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
Operational Contract Support (OCS) Officer (Commissioned Officer only)
3010
Ground Supply Operations Officer (Warrant Officer only)
3043
Supply Chain and Materiel Management Specialist (Enlisted)
3044
Operational Contract Support Specialist (Enlisted)
4130
Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) Officer (Warrant Officer only)
4133
Marine Corps Community Services Marine (Enlisted)
6672
Aviation Supply Specialist (Enlisted)
8057
Marine Acquisition Officer Candidate (Commissioned Officer only)
8058
Acquisition Core Member (Commissioned Officer only)
8059
Marine Acquisition Officer - Aviation (Commissioned Officer only)
8060
Acquisition Specialist (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
8060
Acquisition Specialist (Enlisted)
8061
Marine Acquisition Officer - Ground (Commissioned Officer only)
8640
Requirements Manager (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
8640
Requirements Manager (Enlisted)
8820
Aeronautical Engineer (Commissioned Officer only)

The following military occupations are no longer in active use:

3006
Contracting Officer (Warrant Officer only)
3112
Distribution Management Specialist (Enlisted)
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 or Warrant Officer)
9958
Acquisition Manager/Acquisition Core Member (Commissioned Officer only)
9959
Acquisition Management Professional (Commissioned Officer only)
9959
Acquisition Professional Manager (Commissioned Officer only)
9960
Acquisition Specialist (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)