Job Description: Cargo specialists help ensure Army forces receive supplies, weapons, equipment and mail — on a daily basis, all over the world. They are primarily responsible for transferring or supervising the transfer of passengers, cargo and equipment to and from air, land and water transport by manual and mechanical methods. Job duties include: inspect, count and document cargo utilizing both manual and automated data processing systems; load and unload supplies and equipment from ships, docks, beaches, railheads, boxcars, warehouses, motor vehicles and aircraft; operate and maintain all types and sizes of winches, cranes and forklifts; create load plans for air shipment and ocean liner vessels; operate ocean liner vessel equipment.

  • Branch Branch: Army
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 88H
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $36,756
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: GM: 88
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-34
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Transportation & Aviation
Average Age
28 Average Age
Average Age
1,482 Number Employed
Average Age
5.0 YearsAverage Employment


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Cons: Sometimes lack of organization


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