For doctors and nurses to administer the proper care, they need the proper equipment. As the Medical Logistics Specialist, you will make sure that all medical staff has the supplies necessary to provide the finest health care to each and every patient.
The right supplies, delivered at the right time, can ensure the safety of troops in the field. Medical Logistics Specialists manage the Army National Guard’s large medical inventory by receiving, storing, recording, and issuing medicines and medical supplies.
• 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
Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Stock control and accounting procedures
• Procedures for shipping, receiving, storing, and issuing stock
• Understanding the handling of medical and food supplies
• Interest in mathematics, bookkeeping, accounting, business administration, and typing
• Ability to keep accurate records
• Preference for physical work
• Interest in operating forklifts and other warehouse equipment
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career as a stock control clerk in the pharmaceutical or medical supply field. You may also qualify as a parts clerk or storekeeper with civilian factories, repair shops, department stores, and government warehouses and stockrooms.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for Medical Logistics Specialist consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Training consists of both classroom and field work.
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.
The National Guard is a unique element of the U.S. military that serves both community and country. The Guard responds to domestic emergencies, overseas combat missions, counterdrug efforts, reconstruction missions and more. Any state governor or the President of the United States can call on the Guard in a moment’s notice. Guard Soldiers hold civilian jobs or attend college while maintaining their military training part time. Guard Soldiers’ primary area of operation is their home state.
The Guard dates back to 1636, when Citizen-Soldiers formed militias to defend community and country. And for 377 years, the Guard has stayed true to its roots. Enlisting in the National Guard means more time at home. Training typically requires one weekend each month, with a two-week training period once each year. Get a degree with money for school, learn job skills that translate to the civilian world, make bonds that last a lifetime and earn pride for life. When you become a Guard Soldier, your family will thank you, your country will thank you and your future will owe you. Contact a recruiter to find more specifics about your opportunities in the Army National Guard.