MOS 92A—Quartermaster Officer

Quartermaster Officer (MOS 92A) Description / Major Duties:

The Quartermaster Corps is the logistical center point for all Army operations. Quartermaster Officers are responsible for making sure equipment, materials and systems are available and functioning for missions. More specifically, the Quartermaster Officer provides supply support for Soldiers and units in field services, aerial delivery and material and distribution management.

The responsibilities of a Quartermaster Lieutenant may include:

  • Commanding and controlling Quartermaster operations and combined armed forces during land combat.
  • Coordinate employment of Quartermaster Soldiers at all levels of command, from platoon to battalion and higher, in U.S. and multi-national operations.


Quartermaster Officer training includes completion of the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course (QOBC), where you will learn leadership skills, tactics, maintenance and operational aspects of weapons and vehicles used in a Quartermaster platoon. Your training will take place in classrooms and in the field.

Helpful Skills

Being a leader in the Army requires certain qualities. A leader exhibits self-discipline, initiative, confidence and intelligence. They are physically fit and can perform under physical and mental pressures. Leaders make decisions quickly, always focusing on completing the mission successfully, and show respect for their subordinates and other military officers. Leaders lead from the front and adjust to environments that are always changing. They are judged by their ability to make decisions on their own and bear ultimate moral responsibility for those decisions.

Advanced Responsibilities of a Quartermaster Officer

Quartermaster Officers may continue in the Operations career field, serving in the Quartermaster Corps at ever increasing levels of leadership and responsibility.

Responsibilities of a Quartermaster Captain may include:

  • Commanding and controlling company-sized Quartermaster operations units (200-300 Soldiers).
  • Coordinate employment of Quartermaster Soldiers at all levels of command, from company to division level and beyond, in U.S. and multi-national operations.
  • Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for unique Quartermaster missions.
  • Provide instruction on Quartermaster processes and systems at service schools and combat training centers.
  • Serve as a Quartermaster advisor to other units, including Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve organizations.

Related Civilian Jobs

While there is no directly related job for a Quartermaster Officer in the civilian world, the leadership skills you acquire as an Army Officer will help you in many types of civilian careers. An Officer in the Army is most closely related to a vital manager in a corporation.

Article Last Modified: February 21, 2011

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