How do you launch F/A-18 Hornets off an aircraft carrier without a stocked supply of new tires on board? You don’t. That's why the Navy relies on Logistics Specialists aboard every vessel to manage the inventory that keeps missions moving forward. From ordering needed supplies in the middle of a hurricane to inspecting incoming cargo from across the world, Logistics Specialists keep it all running. APPLY HERE.
The mission of the Navy Reserve is to provide strategic depth and deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team and Joint forces, in times of peace or war. Navy Reserve Sailors seamlessly support and actively aid that mission, all while continuing to lead their own independent lives in the civilian world.
ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
As a Logistics Specialist (LS), your efforts are crucial in delivering what the Navy needs for mission success. There are two classifications of Logistics Specialists depending on whether you choose to serve on submarines, both with corresponding responsibilities:
- Order, store, check and issue flight gear, repair parts and other equipment and goods
- Organize and operate Navy post offices, ashore and afloat
- Receive, sort, inspect and deliver arriving mail and cargo
- Maintain inventory database and prepare reports and correspondence
- Maintain financial logs and records
- Operate computer systems that provide logistic support information
PAY & BENEFITS
When you serve your country, you become a part of something truly important – and you deserve to be rewarded accordingly. Navy Reserve Sailors enjoy a comprehensive range of benefits, from state-of-the-art training to extensive educational assistance, VA benefits and more.
In return for your service and dedication, the Navy Reserve provides you with the benefits to succeed in both your military and civilian lives:
- Receive 4 days of basic pay for only 2 days worked (16 hours) each drill weekend
- Opportunities to acquire new skills and sharpen existing ones, enhancing your civilian career
- Educational assistance
- Tax-free, worldwide Navy Exchange and commissary privileges for you and your family
- VA guaranteed home loans
- Low-cost insurance options, including up to $400,000 in life insurance
- Travel opportunities
- Earn points toward retirement benefits every time you drill
- Retirement after 20 qualifying years
Navy Reserve Sailors continue to hold educational opportunities through Tuition Assistance, DANTES, and their post 9/11 or Montgomery GI Bill. Further education opportunities are also available through the US Naval War College and Senior Enlisted Academy, as well as certifications and licenses available through the Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL).
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
- U.S. citizen or equivalent
- High school graduate or equivalent
- 17 years of age or older
General qualifications may vary depending upon whether you’re currently serving, whether you’ve served before or whether you’ve never served before.
Serving part-time as a Navy Reserve Sailor, your duties will be carried out during your scheduled drilling and training periods. During monthly drilling, Sailors in the Navy Reserve typically work at a location close to their homes.
Take a moment to learn more about the general roles and responsibilities of Navy Reserve Sailors.