As a Transportation Management Coordinator, you will utilize your organizational skills to schedule and coordinate transportation for personnel and equipment, ensuring cargo and Soldiers make it to their required destinations. With more than 50,000 heavy trucks and buses in operation, it's up to the Transportation Management Coordinator to organize and oversee the scheduling of these vehicles, which include semi-tractor trailers, heavy troop transports, and passenger buses.
In this role, you are primarily responsible for convoys, bills of lading, scheduling, and securing transportation for personnel and equipment. Specific duties may include: advising constituents of shipment and travel entitlements; requesting and coordinating transport capability; marking, documenting, and inventorying freight, cargo, and material shipments; operating automated data terminal equipment; and arranging documentation and reports for follow-up, or responses to tracer actions.
• Perform system administrator duties such as installing software and uploading data to computer systems
• Prepare equipment, cargo, and personnel for travel to airports, seaports, and railways
• Request and coordinate transportation to meet a movement mission
• Interest in motor vehicles, aircraft, and ocean liner vessels
• Experience in coordinating transportation
• Interest in planning events and working with people
Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with privately owned moving companies or freight operators.
Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.
Job training for a Transportation Management Coordinator consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and six weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.
- Paid training
- A monthly paycheck
- Montgomery GI Bill
- Federal and State tuition assistance
- Retirement benefits for part-time service
- Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
- 401(k)-type savings plan
- Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
- Health care benefits available
- VA home loans
- Bonuses, if applicable
- Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change
- Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
- Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
- Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
- Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
- Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)
Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.