In any organization logistics, or the planning and execution of movement for supplies, equipment and men is the backbone of any organized action. This is true of the United States Military as well. They survive on the ability to move equipment, men and supplies quickly from one place to another. In the United States Air Force there is a military specialty or rating job that performs this function, and is called the Logistics Support Specialist.
In itself, logistics is an interesting and rewarding job. Logistics is the art, or the science of maintenance of forces by planning and carrying out movement. Working in the United States Air Force the movement of different supplies, personnel, equipment and cargo takes on an additional importance.
As a Logistics and Landing Support specialist in the Air Force, you will complete basic training just as every other enlisted Air Force Servicemember. A Logistics Combat Support specialist will work to perform Logistics Landing support for different members in the US Military. Being a Logistics support specialist in the Air Force means that you will have access to a lot of different experiences. 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. 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. A Logistical support candidate can expect to perform duties related to: the control of transportation, arrival and management of cargo at designated sites.
Other duties of the Military Logistics support specialist include construction, acquisition, disposition or furnishing of various facilities. 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.
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.