Supply / logistics

Supporting Victory

Guard Soldiers need food, fuel, parts and supplies, so our logistics specialists provide them all—and make any mission possible. Supply experts are masters at acquisition, tracking and distribution, overseeing asset storage and delivery. Fuel professionals drive tanker trucks to forward troops to keep fighting vehicles and helicopters on the move.

When natural disasters strike, these specialists coordinate and deliver aid to their communities, at times when it’s needed most. And because logistics careers transcend the military, Guard supply experts gain skills and experience highly valued by numerous civilian industries.

America’s success on the battlefield is directly related to the quality of the logistical support that is provided. Job training consists of ten weeks of Basic Combat Training plus 6 or more weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) depending on your specialty. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Based on your job, your training might include the handling and storage of supplies, including food, medicine and ammunition; storage and transfer of petroleum; food preparation and water treatment.

Military Occupational Specialties


89A Ammunition Stock Control & Accounting Specialist
The Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist operates the Standard Ammunition and Accounting System-Modernized computer hardware and software, and utilizes manual records to perform stock control and accounting procedures for ammunition, explosives and associated explosive components. 

89B Ammunition Specialist
Ammunition and weapons, also known as ordnance, are hazardous materials, and their handling and storage must be carried out carefully. Ammunition Specialists store, inspect, prepare and dispose of conventional ammunition, guided missiles, large rockets and other weapons and ammunition-related items. Ammunition Specialists also load explosives and ammunition on aircraft, and assist in preparing ammunition and explosives for transportation.

92A Automated Logistical Specialist
The right supplies, delivered at the right time, can ensure the safety of troops in the field. Automated Logistical Specialists are responsible for making sure equipment and materials are available and functioning for missions. Automated Logistical Specialists are primarily responsible for maintaining and distributing the Army’s large inventory of food, medicines, ammunition, spare parts and other supplies. As supply experts, they also manage and maintain stock and inventory records.

92F Petroleum Supply Specialist
Watercraft, aircraft, trucks, tanks and other Army vehicles run on petroleum-based fuels. These products, such as oil, gasoline, diesel fuel and compressed gas, need special storage and handling. Petroleum Supply Specialists are in charge of the proper storage and shipment of bulk or packaged petroleum-based products. They dispense fuels from storage and distribution facilities, and load them into tanker trucks, airplanes, ships and railroad cars. They also select and submit samples of petroleum, oils and lubricants to labs for pollutant testing.

92G Food Service Operation Specialist
More than a million meals are prepared every day in Army kitchens. As key members of the food service team, the Food Service Operations Specialists prepare all types of food according to standard and dietetic recipes. Food Service Operations Specialists are primarily responsible for preparing and serving food in field or garrison food service operations (chow halls), cleaning equipment and utensils, and erecting, striking and storing all types of field kitchens.

92M Mortuary Affairs Specialist
The Mortuary Affairs Specialist performs duties relating to the search, recovery, processing and evacuation of the remains of deceased U.S. Armed Forces personnel. Mortuary Affairs Specialists also inventory, safeguard and ensure the recovery and safe return of personal effects. They coordinate with non-U.S. authorities concerning disposition of enemy, allied, or civilian remains.

92W Water Treatment Specialist
Maintaining sanitary and safe conditions in military communities is a major priority. Water Treatment Specialists work as members of the environmental health and safety team to maintain healthy conditions. Water Treatment Specialists are primarily responsible for the installation and operation of water purification equipment, as well as dealing with water storage and distribution operations and activities. They assist in preparation and setup of water treatment facilities, oversee water treatment activity, and provide continued storage, transportation and disposal of hazardous waste.

92Y Unit Supply Specialist
Army National Guard troops depend on timely delivery of important supplies. Unit Supply Specialists maintain and distribute the Guard’s large inventory of food, medicine, small arms and ammunition, spare parts and other supplies. They receive, inspect, store and deliver supplies, and keep records of all transactions.

“My men can eat their belts but my tanks got to have gas.”
– General George S. Patton, 1944

Sgt. Victor Hernandez

Sgt. Victor Hernandez, a Petroleum Supply Specialist with the New Jersey Army National Guard, refuels a UH-60M Black Hawk at the Army Aviation Facility on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. Hernandez is prepping to retire this week after more than 35 years of service.

Posted by New Jersey National Guard on Thursday, September 5, 2019