Sgt Jones is the Bravo team leader of the vehicle dispatch section and supervises SrA Powell, A1C James, and Amn Brook. SSgt Jones and his team members are currently deployed and have just been tasked to help train host nation personnel in similar duties that the team performs. SSgt Jones briefs his Airmen on the task and finds that they are extremely reluctant and apprehensive about performing the mission. His subordinates indicate that they dont think they should be providing this training. Their reasons range from classification issues to theyre not from the U.S. His first thought is to just ignore them. He thinks for a bit about their concerns and how he looked at things as a young Airman a few years back. Everything seemed pretty straight forward back then. but then came 9/11 and everything changed. Using the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP), determine which action will MOST LIKELY have a positive impact on mission accomplishment.
SSgt Jones expresses to his subordinates that he can sympathize with their feelings, but maybe if they show them the same process we use on convoys, overtime the convoys will become safer. By training our host nations we strengthen relationships and reduce the chances of another 9/11 happening.