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Officer Personnel Development

QM Officer Personnel Development


Execute the eight personnel proponent Life Cycle Functions that encompasses professional career development from accession through separation. Principle advisor to the Quartermaster General for Officer Personnel force structure, professional development programs and policies. Recruit quality officers from the United States Military Academy, Reserve Officer Training Corps, and Officer Candidate School to serve as future Quartermaster Officers. Manage the Training With Industry (TWI) Program. Provide proponent input to change/update Department of the Army Regulations and Pamphlets.


Manages Quartermaster Officer programs and policies in coordination with Army Personnel Proponent activities at Headquarters Department of the Army G-1, Army Human Resources Command, Training and Doctrine Command, and all branches of the Army.

Routine Personnel Development functions include:

  • Recruiting quality officers from the United States Military Academy,
    Reserve Officer Training Corps, and Officer Candidate School
  • Manage the Officer Training With Industry Program
  • Review QM Officer position coding
  • Provide input to DA Regulations and Pamphlet updates
  • Review/manage QM skill identifiers
  • Review/recommend Critical Task Lists
  • Write/revise Professional Development Guidance
  • Update and maintain Officer “Standards of Grade” criteria

Quartermaster Branch Information

Officers, Warrant Officers and Soldiers of the Quartermaster branch provide general supply support, field services, mortuary affairs, petroleum and water support, supply distribution management, subsistence, and logistics sustainment at the right time, place, and quantity to support Soldiers, their units, and systems across the entire spectrum of conflict.

The branch colors are: Buff and Blue (buff is a shade of tan).

The Quartermaster motto is:

Supporting Victory

Areas of Concentration (AOC)

Quartermaster Officers are trained to be well rounded logisticians, learning a variety of specialty skills. Officers typically serve in one of three areas of concentration (AOC) listed below and may carry a Quartermaster specific skill identifier (SI).

Quartermaster, Supply and Materiel Management (AOC 92A). The officer commands, directs, plans and/or manages units engaged in the production, acquisition, receipt, storage, issue and distribution of equipment, repair parts, fortifications and construction material, and general supplies. The officer serves as the focal point for property management and accountability procedures.

Petroleum and Water (AOC 92F). The officer manages commands, directs, plans and or manages units or activities engaged in petroleum and water operations. The officer directs acquisition, storage, inspection, testing, issue and distribution of petroleum products and purification, storage, testing and distribution of water.

Mortuary Affairs (Skill Identifier “4V”). The officer commands, directs, plans and or manages mortuary affairs support including search, recovery, tentative identification and evacuation of deceased personnel, and collection and disposition of personal effects of decedents.

Aerial Delivery and Materiel (Skill Identifier “R9”). The officer commands, directs, plans and or manages units engaged in storage, packing and preparation of materiel to be delivered by air. The officer determines requirements for and plans the employment of aerial delivery systems in support of tactical and special operations.

Military Education

QM Skilled Identifiers

Specialized Skills Training

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This page was last updated on: July 26, 2023