The Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center, located at Buckley AFB, Colo., is a major command direct reporting unit of Air Force Reserve Command with technical and policy guidance provided by the Chief of Air Force. HQ ARPC is comprised of four directorates, the Director of Staff and the commander’s special staff. HQ RIO also fall under the supervision of the HQ ARPC commander.

DPA - Directorate of Assignments
Facilitates developmental team boards for every AFSC in the AF Reserve. They also facilitate all of the developmental education boards to include the RSSB, EDEB, and RDEDB. 

DPT - Directorate of Total Force Services
HQ ARPC’s largest directorate provides a wide variety services including processes retirements, evaluations, awards and decorations, and DD 214 for the Total Force.

DPX - Directorate of Future Operations and Integration
Responsible for the internal communication systems that enable technicians to process personnel actions. They are also responsible for multiple applications on the Virtual Personnel Center, allowing the Total Force to initiate personnel action requests.

PB - Promotion Board Secretariat
Conducts officer promotion boards in accordance with DoD Instructions, Air Force Instructions, Secretary of the Air Force direction and law. Thousands of personnel records are screened each year to find the most qualified Air Reserve Component officers are promoted to the next higher grade.

HQ ARPC is the organization charged with executing policy created by Headquarters Air Force and the National Guard Bureau. HQ ARPC is a direct reporting unit to the HQ AFRC Commander, Lt Gen Richard Scobee, providing direct support to wing level Force Support Staffs and Commander Support Staffs.


STRATEGIC - AF/A1X, NGB, AF/REP creates policy
AFPC, NGB/A1, AFRC/A1 interprets policy, manages component specific programs at strategic level

OPERATIONAL - ARPC, AFRC, NGB executes programs
A1 Ops SMEs provide guidance and support to Base FSS/CSS and Total Force Airmen

TACTICAL - Base FSS/CSS executes daily functions at tactical level for their assigned Airmen

HQ ARPC wartime mission is to manage the Pre-trained Individual Manpower (PIM) which includes the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) and standby reserve. HQ ARPC serves the Total Force which includes Guard, Reserve, and active duty members. More than 50% of the total number of customers are retirees, which is an ever growing population. 

The center supports nearly 1.3 million Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, Regular Air Force and retired members, ensuring they are ready to deliver strategic Total Force war fighting capability for the Air Force. From initial entry to retirement, the center provides world-class support for "Generations of Airmen" throughout the Airman Lifecycle.