Purchasing managers perform work familiar to some military personnel.

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

11A
Infantry (Commissioned Officer only)
12H
Construction Engineering Supervisor (Enlisted)
13A
Field Artillery, General (Commissioned Officer only)
15D
Aviation Maintenance Officer (Commissioned Officer only)
15
Aviation Officer (Commissioned Officer only)
38G
Military Government (Commissioned Officer only)
51C
Contracting Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) (Enlisted)
51C
Contract and Industrial Management (Commissioned Officer only)
51Z
Acquisition (Commissioned Officer only)
90A
Logistics (Commissioned Officer only)
920A
Property Accounting Technician (Warrant Officer only)
920B
Supply Systems Technician (Warrant Officer only)
921A
Airdrop Systems Technician (Warrant Officer only)
922A
Food Service Technician (Warrant Officer only)
923A
Petroleum Systems Technician (Warrant Officer only)
92A
Automated Logistical Specialist (Enlisted)
92A
Quartermaster, General (Commissioned Officer only)
92G
Culinary Specialist (Enlisted)
92R
Parachute Rigger (Enlisted)
92Y
Unit Supply Specialist (Enlisted)
92
Quartermaster Officer (Commissioned Officer only)

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)