US Navy
San Francisco, CA
United States

The success and safety of every mission depends on getting needed supplies, materials and equipment at a moments notice. The service members of the Purchasing, Supply & Logistics community make sure Americas Navy has what it needs, when it needs it. #GDJULY

Officer positions in the Supply Corps are available to college graduates, and Logistics Specialist (LS) positions are available to those without a degree.

Officer Role

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:

Analyze the demand for supplies and forecast future needs
Manage the inspection, shipping, handling, and packaging of supplies and equipment
Direct personnel who receive inventory and issue supplies and equipment
Evaluate bids and proposals submitted by potential suppliers
Study ways to use space and distribute supplies efficiently
Determine the fastest, most economic way to transport cargo or personnel
Oversee the handling of special items, such as medicine and explosives
Enlisted Role

As a Logistics Specialist (no college degree required), your efforts are crucial in delivering what the Navy needs for mission success. Enlisted Sailors in the Purchasing & Supply field may:

Keep fiscal records of a facility
Order, store, check and issue Naval aircraft and aeronautical equipment and accessories, including flight gear
Prepare inventory reports and correspondence
Keep official publications up to date
Maintain financial logs and records
Operate computer systems that provide logistic support information for submarine supplies and accounting functions
Organize and operate Navy post offices, ashore and afloat
Work under the supervision of a Supply Officer
Officer Qualifications

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.

Enlisted Qualifications

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.

General Qualifications

All candidates must also be: U.S. citizens, willing to serve worldwide, and qualified for sea duty.

General qualifications may vary depending upon whether youre currently serving, whether youve served before or whether youve never served before.