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Quartermaster Talent Demands


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).

BEHAVIORS: (In addition to Army foundational)

  • Adaptable
  • Alert
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Customer-Focused

  • Dependable
  • Disciplined
  • Dynamic
  • Ethical-Moral
  • Expert

  • Flexible
  • Hard Working
  • Innovative
  • Precise
  • Proactive

  • Problem Solving
  • Responsible
  • Responsive
  • Situational Awareness
  • Stress Tolerant


  1. PROBLEM SOLVER: Able to choose between best practices and unorthodox approaches to reach a solution; accomplishes the task.
  2. COMMUNICATOR: Precise, efficient, and compelling in both written and spoken word.
  3. PRUDENT RISK TAKER: Acts boldly yet maintains appropriate focus upon personal, Soldier, and unit Safety.
  4. PERCEPTIVE: Effectively discerns the deeper meaning or significance of one’s observations (e.g., events, people and communication).
  5. INNOVATOR: Able to determine requirements, develop work processes, delegate responsibilities, and lead teams to desired outcomes.
  6. MULTI-TASKER: Rapidly processes and prioritizes multiple demands simultaneously; takes appropriate action.