Computer made/mounted on velcro 4.0 inch-100mm
AIR FORCE OPERATIONAL TEST and EVALUATION CENTER
Lineage. Constituted as Air Force Test and Evaluation Center, and activated as a separate operating agency of the United States Air Force, on 1 Jan 1974. Redesignated Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center on 4 Apr 1983. Status changed from a separate operating agency of the United States Air Force to a direct reporting unit of the United States Air Force on 5 Feb 1991.
Assignments. United States Air Force, 1 Jan 1974-.
Stations. Kirtland AFB, NM. 1 Jan 1974-.
Operations. AFOTEC tests and evaluates new warfighting capabilities in operationally realistic environments, influencing and informing national resource decisions.
Detachment 1 (Edwards AFB, CA) Mission: Lead agency for accomplishing Block 2 and 3 Initial Operational Test and Evaluation of the F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, United Kingdom Ministry of Defense, and the Royal Netherlands Air Force.
Detachment 2 (Eglin AFB, FL) Mission: To evaluate operational system(s) mission capability, effectiveness, and suitability for Air Force and multiservice users by conducting impartial and realistic operational evaluations and assessments.
Detachment 4 (Peterson AFB, CO) Mission: Operationally tests space, missile, and missile defense capabilities in the battlespace environment for the warfighter.
Detachment 5 (Edwards AFB, CA) Mission: To ensure warfighters and logisticians have the right tools for the job. Permitting them to effectively and safely accomplish their mission.
Detachment 6 (Nellis AFB, NV) Mission: To plan and conduct realistic, objective, and impartial operational test and evaluation of fighter aircraft.
Service Streamers. None.
Campaign Streamers. None.
Armed Forces Expeditionary Streamers. None.
Decorations. Air Force Organizational Excellence Awards: 1 Oct 1991-31 Oct 1993; 1 Jan 2000-31 Dec 2001; 1 Jan 2002-31 Dec 2003; 1 Jan 2005-31 Dec 2006.
Emblem. Approved on 25 Sep 1974.