Army 92A MOS Automated Logistical Specialist Job Description, Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Job Qualifications

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

Final Thoughts

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.

chuck holmes

Chuck Holmes
Former Army Major (resigned)

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13 thoughts on “Army 92A MOS Automated Logistical Specialist Job Description, Duties and Responsibilities”

  1. Hello, does anybody know when schooling cycles are in session for 92a at Fort Lee, Virginia?
    I am in the process of picking out my job and signing my meps contract. I have done a lot of research and I am dead set on this job, since I put a lot of time and thought into it. My recruiter is saying this job is overmanned and it will not be available for 6 years, which anyone reasonable would be able to tell that it is an outright lie. I was told by a friend he ships for BCT on November 15 and if i did the math right, his AIT schooling would be some time February. If anyone has information on Fort Lee, Virginia AIT cycles please share some information.

  2. While 92A isn’t a combat mos dont sign up for it thinking your going to sit in a cushy warehouse on a deployment, the supplies get to the outer fobs by any means available which includes you conveying them to your customers which we did for 18 mths straight in iraq on one deployment, if your on Feb or cob and your stagnant chances are you will be shelled they know supplies drive an army without them the army grinds to a halt fast. So be aware we are still at war and we are all combat ready soldiers at the end of the day and there is no combat free mos. I salute everyone of you that enlisted after Sept 11 2001 because you knew we were at war and still you choose to enlist to defend the 90+% that won’t. God Bless You All!!!!!

    1. Not sure if it’s an absolute but you can always study up a bit and take it again. It’s a great field to work in, I was a 92A for years when i got hurt over seas I was able to transition with very little effort into a great paying civilian job. Now I own my own business and the sky is the limit and it all started with Army discipline and 92A skills. So yes I would do it all again in a minute if I had the chance.

  3. This is an MOS that will be very useful in civilian life also. Logistics jobs are everywhere. You can get a position with warehouses, shipping companies, trucking companies, and many more.

    I do give respect to the people who take on the 92a MOS. You are right Chuck, it is not sexy and there is not much recognition, but without these people the Army essentially goes nowhere.

    Thank you for describing the different MOS choices, as this could help people who are considering enlistment.

  4. Many people tend to look down on a supply job, but I can promise you it is huge.

    As a prior serviceman and since then working in the electrical field, being able to find the parts and supplies you need is crucial. There is nothing worse than needing something to be able to move forward and that something not being available.

    The individual that understands how important it is to be able to lay your hands on needed supplies quickly and get them to guys who need them is a definite asset.

    He or she is a quiet unsung hero that never gets credit that is well deserved.

    1. You know Scott, I never understood anyone looking down on another person because of the job they do. There is a reason that job is there, and someone needs to do it. If no one picked up trash, where would we all be? But people tend to look down upon the people that pickup trash. That goes with many types of jobs. It amazes me how some jobs are disrespected by people until they need that person.

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