of the Logistics Support Specialist. Logistics is the art, or the science of maintenance of forces by planning and carrying out movement. Movement of cargo, equipment, supplies and men are the job of the Air Force Logistics specialist.
It includes the development, storage, design, acquisition, distribution, evacuation, maintenance, and disposition of material. It also can include the evacuation, movement and even hospitalization of personnel. Other duties of the Military Logistics support specialist include construction, acquisition, disposition or furnishing of various facilities. In the Air Force, enlisted Logistics Landing Support specialists also provide combat and logistics support for embarking, landing, trip support, and air delivery of cargo, men, equipment or supplies.
Primary MOS designations within this job area include: Working with Logistics Combat Service Support, Combat logistics Support, Air Logistics Delivery Support. Landing Combat logistical support, and Logistical Maintenance Management support A Logistics Combat Support specialist will work to perform Logistics Landing support. It is a varied and interesting field. A Logistical support candidate can expect to perform duties related to: the control of transportation, arrival and management of cargo at designated sites, establishment of delivery zones on beaches, and other mission specific sites and management of ports (sea and land) and terminals (truck, rail, and container). Being a Logistics support specialist in the Air Force means that you will have access to a lot of different experiences. You can be tasked to a small unit, or work on a large base. The variety of duty will be one thing that allows you to perform various duties at locations potentially around the world.
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If senior enlisted, then as a staff NCO you will be involved in specific troop landing, supplies management, and help conduct various planning and training operations. Senior enlisted Logistics Support Specialists act as site embarkation officers, assisting in the safe and effective delivery of materials, men and equipment and supplies at an initial delivery site. As a Logistics and Landing Support specialist in the Air Force, you will complete basic training just as every other enlisted Air Force. Upon successful graduation from the Logistics Support School, you will be assigned a billet at a Air Force unit. You literally could be called to serve anywhere in the world that Air Forces are stationed.