1.Organization Authority. This mission directive defines the mission of ESC. It does not apply to the Air National Guard or the US Air Force Reserve. This directive implements Air Force Policy Directive 10-1, Mission Directives.

2.Mission. ESC plans, manages, and conducts technological development (including research and exploratory, advanced, and engineering development), acquisition, logistics support planning, sustainment, installation and delivery of Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I) systems and ground electronic systems for the United States Air Force, other combat forces, and national agencies.

3.Command. ESC, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts, is a primary subordinate unit of the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC) and is assigned to HQ AFMC. The ESC Commander is designated the installation commander of Hanscom AFB.

4.Organization Structure. The organization structures of ESC and its subordinate units are according to the Air Force Objective Blueprint, AFI 38-101, Air Force Organization, and HQ AFMC/HQ USAF-approved variances to the structures. The approved Objective Blueprint organization structure for ESC is at attachment 1. Detailed structures and mission statements of the center's subordinate organizations and units are included in the center's mission directive and Organization and Mission Chartbook.

4.1.Approved Variances. The CSAF-approved Air Force Objective Blueprint authorizes Public Affairs, History, Safety, Staff Judge Advocate and Manpower to be on the staff of the ESC Commander and authorizes wing comptroller and contracting functions to be aligned under the center commander.

4.2.Organization Changes. Requests to change the organizational structures of ESC and its subordinate organizations and units must be made according to AFI 38-101 and HQ AFMC/XP/XPM policy guidance. Requests that require HQ AFMC/XP/XPM approval must be submitted through the ESC Manpower Office and approved by the ESC Command Section.

5.Relationship to Other Units or Agencies:

5.1.is authorized direct communication with major commands, military departments, and government agencies on non-policy and non-position matters pertaining to technical aspects of the assigned mission.

5.2.Technology Development Programs. ESC is authorized to conduct joint technology development programs with agencies external to the US Air Force when it is in the best interest of the United States Air Force to do so.

5.3.Laboratories Technology Programs. Rome Laboratories are authorized direct communication with HQ AFMC/ST on all matters pertaining to those Rome Laboratories technology development programs for which HQ AFMC/ST has staff management responsibilities.

5.4.Support. The 66th Air Base Wing (ABW) operates Hanscom AFB and is responsible for the support, operational and maintenance requirements on base. As host to collocated and geographically separated AFMC and non-AFMC organizations, the 66 ABW either directly provides or arranges for support services identified in the host-tenant support agreements.

1 Attachment JACOB KESSEL, Colonel, USAF
Organization Charts (2) Chief, Manpower and Organization Division
Directorate of Plans