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
- 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.
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.