|Logistics Specialist Sailors manage inventories of repair parts/general supplies and distribute mail for ships, squadrons, and shore-based activities. They procure, receive, store and issue material and repair components. They utilize financial accounting and database systems to perform inventory and financial management functions. Additionally, they sort and distribute all official and personal mail, manage money order and stamp inventories, and maintain financial and inventory reports.|
Typical duties include:
• The duties performed by LSs include:
• Managing and operating Navy post offices, ashore or afloat
• Maintaining financial records and
• 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.
• Sorting and distributing all classes of mail and parcel post
• Processing and dispatching mail;
• Directing the routing and transportation of mail
• Performing counter operations similar to those performed in United States Postal Service offices, such as selling stamps, handling money orders, preparing claims, tracers and inquiries
• Preparing and maintaining postal records and reports
• Requisitioning, controlling, and maintaining postal supplies and equipment
• Maintaining security for registered, certified and other special classes of mail
• Maintaining inventory databases for material stocked in shore based warehouses and ship storerooms.
Logistics Specialists work in offices, shore-based warehouses, 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 in post offices aboard ships, shore and overseas stations in the Navy. The work is both mentally and physically challenging. The wide range of jobs and locations allows people to learn valuable customer service skills.
Qualifications and Interests
Logistics Specialist must be able to work well with people in a customer service environment. Good arithmetic, verbal and writing skills are very important in this rating. The ability to keep accurate records and perform other detailed work is also a requirement.
Career Path After Recruit Training
Enlistees are taught the fundamentals of this rating through on-the-job training or formal Navy schooling. Advanced technical and operational training is available in this rating during later stages of career development.
Class A technical school, Meridian, MS. 9 weeks of basic skills required including automated data processing systems, financial records and accounting systems and postal operations training.
After "A" school, Logistics Specialist are assigned to ships or shore stations in the United States or overseas. Shore duty assignments usually include naval stations, supply depots, squadrons and staffs. During a 20-year career in the Navy, LSs spend approximately 55 percent of their time assigned to fleet units and 45 percent to shore stations.
LS - Logistics Specialist
LS - Logistic Specialists are responsible for ensuring all repair parts, general supplies, services, and other logistical requirements for small units such as special forces and expeditionary units; surface, aviation, submarine, and shore commands or reserve communities are satisfied utilizing Navy or DoD IT systems. Other roles LS - Logistic Specialists serve are Supply Officer, Air Cargo Specialist, Transportation Agent, Husbanding Agent, Expeditor, and Contracting Officer to name a few.
LS - Postal Inspectors (E-6 thru E-9) manage Navy post offices. Their work is similar to that of civilians who work for the U.S. Postal Service. They are responsible for the overall operation of the Post Office. They supervise and also can be on an inspection team.
LS - Postal Workers (E-1 thru E-5) operate Navy post offices. Their work is similar to that of civilians who work for the U.S. Postal Service. LSs organize, and establish or disestablish a Navy post office. They sort and distribute all official and personal mail, manage money order and stamp inventories, and maintain financial and inventory reports.
LS - Supply Chain Managers manage the overall production of the logistics process in the Navy. LS - Supply Chain Managers are responsible for the overall performance of the task performed from supply administration, auditing, material identification, material procurement, material receipt and inspection, material expenditure and shipment, stowage and handling, inventory control and management, financial management, purchase card management, process payments, hazardous material control and management, property accounting, material preservation and packaging, material tracking and expediting, special programs management, process COSAL configuration through the Automated Shore Interface (ASI) and the 3M System, security of spaces.
LS - Supply Chain Managers are responsible for ensuring all repair parts, general supplies, services, and other logistical requirements for small units such as Special Forces and expeditionary units, surface, aviation, submarine, and shore commands or reserve communities are satisfied utilizing Navy or DoD IT systems. Other roles LS - Supply Chain Managers serve are as Supply Officer, Air Cargo Specialist, Transportation Agent, Husbanding Agent, Expeditor, and Contracting Officer.
10201-N-4630B-039 KAMPONG VILLAGE, Malaysia (Feb. 1, 2011) Ship's Serviceman 3rd Class Corderra Lee and Chief Logistics Specialist Glen Aguilus, both assigned to the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40), work together to hammer a pillar as part of a community service event for Habitat for Humanity. Frank Cable conducts maintenance and support of submarines and surface vessels deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Gabrielle Blake/Released)
110120-N-1675O-084 YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 20, 2011) Information Systems Technician 1st Class Larry Mills, left, and Logistics Specialist 1st Class Ivy Cristobal take the chief petty officer advancement exam on the mess decks aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet command ship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). Blue Ridge, the flagship for Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, serves under Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 7/Task Force (CTF) 76, the Navy's only forward deployed amphibious force. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mel Orr/Released)