AETC's mission begins with the Air Force Recruiting Service, with headquarters at JBSA-Randolph, Texas. AFRS comprises three regional groups and 27 squadrons with more than 1,200 recruiters assigned throughout the United States, England, Germany, Japan, Puerto Rico and Guam. The AFRS mission is to recruit quality men and women with the right skills, at the right time, in the right numbers to sustain the combat capability of the U.S. Air Force.
The Air Force brings in nearly 24,000 active-duty enlisted accessions each year. The command is responsible for accessioning 100 percent of the enlisted force, 90 percent of the service's medical officers, approximately 25 percent of the line officers (through Officer Training School) and 100 percent of Air Force chaplains.