Leadership

Leadership
...a team of dedicated people committed to increasing the value of the Exchange while continuing to give back.

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service remains a team of dedicated people committed to increasing the value of the Exchange benefit while continuing to give back to the military community. The senior leadership team pledges to engage so that everyone is aligned with our focus on delivering quality goods and services at competitively low prices with superior service. Together, we will make a difference in the quality of life of the Service Members and their Families.

The Exchange is commanded by a Director/Chief Executive Officer who reports to a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors membership is established by Joint Service Regulation AR15-110 / AFI34-203(I) {currently in revision}.

The AAFES Board of Directors is comprised of 13 voting members. In addition to the Exchange Director/Chief Executive Officer, board membership consists of:

  1. Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, Headquarters, U.S. Army (Army G-4).
  2. Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force (AF/A1).
  3. Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA).
  4. Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force (CMSAF).
  5. Four persons each from the Army and Air Force Departments:
    1. A member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) with experience in administration and management of military and civilian human resource systems, including compensation and benefits.
    2. A general officer or member of the SES with experience in financial management and comptrollership.
    3. An Army or Air Force military member or civilian employee with experience in the development of policy for, and the management and oversight of, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs with a strong MWR financial background.
    4. An Army or Air Force military member or civilian employee with expertise in another functional area pertinent to the Board of Directors missions and functions, including supply chain logistics, reserve and retired affairs, information technology, electronic commerce, or other suitable fields.

Although the Exchange is a worldwide military activity, there are only 72 military positions authorized. The Exchange has more than 35,000 civilian associates dedicated to serving our customers in the United States and around the world.

Back to top