Distribution Management Specialist

MGySgt to Pvt - PMOS


MOS 3112 encompasses broad transportation responsibilities. Distribution Management Specialists use numerous Federal, DoD and service regulations, the Defense Transportation System (DTS), commercial modes of transportation, and distribution logistic functions to enable optimal selection and procurement of commercial and government-operated land, air, and water transportation services. They use a variety of automated systems in the performance of their duties. Warehousing, marine, rail, motor and air terminal operations, materials handling, packing, packaging, preservation, and hazardous materials handling functions are performed daily. Distribution Management Specialists perform technical distribution management duties pertaining to movement of civilian and military personnel and their dependents, both individually and in groups, using any or all modes of transportation. This includes planning for troop movements via scheduled service special train or charter air and bus, as well as port calls for overseas travel. The specialists perform personal property counseling interviews and advised members and dependents of their personal property shipping entitlements. The specialist performs additional duties and tasks at military air terminals for air freight, passenger services, and air terminal operation centers. The specialists perform passport and visa services by counseling members and dependents about documentary requirements, foreign regulations, and by aiding in the preparation and submission of required paperwork for transmission to the Department of State and foreign embassies. This includes preparation for all freight shipment documents for manifesting of air cargo and passengers aboard Government or commercial charter aircraft. MOS 3112 Marines within the MLGs must be trained to perform in-theater sustainment receiving, shipping, in-transit visibility, and distribution functions. Base/Station 3112 Marines perform deployment support functions relating to origin to POE via commercial modes. While importing/exporting cargo OCONUS the specialists will perform foreign customs clearance and tariff exemption in accordance with host nation policies. 3112 Marines perform additional functions both within the MAGTF and at bases and stations such as, blocking and bracing of dry cargo containers, rail and truck shipments, and certifying hazardous materials shipments for transportation by air, land and sea.


  • Must possess a GT score of 90 or higher.
  • Must have a valid civilian motor vehicle operator's license.
  • Security requirement: Secret security clearance eligibility (SSgt and above).


  • Complete the Basic Distribution Management Specialist Course (M03TNA1), MCCSSS, Camp Lejeune, NC.
  • Skill progression Schools:
    • Transportation of Hazardous Material (Recertification) Navy Supply Corps School, Athens, GA. or Mobile Training Team (MTT).
    • Transportation of Hazardous Material (Recertification), Navy Supply Corps School, Newport RI.
    • Strategic Deployment Planning, Army Logistics University, Ft Lee, VA.
    • Air Deployment Planning, Transportation School, Ft Lee, VA.
    • Unit Movement Deployment Planning Transportation School, Ft Lee, VA.
    • Transportation/Storage of hazardous Material (Recertification), Army Logistics University, Ft Lee, VA.
    • Military Standard Transportation and Movement Procedures/ Defense Transportation Regulations, Transportation School, Ft Lee, VA.
    • Basic Freight Traffic, Transportation School, Ft Lee, VA.
    • Distribution Management Intermediate Course, Distribution Management Schools, Camp Johnson, NC.


  • For a complete listing of duties and tasks, refer to NAVMC 3500.25B, Distribution Management Training and Readiness Manual.

Related SOC Classification/SOC Code:

  • Logisticians 13-1081.

Related Military Skill:

  • Logistics/Embarkation and Combat Service Support Specialist, 0431.
  • Combat Service Support Chief, 0491.
  • Packaging Specialist, 3052.