Army Enlisted Job Descriptions

68J - Medical Logistics Specialist

med logistics
MLC - Army

The Medical Logistics Specialist (68J) is primarily responsible for receiving, storing, recording and issuing Army medical supplies. He/she is a direct adviser to the chain of command concerning all medical equipment and supplies within the unit.  The 68J is responsible for the repair parts management, inspection, packing and shipping, and accounting of medical supplies and equipment are in compliance with Army Medical Department regulations.

One of the most important jobs of the Medical Logistics Specialists is to act as the logistics representative for medical facilities to ensure correct shipments are deployed to forward areas of operations and are in accordance with time line requirements.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

The Medical Logistics Specialist performs receipt, storage, issue of medical supplies and equipment. Additionally, the 68J Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) will pack, ship, and inspect highly valuable medical equipment for Army Medical Units around the world.  They also create quality control programs for incoming medical supplies and handle segregation, inventory control, requisitioning, preservation, salvage, and destruction of medical supplies and equipment when needed.

The logistics specialists MOS are clerical by nature, but the specialty of handling and safeguarding sterile and valuable medical equipment and supplies is an added job skill of the Medical Logistics Specialist.

Other specific duties include:

  • Perform inventory and financial management procedures, including ordering, receiving and storing supplies
  • Load, unload and move stock using equipment such as forklifts and hand trucks
  • Perform quality control, property management and repair parts management 

68J Training Course Information

Job training for a Medical Logistics Specialist begins with 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and five weeks at Fort Sam Houston, TX Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions.

Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the storage facilities and office, including practice in handling and storing equipment, using computerized data systems to organize and maintain as well as the operation of vehicles like fork lifts and cranes.

The Medical Logistics Specialist (68J) Training Course provides training in medical materiel procedures in Table of Organization and Equipment (TOE) /Table of Distribution and Allowances (TDA) AMEDD units (Army Medical Units). This MOS's areas of concentration include the following:

Medical publications and directives, medical materiel property control procedures, medical materiel stock accounting procedures, medical materiel functions at the organization/installation level, and the Army Physical Fitness Program.

Methods of instruction include: conferences, demonstrations and practical exercises.

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates are awarded MOS 68J.

ASVAB Score Required: 95 in aptitude area CL

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: medium

Physical Profile Requirement: 222332

Other Requirements

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The skills you’ll learn will help prepare you for a career as a stock control clerk, parts clerk or storekeeper with factories, repair shops, department stores, and government warehouses and stockrooms.