AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
As a Transportation Management Coordinator, you will utilize your organizational skills to schedule and coordinate transportation for personnel and equipment, ensuring cargo and Soldiers make it to their required destinations. With more than 50,000 heavy trucks and buses in operation, it's up to the Transportation Management Coordinator to organize and oversee the scheduling of these vehicles, which include semi-tractor trailers, heavy troop transports, and passenger buses.
In this role, you are primarily responsible for convoys, bills of lading, scheduling, and securing transportation for personnel and equipment. Specific duties may include: advising constituents of shipment and travel entitlements; requesting and coordinating transport capability; marking, documenting, and inventorying freight, cargo, and material shipments; operating automated data terminal equipment; and arranging documentation and reports for follow-up, or responses to tracer actions.
• Perform system administrator duties such as installing software and uploading data to computer systems
• Prepare equipment, cargo, and personnel for travel to airports, seaports, and railways
• Request and coordinate transportation to meet a movement mission
• Interest in motor vehicles, aircraft, and ocean liner vessels
• Experience in coordinating transportation
• Interest in planning events and working with people
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with privately owned moving companies or freight operators.
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 a Transportation Management Coordinator consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
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.