Today, I want to educate you about the Army 92A MOS, the Automated Logistical Specialist. Although I never served in this MOS myself as an enlisted Soldier, my first job as a new Platoon Leader was to run a Supply Support Activity (warehouse), which consisted of approximately 30 Soldiers with this MOS.
I have a lot of respect for anyone serving in this MOS. It might not be combat arms and it might not be as sexy as some other MOSs, but these Soldiers keep the Army supplied, so they can perform their mission. These folks are the “quiet giants” who work behind the scenes and seldom get the credit they deserve.
To keep it simple, a 92A is someone who manages all aspects of supply to include receiving, inventorying, storing, issuing, turning in, and ordering supplies. They typically work in a big warehouse, but they can also serve at the unit level. The equivalent in the civilian world would be someone who works in a warehouse.
Here are a few of the common duties and responsibilities of the 92A MOS:
- Maintain accountability and safeguards supplies
- Provide logistical accounting, material control and direct support to the Army warfighter
- Perform stock recording of all items used by the Army except ammunition, nuclear, medicine, and bulk petroleum
- Operate forklifts and heavy machinery
- Handles customer service issues
- Manage records relating to requisition, accounting, and distribution of items
- Utilize the Army’s Standard Army Retail Supply System (SARSS)
- Review and verify quantities received against bills of contracts, purchase requests and shipping documents
- Unload, unpack, count, segregate, palletize and store incoming supplies and equipment
- Put together bins, shelving and other storage equipment
What It Takes to Succeed in this MOS
- Being organized is very helpful
- Having a strong back and being able to lift heavy objects
- Having a strong attention to detail
- Strong work ethic and willingness to work in a team environment
- A passion for numbers and bookkeeping
92A AIT at Fort Lee
After graduating from Basic Training you will attend your Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Virginia. The course is 9 weeks, 2 days long. During the course you will receive 17 hours of training on Basic Supply Principles, 108 hours on Plant Maintenance, 163.5 hours on material management and warehouse operations, and 14 hours on subsistence training. Upon graduation, you will transition to your new unit.
To serve in this MOS you do not need a security clearance. You must score a 90 on the CL portion of your ASVAB. The strength requirement is very heavy and you must maintain a physical profile of 222222 or better. You also need normal color vision.
This is a great MOS for anyone looking to have a career in logistics after the Army. It will help train you on the different logistics functions so you could one day work in a warehouse (or run one). In addition, there are plenty of opportunities for career advancement in the enlisted ranks. In addition, there are opportunities to transition to Warrant Officer or commissioned officer, after you get some experience.
The bottom line is that the 92A MOS is a great MOS for the right person. If you like the idea of working in a warehouse and handling logistics issues, this might just be the perfect match for you. I encourage you to talk to your local recruiter or someone currently serving in the MOS to learn more.
What are your thoughts? If you’ve ever served as a 92A Automated Logistical Specialist before, I would love to hear from you. What did you like and dislike about the MOS? What was your experience like? Just leave a comment below to share your thoughts.