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Material Management

Career Description

From top-secret technology to paper clips, every Airman needs equipment and supplies to do their job. As part of the largest supply operation in the world, Material Management specialists manage the complex logistical puzzle of getting the right thing to the right place at the right time.

Career Tasks

  • Manage, administer and operate supply systems and activities in order to provide the necessary equipment and supplies for Air Force operations
  • Perform item and monetary accounting and inventory stock control
  • Responsible for financial planning, funds control, requirements computation, allowances determination, research and identification of supplies and equipment
  • Responsible for demand processing, mission support, the customer service unit, retail sales, mobility and training

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Weaponry
  • Business Operations
  • Art and Education
  • Logistics and Transportation


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Material Management technical training:

School location: Lackland AFB [TX]

Length of course: 33 days

College degree earned: Mechanical and Electrical Technology

College credits earned: 14