In any organization the people that handle the movement of people, goods and material are very important. Serving in the Army as a Logistics Specialist is a career that deals with a variety of different tasks, all involved in helping materials and personnel reach the right place at the right time. The Automated Logistics specialist is the person responsible for the correct materials delivered at the correct place and time is vital to make sure that personnel and soldiers are kept properly supplied and safe.
The Army has a system that is mostly automated, but you still will work to keep accurate records of spare parts, ammunition; medication, food, water and other supplies are all parts of this delivery mission. In an era of technology and automation, the need for trained people to handle tasks that are becoming increasingly computer and machine driven is high. The Army logistics automated supply specialist is responsible for performing and supervising distribution and inventory of the huge supply chain of Army material. They maintain and keep records of all deliveries and materials in the Army system. Part of the responsibilities of the Army Automated specialist involve maintaining and establishing material control, inventory, supply, accounting and other records and documents. You will work with documents regarding logistics and supply, and working with issues involving correcting exception and error documents, maintaining and establishing manual and automated records of accounting. Working in this job field you will deal with wooden and fiberboard containers, work to process documents and inventory requests, and crate and pack equipment and apply needed destination stenciling, visually inspect and count incoming materials, and sort and segregate equipment and material by type size and destination. If you are a detail person, and good with paperwork this may be a job for you. Training for the position of Army Enlisted Logistics Specialist starts with basic training. Later you will proceed to Army Logistical Training including loading and unloading various equipment and supplies in the Army System.
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You will develop skills in how to properly store, care for and ship medical supplies and equipment, work to gain skills in storage, and develop skills in maintenance, storage and proper handling of ammunition. You will receive training in receiving, shipping and issuing stock, materials and equipment, and learn various types of accounting and stock control procedures.