Am now in the reserves

Always goosebumps when I recite the oath to protect my country.  Signed up for 88N which is Management Transportation Coordinator.  Meet members of my new unit next week.

Skill Level 2 MOSC 88N2O. Provides supervision and technical guidance for subordinates. Researches, interprets, prepares, and coordinates actions pertaining to travel entitlements. Functions as the customs officer for shipment releases in overseas theaters. Operates as quality control NCO for commercial movement contracts. Monitors all freight, cargo, and materiel shipments to ensure accountability; identifies and reports problem areaswithin the traffic management system to prevent additional costs, losses, and damage. Conducts briefings for unit moves. Requests, coordinates, and monitors movement schedules and programs; ensures transport capability is appropriate, cost effective, and meets mission requirements. Checks and inspects equipmentblocking and bracing. Prepares and consolidates transportation movement reports. Operates automated data processing equipment to document movement information, conducts research, monitors movements, inspects commercial contracts, and responds to shipment inquiries, discrepancies, and routine movements transactions.

In summary I might be called upon once trained to do the following:

  • Advising military and Department of Defense civilians of their entitlement for shipment of personal property and passenger travel
  • Requesting and coordinating transport capability to meet missions
  • Marking and labeling cargo and freight shipments in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Documenting and inventorying freight, cargo and material shipments of all types
  • Operating automated data terminal equipment
  • Arranging documentation and reports for follow-up or response to tracer actions
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