Department of the Air Force



1690 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1670

Phone, 703-697-6061. Internet,


Under Secretary of the Air Force Ronald M. Sega

Deputy Under Secretary (International Affairs) Bruce S. Lemkin

Assistant Secretary (Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Michael Dominguez

Installations, and Environment)

Assistant Secretary (Installations, Environment Nelson F. Gibbs

and Logistics)

Assistant Secretary (Financial Management and John G. Vonglis

Comptroller of the Air Force)

Assistant Secretary (Acquisition) (vacancy)

Assistant Secretary (Warfighting Integration and Lt. Gen. Michael W. Chief Information Officer) Peterson

General Counsel Mary L. Walker

Inspector General of the Air Force Lt. Gen. Ronald F. Sams

Administrative Assistant to the Secretary William A. Davidson

Auditor General of the Air Force Robert E. Dawes

Director, Legislative Liaison Maj. Gen. Daniel J. Darnell

Director, Public Affairs Col. Michelle D. Johnson

Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley

Vice Chief of Staff John D.W. Corley

Assistant Vice Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Arthur J. Lichte

Deputy Chief of Staff (Plans and Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Programs) Wood

Deputy Chief of Staff (Personnel) Lt. Gen. Roger A. Brady

Deputy Chief of Staff (Air and Space Lt. Gen. Ronald E. Operations) Keys

Deputy Chief of Staff (Warfighting Lt. Gen. William T. Integration) Hobbins

Deputy Chief of Staff (Installations Lt. Gen. Donald J. and Logistics) Wetekam

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air CMSgt. Gerald R. Force Murray

Chief of Safety Maj. Gen. Maurice L. McFann

Director of Test and Evaluation John T. Manclark

Chairman, USAF Scientific Advisory Mark J. Lewis


Air Force Historian Clarence R. Anderegg

Chief Scientist of the Air Force Alexander H. Levis

Chief, Air Force Reserve Lt. Gen. John A. Bradley

Director, National Guard Bureau Lt. Gen. Daniel James III

Surgeon General of the Air Force Lt. Gen. George Peach Taylor, Jr.

Chief of the Chaplain Service Maj. Gen. Charles C. Baldwin

Judge Advocate General Maj. Gen. Jack L. Rives


The Department of the Air Force is responsible for defending the United States through control and exploitation of air and space.

The Department of the Air Force (USAF) was established as part of the National Military Establishment by the National Security Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 502) and came into being on September 18, 1947. The National Security Act Amendments of 1949 redesignated the National Military Establishment as the Department of Defense, established it as an executive department, and made the Department of the Air Force a military department within the Department of Defense (63 Stat. 578). The Department of the Air Force is separately organized under the Secretary of the Air Force. It operates under the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary of Defense (10 U.S.C. 8010). The Department consists of the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, the Air Staff, and field organizations.

Secretary The Secretary is responsible for matters pertaining to organization, training, logistical support, maintenance, welfare of personnel, administrative, recruiting, research and development, and other activities prescribed by the President or the Secretary of Defense.

Air Staff The mission of the Air Staff is to furnish professional assistance to the Secretary, the Under Secretary, the Assistant Secretaries, and the Chief of Staff in executing their responsibilities.

Field Organizations The major commands, field operating agencies, and direct reporting units together represent the field organizations of the Air Force. These are organized primarily on a functional basis in the United States and on an area basis overseas. These commands are responsible for accomplishing certain phases of the worldwide activities of the Air Force. They also are responsible for organizing, administering, equipping, and training their subordinate elements for...

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