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Welcome to the Officer and Enlisted Classification program page. This page provides Air Force active and reserve component career field managers, functional managers, manpower officials, computer system managers, commanders, supervisors, and Force Support Squadron Personnelists with critical information about Air Force Specialty Codes, special experience identifiers, and quarterly changes and conversions. Additionally, this page provides links to other classification resources, the Career Field Managers' Guide and the Air Force military classification publication, AFI 36-2101, Classifying Military Personnel (Officer and Enlisted).

Air Force Enlisted Classification Directory

This directory contains the official specialty descriptions for all enlisted classification codes and identifiers which are used to identify each Air Force job (valid requirement) and describe the minimum mandatory qualifications for personnel to fill these jobs. These standards are used to procure, classify, and employ personnel; to develop career programs for initial training, retraining, and skill upgrade; and to structure unit manpower document positions.

 

The AFECD is published/updated twice a year and, unless otherwise stated, the changes for April are NOT effective until April 30, and the changes for October are NOT effective until October 31.

 

Prior to April 30, 2016, due to size limitations, the AFECD was divided into two parts:

  • Part I included the cover page, table of contents, Foreign Language Skills, Prefixes, and Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSC) 1XXXX through 4XXXX

  • Part II included AFSCs 5XXXX through 7XXXX, Special Duty Identifiers (SDI), Reporting Identifiers (RI), Special Experience Identifiers (SEI), Change Summary and Conversion Guides (CS&CG), Quick Reference Guide, Structure Chart, Additional Mandatory Requirements of AFSC Entry, Chief Enlisted Manager (CEM) Codes, and AFSC Convertible Skills List

Air Force Officer Classification Directory

This directory contains the official specialty descriptions for all commissioned classification codes and identifiers which are used to identify each Air Force job (valid requirement) and describe the minimum mandatory qualifications for personnel to fill these jobs. These standards are used to procure, classify, and employ personnel; to develop career programs for initial training, retraining, and skill upgrade; and to structure unit manpower document positions.

 

The AFOCD is published/updated twice a year and, unless otherwise stated, the changes for April are NOT effective until April 30, and the changes for October are NOT effective until October 31.

Air Force Enlisted Classification Directory
Air Force Officer Classification Directory

CFM GUIDE

The Air Force Career Field Managers' Guide implements procedures for developing, staffing, approving, and disapproving proposed changes to the Air Force Enlisted Classification Directory (AFECD) and the Air Force Officer Classification Directory (AFOCD). It was designed for new Air Force Career Field Managers (AFCFM); however, it can also be used as a reference guide for experienced AFCFMs and any personnel requiring assistance in changing the military classification system. It provides instructions, examples, and suggestions for preparing documents relating to proposed changes. It identifies actions necessary to work all types of proposed changes. It also provides an introduction and background information.  Finally, it provides guidelines for processing AFSC waiver actions.