Program Managers lead and manage United States Air Force programs to deliver and sustain warfighting capabilities. Program Management duties touch every aspect of the acquisition process, including technology development and integrating engineering, program control, test and deployment, configuration management, production and manufacturing, quality assurance, and logistics support.
Program Managers serve in a variety of capacities, primarily in program offices. As they gain acquisition experience and demonstrate leadership, business, and technical acumen, their individual responsibilities will grow to include planning, organizing, and developing program management techniques; and determining organizational structure, personnel, training needs, and security requirements. Ensuring that an acquisition program is meeting cost, schedule, and performance objectives is key to success in this Career Field.
Students and entry-level candidates interested in AFCS Program Management careers should consider the PALACE Acquire intern program. Details can be found here.