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.
- Commanding and controlling quartermaster operations and combined armed forces during land combat
- Coordinate employment of quartermaster Soldiers at all levels of command in U.S. and multinational operations
Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.
Quartermaster officer training includes completion of the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, 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.
- Physically fit
- Perform under physical and mental pressures
- Make decisions quickly and on your own
Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.
In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.
Future Civilian Careers
While there is no directly related job for a quartermaster officer in the civilian world, the leadership skills you gain 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.