Spearhead of Logistics
Transportation specialists are the muscle behind the Guard’s operational agility, stateside and beyond. Moving equipment and personnel takes strength, energy and intelligence—qualities that define the Guard’s transport experts. In combat, these road warriors climb into monster vehicles with mounted weapons and dominate the roadways.
The Guard owns a vast fleet of 50,000 wheeled vehicles. During state emergencies, Guard drivers enter high-water vehicles and watercraft to lead rescue efforts, often arriving as the first sight of hope to those in need. With their strong blend of mind and muscle, transport Soldiers possess skill sets valued in the distribution industry.
Job training for Soldiers in the Transportation Career Field consists of ten weeks of Basic Combat Training plus Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and on-the-job instruction. AIT ranges from six weeks to nine weeks, depending on your specialty. Soldiers in the Transportation field learn to drive and operate many types of vehicles from forklifts and cranes to buses and 18-wheelers; proper shipment and transfer of cargo; and scheduling and coordination of troop and supply vehicles and convoys.
Military Occupational Specialties
88M Motor Transport Operator
The United States Armed Forces own and operate over 50,000 heavy trucks and buses. It is up to the Motor Transport Operators to operate all types of vehicles over different roads and terrain, traveling alone or in convoys in support of combat operations. Motor Transport Operators drive everything from sedans, buses and troop transports to water/fuel tank trucks and semi-tractor trailers.
88N Transportation Management Coordinator
Transportation management coordinators are primarily responsible for scheduling and selecting the modes of transportation for personnel and equipment. They organize, plan and oversee the movement of those vehicles, personnel and cargo worldwide.
253rd Transportation Company tactical driving
New Jersey Army National Guard Soldiers with the 253rd Transportation Company were instructed in tactical driving techniques by First Army Soldiers from the 1-315th BSB, 174th Infantry Brigade today on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. The 253rd is based out of Cape May Court House, N.J. Soldiers from the 328th Military Police Battalion provided their services as opposing forces. The National Guard | U.S. Army National Guard | U.S. ArmyPosted by New Jersey National Guard on Monday, April 8, 2019