Automated Logistical Specialist MOS 92A
Army

Army Automated Logistical Specialist (MOS 92A): Career Details

Army Automated Logistical Specialist (MOS 92A) supervise and perform warehouse functions.

Automated Logistical Specialist maintain equipment records, parts and inventories.

Specialist in this MOS control the stock that keep operations going.

Qualifications and Training

To enter into this MOS soldiers must first take the ASVAB test and score a minimum of 90 on the Clerical (CL) portion.

Training requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training.

Advanced Individual Training includes classroom and field training with practice in handling and storing stock.

The 92A Advanced Individual Training course graduates about 3,200 soldiers annually and focuses on logistical software systems and manual stock control.

Skills that are helpful in this MOS:

  • Accurate record keeping
  • Interest in mathematics, bookkeeping, accounting, typing and business administration
  • Ability to perform physical work
  • Desire to learn/operate forklifts and warehouse equipment

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What Does an Army Automated Logistical Specialist Do?

Army Automated Logistical Specialist MOS 92A
Army Automated Logistical Specialist cleaning equipment to prepare it for shipment. Image: wikimedia

Whenever a unit or individual needs a specific part or piece of equipment, they will go to the Automated Logistical Specialist to get it.

These soldiers follow procedures to ship, receive, store and issue stock.

This position contains both computer work and manual labor.

Specialist physically unload and store supplies in addition to collecting and analyzing shipping data.

Record Keeping

Automated Logistical Specialist will ensure that the shipments are correct and that all data is logged correctly.

When receiving a shipment or sending one out, they will review contracts, purchase requests and shipping documents to verify the actual quantities received match.

They will perform automated recording of stock.

Specialist are responsible for establishing and maintaining various documents, reports and following regulation forms.

Some examples of these documents or reports include stock records, inventory, material control, supply reports and accounting.

Soldiers in this MOS are required to operate the Global Combat Support System-Army.

This logistics system is used to track supplies, organizational equipment and spare parts.

The system not only tracks inventory, but unit maintenance and cost/financial transactions.

Managing Maintenance

Part of the Automated Logistical Specialist duties is to constantly work towards efficiency improvements.

Specialist aim to simplify and standardize the collection/use of maintenance data.

The Specialist work towards improved maintenance management.

They will attempt to raise quality and accuracy of performance, cost and parts.

The soldiers in this MOS manage all maintenance records and reports related to equipment operation and maintenance.

Specialist will follow warehouse procedures and ensure that other personnel are following the correct procedures as well.

Stock Management

Automated Logistical Specialist use warehouse equipment, such as forklifts, to load and unload shipments.

After receiving a shipment, Specialist will unload, unpack, count, segregate, palletize and then store incoming supplies and equipment.

They will construct shelving, bins or any other type of storing aid per the needs of the warehouse they are working in.

The Specialist are in charge of making sure supplies and equipment are stored correctly for each type of product.

Some types of supplies that they work with include repair parts, construction materials, tanks, vehicles and related equipment.

This includes knowing proper handling procedures.

Specialist will move, store and maintain ammunition.

They will also handle medical and food supplies.

Some medical and food supplies will be stored at different temperatures or have other specific handling/storing specifications and Specialist will follow correct procedures to accomplish proper transport and storage.

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Other Job Duties

Automated Logistical Specialist may be required to drive a vehicle to deliver supplies.

Soldiers in this MOS will work with different individuals on a daily basis.

They can be required to work in fixed locations or in the field.

What Does an Automated Logistical Specialist Get Paid?

Automated Logistical Specialist will get paid based on rank and time of service.

Specialist can expect to earn around $20,000 a year in base pay, plus any additional qualifying recruiting bonuses, special pay and benefits.

Recruiting bonuses are available for fast shipping to training and in-demand positions.

Special pay exists for scenarios such as deployment.

Follow the table below for Army base pay.

InsigniaPay GradeRankAbbreviationAvg. Monthly Pay
E-1PrivatePVT$1,681
E-2Private Second ClassPV2$1,884
army e 3 insignia - pfcE-3Private First ClassPFC$1,981
army e 4 insignia - specialistE-4SpecialistSPC$2,195
army e 4 insignia - corporalE-4CorporalCPL$2,195
E-5SergeantSGT$2,394
E-6Staff SergeantSSG$2,613
E-7Sergeant First ClassSFC$3,021
army e 8 insignia - master sergeantE-8Master SergeantMSG$4,345
E-8First Sergeant1SG$4,345
E-9Sergeant MajorSGM$5,308
E-9Command Sergeant MajorCSM$5,308
e 9 sergeant major of the army insigniaE-9Sergeant Major of the ArmySMA$5,308

Benefits

The Army provides benefits that add to the income above.

They pay for housing and food for those living on base.

Tuition assistance is available including scholarships, government funding and allowances for books.

Military Clothing Allowance is available annually towards new Military clothing.

Other benefits:

  • Medical and Dental
  • Low-cost life insurance
  • 30 days paid vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Retirement

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Job Reviews

Reviews of the Automated Logistical Specialist position are mostly positive with soldiers rating the position an average of 4/5 stars.

Most reviews discussed having different tasks daily and working with different customers.

Positive reviews noted long breaks, benefits and camaraderie.

Negative reviews discussed time away from family and conflicts resulting in misinformation to customers.

The review below provides positive aspect of the job.

MOS 92A
Image: Indeed

This review shows different job functions of the job.

Army MOS 92A
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Civilian Career Opportunities

The skills learned as a 92A can be used in civilian careers in logistics fields and warehouses.

The software that Specialist become proficient in, and the accounting they complete, allows soldiers to find similar careers as Logistics Coordinators, Bookkeepers, Purchasing Agents or Shipping and Receiving Clerks.

Performing stockroom procedures relates to civilian careers as Laborers, Freight Movers, Inspectors or Parts Clerk.

Through the Army’s COOL program, soldiers can find credentials related to logistics, production or supply that assist with promotion points and more civilian career opportunities.

The Army also has a recruiting program called PAYS that ensures soldiers receive a job interview after the Army with a Military-friendly employer.

Summary

Army Automated Logistical Specialist
Army Automated Logistical Specialist inspecting a rope harness to sling load a helicopter. Image: flickr

Army Automated Logistical Specialist (MOS 92A) are responsible for performing warehouse functions including inventory, loading/unloading shipments and managing maintenance data.

Soldiers in this MOS complete all aspects of warehouse functions from manual labor to record keeping.

To enter into the Army as a 92A, recruits will take the ASVAB, attend Basic Training then Advanced Individual Training.

This position will pay based on rank and time of service and be offered benefits.

Reviews of this position are positive with most soldiers stating benefits and camaraderie as reasons why they liked the Army.

Civilian positions related to logistics, record keeping and stock control are related to skills and job functions of Automated Logistical Specialist.

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References

Army 92A Training Systems

Army MOS 92A Career Details

Army COOL MOS 92A

Elie P.

Elie Piha served as a paratrooper in the US Army from 2008 to 2012. He used
the GI Bill to graduate from UC Berkeley where he majored in English. He
currently works as a writing tutor, a freelance writer, and a bartender, is
completing a novel based on his time in Afghanistan, and is pursuing
graduate school.
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