DoD Transportation Team


The Transportation Team consists of analysts working independently and in team settings to provide NAVAIR, NAVSEA and other DoD agencies with Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Building Partner Capacity (BPC), and other Cooperative Programs with logistics expertise to include research, analysis, tracking, pre-case planning, communication and execution for the shipment of aircraft and/or aircraft systems, airborne weapons, ships, RHIB boats, patrol boats, support and test equipment and shipboard systems.  In addition, the Transportation Analysts provide overall technical assistance and coordination as required for the transport of general, hazardous, oversize, overweight, classified, and sensitive cargo.

Objectives of this program include the following:

  • Increase the warfighting capability of foreign partners by improving transportation pipelines and reducing shipment times
  • Improve maintenance objectives of foreign partners by ensuring critical repair parts and consumables are shipped and received in accordance with the FMS support case
  • Increase sustainment of foreign partner defense equipment through the use of various creative options to expedite the export
  • Decrease repair-turn-around-time for CONUS-repaired repairables with the leverage of the Web-RoR program to expedite imports of DLR carcasses and monitoring of the repair status at organic and commercial depots

The Logistics/Transportation Analyst role is growing. Some of the common tasks performed by the Transportation Analyst include:

  • Monitor delivery of support equipment, repair parts, tools, test equipment and consumables from supply sources to the country’s freight forwarder and assist as needed
  • Review commodity characteristics (i.e., general cargo, hazardous material, classified, CCI, COMSEC, over-size, over-weight, sensitive) to determine appropriate method of movement
  • Review program procurement documents, shipping and packaging instructions, export licenses, Letters of Offer and Acceptance (LOAs), and Military Assistance Program Address Directory (MAPAD) entries
  • Utilize current transportation policies, procedures, and regulations to provide recommendations for the shipment of FMS material
  • Monitor outside agencies and governing organizations for transportation policy, regulation, and procedural changes
  • Evaluate documents and assigned transportation codes represented in the LOA to ensure alignment with the type of movement
  • Develop new or analyze existing Transportation Plans and modify as required
  • Assess country capabilities, facilities, infrastructure, and equipment available for receipt of procured materials and recommend transport options and approaches best suited for each unique requirement
  • Determine if the country has an experienced contracted freight forwarder registered with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and cleared by the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) (formally Defense Security Service) as applicable
  • Ensure all licenses, authorizations, clearances, and case funds are in place prior to shipment.
  • Coordinate with the contracted freight forwarder, military/commercial port of embarkation (POE) and U.S. Customs to identify, mitigate, and resolve import/export delays and/or seized cargo
  • Analyze customer repair and return and other sustainment requirements and formulate an appropriate course of action (COA)
  • Coordinate written Notice of Availability (NOA) responses including detailed shipping instructions
  • Arrange/coordinate transportation requirements with USTRANSCOM, Program/Logistics Managers, U.S. government agencies, country representatives, and designated port of embarkation/debarkation personnel as required
  • Provide quality control and coordination of inventory efforts of customer equipment, material, and supplies to include:
    • Utilization of bar-coding equipment to ensure optimum shipment tracking
    • Provision of trucks, transport equipment/operators, and storage as needed
    • Ensure Packaging, Handling, and Storage requirements are met and in accordance with existing regulations
  • Facilitate U.S. Customs clearance for imports and exports
  • Provide flight coordination for all Special Assignment Airlift Mission (SAAM) flights, including on-site presence and continual oversight/tracking/status updates throughout the mission
  • Draft input to and assist in the development of monthly progress reports as required
  • Facilitate Department of Transportation (DoT) Multimodal HAZMAT shipper certification
  • Possess Secret clearances