Marine Aviation Supply Specialist (MOS 6672) are responsible for providing logistic support to aviation activities.
Their job of this USMC MOS is to complete customer requests.
Aviation Supply Specialist fulfill orders for aviation supply support, if a maintenance part is needed quickly, they are the ones who supply it.
This position is open to Master Gunnery Sergeants to Privates.
Qualifications and Training
Individuals looking to enter into this MOS must first take the ASVAB test and score a minimum of 100 on the Clerical (CL) portion.
This position requires recruits to be 17-28 years old, a legal resident and have a high school diploma.
Individuals must pass all medical, height, weight and body fat requirements.
Entering into this MOS will also require physical evaluations and eventually passing the Physical Strength Test and Combat Fitness Test.
An understanding of PC operations/applications and the ability to meet the requirements to obtain a state drivers license is required.
Recruit training is 13 weeks and takes place at either Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island or Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Training to become an Aviation Supply Specialist will include completing the Marine Aviation Supply Specialist Course in Meridian, MS.
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What does an Aviation Supply Specialist do?
Aviation Supply Specialist satisfy valid customer requirements.
Specialist must use an understanding of acquisition, material handling and purchasing procedures.
They make provisioning and requirements determinations and must be familiar with fiscal accounting.
They receive a request from a customer regarding material that they may need.
The Aviation Supply Specialist will first ensure that the request is valid.
The next step is to procure the material that is requested.
In some instances this may be a maintenance piece or another needed aviation product that is on hand.
Other times it may be a piece that has to be procured.
They will handle requisitions and be required to submit requisitions, initiate follow-up actions and both process and deliver materials.
These actions will be completed according to government regulations and procedures.
Aviation Supply Specialist complete financial and inventory management duties.
They will also perform material management and facilities and storage management.
Specialist assist with personnel staffing.
Depending on assignment, Specialist keep inventory on hand and organized for easy access.
They can send materials to other operating bases to increase readiness.
Individuals will use different computer systems, hand tools and equipment to complete their work.
The work that they complete can be time sensitive.
A part or piece that a maintenance personnel may request could keep the aircraft from flying and completing a mission.
That importance is shown in the Marine Corps video below.
What does an Aviation Supply Specialist get paid?
Aviation Supply Specialist are paid based on rank.
Starting out Marines can expect to make around $1800 a month in base pay, with this amount fluctuating during and upon completion of training.
Based on employee responses on Glassdoor, the average Aviation Supply Specialist annual base income is just above $48,000.
The employee shared yearly salary amounts ranged from around $23,500-$81,000.
You can get an idea on Marine Corps pay from the base table below.
|Insignia||Pay Grade||Rank||Abbreviation||2022 Minimum Monthly Pay|
|E-2||Private First Class||PFC||$2,054.70|
|E-9||Master Gunnery Sergeant||MGySgt||$5,789.10|
|E-9||Sergeant Major Of The Marine Corps||SgtMaj||$5,789.10|
The amounts listed above only refer to base pay.
Not included in base pay, is the housing that all Marine Corps men and women receive.
To add to the base pay and housing, the Marines provides benefits.
Benefits include insurance, sick time, vacation and retirement.
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Reviews of the Aviation Supply Specialist position are mostly positive.
A common theme among reviews is the need to work as a team in order to be successful.
Working together includes people you are working with at your current locations, or other locations, in order to successfully get the customer’s order.
Positive reviews discuss benefits, travel and learning life skills (tangible work related and non).
Negative reviews discuss the Marines as being physically and mentally tough.
The review below provides a positive aspect on the Marine Corps.
This review describes job functions of the Aviation Supply Specialist.
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Civilian Career Opportunities
The skills and discipline learned in this MOS translate to civilian jobs in a few different areas.
Administrative positions as Billing, Cost and Rate Clerks, Bookkeepers and Budget Analyst relate to job duties performed.
Positions as Cargo Inspectors, Stock Hands and Aircraft Cargo Handlers also relate to functions of this position.
The Marine Corps provides apprenticeship opportunities through USMAP that leads to Department of Labor registered programs.
Marines also have the opportunity to receive additional credentials in areas such as Management, Logistics, Hazardous Materials and more.
These credentials can be paid for and assist with civilian career positions.
Marine Aviation Supply Specialist (MOS 6672) complete customer requests for aircraft needs.
Their position requires them to work quickly and efficiently, while following procedures and guidelines.
This MOS supports different aviation equipment, depending on the assignment.
The Marine Corps pays based on rank, with average reported salaries above $48,000 a year.
Available reviews of this position are positive, with most recommending the position and the Marine Corps.
Civilian career opportunities related to the skills learned include logistics, administrative positions and cargo handling.
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