Local AFMC org changes explained

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  • By Jenny Gordon
  • Robins Public Affairs
Responsibilities and reporting changes are occurring throughout Air Force Materiel Command as part of its transition to a five-center construct in response to a challenge from the Department of Defense to find efficiencies and save tax dollars.

At Robins, those changes include several AFMC organizations which now report primarily to one of two areas - the Air Force Sustainment Center at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., which was activated July 10, and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, which was activated July 20.

For example, the following program offices in the former Aerospace Sustainment Directorate here have remained in place but now report to respective program executive offices at the AFLCMC:

--The C-5 Division, C-17 Division and Tactical Air Division report to the Mobility Directorate.

-- The F-15 Division reports to the Fighters/Bombers Directorate.

-- The Special Operations Forces/Personnel Recovery Division, Predator/Reaper Branch and U-2 Division report to the ISR/SOF Directorate.

-- The Support Equipment and Vehicles Division, Automatic Test Equipment Division and Electronic Warfare and Avionics Division each report to the Agile Combat Support Directorate.

-- The Specialized Management Division reports to the Armament Directorate; and the Command & Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and JSTARS program offices report to the Battle Management Directorate.

Meanwhile, the newly-designated Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex, the 78th Air Base Wing, 448th Supply Chain Operations Wing (which includes the 638th Supply Chain Management Group at Robins), as well as Financial Management, Contracting, Personnel and Engineering Operating Locations, and the Small Business Office report to the AFSC.

"There has been significant planning and preparation for this reorganization in order for it to be as seamless as possible for the personnel affected," said Wendy Johnston, the complex director of staff. "At the forefront of our planning we've tried to ensure we mitigate any negative impact to our customers."

The five-center construct will reduce and consolidate overhead, and improve the way AFMC does its mission and support to the warfighter. The effort will reportedly save about $109 million annually.