Seal of the U.S. Department of the Air Force
|Formed||September 18, 1947|
|Jurisdiction|| United States Air Force|
United States Space Force
|Headquarters||The Pentagon, Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.|
|Employees||330,159 Regular Air Force|
68,872 Air Force Reserve
94,753 Air National Guard
|Parent agency||U.S. Department of Defense|
The United States 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 is the military department for the United States Air Force and the United States Space Force.
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 five Assistant Secretaries for Acquisition, Financial Management & Comptroller, Installations, Environment & Logistics, Manpower & Reserve Affairs, Space Acquisition and Integration and a General Counsel. The highest-ranking military officers in the Department, and senior military advisers to the secretary, are the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and Chief of Space Operations.
By direction of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Air Force assigns Air Force and Space Force units – apart from those units performing duties enumerated in 10 U.S.C. § 8013 unless otherwise directed – to the combatant commands. Only the Secretary of Defense and the President have the authority to approve transfer of forces between combatant commands.
Headquarters Department of the Air Force
|Air Force Base + OCO + Emergency||FY 2018||FY 2019 Request||Delta
FY19 - FY18
|Operation and Maintenance||58,191,005||61,407,391||+3,216,386|
|Revolving and Management Funds||63,533||77,644||+14,111|
*$ in Millions
Numbers May Not Add Due to Rounding
- Structure of the United States Air Force
- Department of the Air Force Police
- Title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations
- Department of the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service
Notes and references
- "Air Force Senior Leaders". Retrieved on 14 December 2017
- "FY2019_Budget_Request_Overview_Book.pdf" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-10-29.
- "Airman Magazine: The Book 2010 – Personnel Facts and Figures". Airman Magazine, Volume 54 Number 3.