Purchasing managers perform work familiar to some military personnel.

Jobs in this career are similar to the following job classifications in the

51C
Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ALandT) Contracting NCO (Enlisted)
51C
Contract and Industrial Management (Commissioned Officer only)
51Z
Acquisition (Commissioned Officer only)
920A
Property Accounting Technician (Warrant Officer only)
920B
Supply Systems Technician (Warrant Officer only)
923A
Petroleum Technician (Warrant Officer only)
92A
Automated Logistical Specialist (Enlisted)
92G
Food Service Specialist (Enlisted)
92Y
Unit Supply Specialist (Enlisted)

The following military occupations are no longer in active use:

51D
Acquisition (Commissioned Officer only)
53C
Systems Automation Acquisition (Commissioned Officer only)
97A
Contracting and Industrial Management Officer (Commissioned Officer only)