Air Force Logistics Management Agency

The Air Force Logistics Management Agency, with headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base Gunter Annex, Ala., is a field operating agency that reports to the Director of Transformation, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Joint Base Andrews, Md.

To sharpen agile combat support capabilities by generating logistics solutions, supporting wargames, and publishing ACS literature.

The AFLMA mission is to consult, conduct studies and manage Air Force logistics wargaming participation. The agency develops Department of Defense and civilian partnerships to support the development of policy and identify the resources needed to deliver effective agile combat support across the full spectrum of operations. The AFLMA produces solutions to logistics problems and designs new and improved concepts, methods, and systems to improve overall logistics and combat capability. Also, the AFLMA publishes the Air Force Journal of Logistics and other publications on logistics issues.

The staff is authorized 52 military and civilian members, including 32 advanced academic degree authorizations.

Within AFLMA, there are four divisions:  Logistics Studies, Logistics Business Operations, Logistics Transformation, and Logistics Analysis. 

The Logistics Studies Division comprises four branches: Contracting, Maintenance, Readiness and Wargames. Many of the personnel slots within the division are coded for advanced academic degrees, which are often filled by Air Force Institute of Technology graduates. Products from this division propose solutions that are not specific to a particular major command, but rather reflect an Air Force-centric view. The Contracting Branch focuses on developing procedures to enhance contracting effectiveness. The Maintenance Branch focuses on the study of logistics issues that impact the future of Air Force aircraft, munitions and missile maintenance. Branch members possess "hands-on" maintenance and contracting experience, as well as ready access to Headquarters USAF and MAJCOM staffs. The Readiness Branch mission is to enhance agile combat support and facilitate transformation by performing world-class improvement and consulting studies for a wide range of deployment and distribution planning issues affecting Air Force policy. Branch members have combined experience in the many facets of transportation, supply and logistics plans. Members of the Wargaming Branch enhance agile combat support and facilitate transformation by designing and executing comprehensive logistics play in Air Force Title X wargames. They support a variety of other Air Force wargames as well as Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), joint and interagency sponsored events.

The Logistics Business Operations Division includes the office of the Air Force Journal of Logistics, information technology and business support offices. The mission of the office of the Air Force Journal of Logistics is to publish the Air Force's only professional journal for logistics. In addition to this publication, the office also publishes a variety of monographs and books. 

The Logistics Transformation Division is dedicated to transformation efforts in the logistics community, heavily focused on Logistics Enterprise Architecture, or LogEA, and Expeditionary Combat Support System, or ECCS.  LogEA is the single authoritative source of processes and systems models for Air Force logistics. It establishes the process framework, standards and guidelines to define the environment in which future state systems can be identified, acquired or built. It aims to serve as a catalyst for developing doctrine, policies and organizational structure to position the Air Force for efficient and effective logistics support. LogEA will be an aggregate of graphical depictions of AF logistics processes, information, and their interaction that will provide a capability to plan, model, and simulate future logistic visions. This will help plan investments, give insight to redundancies, sub-optimizations, and guide further transformation within the logistics domain. The Air Force has chosen an Enterprise Resource Planning strategy to define the system that will enable LogEA. ECSS is the system fulfilling this Enterprise Resource Planning role. This division strives to further transformation through research and implementation of eLog21 initiatives. 

The Logistics Analysis Division provides analytical and quantitative support for agency projects. The division reviews project reports for technical quality, and leads analysis efforts for quantitative, modeling and simulation projects. Also, the division provides analytical support for logistics play at major Air Force and DOD wargames.

Generating transformational solutions, focusing the logistics enterprise of the future. 

A vital element of attaining the AFLMA vision with dwindling resources will be the application of Air Force Smart Operation for the 21st Century or AFSO 21 principles to the internal processes of the agency. All resources must be focused on the mission, eliminating non-value added efforts and executing the mission efficiently and effectively. At the same time, AFSO 21 principles will be incorporated in the recommendations developed by the AFLMA, so that decisions based on those recommendations will yield efficient and effective processes throughout the logistics community, ultimately resulting in sharpened agile combat support . 

In late 1975, the Air Force established the Air Force Logistics Management Center at Gunter Air Force Station, Ala. It was created in response to a need to centrally manage logistics study improvement efforts and concentrate management emphasis on enhancing combat effectiveness. AFLMC was renamed the Air Force Logistics Management Agency in 1993. Its charter was, and still is, to solve logistics problems.

Since its inception, AFLMA has provided a continuing study, analysis, and development capability to the Air Force logistics community. Tackling and solving the toughest Air Force logistics problems remain its focus. From its beginnings, AFLMA has grown to be recognized for its excellence.

To maintain its recognized high standard of excellence and continue providing the highest quality support to the Air Force logistics community, AFLMA has developed strong working relationships with RAND and the Logistics Management Institute. Additionally, the AFLMA has forged partnering and teaming efforts with a variety of other Air Force, public and private sector organizations.