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)
3006
Operational Contract Support (OCS) Officer (Commissioned Officer only)
3044
Operational Contract Support Specialist (Enlisted)
3112
Distribution Management Specialist (Enlisted)
4133
Marine Corps Community Services Marine (Enlisted)
8057
Marine Acquisition Officer Candidate (Commissioned Officer only)
8058
Acquisition Manager/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)

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)