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Making sure a fleet of aircraft has the fuel it needs. Keeping stock of .50 caliber rounds. Getting vaccines to a mobile clinic operating in a third-world nation.
The success and safety of every mission depends on getting needed supplies, materials and equipment at a moment’s notice. The men and women of the Purchasing, Supply & Logistics community make sure America’s Navy has what it needs, when it needs it.
Officer positions in the Supply Corps are available to college graduates, and Logistics Specialist (LS) positions are available to those without a degree.
A four-year college degree is required to become a Supply Officer. In this role, you will perform executive-level duties in inventory control, financial management, physical distribution systems, petroleum management, personnel transportation, and other related areas. You might:
Enlisted Sailors in the Purchasing & Supply field may:
Whether as a Supply Officer or Logistics Specialist, your efforts are crucial in delivering what the Navy needs for mission success.
Serving part-time as a Reservist, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Navy Flight Support personnel in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes.
For Annual Training, Supply Officers and Enlisted Sailors may serve anywhere in the world, whether on a ship at sea or bases and installations on shore.
Take a moment to learn more about the general roles and responsibilities of Reservists.
Most of what you do in the Navy Reserve is considered training. The basic Navy Reserve commitment involves training a minimum of one weekend a month (referred to as drilling) and two weeks a year (referred to as Annual Training) – or the equivalent of that.
Supply Officers in the Navy Reserve serve in an Officer role. Before receiving the ongoing professional training that comes with this job, initial training requirements must be met.
For current or former Navy Officers (NAVET): Prior experience satisfies the initial leadership training requirement – so you will not need to go through Officer Training again.
For current or former Officers of military branches other than the Navy (OSVET), as well as for Officer candidates without prior military experience: You will need to meet the initial leadership training requirement by attending the 12-day Direct Commission Officer (DCO) School in Newport, R.I. This will count as your first Annual Training.
Before Enlisted Sailors can receive the ongoing professional training that comes with the job, initial training requirements must be met.
For current or former military Enlisted servicemembers: Prior experience satisfies the initial Recruit Training requirement – so you will not need to go through Boot Camp again.
For those without prior military experience: You will need to meet the initial Recruit Training requirement by attending Boot Camp for seven to nine weeks in Great Lakes, Ill. This training course will prepare you for service in the Navy Reserve and count as your first Annual Training.
Beyond professional credentials and certifications, Supply Officers can advance their education by:
Beyond offering access to professional credentials and certifications, Logistics Specialist training in the Navy can translate to credit hours toward a bachelor’s or associate degree through the American Council on Education. You may also continue your education through opportunities like the following:
This Officer position requires at least a four-year degree. Degrees in business, science, technology, engineering and mathematics are preferred but not required. A graduate degree is preferred by not required.
A high-school diploma or equivalent is required to become an Enlisted Sailor in the Logistics Specialist field. Those seeking this position must be able to work well with people in a customer service environment. Good arithmetic, verbal and writing skills, as well as recordkeeping skills, are also very important.
All candidates must also be: U.S. citizens, willing to serve worldwide, and qualified for sea duty.