88H:Cargo Specialist (88H)

They mainly focus on cargo–the shipping of it, inspecting it, counting it, loading and unloading supplies, operating and maintaining loading machinery, and more. They ensure the Army receives its supplies all over the world.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

argo Specialist work day and night to ensure that Army personnel receive shipments in a timely manner. These shipments contain everything from medication to letters from home. They are responsible for manually and mechanically receiving/shipping supplies, weapons, equipment and mail. Soldiers in this MOS operate heavy machinery and must be comfortable safely using forklifts, power winches, container handlers and cranes. Specialist both operate and maintain the equipment they use. Using proper techniques, soldiers will load and unload supplies and equipment. This may require loading and unloading from ships, beaches, docks, boxcars, railheads, vehicles, aircraft and warehouses.

Military Duties Translated:

Cargo Specialist work with heavy duty equipment in a variety of areas that allows for civilian career opportunities with trucking companies, air cargo and shipping lines. The experience with equipment offers civilian careers as a truck operator, industrial worker or material handler. Cargo planning and checking skills equate to civilian careers as Logistics Coordinators or cargo checkers. Skills earned working on vessels allows soldiers to gain experience that helps with stevedore or longshoreman potential career opportunities.

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Bus Driver