Programs

Our Mission is to give returning veterans of the United States employment opportunities to help them begin a second career in the logistics field.

Our Goal is to promote financial security, personal growth and an additional source of accomplishment during veteran’s rehabilitation and return to civilian life.

We work to employ returning veterans and train them to have the opportunity to become gainfully employed logistics professionals.

Certification

Community colleges and technical schools offer two-year logistics certificate programs to students interested in gaining entry-level employment in the industry. Students are taught about product acquisition and transportation, and practice solving problems related to inventory distribution.

Certified logistics managers are able to work for domestic and international companies. Possible positions are:

  • Logistics coordinator
  • Logistics specialist
  • Supply chain manager

A professional logistics certification boosts a logistician's employment potential. Two organizations offer certification in logistics to those who pass exams: the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L) and the International Society of Logistics (SOLE).

American Society of Transportation and Logistics Certifications

The Professional Designation in Logistics and Supply Chain Management is an entry-level certification exam offered by AST&L to applicants who have completed academic study in logistics. Successful completion of the multiple-choice exam results in a five-year certification. Students can re-certify by completing educational programs in logistics, going to logistics conferences, or beginning work toward AST&L's next certification level.

A four-year degree or three years of work history is necessary to qualify for AST&L's CTL program: Certification in Transportation and Logistics. Students must pass test sections in transportation economics and management, international transportation and logistics, general management, and logistics management. Then, they choose two elective sections from among four choices: logistics analysis, supply chain management, supply chain strategy, or a creative endeavor (an essay on a topic about logistics). Distinguished Logistics Professional is the AST&L's highest accolade, for 20-year career logistics workers who are recommended by colleagues.

International Society of Logistics Certifications

SOLE offers a three-level Demonstrated Logistician Program. More advanced candidates can attain Demonstrated Senior Logistician or Demonstrated Master Logistician status. Earning these recognitions depends on continued education, training, and work experience. No exam is involved in earning the Demonstrated Logistician awards.

A three-section multiple-choice test is required of candidates for Certified Master Logistician status (CML). It covers systems management and distribution, with case studies about these concepts.

One can pursue many different occupations within the field of logistics. Graduates of bachelor's and advanced degree programs are best suited for managerial and sales positions, while students who have completed an associate's degree in the field may work in shipping, receiving and warehouse operations. Employment change in the logistics industry is heavily influenced by the state of the U.S. economy. Logisticians also have the option of becoming certified by the American Society of Transportation and Logistics or the International Society of Logistics.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) reports that overall employment of in the logistics industry will grow 26% for the 2010 to 2020 period. Meanwhile, Payscale.com reports that logistics managers with 1-4 years of experience were earning annual salaries of about $30,791-$69,814 in 2013.

Outreach

Roderick W. Haugh, CEO
Homeland Logistics Services Inc.
Founder HGFF

William D. Eisenbarth, President
ETA Global Logistics Solutions, Inc.
Executive Director HGFF & Military Advisory Board Chairman

Michael Regan, Chief of Relationship Development
TranzAct Technologies, Inc.
Civilian Advisory Board Chairman

Spencer Allen Johnston, Treasurer
White River Transportation, Inc.
Assistant Director

Homeland Kidz

Rod Haugh, Founder & CEO, Homeland Logistics, "Core values of our military special operators mirror those core values of CHARACTER COUNTS!®: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship...to build good citizens and to always pursue victory with honor."

Jeff McMurdy, Director, CHARACTER COUNTS!®, "The National Office of CHARACTER COUNTS!® grants homeland-logistics.com permission to add a link to the www.charactercounts.org website to your website and, if need be, permission to reprint any other references to CHARACTER COUNTS!®."

Helping the Kidz of those that have served become citizens of good character is paramount for future stability. HGFF will be appointing a Director of Homeland Kidz in January of 2015.