MOS 88H—Cargo Specialist

Qualifications for initial award of MOS 88H, Cargo Specialist:

PULHES: 211222
Physical Demands Rating: very heavy
Required ASVAB Score: GM: 88
Enlistment Bonus: None
Security Clearance: None
U.S. Citizenship: Not Required
AIT Length / Location: 7 weeks at Ft Eustis, Virginia
Other Requirements

Cargo Specialist (MOS 88H) Description / Major Duties:

The cargo specialist transfers or supervises the transfer of passengers and cargo to and from air, land, and water transport by manual and mechanical methods.

Duties for MOS 88H at each skill level are:

MOSC 88H1O. Checks, tallies, and documents cargo utilizing both manual and automated data processing systems. Rig ships' gear as part of a team. Loads and unloads supplies and equipment from ships, docks, beaches, railheads, boxcars, warehouses, motor vehicles and aircraft (to include internal and external helicopter loading). Operates and maintains all types and sizes of winches, cranes, and forklifts.

MOSC 88H2O. Assigns cargo handlers, signal and winch operators to duty stations. Provide technical guidance to subordinates. Inspects cargo, supervises cargo checking and hatch operations, controls aircraft loading and unloading (to include helicopter external sling loading operations), oversees railhead tie down crews, directs container stuffing and unstuffing, plans warehouse storage, and manages crane operations. Supervises operator maintenance for cargo handling equipment such as cranes and forklifts. Enforce safety practices and documentation procedures.

MOSC 88H30. Plans work schedules for terminal operations, airfield arrival/departure control groups, (to include passengers) and container/trailer transfer points. Utilizes stowage plans, aircraft load plans and other cargo handling forms. Issue materiel handling equipment, nets, slings, ropes, cables, wire, rope and other cargo operations gear. Enforce safety practices. Prepares, consolidate, and reviews administrative, personnel, and technical reports covering unit activities.

MOSC 88H40. Supervises and manages work force. Coordinate administrative matters, communications activities and training programs. Prepare tactical plans and training materiels. Provide staff supervision, policy, and guidance for personnel and cargo movement by air, rail, motor and water transport.

Other Requirements for Award of MOS 88H:

(1) Color discrimination of red/green.

(2) MOS qualification may be attained by meeting the Army Civilian Acquired Skills Program (ACASP) criteria per paragraph (a) below.

(a) Have 2 years of experience as longshoreman.

Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 88H:

P5—Master Fitness Trainer.
2B—Air Assault (personnel only).
2S—Battle Staff Operations (SL 3 and above).
4A—Reclassification Training.
5W—Jumpmaster (personnel only).
6T—Military Auditor (Reserve Component personnel only).
8P—Competitive Parachutist (skill level 2-4 personnel only).

Article Last Modified: May 10, 2011

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