Logical-Mathematical, Interpersonal, Linguistic, Spatial
Leadership in materiel management, logistics automation, field services, petroleum and water operations, aerial delivery, and mortuary affairs requires Quartermaster officers to be leaders and managers who can develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes. They must be innovators, able to devise solutions and prioritize responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based. Given their worldwide missions, these officers must be adept at virtual collaboration - work productively, drive engagement, and display presence as a member of a team using management information systems. Perhaps most importantly, Quartermaster officers must be customer-focused, as sustainment enables operational reach and freedom of maneuver.
The Quartermaster branch values officers with academic backgrounds from a wide variety of disciplines and majors. However, the domain-specific disciplines listed below provide officers with the expertise needed to successfully execute the military’s system of logistics management.
RELEVANT EDUCATION: Supply Chain Management; Logistics Management; Distribution Management; Operations Management; Business Administration & Management; Acquisition / Contract Management; Petroleum Engineering; Accounting; Management Information Systems; Transportation Management; General Management; Computer Systems & Technology; Engineering Management; Geology; Geophysics; Environmental Management (not all inclusive).
RELEVANT TRAINING / EXPERIENCE: Cadet Troop Leading Time / Leader Development Time (CTLT / CLDT) with an Army Logistics unit, Academic Individual Advanced Development in management/logistics or academic institutions, Lean Six Sigma (not all inclusive).
RELEVANT CERTIFICATIONS / ACCREDITATIONS: Certified Professional in Supply Management, Certified Professional Logistician, Supply Chain Management Certificate, SAP Certification in Transportation & Logistics/Environmental Management (not all inclusive).