Purchasing managers perform work familiar to some military personnel.

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

0161
Postal Clerk (Enlisted)
2862
Ground Electronics Systems Maintenance Technician (Enlisted)
3002
Ground Supply Officer (Commissioned Officer only)
3006
Contracting Officer (Commissioned Officer only)
3043
Supply Administration and Operations Specialist (Enlisted)
3044
Contingency Contract Specialist (Enlisted)
3112
Distribution Management Specialist (Enlisted)
4133
Marine Corps Community Services Marine (Enlisted)
6672
Aviation Supply Specialist (Enlisted)
8057
Acquisition Professional Candidate (Commissioned Officer only)
8058
Acquisition Manager/Acquisition Core Member (Commissioned Officer only)
8059
Aviation Acquisition Management Professional (Commissioned Officer only)
8060
Acquisition Specialist (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
8061
Ground Acquisition Management Professional (Commissioned Officer only)

The following military occupations are no longer in active use:

3006
Contracting Officer (Warrant Officer only)
8856
Contracting Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
9656
Contracting Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
9657
Systems Acquisition Management (SAM) Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
9957
Acquisition Professional Candidate (Commissioned Officer only)
9958
Acquisition Manager/Acquisition Core Member (Commissioned Officer only)
9959
Acquisition Professional Manager (Commissioned Officer only)
9959
Acquisition Management Professional (Commissioned Officer only)
9960
Acquisition Specialist (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)