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Logistics Specialist manage inventories of repair parts and general supplies that support ships, squadrons, and shore-based activities. They procure, receive, store, issue material and repair components. They operate Navy Post Offices, finance windows, sort and distribute all official and personal mail. They utilize financial accounting and database systems.
What They Do
The duties performed by LSs include: ordering, stocking, issuing repair parts, clothing and general supplies; maintaining financial records and accounting systems; maintaining inventory databases for material stocked in shore based warehouses and ship storerooms; perform duties associated with hazardous material control and management; organizing and maintaining databases, correspondence files, and reports; maintaining logistics and financial publications and CD-ROM libraries; managing and operating Navy Post Offices, ashore or afloat; preparing and maintaining postal records and reports; processing and dispatching mail, directing the routing and transportation of mail.
Logistics Specialist work in offices, shore-based warehouses, mail distribution centers, air cargo terminals at naval air stations and in storerooms aboard
ships. While they work closely with other people, their tasks usually require independent decisions.
The diverse working locations associated with this rating provide an excellent opportunity for learning a wide range of inventory database management, financial management, procurement, and warehouse management skills. LSs work aboard all types of ships and shore bases throughout the Navy.
Over 9000 men and women currently work as LSs in the Navy. Opportunities are excellent for qualified candidates.
ASVAB: VE + AR = 103