Headquarters AFSPC restructures under A-staff
This week, Headquarters Air Force Space Command will begin using an A-staff structure for all headquarters offices


By Capt. Joe Macri, Air Force Space Command Public Affairs
Posted Friday, January 20, 2006

  
Headquarters AFSPC restructures under A-staff
Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colorado.


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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.—This week, Headquarters Air Force Space Command will begin using an A-staff structure for all headquarters offices. The A-staff structure will use an “A” followed by a number for each directorate instead of the current two, three and four letter designators. For example, XO, the 2-letter designator formerly used for air and space operations is now A3.
The change, directed in a memo dated Nov. 10, 2005, by the Chief of Staff of the Air Force General T. Michael Moseley, will be transparent to most Airmen but at the same time will be a fundamental improvement to the way AFSPC is organized.

“The actual change will not impact HQ AFSPC’s support to our field units, and the only change visible to most people outside the headquarters will be in the change in office symbols,” said Col. David Eisenstadt, the chief of the manpower and organization division (HQ AFSPC/A1M) in the newly-formed directorate of manpower and personnel, who headed the effort.

“In the short term, the only thing they will see is a change in the two letters after their name. In the long term, however, they will see improved communications up and down the chain of command and a better understanding of how the joint world operates.”

The Air Staff, all Air Force major commands, and warfighting headquarters will be using the new A-staff structure according to the CSAF memo. Although there will be some flexibility to allow for each major command’s unique mission, the new designators are meant to standardize headquarters offices throughout the Air Force and implement a staff structure similar to what is found in sister services and joint commands.

The changes will not result in any personnel gain or loss within HQ AFSPC, although Colonel Eisenstadt noted that some offices will be combined or realigned under a different directorate. Offices that fall directly under the commander such as the staff judge advocate and public affairs will remain unchanged.

The following is a list of the new A-staff designators for AFSPC:

A1 – Directorate of Manpower and Personnel (new directorate merging personnel and manpower)
A2 – Directorate of Intelligence (formerly IN)
A3 – Directorate of Air, Space and Information Operations (formerly XO minus security forces)
A4A6 – Directorate of Logistics and Communication (formerly LC)
A5 – Directorate of Plans and Requirements (Formerly DR)
A7 – Installations and Mission Support (Formerly MS minus personnel, plus security forces)
A8A9 – Directorate of Strategic Plans, Programs, Analysis, Assessment, and Lessons Learned (Formerly XP minus manpower)

Special staff functions reporting directly to the command section remain as: FM, JA, PA, IG, SE, SG, HC and HO.


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