The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is one of six centers reporting to the Air Force Materiel Command. 

Led by a 3-star general officer, AFLCMC is charged with life cycle management of Air Force weapon systems from their inception to retirement.

The AFLCMC mission:  "Acquire and Support War-Winning Capabilities"

The AFLCMC motto: "AFLCMC...Providing the Warfighter's Edge"

Adherence to AFLCMC guiding principles enables AFLCMC personnel to meet their goal to "Deliver to Commitments"

- Speed with Discipline
- Trust & Confidence
- Unity of Purpose

AFLCMC provides holistic management of weapon systems across their life cycle and simplifies/consolidates staff functions and processes to curtail redundancy and enhance efficiency. AFLCMC's operating structure provides an integrated framework for decision making and process optimization across the weapon system life cycle.

AFLCMC people work closely with their counterparts at the other five AFMC centers, each with a core mission focus:  Air Force Research Laboratory (science & technology); Air Force Test Center (test & evaluation); Air Force Sustainment Center (maintenance, repair, overhaul and supply chain management); Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (strategic systems); and the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (installation support).