OVERVIEW The unit supply specialist is primarily responsible for supervising or performing tasks involving the general upkeep and maintenance of all Army supplies and equipment.
JOB DUTIES Receive, inspect, inventory, load/unload, store, issue and deliver supplies and equipment
Maintain automated supply system for accounting of organizational and installation supplies and equipment
Issue and receive small arms. Secure and control weapons and ammunition in security areas
Schedule and perform preventive and organizational maintenance on weapons
Operate unit level computers
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
TRAINING Job training for a unit supply specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and eight weeks of Advanced Individual Training with on-the-job instructions. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field, including practice in handling and storing stock.
Some of the skills you’ll learn are:
Procedures for shipping, receiving, storing and issuing stock
Stock control and accounting procedures
Procedures for handling medical and food supplies
Movement, storage and maintenance of ammunition
HELPFUL SKILLS Interest in mathematics, bookkeeping, accounting, business administration and/or typing
Ability to keep accurate records
Enjoy physical work
Interest in operating forklifts and other warehouse equipment
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