DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE \*\
1670 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330-1670
Phone, 703-697-6061. Internet, www.af.mil.
SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE Michael Dominguez, Acting
Under Secretary of the Air Force (vacancy)
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
Assistant Secretary (Financial Management and John G. Vonglis
Comptroller of the Air Force)
Assistant Secretary (Acquisition) (vacancy)
Assistant Secretary (Warfighting Integration and Lt. Gen. William T. Chief Information Officer Hobbins
General Counsel Mary L. Walker
Inspector General of the Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven R. Polk
Administrative Assistant to the Secretary William A. Davidson
Auditor General of the Air Force Robert E. Dawes
Director, Legislative Liaison Maj. Gen. Scott S. Custer
Director, Public Affairs Brig. Gen. Frederick F. Roggero
Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper
Vice Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley
Assistant Vice Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Kevin P. Chilton, Acting
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. M.L. McFann
Director of Test and Evaluation John T. Manclark
Chairman, USAF Scientific Advisory Daniel Hastings
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 (vacancy)
\*\Editorial note: Updated information for this Department's activities and programs was not submitted in time for inclusion.
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 the accomplishment of assigned missions.
The Continental U.S. Commands
Air Combat Command This Command operates Air Force bombers and CONUS-
based, combat-coded fighter and attack aircraft. It organizes, trains, equips, and maintains combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment while ensuring strategic air defense forces are ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty and wartime air defense.