Marine Corps Logistics/Embarkation Specialist

Marine Corps Job Descriptions

As part of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One's month-long Weapons and Tactics Instructors Course, Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 and 1st Marine Logistics Group, Combat Logistics Regiment 17, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., participated in an airlift of two M777 Howitzers near Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., April 5th.
U.S. Marine Corps / Lance Cpl. Uriel Avendano

Logistics/embarkation specialists prepare supplies and equipment for embarkation. These marines performs various Force Deployment Planning and Execution functions to support the movement of people and goods across all modes of military transportation.

Required Training

Logistics/embarkation specialists are trained in the application of Automated Information Systems (AIS) that are utilized throughout the Defense Transportation system (DTS) to account, track, and interface movement data with load planning programs.

These specialists are also trained to prepare aircraft and ship load plans that meet organizational requirements. They assist with the preparation, planning, and execution of strategic mobility plans in accordance with the Time Phased Force Deployment Data (TPFDD) used to deploy and sustain forward deployed forces.

Job Duties of Logistics/Embarkation Specialists

Duties of logistics/embarkation specialists include:

  • Performing multiple logistics administrative duties within the J/G/S-4 section.
  • Compiling and maintaining logistics support data, computing combat logistics support requirements, and coordinating combat logistics functions in support of MAGTF operations and deployments.
  • At the senior (or staff) non-commissioned officer (SNCO) level, they will also serve as Combat Cargo Assistants (CCAs) onboard naval amphibious assault ships. MOS 0491, Logistics/Mobility Chief is assigned as the primary MOS upon promotion to Gunnery Sergeant.

    For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to MCO 1510 61, Individual Training Standards or the Training and Readiness Manual.

    Job Requirements:

    (1) Must be a U.S. citizen.

    (2) Must be eligible for a secret security clearance.

    (3) Must possess a GT score of 100 or higher.

    (4) Complete the Basic Logistics/Embarkation Specialist Course, Logistics Operations School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support Schools, Camp Johnson/Camp Lejeune, NC, upon entry or lateral move at the rank of Sergeant or below.

    (5) Sergeants making a lateral move must also complete the Logistics/Embarkation NCO Course, Logistics Operations School, Marine Corps Combat Service Support School, Camp Johnson/Camp Lejeune, NC.

    Apprenticeship Opportunities

    Logistics/embarkation specialists can participate in the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP). This official military training program offers active duty Navy and Navy Reserve Full Time Support (FTS) service members the ability to enhance their job skills and to complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while on active duty. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) provides the nationally recognized "Certificate of Completion" once the program is finished.

    USMAP gives you the opportunity to upgrade your job skills. It also shows your motivation for taking on more challenging military assignments. Having a DOL Certificate of Completion is beneficial for getting better civilian jobs because employers recognize the value of apprenticeships.

    The following USMAP apprenticeship trades are related to MOS 0431 Logistics/Embarkation Specialist:

    Related Department of Labor Occupation Codes :

    (1) Shipping and Receiving Clerk 222.387-050.

    (2) Cargo Checker 222.367-010.

    (3) Stevedore ( 1) 911.663-014.

    (4) Stevedore (2) 922.687-090.

    (5) Administrative Clerk 219.362-010.

    (6) Clerk, General 209.562-010.

    (7) Office Clerk 209.567-022.

    (8) Manager, Traffic 184.167-094.

    Related Marine Corps Jobs:

    (1) Traffic Management Specialist, 3112.

    (2) Administrative, Clerk 0151.

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    Above information derived from MCBUL 1200, parts 2 and 3