Purchasing agents perform work familiar to some military personnel.

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

0161
Postal Clerk (Enlisted)
3044
Contingency Contract Specialist (Enlisted)
3112
Distribution Management Specialist (Enlisted)
4133
Marine Corps Community Services Marine (Enlisted)
8060
Acquisition Specialist (Enlisted)

The following military occupations are no longer in active use:

3046
Intermediate Contingency Contract Specialist (Enlisted)
3048
Advanced Contingency Contract Specialist (Enlisted)
9960
Acquisition Specialist (Enlisted)