United States Department of the Air Force


United States Department of the Air Force
Department of the Air Force
DAF
Seal of the US Air Force.svg
Seal of the Department of the Air Force
Agency overview
Formed 18 September 1947
Preceding agency Department of War
Headquarters Pentagon
Employees 330,159 Regular Air Force
151,360 Civilians
68,872 Air Force Reserve
94,753 Air National Guard
Annual budget $170.6 billion
(2010 Budget Request)
Agency executive Michael B. Donley
(SAF/OS)
Parent agency Department of Defense
Website
www.af.mil

The Department of the Air Force (DAF) is one of the three Military Departments within the Department of Defense of the United States of America. The Department of the Air Force was formed on September 18, 1947, per the National Security Act of 1947 and it includes all elements and units of the United States Air Force (USAF).

The Department of the Air Force is headed by the Secretary of the Air Force (SAF/OS), a civilian, who has the authority to conduct all of its affairs, subject to the authority, direction and control of the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of the Air Force's principal deputy is the Under Secretary of the Air Force (SAF/US). Their senior staff assistants in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force are four Assistant Secretaries for Acquisition, Financial Management & Comptroller, Installations, Environment & Logistics, Manpower & Reserve Affairs and a General Counsel. The highest ranking military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force who is the senior uniformed adviser to the Secretary, represents the Air Force on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, heads the Air Staff and is assisted in the latter capacity by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

By direction of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Air Force assigns Air Force units - apart from those units performing duties enumerated in 10 U.S.C. § 8013 unless otherwise directed - to the Commanders of the Combatant Commands. Only the Secretary of Defense (and the President) has the authority to approve transfer of forces between Combatant Commands.

Contents

Organizational structure

See Structure of the United States armed forces

Headquarters Air Force

Office of the Secretary of the Air Force seal.jpg Office of the Secretary of the Air Force

  • SAF/OS - Secretary of the Air Force
    • SAF/US - Under Secretary of the Air Force
      • SAF/IA - DUSAF for International Affairs
      • SAF/SP - DUSAF for Space Policy
    • SAF/AQ - ASAF for Acquisition
    • SAF/FM - ASAF for Financial Management & Comptroller
    • SAF/IE - ASAF for Installations, Environment & Logistics
    • SAF/MR - ASAF for Manpower & Reserve Affairs
    • SAF/GC - General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force
    • SAF/AA - Administrative Assistant to the Secretary
    • SAF/AG - Auditor General of the Department of the Air Force
    • SAF/IG - Inspector General of the Department of the Air Force
    • SAF/PA - Director of Public Affairs

Headquarters US Air Force Badge.png The Air Staff

  • AF/CC - Chief of Staff of the Air Force
    • AF/CV - Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force
    • CMSAF - Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
    • AF/CVA - Assistant Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force
      • A1 - DCS for Manpower, Personnel and Services
      • A2 - DCS for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
      • A3/5 - DCS for Operations, Plans and Requirements
      • A4/7 - DCS for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support
      • A8 - DCS for Strategic Plans and Programs
      • A9 - Director for Analyses, Assessments and Lessons Learned
      • A10 - DCS for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration Office
    • AF/HC - Chief of Chaplains
    • AF/JA - Judge Advocate General of the Air Force
    • AF/SG - Surgeon General of the Air Force
    • AF/ST - Chief Scientist of the Air Force

Major Commands

Shield Name Acronym Headquarters Location
Air Combat Command.png Air Combat Command ACC Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia
1st AF insignia badge.jpg First Air Force Tyndall Air Force Base, Panama City, Florida
9th Air Force.png Ninth Air Force Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina
12th Air Force.png Twelfth Air Force Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona
USAF - Warfare Center.png United States Air Force Warfare Center Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
Air Education and Training Command.png Air Education and Training Command AETC Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
2d Air Force.png Second Air Force Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Mississippi
19th Air Force.png Nineteenth Air Force Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
Afg 030609 010.jpg Air Force Recruiting Service Randolph Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
Air University.png Air University Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Alabama
59th Medical Wing.png Wilford Hall Medical Center Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
Air Force Global Strike Command.png Air Force Global Strike Command AFGSC Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana
8th Air Force.png Eighth Air Force Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana
20th Air Force.png Twentieth Air Force Francis E. Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Air Force Materiel Command.png Air Force Materiel Command AFMC Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
USAF - Aeronautical Systems Center.png Aeronautical Systems Center Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
Air Force Flight Test Center.png Air Force Flight Test Center Edwards Air Force Base, Palmdale, California
USAF - Global Logistical Support Agency.png Air Force Global Logistics Support Center Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Illinois
Nuclear Weapons Center.png Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Air Force Research Laboratory.png Air Force Research Laboratory Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
USAF - Security Assistance Center.png Air Force Security Assistance Center Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio
Air Armament Center.png Air Armament Center Eglin Air Force Base, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Arnold Engineering Development Center.png Arnold Engineering Development Center Arnold Air Force Base, Manchester, Tennessee
USAF - Electronic Systems Center.png Electronic Systems Center Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
Air Force Reserve Command.png Air Force Reserve Command AFRC Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
4th Air Force.png Fourth Air Force March Air Reserve Base, Southern California
10th Air Force.png Tenth Air Force Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, Texas
22d Air Force.png Twenty-Second Air Force Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia
USAF - Air Reserve Personnel Center.png Air Reserve Personnel Center Denver, Colorado
Air Force Space Command.png Air Force Space Command AFSPC Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado Springs, Colorado
14th Air Force emblem.png Fourteenth Air Force Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, California
24th Air Force.png Twenty-Fourth Air Force Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas
Space and Missile Systems Center.png Space and Missile Systems Center Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, California
Space Innovation and Development Center.png Space Innovation and Development Center Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado
Air Force Network Integration Center Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
Shield of the United States Air Force Special Operations Command.svg Air Force Special Operations Command AFSOC Hurlburt Field, Florida
Twenty-Third Air Force.png Twenty-Third Air Force Hurlburt Field, Florida
USAF - Special Operations Training Center.png Special Operations Training Center Hurlburt Field, Florida
Air Mobility Command.svg Air Mobility Command AMC Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Illinois
18th Air Force.png Eighteenth Air Force Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Illinois
United States Air Force Expeditionary Center.png United States Air Force Expeditionary Center Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey
United States Air Forces in Europe.png United States Air Forces in Europe USAFE Ramstein Air Base, Germany
3d Air Force.png Third Air Force Ramstein Air Base, Germany
17th Air Force.png Seventeenth Air Force Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Pacific Air Forces.png Pacific Air Forces PACAF Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii
5th Air Force.png Fifth Air Force Yokota Air Base, Japan
7th Air Force.png Seventh Air Force Osan Air Base, South Korea
11th Air Force.png Eleventh Air Force Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, Alaska
13th Air Force.png Thirteenth Air Force Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii

Direct Reporting Units

The Air Force has a very limited number of Direct Reporting Units:

Shield Name Acronym Headquarters Location
Air Force District of Washington.png Air Force District of Washington AFDW Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility, Maryland
Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center.png Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center AFOTEC Kirtland Air Force Base New Mexico
US-AirForceAcademy-Shield.svg United States Air Force Academy USAFA United States Air Force Academy, Colorado

Field Operating Agencies

Field Operating Agencies (FOA) perform field activities beyond the scope of any of the Major Commands. Their activities are specialized or associated with an Air Force wide mission, and their heads report directly to a functional manager in either the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force or the Air Staff.

Shield Name Acronym Headquarters Location
Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation.png Air Force Agency for Modeling and Simulation AFAMS Orlando, Florida
Air Force Audit Agency.png Air Force Audit Agency AFAA Washington, D.C.
Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment.jpg Air Force Center for Engineering and the Environment AFCEE Port San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas
Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency.png Air Force Civil Engineer Support Agency AFCESA Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida
Air Force Network Integration Center AFNIC Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
Air Force Cost Analysis Agency.png Air Force Cost Analysis Agency AFCAA Arlington, Virginia
Air Force Flight Standards Agency.png Air Force Flight Standards Agency AFFSA Washington, D.C.
Air Force Frequency Management Agency.png Air Force Frequency Management Agency[1] AFFMA Alexandria, Virginia
Air Force Historical Research Agency.png Air Force Historical Research Agency AFHRA Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama
Air Force Inspection Agency.png Air Force Inspection Agency AFIA Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico
Air Force ISR Agency.png Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency AFISRA Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Air Force Legal Operations Agency.png Air Force Legal Operations Agency AFLOA Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia
Air Force Logistics Management Agency.png Air Force Logistics Management Agency AFLMA Gunter Annex, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, Alabama
Air Force Manpower Agency.png Air Force Manpower Agency AFMA[2] Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
Air Force Medical Operations Agency.png Air Force Medical Operations Agency AFMOA Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Air Force Medical Support Agency.jpg Air Force Medical Support Agency AFMSA Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia
Air Force Office of Special Investigations.png Air Force Office of Special Investigations AFOSI Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia
Air Force Personnel Center.png Air Force Personnel Center AFPC [3] Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
Air Force Personnel Operations Agency.png Air Force Personnel Operations Agency AFPOA Washington, D.C.
Air Force Public Affairs Agency.jpg Air Force Public Affairs Agency AFPAA San Antonio, Texas
Air Force Real Property Agency.png Air Force Real Property Agency AFRPA Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Air Force Review Boards Agency AFRBA Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland
Air Force Safety Center.png Air Force Safety Center AFSC Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico
Air Force Security Forces Center.jpg Air Force Security Forces Center AFSFC Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Air Force Services Agency.jpg Air Force Services Agency AFSVA San Antonio, Texas
Air Force Weather Agency.png Air Force Weather Agency AFWA Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
Air Force Global Cyberspace Integration Center.jpg Global Cyberspace Integration Center GCIC Langley Air Force Base, Virginia

See also

References

"Airman Magazine: The Book 2010 - Personnel Facts and Figures". Airman Magazine, Volume 54 Number 3.

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