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Im curious the full difference between a PBO and a Supply SGT? Thoughts
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SSG General Services Technician And State Vehicle Inspector
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A Property Book Officer signs for and accounts for an organization's property. The PBO is usually at the Brigade level but in certain cases may be at a Battalion level. If the PBO is at the BDE level then they are responsible and accountable for the entire inventory of property (i.e vehicles, radios, weapons, etc) in that Brigade. This does not include standard functional supplies like pens, pencils, paper, etc. The PBO will Hand Receipt each unit's property down to the Company Commander, as well as maintain the records of monthly and cyclic inventories. There's a lot more but this is the gist of it.

A Supply Sergeant is somewhat similar but at the company level. A Supply SGT's primary duty is to maintain accountability of the CDR's property via Sub-Hand Receipts to users. Everything else is secondary to include ordering supplies.
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SSG General Services Technician And State Vehicle Inspector
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There are many methods but the primary one is "Green to Gold". Do you have any college yet? If not, that's okay. I heavily recommend taking classes as soon as you're able to. I know you have to wait a year before you can. In the meantime, start your preparations. Take a look at various colleges and the degrees they offer for what you are interested in. If you are going to stay within the QM realm then pursue a degree relevant to logistics.

Personally, I highly recommend American Military University because they are very friendly to the military and all your classes are online. As much as I love to attend a class physically in person, our obligations in the military do not always allow us the time. Taking classes online allows us the time to look at assignments and complete them on our own time. The problem with this is you have to be self-motivated to accomplish.

If you do go with AMU, max out your TA every year. You can only take a total of 16 credit hours with TA. You can also save up some money and pay for one class a year yourself. Through AMU, a 3 credit hour class costs $750. That's small compared to what you are getting in the long run. You could even pay for two classes if you plan it out right. Just DO NOT overwhelm yourself with classes.
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SFC(P) Cerfp Log Ncoic
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The Unit Supply Specialist NCO major duties include inspecting completed work for accuracy and compliance with established procedures; posting transactions to organizational and installation property books and supporting transaction files; determine methods of obtaining relief from responsibility for lost, damaged and destroyed supplies/equipment and inspect Arms Rooms. Some key duties for Soldiers serving in the Operating/Modular Force include: First Sergeant, Detachment Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Support Operations NCO, Force Development NCO, Property Book NCO, S4 NCOIC and PBO NCOIC. Key duties in the Generating Force include: First Sergeant, Instructor/Writer, Drill Sergeant, and Recruiter, S4, NCOIC and PBO NCOIC.
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There is a difference between officer and warrant officer. Not sure which one you are asking about. If you want to go officer, there are several ways. Green to Gold, OCS, and a few others. To go warrant officer (i.e. PBO), you must submit a warrant officer packet. If you are selected, then you would attend WOC (Warrant Officer Candidate School). Once you graduate from WOC, you would then go to Ft Lee to attend WOBC (Warrant Officer Basic Course), usually around 13 weeks long, to be trained how to be "technically proficient" at your job. There are prerequisites to drop a warrant officer packet. You will need to look those up and make sure you are eligible.
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CW3 Property Book Officer (Pbo)
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I agree with both NCOs. You have plenty of time to decide which path you'd like to take. It depends a lot on your personality, educational level and ability for upward mobility . With a college degree and the proper ASVAB score, you will qualify for both Commission and Warrant Officer. The supply room is all of our foundation though. Soak up as much as you can in there, the armorer/arms room/vault and in the S4 office. GCSS understanding is vital to your success at both Property Book and Unit levels.
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The Unit Supply Specialist NCO major duties include inspecting completed work for accuracy and compliance with established procedures; posting transactions to organizational and installation property books and supporting transaction files; determine methods of obtaining relief from responsibility for lost, damaged and destroyed supplies/equipment and inspect Arms Rooms. Some key duties for Soldiers serving in the Operating/Modular Force include: First Sergeant, Detachment Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Support Operations NCO, Force Development NCO, Property Book NCO, S4 NCOIC and PBO NCOIC. Key duties in the Generating Force include: First Sergeant, Instructor/Writer, Drill Sergeant, and Recruiter, S4, NCOIC and PBO NCOIC.
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SSG Steven Schultz Sr
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In the Army National Guard, one can have both duties.
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CPT Lawrence Cable
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They shouldn't. Conflict of interest. One of the functions of a PBO is to oversee and verify change of command inventories. How could you do that if you were also the unit's supply SGT? I have never seen a PBO that wasn't a commissioned Officer, usually above Company Grade.
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SFC(P) J4
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Every PBO I've ever encounters has been a warrant officer...
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SFC Unit Supply Specialist
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In the National Guard the E-7 AGR at the Battalion level typically works as the PBO and S-4 due to not having enough full time warrant positions. I’m a E-7 and I do the PBO role for a MP Battalion.
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