Road to Becoming an 88 November Transportation Management Coordinator

Staff Sergeant Robert Williams talks about his role as a Transportation Management Coordinator(88N) at Fort Lee, Va. Learn more about the path to becoming a Transportation Management Coordinator in the U.S. Army.

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“My name is Staff Sergeant Robert Williams. I am currently serving as an 88 November, Transportation Management Coordinator at Fort Lee, Virginia.”

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“Anything that moves, we’re behind it whether it be in the air, the sea, land, rail, trucks, anything that moves. Somebody has to plan that move.  And what we do for the United States Army is we plan all those moves.  We do receiving, we do shipping, and coordinating.”

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“Transportation is ever evolving. There’s always a different way to do things. It’s always getting out there, researching those ideas and seeing which way is the best way for your mission and how it fits.”

“You never go to work and you don’t learn something and that’s what I love about the United States Army.”

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“While I’ve been in the United States Army, I recently achieved my associate’s degree.

“I’m currently working on my bachelor’s degree paid for by the United States Army in business management and after that I’m going to continue on my masters, that’s my goal is to get my masters before my 20 years is up in the United States Army.”

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“I feel what the United States Army does is they mold you into that leader.”

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“I know people who have gotten out of this job and they work for subway systems, they work for transportation in their hometowns and they’re not starting out at the bottom, they’re going and starting at the top because of all these years of experience that we have in the United States Army doing this.”

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“The Army is for me and it’s the greatest honor in the world to serve our country.”