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Career Story: Logistics Manager For The US Army

Logistics Manager For The US Army

Job Title: Logistics

Education: BS Business, New York State University at Oswego

Previous Experience: U. S. Marine (Retired)

Job Tasks: I work for the U.S. Army in acquisition logistics. Acquisition logistics is life cycle management of all items used by the military. We are responsible for the development, procurement and management of items from conception to retirement of an item from use for by soldiers in the U.S. Army. All items needed to maintain combat readiness. We are a subordinate command to the Army Material Command. We manage major end items and all their replacement and repair parts for the Soldier Resource and Sutainment Directorate. Once an item is developed by either a civilian corporation or one the Research and Development and Engineering Centers we are responsible for the procurement and distribution of the item. We maintain the logistics systems to ensure the soldier in the field has the items we manage when he needs it. My job is the executive officer to the director of Soldier Resource and Sustainment Directorate, Integrated Logistics Support Center, Tank Automotive and Armaments Command. We are responsible for procuring all the items a soldier in the field will need to live comfortably. We are responsible for Field Service items like tents, mobile laundry units, portable showers and latrines. We also procure Field Feeding items like the Containerize Kitchen, Mobile Kitchen Trailer and Modern Burner Units. We are responsible for the procurement of aerial delivery items for all of the Armed Forces (Parachutes and air cargo delivery platforms). My specific job is the action officer responsible to track and assign all requests for information to the directorates office and any other work required to ensure the efficient running of the directorate.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: The best part of my job in no one day is the same as the next. I am responsible for maintaining a working relationship with many other organizations that are part of the U.S. Government. In any one day I can recieve a request for information from military officers, politicians or other government employees.

The worst part is requesting information from one of our subordinate teams and not getting the information by the time it is requested or needed.

Job Tips: Tip 1: Work to get you level 3 Acquisition Certification as soon as possible.

Tip 2: Learn the structure of the U.S Military and its culture

Tip 3: Learn how the U.S. Government manages in funds.

Tip 4: Attend as many government and military classes as you can. The more you attend the better.

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