Army 90A ASI Jobs Career Path: My Experience as a Multi-Functional Logistician

In today’s post, I want to share my experiences as a 90A Multi-Functional Logistician Officer in the Army National Guard. I started my Army Officer career as a Quartermaster Officer (92A) in 2000.  I spent three years on Active Duty.  After resigning from Active Duty in September 2003, I joined the Maryland Army National Guard in May 2005.   Within a few short months I graduated the Ordnance Captain’s Career Course and Support Operations Phase II Course.  From this point forward I had the 90A designation.

Jobs I Had as a 90A

Here are all the jobs I had during my career as a 90A Officer (2006 to 2011).

  • G4 Plans Officer
  • SSA Accountable Officer
  • Fuels Officer
  • Company Commander
  • Regimental S4
  • Regimental S3

I resigned as a young Major (about a year time in grade), but if I would have stayed in, I could have progressed to Support Operations Officer, Brigade XO, Battalion Command, and beyond.

Jobs You Could Have as a 90A Officer

As a 90A Officer, you could have a variety of jobs such as:

  • Company Commander
  • S3
  • S4
  • Advisor
  • Aide de Camp
  • Director Logistics
  • Support Operations Officer
  • Plans and Operations Officer
  • DA Logistics Staff Officer
  • Security, Plans and Operations Officer
  • JCS Logistics Staff Officer
  • DoD Logistics Staff Officer
  • MACOM Logistics Staff Officer
  • Division, Corps ACofS G4 or MACOM Equivalent
  • Maneuver Brigade S4
  • Logistics Schools Assistant Commandants

Benefits of Being a 90A

There are many benefits to being a 90A Officer.  Here are a few of the benefits as I see it:

  • A wide variety of job options within the Army
  • High demand skills that are wanted by today’s public and privately owned companies (opportunities outside of the Army)
  • High career upward mobility
  • Lots of leadership and staff positions to choose from
  • Close interaction with the war-fighters
  • An important role in combat and peace-time

Cons of Being a 90A

I can’t think of any downsides to being a 90A except that you aren’t a combat arms branch.

Final Thoughts

My experience as a 90A was wonderful.  I was proud to be a multi-functional logistician and help support the war-fighters.  I also enjoyed the fact that I could do a wide variety of jobs and have a combination of troop time and staff time.  For anyone thinking about the 90A Officer option, I would highly suggest it, especially if you want to develop a skill-set that is in high demand inside and outside of the military.

On a side note, if you have experience as a 90A, I would love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment telling us about your experience.

chuck holmes

Chuck Holmes
Former Army Major (resigned)

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4 thoughts on “Army 90A ASI Jobs Career Path: My Experience as a Multi-Functional Logistician”

  1. Hi, I’m a junior in high school. I’m company commander of Bravo in JROTC and I’m really considering this career pathway. I’ve been talking to recruiters but I’m having a hard time losing weight. I’ve lost 24 pounds and going but it’s hard. I won’t give up though. Any tips?

  2. I am currently a 90A with previous 11A (Infantry, branch detail) experience. Everything that you learn as a 90A translates not only to the military but also to your civilian life. When there are global issues with economy or politics knowing about logistics helps you to understand situations. As a Company Commander you are a manger of a company with several tasks (Forwards Support Company). You understand how to produce, transport and distribute products such as water, ammo, fuel, among others. This is a rewarding job, and as Chuck said, there are a lot of openings in the civilian world. Schools are endless as well. I have the opportunity to attend the SPO Course and Rigger School, which changed the way I saw riggers in the Army. That’s a big responsibility. I extremely recommend this branch for the up and coming.

  3. Candace Ginestar

    Chuck, I think that being a logistician is very beneficial for jobs after the Army. My experience in logistics has also helped me with planning in my personal life, too. Sounds funny, but it’s actually a pretty awesome skill!

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