On 31 July 1942, the Department of War recognized the need for a single manager of Army transportation and created a new branch, the Transportation Corps. Since the Revolutionary War, Army transportation had evolved through two branches, the Quartermaster Corps and the Corps of Engineers. The demands of World War I made the Army first realize its need for a single manager for military transportation. So began an evolution over the next quarter century that culminated in the birth of the Transportation Corps during the opening months of World War II.
The Tactical Wheel Safety Specialist functions as the SME for the Chief of Transportation (COT) on safety issues impacting the legacy and future Army wide fleet of tactical wheel vehicles. He conducts site visits to transportation organizations to assist in resolving safety issues and concerns with TWV systems. He is responsible for reviewing systems design, testing and new equipment training for all tactical wheel vehicles to include trailers. He supports in progress reviews (IPRs) and Logistic Demonstrations for every type of Tactical Wheel Vehicle/Trailer in the planning or development phase and coordinates with the Program Manager (PM) to ensure Safety issues and hazards are recorded and addressed.
Assist and support the fielding of future tactical wheel vehicles that provide the ultimate protection to our sustainment force. Develop and build a professional relationship with Army sustainment commands that facilitates the full integration of risk management and safe operation of Transportation systems.
Tactical Wheel Safety Specialist
Fort Lee, Virginia 23801
Provide professional safety oversight of Department of the Army controlled or leased watercraft operated on inland waterway, and oceans. The Marine Safety Office functions under requirements of AR 56-9 (Surface Transportation, Watercraft) as the primary advisor to the Army's Chief of Transportation on all watercraft safety issues. This office is responsible for monitoring compliance to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the International Convention for the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) for minimum safety standards of watercraft. Serves as subject matter expert in marine accident investigations.
Maintain professional surveillance of the Transportation Corps Army watercraft worldwide assigned to both TOE and TDA organizations. Provide mission commanders, Soldiers and the Chief of Transportation (COT) safety guidance that is both accurate and timely.
Function as the Army's rail safety experts while working in conjunction with ACOMs Rail Operations which include AMC, SDDC, ASC, JMC, IMCOM, TACOM, NG and the Army Reserves. Conduct rail safety assistance visits to identify safety hazards and ensure compliance with all applicable Regulations, Standards, Policies and Procedures. Track all Army rail mishaps and publish trending data to the field. Act as the primary advisor to the Army's Chief of Transportation on all rail safety issues.
Assist in development of future Army Rail rules and regulations for safety doctrine. The addition of a safety appendix will ensure all rail operations synchronize and conform to federal guidelines. Serve as a member of the Inter-service Locomotive management Committee focusing on the way ahead for safety and acquisition of new locomotives. Identify hazards and recommend controls to reduce or eliminate Army rail accidents
Rail Safety Specialist
Fort Lee, Virginia 23801
Provides professional safety advice to the Assistant Commandant of the Transportation School. Functions in close coordination with school department heads and cadre. Responsible for the full integration of Risk Management into all School products. Reviews and makes recommendations for training by identifying hazards and implementing controls. Collects observations and findings from Regimental Safety and Army Wide personnel to incorporate into future training and doctrine. Assists in reviewing Training support Packages to ensure Safety and Occupational Health conditions are relative and fully integrated. Serves as the OSHA Compliance Officer by conducting required inspections of facilities and operations within the school.
To establish and maintain a safe and healthy training environment for students and cadre that fosters an environment conducive to knowledge enhancement.