United States Department of the Air Force

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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.wikipedia
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United States Department of Defense

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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.
Beneath the Department of Defense are three subordinate military departments: the Department of the Army, the Department of the Navy, and the Department of the Air Force.

United States Air Force

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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 U.S. Air Force is a military service branch organized within the Department of the Air Force, one of the three military departments of the Department of Defense.

United States Under Secretary of the Air Force

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The Secretary of the Air Force's principal deputy is the Under Secretary of the Air Force (SAF/US).
The Under Secretary of the Air Force (USECAF, or SAF/US) is the second-highest ranking civilian official in the Department of the Air Force of the United States of America, serving directly under the Secretary of the Air Force.

United States Secretary of Defense

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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.
Only the secretary of defense (or the president or Congress) can authorize the transfer of operational control of forces between the three military departments (the departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force) and the 10 Combatant Commands (Africa Command, Central Command, European Command, Indo-Pacific Command, Northern Command, Southern Command, Cyber Command, Special Operations Command, Strategic Command, Transportation Command).

National Security Act of 1947

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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).
It also created the Department of the Air Force and the United States Air Force, which separated the Army Air Forces into its own service.

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force

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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.
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force is the title of four civilian officials in the United States Department of the Air Force.

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management & Comptroller)

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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 Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Financial Management and Comptroller (SAF/FM) is a civilian official in the United States Department of the Air Force.

United States Secretary of the Air Force

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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. 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 Secretary of the Air Force (SecAF, or SAF/OS) is the head of the Department of the Air Force, a military department within the United States Department of Defense.

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)

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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.
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) is the title of a civilian office in the United States Department of the Air Force.

Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

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The highest-ranking military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force who is the senior military adviser to the Secretary, represents the Air Force on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, heads the Air Staff and is assisted by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
The Chief of Staff of the Air Force (acronym: CSAF, or AF/CC) is a statutory office held by a four-star general in the United States Air Force, and is the most senior uniformed officer assigned to serve in the Department of the Air Force, and as such is the principal military advisor and a deputy to the Secretary of the Air Force; and is in a separate capacity a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and thereby a military adviser to the National Security Council, the Secretary of Defense, and the President.

Air Staff (United States)

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The highest-ranking military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force who is the senior military adviser to the Secretary, represents the Air Force on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, heads the Air Staff and is assisted by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force.
The Air Staff is one of the Department of the Air Force's two statutorily designated headquarters staffs: the other staff is the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, also known as the Secretariat.

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics)

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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 Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics) (SAF/AQ) is a civilian position in the Department of the Air Force that is appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the United States Senate.

Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Installations, Environment & Energy)

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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.
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Installations, Environment & Energy) (abbreviated SAF/IE) is the title of a civilian office in the United States Department of the Air Force.

General Counsel of the Air Force

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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 General Counsel of the Air Force (acronym SAF/GC) is the chief legal officer of the U.S. Department of the Air Force.

Surgeon General of the United States Air Force

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The Surgeon General of the Air Force is the senior-most Medical Service officer in the United States Department of the Air Force.

United States Space Force

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On March 1, 2019, the Department of Defense sent a proposal to Congress that would establish the United States Space Force as an independent military service within the Department of the Air Force.
If established, it would be organized as a military service branch within the Department of the Air Force, one of the three military departments within the Department of Defense.

Structure of the United States Air Force

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The senior headquarters of the Department of the Air Force, Headquarters Air Force (HAF) consists of two staffs in the Pentagon: the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force and the Air Staff.

United States Department of War

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The United States Department of War, also called the War Department (and occasionally War Office in the early years), was the United States Cabinet department originally responsible for the operation and maintenance of the United States Army, also bearing responsibility for naval affairs until the establishment of the Navy Department in 1798, and for most land-based air forces until the creation of the Department of the Air Force on September 18, 1947.

Department of the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service

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The Department of the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service is the highest award granted by the Secretary of the Air Force to civilian employees of the U.S. Department of the Air Force.

Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force

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The highest-ranking military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force who is the senior military adviser to the Secretary, represents the Air Force on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, heads the Air Staff and is assisted by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

Joint Chiefs of Staff

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The highest-ranking military officer in the department is the Chief of Staff of the Air Force who is the senior military adviser to the Secretary, represents the Air Force on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, heads the Air Staff and is assisted by the Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force.

Unified combatant command

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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 unless otherwise directed – to the combatant commands.

Inspector General of the Air Force

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