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Each response is 150 words each:
Response 1:
Prior to retiring from the military, I filled a Munitions Accountability Systems Officer (MASO) billet. In short, MASOs are responsible for all munitions located in their AOR.
They are also responsible for keeping 100
% accountability, coordinating munitions transactions with outside agencies and supporting warfighter shortages downrange.
Other than rank and skill level requirements, there were several training courses that I needed to attend in order to qualify for this position.
They included: Munitions Accountability, Munitions Inspection and the MASO course, all totaling roughly one year of training. These courses not only encompassed accountability and munitions serviceability, but also delved into the supply chain and logistical requirements (another AFSC) to delineate how Supply and Munitions coincide during transport and inbound/outbound shipments.
Now that I am retired, I still have the opportunity to fill this position in the civilian sector. Since three of the mandatory training courses have been completed, filling the position would only require me to attend a two-week recertification training.
If I decided to pursue a different avenue in business or logistics, our text provided many crucial elements for executing my job search. Networking is a big part of what the lesson harped on specifically, identifying and building your own network of contacts.
The importance of job networking is evident as research shows that 70
% of employees landed their current position through networking (Belli, 2017).
Another strategy mentioned is obtaining education/training; something all of us are doing right now.
Although all positions do not require degrees, completing them does help us further strategize by staying ahead of other candidates while filling a potential career prerequisite.
Response 2:
Military logistics is involved with the execution of movement, maintenance, making supplies by military forces. Military logistics are crucial to military forces because the operations conducted when soldiers are fundamentally to the main agenda of the force (Moore, 2017). Besides, military logistics billet is useful in ensuring that the transportation and storage of goods are executed in an efficient manner. Planning is the key aspect of military logistics. One of my experiences in military logistics is when I was in a task force of delivering food and medical supplies from the outcasts of an urban center to the logistics work center. The NCOIC in charge of the operation briefed the team on the place where we would meet the suppliers bringing all team members up to speed on the delivery.
The officer in charge provided us with the map of the area and the location where we would receive the supplies. I have undergone special training and classes to be effective in military logistics. I have been taught the skills to apply when delivering or fetching supplies. The classes have been useful for I have realized the connection with civilian experiences. Besides, I have participated in outdoor pursuit programs where I have had to search for some people in the wood line using maps. I have had to lead a team of soldiers in the woods during the land navigation and
training organized in the army. The classes and outdoor experiences have prepared me for the future in military life for I will employ the skills I have learned and gathered in the field to execute any mission assigned when in the military and future jobs.
Response 3:
I have been a Logistics Readiness Officer (LRO)for the Air Force for about 5 years now and it has been great!
The job is always changing which keeps things interesting and new.
While I have been a LRO for 5 years on paper I have completed a wide range of jobs in that time and each one has taught me many things.
Most of these jobs were held for about a year so it didnt really leave me a ton of time to really dive deep into the job and learn a whole lot.
I had to to get the quick and dirty up front and learn to rely on the experts working with me to get the job done.
During each one of these jobs I tried to get to a point where I was familiar with jobs and roles I was leading and learn just enough to be dangerous.
I could not have successfully lead in these positions without the great work of everyone who held me learn what I needed to learn and took care of me along the way.
Vehicle Management Flight Commander: This was my first logistics job and it took me a couple months to get the job down and understand what was important to brief leadership.
There wasnt any special training but I learned almost everything from reviewing Air Force Instructions and following around the senior leaders of this flight.
OJT was key for most of these jobs.
Mission Support Group Executive Officer: It took me a couple months to get this job down as well.
While this isnt specifically a logistics job it was more of an aid/secretary to the mission support group colonel.
However, I did learn that networking was extremely important in this job if I was to get everything I needed completed.
Deployment and Distribution Flight Commander: This job was extremely rewarding and consisted of the following logistical components: cargo operations on the flight line, inbound and outbound cargo for the entire base, transportation, and deployment of troops in and out of the base.
I still feel like I didnt not learn everything I could have learned in this position but I learned enough to keep everything moving in the right direction.
Deputy Director of Logistics, Special Operations Command Korea: I didnt feel comfortable in this job learning everything until about 8 months in.
There were so many new components of logistics that I needed to learn and I also had to do it in a joint environment with all military service branches.
This position opened up my eyes to the contracting world and taught me a good base knowledge on how the contracting process works in the military.
I also attended
week long joint contracting course before assuming this roll.
This training was not mandatory but it was suggested from the Logistics Director.
Logistics Planner, DPAA: This is the current position that I hold and it has taken me about 3 months to learn everything I need to know to be competent.
Like many of these jobs, OJT is the best way to learn and where you will see problems arise and how to mitigate or remove them. Networking is very important if you want to find the information you need and/or accomplish tasks to get a mission out the door in time.
Contracting, supply chain management, transportation (air, ground and sea), and acquisitions are all components of this job.

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