Personnel Development Office
Ordnance Major Development
Ordnance majors continue development efforts through ILE and key developmental assignments encompassing all aspects of multifunctional logistics as well as functional Ordnance areas. Majors desiring to command Ordnance functional battalion-level troop units should have previous functional assignment experience.
Education: Ordnance majors continue development efforts through ILE and key developmental assignments encompassing all aspects of multifunctional logistics as well as functional Ordnance areas. Though not required, majors desiring to command Ordnance functional battalion-level troop units should have previous Ordnance branch or functional assignment experience. Ordnance majors should also seek assignments in JIIM organizations toward joint service qualification.
Key developmental assignments: Although there is no one particular KD job in a specific logistics unit that is considered "most important" or a "must have" for promotion selection, the type of unit in which you have your key developmental experiences will, in part, influence the type of unit that you may be most suited to command and may dictate your competitiveness within that command category. OD Major Key Developmental assignments include the following positions:
- Ammunition Battalion Executive Officer
- Ammunition Battalion Operations Officer (S3)
- EOD Battalion Executive Officer (XO)
- EOD Brigade and Battalion Operation Officer (S3)
- Transition Team Senior Mentor.
- Brigade Logistics Support team Chief. (BLST)
Developmental and Broadening Assignments: Ordnance officers should seek assignments to gain experience at the corps level or higher and in JIIM organizations. Positions include: Transition Team Senior Mentor, Senior Observer/Controller at Army and Joint Training Centers, XO or primary staff officer in a maintenance, ammunition, or EOD battalion or group, and Corps or JIIM level ammunition officer.
Self-development: Officers should devote time to a professional reading program to broaden their war fighting perspective and should include correspondence courses, civilian education, and institutional training.
Desired experience: Field grade officers should strive to become an expert in all aspects of logistics and the application of Ordnance competencies to include application within the context of JIIM operations.
This page last updated: February 22, 2019