Air Force Acquisition Centers

About Air Force Acquisition

Air control can be established by superiority in numbers, by better employment, by better equipment, or by a combination of these factors.”

— Gen. (Ret.) Carl A. ‘Tooey’ Spaatz

Our nation depends on us, we depend on you

The Air Force doesn’t design or manufacture equipment – civilian contractors do. Civilian Air Force Acquisition professionals serve as the government’s business managers and technical experts in its systems acquisition mission, looking out for the interests of taxpayers and the men and women who defend our nation in air, space and cyberspace.

Our teams of multi-skilled professionals are responsible for supervising the design, development, testing, production, deployment and maintenance/sustainment of Air Force systems. Air Force Acquisition professionals assess the operational users’ needs, define systems to best meet those needs, ask for proposals from industry, select contractors and monitor their progress. 

Occupational specialties include:

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Management
  • Life Cycle Logistics
  • Contract Management
  • Program Management

Working as one

Everyone in Air Force Acquisition shares a passion to serve. Our program offices, logistics centers, research laboratories, test centers and headquarters staff involved in acquisition reflect our commitment to smartly acquire and support national defense capabilities through responsive business solutions.

The Air Force Acquisition workforce provides agile sourcing through innovative, strategic solutions developed by multi-skilled professionals who anticipate and deliver. With a forward-looking workforce of dedicated individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, we are advancing our capabilities – on budget, on schedule and performing as expected.

A career in Air Force Acquisition offers wide ranging and numerous unique and challenging opportunities for you to put your skills to work in defense of the nation. Learn more about our acquisition careers and our commitment to education and diversity and inclusion.