Purchasing managers perform work familiar to some military personnel.

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

1476
Procurement Management Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
1480
Procurement Contracting Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
1485
Administrative Contracting Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
1490
Contracting Officer (Entry Level) (Commissioned Officer only)
1491
Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level I) (Commissioned Officer only)
1492
Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level II) (Commissioned Officer only)
1493
Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level III) (Commissioned Officer only)
150
RL - Aerospace Engineering (Commissioned Officer only)
151
RL - Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer - Aerospace Engineering (Commissioned Officer only)
1913
Stores Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
1918
General Supply Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
1920
Equipment Program Support Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
1935
Ship Store Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
2163
Manager, Designated Project Functional Element (Commissioned Officer only)
2192
Space Acquisition Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
310
SC - Supply Corps Officer (Commissioned Officer only)
613
LDO - Engineering/Repair, Surface (Commissioned Officer only)
618
LDO - Electronics, Surface (Commissioned Officer only)
620
LDO - Nuclear Power (Commissioned Officer only)
623
LDO - Engineering/Repair, Submarine (Commissioned Officer only)
626
LDO - Ordnance, Submarine (Commissioned Officer only)
633
LDO - Maintenance, Aviation (Commissioned Officer only)
636
LDO - Ordnance, Aviation (Commissioned Officer only)
651
LDO - Supply Corps (Commissioned Officer only)
6715
Weapons Material Officer (General) (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
6717
Program Manager, Weapons Systems (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
6914
Naval Plant Representative (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
713
CWO - Engineering Technician, Surface (Warrant Officer only)
718
CWO - Electronics Technician, Surface (Warrant Officer only)
726
CWO - Ordnance, Submarine (Warrant Officer only)
733
CWO - Aviation Maintenance Technician (Warrant Officer only)
736
CWO - Ordnance, Aviation (Warrant Officer only)
751
CWO - Supply Corps (Warrant Officer only)
788A
Acquisition Specialist (Enlisted)
7905
Ship Project Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
7970
Yard Planning Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
8018
Aircraft Production Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
8035
Aircraft/Guided Missile Engine Project Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
9063
Staff Material Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
9202
Gunnery/Ordnance Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
LSS
Logistics Specialist (Submarine) (Enlisted)
LS
Logistics Specialist (Enlisted)
PR
Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (Enlisted)
S05A
Reserve Independent Duty Ashore Logistics Specialist (Enlisted)

The following military occupations are no longer in active use:

1490
Contracting Officer (Entry Level) (Warrant Officer only)
1491
Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level I) (Warrant Officer only)
1492
Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level II) (Warrant Officer only)
1493
Contracting Officer (DAWIA Level III) (Warrant Officer only)
6708
Weapons Procurement Officer (Commissioned or Warrant Officer)