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Army MOS 68J Medical Logistics Specialist

The right supplies, delivered at the right time, can ensure the safety of Army troops in the field. Maintaining and distributing the Army’s large inventory of medicines, spare parts and other supplies is an incredibly important job. The Medical Logistics Specialist is an integral member of the Army’s supply and warehousing specialist team.

The Medical Logistics Specialist is primarily responsible for receiving, storing, recording and issuing Army medical supplies. Some of your duties as a Medical Logistics Specialist may include:

Perform inventory and financial management procedures, including ordering, receiving and storing supplies

Locate and catalog stock
Perform or supervise inventory management, storage and preservation
Perform quality control, property management and repair parts management
Segregate and account medical supplies and equipment
Select the correct stock for issue
Load, unload and move stock using equipment such as forklifts and hand trucks
Keep records on incoming and outgoing stock

Job training for a Medical Logistics Specialist requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice in handling and storing stock. Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

Stock control and accounting procedures
Procedures for shipping, receiving, storing and issuing stock
Procedures for handling medical and food supplies

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Medical Logistics Specialist provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within the same discipline. As an advanced level Medical Logistics Specialist, you may be involved in:

Perform receipt, packing and shipping, care, inspection, quality control, segregation, inventory control,  requisitioning, storage, preservation, issue, salvage, destruction, repair parts management and

distribution, supply management, property management and accounting of medical supplies and equipment

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you’ll learn as a Medical Logistics Specialist will help prepare you for a future as a stock control clerk, parts clerk or storekeeper with civilian factories, repair shops, department stores and government warehouses and stockrooms.

Related Army Positions
Patient Administration Specialist (68G)

See Promotion Points for MOS 68J