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Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard

Also called: Receiver, Stock Clerk, Stocker, Warehouse Worker

Where in the Army? In the Army: Ammunition Stock Control and Accounting Specialist; Ammunition Warrant Officer; Automated Logistical Specialist; Aviation Operations Specialist; Cavalry Scout; Food Service Technician; M1 Armor Crewman; Medical Logistics Specialist; Supply Systems Technician; Unit Supply Specialist

What they do:
Receive, store, and issue materials, equipment, and other items from stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard. Keep records and compile stock reports.
On the job, you would:
  • Receive and count stock items, and record data manually or using computer.
  • Pack and unpack items to be stocked on shelves in stockrooms, warehouses, or storage yards.
  • Verify inventory computations by comparing them to physical counts of stock, and investigate discrepancies or adjust errors.


  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Integrity


You might use software like this on the job:

Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP
  • SAP software
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Microsoft Outlook


Education: (rated 1 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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