MOS 3112 encompasses broad transportation responsibilities. TM specialist 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 advise members and dependents of their personal property shipping entitlements. The specialist performs additional duties and tasks at military air terminals for airfreight and passenger movements. This includes preparation of all freight shipment documents for manifesting of military air cargo and passengers aboard Government and commercial 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. Within the LMCC, 3112 Marines perform functions related to the mission of the LMCC, to include container control and inspection functions, blocking and bracing of rail and truck shipments.

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