American Operations Corporation (AOC) was founded in 1983 by L. Frank Field, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. After serving in the US Navy on nuclear submarines and overseas bases as a logistics officer, Mr. Field was appointed by the Ford Administration to be the Director of Operations of the Strategic Petroleum Reserves under the Federal Energy Administration, the predecessor to the Department of Energy (DOE). Following his employment with DOE, Mr. Field formed an entrepreneurial business doing work for the Federal Government called AOC.
Mr. Field took AOC in the direction of focusing primarily on military base operations and maintenance (O&M) support service contracts with the Federal Government. This included providing facilities infrastructure services in the areas of construction, quality control, utilities O&M, facilities engineering, building maintenance and operations, motor pool O&M, supply warehousing, automated maintenance system delivery and plant maintenance. During this time, AOC achieved proven, exceptional performance on O&M, logistics and program management support contracts.
Today AOC is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), with its headquarters office located in Chantilly, VA.