Mission Statement

       The U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is a Federal Advisory Committee charted by the Secretary of Defense, reporting directly to the Secretary of the Air Force and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force. The SAB provides independent scientific and technical advice to the senior civilian and military leadership of the Air Force, commanders of Air Force operational commands, weapons systems development centers, logistic centers, and laboratories.  The reports and other products by the SAB are intended primarily for senior leadership of the Air Force and the Department of Defense to enhance the accomplishment of the Air Force mission, which is:

to fly, fight and win in Air, Space and Cyberspace.

SAB Charter

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Selection Process

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Overview of the SAB

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SAB History

The Scientific Advisory Board, first known as the Scientific Advisory Group (SAB), established by General Henry Harley "Hap" Arnold during World War II, was organized and chaired by Dr. Theodore von Kármán, his scientific advisor. The SAB provided a long range forecast of research and development needs for the Army Air Corps. Originally, the SAB consisted primarily of those within the field of academia.

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Contact Us

USAF Scientific Advisory Board
1060 Air Force Pentagon
Room 5E815
Washington, DC 20330-1060
Phone: 703-695-4295
Fax: 571-256-3012

USAF Scientific Advisory Board
1500 W. Perimeter Road, Suite 3300
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
Phone: 240-612-5513 or 877-732-3109
Fax: 571-256-3012

Featured Links

SAB Links
  FY18 SAB Charter

FY19 SAB Admin Handbook

FY19 SAB Biography Handbook


FY19 Travel Procedures and Forms

APAN Website

SAB Studies
  Recent SAB Studies
  List of All SAB Studies
Air Force Links
  United States Air Force
  Secretary of the Air Force
  Chief of Staff of the Air Force
  Air Force Senior Leaders

DoD Links

  Department of Defense
  Secretary of Defense


  FACA Database