Advice - Supply Chain Logistician

#1
Hi,

New member here. I'm a 27 year old guy and am considering joining the Navy as a Supply Chain Logistician. I have read the brochures and pamphlets on this role, but would love to hear about the job (good/bad etc) from people doing it.

Few specific questions:

1.) Is it mainly a shore based role? I would imagine there are not many stores guys on each ship or submarine? On promotion do sea drafts become even more rare?

2.) Are lots of posts tri-service?

3.) What are differences between working on stores on a ship and a submarine? I imagine stores are very similar on each or are the roles very different?

Many Thanks for any input!

Regards

Tom
 

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Tom27 said:
1.) Is it mainly a shore based role? I would imagine there are not many stores guys on each ship or submarine? On promotion do sea drafts become even more rare?

2.) Are lots of posts tri-service?

3.) What are differences between working on stores on a ship and a submarine? I imagine stores are very similar on each or are the roles very different?

Many Thanks for any input!

Regards

Tom
Hi Tom, welcome.

Quick answers:

1) No, there are seagoing billets on most ships apart from some of the minor war-vessels. There are less billets as you go up the ranks but there are also less people.

2) There are Tri-service posts but most aren't.

3) A submarine doesn't replenish at sea in normal circumstances, otherwise it's broadly similar. Stores are taken-on alongside both on ships and submarines.

Good luck.
 

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