Whether stationed on a destroyer, amphibious ship, aircraft carrier, submarine, or at a Navy base ashore, your job is to ensure that materials and equipment needed by Sailors are available and in good working order.
What Will You Do?
Your work environment may vary from a one-person office with sole responsibility for all fiscal/supply records, to the supervision of a 60-person warehouse. Some of your daily duties might also include:
- Prepare inventory reports and correspondence
- Order, receive, and issue spare parts, clothing, and general supplies
- Manage/operate retail and service activities ashore, afloat, or on a sub
- Use computers to track and maintain inventory, and shipboard retail and service activities
- Operate various pieces of office equipment and cash registers
- Keep fiscal records
Skills and Training
Through on-the-job training and traditional Navy schooling, you will learn shop management skills as well as the fundamental principles of retail and marketing.
Your training may also prepare you for the following future civilian careers:
Advanced technical and operational training is available in this field during later stages of career development.
- Business Manager
- Stock/Shipping Clerk
- Supply Personnel
- Purchasing Agent
Earn College Credits
A lot of the training you’ll receive in this field may count as credit hours toward a bachelor’s or associate’s degree.
The business and service industries are two of the largest employment sectors in the United States. The outstanding technical skills, training, and development you’ll receive in the business community are directly transferable to the civilian job market.