Job Description: The Landing Support Specialist performs various duties that support the establishment, maintenance and control of transportation throughput systems on beaches, landing zones, ports (air and sea), and terminals (rail, truck, and container) used in support of MAGTF operations and deployments. They are trained in the doctrinal concepts of landing support and the landing force support party; conducting port, arrival/ departure airfield, helicopter landing zone, and rail head operations. The Landing Support Specialist is also trained in the application of Automated Information Systems (AIS) that are utilized throughout the Defense Transportation System (DTS) to track, and interface movement data with load planning programs and joint AIS to support the FDP&E process and In-Transit Visibility (ITV). 

  • Branch Branch: Marines
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: 0481
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $31,432
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB: GT: 95, MM: 100
  • Degree Degree: High School
  • Age Age: 17-29
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Logistics
Average Age
22 Average Age
Average Age
1,044 Number Employed
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2.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Strong leaders and challenges

Cons: Home / work life


• Performed quality verification inspections on aircraft systems, components and maintenance personnel • Investigated failed components and systems and reported results of quality deficiencies resulting in 45 percent greater component longevity • Investigated aircraft and ground equipment mishaps and recommended improvements resulting in 65 percent fewer mishaps