Meet the next Department of the Army Logistics Management Specialists

By Julie KelemenJanuary 26, 2022

Meet the next Department of the Army as Logistics Management Specialists
Grace Hamilton and Reia Davis pose for a photo during their inprocessing at the 597th Transportation Brigade at Fort Eustis, Va. Jan. 25. (Photo Credit: Julie Kelemen) VIEW ORIGINAL

Grace Hamilton and Reia Davis started an 8-week "on the job" training rotation at the 597th Transportation Brigade this week. They are completing a 2-year program to become permanent Department of the Army civilian employees. Davis is a retired E-6 Navy Culinary Specialist, a job which helped prepare her to work and thrive in challenging and high-pressure environments.

"I heard about the opportunity from a friend's husband who works in military logistics," Davis said, " I'm looking forward to serving in a civilian capacity because it offers work life balance and a clear career trajectory."

Hamilton said she is looking forward to supporting the transportation mission because she wants to make a difference and contribute to military readiness around the world.

Davis visited 40 ports and saw the Straights, the Black Sea and the Gulf while serving in the U.S. Navy and Hamilton studied and lived abroad in China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand and Uganda.

Upon completion of the internship program, Hamilton and Davis will work overseas with the 595th and 598th Transportation Brigades. Rapid Support!

The Logistics Management Intern Program is a two-year program offering permanent upward mobility positions with the federal government. The program trains civilians as Logistics Management Specialists, preparing them for a future career as a member of the Army civilian team supporting soldiers throughout the world.

Before coming to Fort Eustis, the apprentices studied logistical operations with military officers at the Logistics Basic Officer Leaders Course. Then, they were assigned to learn how to conduct business on behalf of the government and see how the military tracks the status and progress of vessels in real time while working with premier logisticians throughout the Army.To learn more, visit

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