Army 88N MOS Overview: Transportation Management Coordinator

Army 88N MOSTravel is a constant within the United States Army. Between deployments to basic traveling from one station to another, someone must keep control of the system or it could become a chaotic mess.

Enter the Army 88N MOS. This is the Transportation Management Coordinator.

While this may not seem like a sexy job full of glory, it is important none-the-less.

Let’s take a complete look at the Army 88N MOS…

Army 88N Basic Job Description

In part, a person could easily figure out the basics of the Army 88N Transportation Management Coordinator just by their title.

The Army 88N selects and schedules the modes of transportation and the routes to move personnel and equipment to worldwide destinations.

They organize, plan out and oversee these movements.

Army 88N Responsibilities And Duties

The responsibilities and duties of the Army 88N are numerous. Just a few are:

  • To label cargo and freight according to federal regulations.
  • Inventories freight and cargo.
  • Advises military personnel and DOD civilians on their entitlements for shipment of personal property and passenger travel and prepares the necessary documentation.
  • Management of transportation computer systems.
  • Prepares travel documentation for freight and personnel.
  • A wide range of office duties.
  • Functions as the customs officer for shipment releases in overseas theaters.
  • And much more…

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Requirements To Become an Army 88N

The requirements to become an Army 88N Transportation Management Coordinator have recently become more strict.

Whereas it was not required to be a United States citizen, you now must hold citizenship. It also wasn’t required to have a security clearance, but it is now mandatory that you will have to be able to obtain a secret security clearance.

Those changes were made in 2013.

Other requirements include:

  • An ASVAB score of 95 in CL (Clerical) which is Verbal Expression + Arithmetic Reasoning + Mathematics Knowledge.
  • Moderately heavy strength requirement
  • A Physical Profile of 323222

If you can meet these requirements, maybe the 88N MOS is for you.

Training For The Army 88N

As with all positions as an enlisted soldier in the United States Army, you are a combat soldier first and foremost. You will have to attend Basic Combat Training (BCT) for approximately 10 weeks.

After completion of BCT, you will go to Fort Hood for 6 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT).

Final Thoughts

The skills you learn will help you grow in the Army, but can also be very beneficial in the civilian employment market.

I highly recommend this career move in the U.S. Army. It holds many uses after Army service.

Nearly every company there is has a need for people who can manage transport. Being a veteran with these skills will put you in the lead of job potential in civilian employment.

I hope this helped you. Please ask any questions below and I will get you an answer.

Thank you.

References

  1. https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/transportation-and-aviation/transportation-management-coordinator.html
  2. https://www.thebalance.com/88n-transportation-management-coordinator-3346095
  3. http://www.armyenlist.com/mos/transportation-management-coordinator/
  4. https://www.rallypoint.com/answers/i-am-reclassing-to-88n-as-a-ssg-can-anyone-give-me-any-insight-on-duties-as-well-as-their-likes-and-dislikes-with-the-mos
  5. http://www.forthoodsentinel.com/news/revision-of-military-occupational-specialty-n-transportation-management-coordinator/article_6634813c-a655-5209-9e27-cec3e0067404.html

About The Author

Greg Boudonck is a full time freelance writer and the author of over 50 books. He served in the United States Army in the early 1980’s and enjoys writing about military subjects. You can see Greg’s books on Amazon by searching his name and you can also visit his website at Lancerlife.com.

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