AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
Fuel is one of the most vital components of the Army National Guard. It's what keeps Soldiers pushing onward, and as a Petroleum Supply Specialist, you'll make sure they'll never run out. In this position, you will ensure the proper handling, storage, and shipment of petroleum-based products, such as oil, fuel, and compressed gas.
Petroleum Supply Specialists primarily supervise and manage the reception, storage, and shipping of bulk or packaged petroleum products. This may include operating specialized pumping equipment to load trucks, ships, trains, and aircraft; selecting and submitting samples of petroleum-based products for testing; performing petroleum and water accounting activities; testing petroleum samples for contamination, repairing specialized equipment, and being knowledgeable about facility safety procedures and storage guidelines.
As your skills increase, so will your responsibilities. Advanced Petroleum Supply Specialists take on management duties, such as supervising and training other Soldiers, assigning duties and spot checking work quality, and assuring adherence to safety procedures.
• Receive and stock bulk and package products
• Issue and dispense bulk fuels and water from storage and distribution facilities to using units
Some of the Skills You'll Learn
• Operating airplane refueling systems and equipment
• Planning and scheduling petroleum transport
• Testing oil and fuels
• Interest in shop mechanics and business math
• Enjoy physical work
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with oil refineries, pipeline companies, and tanker truck and ship lines.
Earn While You Learn
Get paid to learn! Join the Army National Guard and you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. The Guard even offers certified apprenticeship programs for some specialties in this occupation.
After 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you will learn fundamental Soldiering skills, you will attend 11 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT), which includes a combination of hands-on and classroom training.
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.