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Manpower & Organization

The Manpower Flight at Laughlin Air Force Base provides essential support to all areas of the organizational structure. Their services include Authorization and Organizational Change Requests, Management Advisory Services, Continuous Process Improvement, Unit Manning Document management, Military and Civilian Position Management, and Support Agreements. The dedicated professionals of the 47FSS Manpower and Organization team work closely with commanders to identify requirements and effectively enforce the Air Force Missions, ensuring the base runs smoothly and efficiently.

Consulting Services

The Manpower & Organization office offers more than just what they are known for. Beyond that, they offer Mandatory Advisory Studies (MAS)/Consultant Services that assist Air Force managers in achieving mission objections.

Improvement & Innovation

Continuous Process Improvement & Innovation

Continuous Process Improvement & Innovation


How do I get authorized strength number for my unit?

Please contact the manpower office, 830-298-5995 for assistance. Your Commander's Support Staff office or resource manager should also have that information, as they work together with the manpower office to support your unit.

Why won't the Manpower Office give us enough people to do all the work?

Manpower deals with "spaces" not "faces". We work with maintaining the requirements and authorizations on a unit's Unit Manpower Document (UMD) and are responsible for things such as grades and AFSCs. Military and Civilian Personnel assign people against those authorizations.

Then why can't Manpower provide more authorization?
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Your office applied a new manpower determinant to our organization which resulted in an increase of four requirements, but two of them were placed on the UMD as unfunded. Why didn't you fund all four positions?

The Manpower community does not own manpower resources. The functional community controls them. Manpower's role is to help the functional managers at the local and headquarters levels manage those resources. Air Force end strength is the ultimate constraint on how many authorizations may be funded. To the degree that the aggregation of all requirements established by manpower determinants exceed end strength, those resources can only be placed on the UMD as unfunded requirements. The unfunded requirement documents the need and can be used to justify funding in the future.

Can you develop a variance for us because of the extra work we do for other offices?

If the work being done is included in the Process Oriented Description, or POD, that is part of the other work center's manpower determinant, then only the owning work center may receive credit for doing that work. If you are performing a workload that is present on another work center’s POD, that work is considered “assumed.” All assumed workload should be eliminated, if possible. If it the work is not included in another work center's POD, nor is it in your POD, then it must be directed by higher headquarters in order to qualify for a variance. We will be happy to classify any workload you are performing in order to determine whether it qualifies for a variance.

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Manpower & Organization

Building 77, 80 Arkansas St, Del Rio, TX 78843

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    7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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