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.

Overview of the SAB

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SAB Charter

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Selection Process

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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 (SAF/AQB)
1060 Air Force Pentagon
Room 5E815
Washington, DC 20330-1060
Phone: 703-695-4295
Fax: 571-256-3012

USAF Scientific Advisory Board (SAF/AQB)
1500 W. Perimeter Road, Suite 3300
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762
Phone: 240-612-5500 or 5501
Fax: 571-256-3012