AFPC: Then and Now
The Air Force Military Personnel Center was established April 1, 1963, as a Headquarters Air Force field extension of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, and in 1971 became a separate operating agency. Its name was changed to the Air Force Manpower and Personnel Center in 1978, when the Air Force integrated the manpower and personnel functions at U.S. Air Force Headquarters level.
In October 1985, the manpower function was realigned and separated from personnel. This resulted in the center being renamed the Air Force Military Personnel Center, Jan. 1, 1986. The center became a field operating agency Feb. 5, 1991.
The Air Force Personnel Center was formed during a consolidation of the Air Force Military Personnel Center and Air Force Civilian Personnel Management Center, Oct. 1, 1995.
The former Civilian Personnel Operations was established on July 1, 1976, and was a direct reporting unit of the Air Force Directorate of Civilian Personnel until Feb. 5, 1991, when it was renamed the Air Force Civilian Personnel Management Center and became a field operating agency. It became a directorate within the Air Force Personnel Center Oct. 1, 1995.
On Aug. 29, 2006, the Air and Space Expeditionary Force Center, Langley Air Force Base, Va., became a direct reporting unit of the Personnel Center. AEFC became AFPC's most recent directorate when the Directorate of AEF Operations stood up Oct. 1, 2007.