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MOS 88M Motor Transport Operator Duty Descriptions
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88M20 Senior Vehicle Operator
Serves as a senior vehicle operator; oversees and assists in operation of vehicles over varied terrain in support of garrison and combat operations; manages loading and unloading of personnel and equipment and protects cargo against damage; performs vehicle self-recovery and field expedients to include towing; assists in training and maintaining driver skills for drivers; checks to ensure PMCS is completed by drivers while on missions and during command maintenance; corrects or reports all vehicle deficiencies; responsible for the welfare of three Soldiers.
88M3O Motor Transport Operator
Performs duties as squad leader in a forward deployed Brigade Support Battalion Distribution Company; supervises and provides technical guidance to two noncommissioned officers and ten Soldiers; plans, organizes, and performs assistant patrol leader duties for combat logistic patrols; dispatches vehicles, verifies log books, receives and fills taskings for motor transport; compiles time, mileage, and load data for equipment and vehicles; responsible for the operation of three RG31/MRAPs, one M1117 ASV, and two M1151 HMMWVs valued in excess of $5,750,000.
Class V Section Sergeant
Served as the Class V Section Sergeant for a Forward Support Company in direct logistical support of 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment with a Combined Functional Team strength of 789 Soldiers; responsible for integrating Composite Risk Management (CRM) by identifying hazards, associated risk, and implementing control measures; responsible for the health, welfare, and professional development and growth of four NCO's and nine Soldiers assigned to his section; responsible for the operation, accountability, and maintenance of five M1085 LHS Load Handling Systems and Basic Issue Items valued in excess of $2,500,000.
Serves as a Truck Master in a multi-function Special Forces Battalion consisting of over 370 Soldiers; responsible for emplacing and enforcing safety and environmental standards within the motorpool; responsible for the Drivers Training Program, health, welfare, professional development, safety, tactical and technical competence, and morale of 9 Noncommissioned Officers and 22 Soldiers; directly responsible for $ 4 million dollars worth of MTOE equipment.
Supervises 50 plus member medium headquarters transportation platoon consisting of maintenance, supply, mess and admin sections. Assists the Operations Officer in coordinating, supervising and controlling company mission operations. Organizes and supervises driver training, reconnoiters routes and coordinates maintenance matters with Motor Sergeant and platoon sergeants. Assists the operations Officer in preparing operational reports. Maintains personnel status and vehicle availability. Records safe driving mileage accumulated by unit drivers. Organizes and establishes unit motor park, developing and formulating plans that are critical to successful operations.
88M30- No Duty Title Provided
Supervises and operates all wheeled vehicles and equipment over varied terrains and roadways throughout Afghanistan in support of combat operations; supervises drivers performing preventive maintenance checks and services; employs land navigation techniqiues; operates radios, weapons and blue force trackers when mounted to vehicles; provides sustainment training to three NCOs and 13 soldiers; supervises his section providing support to TF Chosin, 3d IBCT; responsible for 5 MATVS, 2 M977s, and M1077 PLS valued at over three million dollars.
88M40 Transportation Platoon Sergeant
Responsible for the morale, health, and training of 46 Soldiers. Responsible for the maintenance, accountability, and effective utilization of all platoon vehicles, weapons, and associated equipment worth over $25,000,000. Plans, manages, and monitors platoon motor transport operations, including platoon area of the unit motor pool. Counsels, disciplines, and develops soldiers and NCOs into competent leaders. Maintains the highest state of combat readiness regardless of conditions and personnel changes.
88M - No Duty Title Given
Provides professional support and technical guidance to all Army Soldiers requiring motor transport; plans, organizes, and operates a motor vehicle convoy; performs convoy route reconnaissance; commands a convoy march unit or serial; supervises transporting of all types of cargo; supervises personnel preparing vehicles for deployment; train constantly on convoy defense; prepares and implements the security and defense plans.
88M20 HEAVY WHEEL VEHICLE OPERATOR
Performed duties as a Heavy Wheel Vehicle Operator in a Heavy Equipment Transportation (HET) Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-09; responsible for the health, welfare, training, discipline, moral and accountability of 2 Soldiers; responsible for the maintenance and accountability of 1 Heavy Equipment Transport (HET) system, all assigned MTOE equipment and Basic Issue Items (BII) valued in excess $750,000.
88M Transportation Supervisor
Serves as Transportation Supervisor; responsible for the doctrinal training, moral, health and welfare of 15 Soldiers and 10 Civilian staff members; plans, and coordinates worldwide movement of personnel, units, and equipment via military, and commercial transport; maintains worldwide visibility over the movement of personnel, equipment, and supplies in support of EUCOM, and AFRICOM area of operations; responsible for the maintenance, and accountability of MTOE and TDA equipment valued at $2 million.
Soldier serves as the unit's Dispatcher. They are responsible for maintaining all vehicle log books and Track miles for each mission. They are responsible to maintain up to date records of every soldier's military driver licenses, Accident Avoidance classes and civilian Driver's license. They must keep good records for individual driver's mileage critical for awards and badge recommendations.
88M Assistant Truck Master
Served as an Assistant Truck Master in a Medium/Heavy Truck Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 08-10 in Multi National Corps Iraq West (MNCI-W); responsible for licensing and safety of 157 Soldiers: responsible for the safe transport of all classes of supply to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, 2nd Marine Division and the 10th Sustainment Brigade: responsible for tracking and cordinating the company's Convoy Logistics Patrols (CLP): responsible for the daily accountability and equipment reports. Primary advisor to the Truck Master on all operational missions within the command.
88M Materiel Movement NCO
Served as Materiel Movement NCO in the 574th Quarter Master Support Company, 18th CSSB; providing logistical sustainment support in the USAREUR theater of operation; responsible for section equipment worth over $65,000; responsible for assisting the training, planning and scheduling of drivers training for the company; as team chief, responsible for the training, health and welfare of four Soldiers and their family members.
88M Movements Supervisor / Shipyard Supervisor
Served as the Movements Supervisor and Shipyard Supervisor for the Contingency Operating Base Q-West Central Receiving and Shipping Point (CRSP) yard providing support throughout Multinational Division North Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 08-10; ensured the health and welfare of three Soldiers and their Families; accountable for the upkeep and maintenance of two M871A1 trailers, one M916, one 10K Generator and one 15K Generator with a property book value of $1,000,000; responsible for equipment in the CRSP yard in transit to combat units with a value reaching over $20,000,000.
88M40 Brigade Motor Sergeant/Logistics NCO/BTT Maintenance Advisor
Serves as Brigade Motor Sergeant and Logistics NCO for the US Army's Iraqi Border Police (IBP) Brigade Border Transition Team (BTT). Serves as mentor, advisor, and trainer to the Iraqi Brigade Maintenance Officer. Responsible for developing and implementing the Brigade's maintenance program. Responsible for the IBP's maintenance, receipt, and issue of over 70 military and civilian vehicles valued in excess of $2M. Serves as BTT Motor Sergeant for all internal team equipment valued in excess of $300K
88M10 Vehicle Driver
Operates M915A1 and other assigned wheeled vehicles under all driving conditions throughout Afghanistan. Transfers equipment and personnel between Bagram Army Air Field, Ports of Entry, and remote bases. Documents all operational actions and coordinates with dispatcher to maintain efficiency and readiness. Performs daily PMCS and identifies equipment failures. Performs and records minor maintenance actions. Complies with all safety regulations and procedures. Ensures proper vehicle loading and care.
88M10 Vehicle Driver
Operates assigned vehicles over varied terrain in support of combat operations. Manages loading and unloading of personnel and equipment and protects cargo against damage. Operates vehicle material handling equipment (MHE), as required. Employs land navigation techniques. Maintains qualification with radios and vehicle-mounted weapons. Performs vehicle self-recovery and field expedients to include towing. Corrects or reports all vehicle deficiencies. Prepares vehicles for shipment by air, rail, or vessel.
Supervises drivers performing preventive maintenance checks and services (PMCS) on vehicles. Operates in the truck terminal as a squad leader. Trains new drivers and manages the driver sustaimnent training program. Plans, organizes, and operates a motor vehicle convoy. Performs convoy route reconnaissance. Commands a convoy march unit or serial. Supervises transporting of all types of cargo. Posts and controls guards used to prevent pilferage and vandalism of cargo and equipment. Takes charge of vehicle recovery. Supervises personnel preparing vehicles for deployment
88M30 Transportation NCO
Supervises enlisted and contract personnel in the maintenance and operation of a vehicle fleet worth over $30M. Coordinates with ARFOR and other tenant units to provide required support. Budgets for fuel, equipment, and personnel and ensures all resources necessary for operations are available. Schedules and prepares convoys carrying critical equipment and passengers. Operates transport service serving more than 60K personnel annually. Identifies equipment failures and implements and tracks PMCS inspections.
88M Motor vehicle operators, serve in almost every unit in the Army. They are in artillery units driving ammo and transportation units driving everything.
Males are usually assigned to the P1 (Infantry) support platoons. That could mean 5-ton trucks or HEMTTs. Regardless of gender, 88Ms can be assigned at the support battalion level moving cargo and fuel to the P1 units with larger vehicles like the M915. Or at the Group level, doing theater support with all kinds of heavy trucks. Soldiers in the Reserves drive whatever vehicle the assigned unit has since the Reserves have no P1 units themselves. Typical trucks driven are M915s or HETs. Most reserves are assigned to a transportation unit where the most commonly driven truck is the M915A3. An older truck, the M931A2, is also still used. 88Ms do a lot of driver training, coupling and dropping trailers, securing loads, and train constantly on convoy defense. There will also be a lot of common Soldier skills training.