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Intelligence Fundamentals


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  • 1. 

    ________ is the basic guidance that drives an organization to fulfill its mission in accordance with national objectives.

    • A.

      Guidance

    • B.

      Doctrine

    • C.

      ROE

    • D.

      Strategy

    Correct Answer
    B. Doctrine
    Explanation
    Doctrine is the basic guidance that drives an organization to fulfill its mission in accordance with national objectives. It provides a framework for decision-making, sets out principles and guidelines, and helps to align the actions of individuals and units within the organization. Doctrine is often developed by experts and based on lessons learned from past experiences, and it serves as a foundation for training, planning, and executing operations. By adhering to doctrine, organizations can ensure consistency, effectiveness, and unity of effort in achieving their goals.

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  • 2. 

    What are the 7 fundamental truths about airpower that we have collected over the years?

    Correct Answer
    centralized control and decentralized execution, flexibility and versatility, synergy, persistence, concentration, priority, balance
    Explanation
    These 7 fundamental truths about airpower have been collected over the years to highlight the key principles and characteristics that define its effectiveness. Centralized control and decentralized execution emphasize the need for a centralized command structure while allowing flexibility in decision-making at lower levels. Flexibility and versatility highlight the ability of airpower to adapt to different situations and missions. Synergy emphasizes the combined effects of different capabilities working together. Persistence emphasizes the ability of airpower to sustain operations over time. Concentration highlights the importance of focusing airpower on critical targets. Priority emphasizes the need to prioritize and allocate resources effectively. Finally, balance emphasizes the importance of maintaining a balanced approach in the application of airpower.

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  • 3. 

    ________ is the application of force that produces effects which may exceed the contribution of the forces employed individually.

    • A.

      Persistence

    • B.

      Synergy

    • C.

      Priority

    • D.

      Balance

    Correct Answer
    B. Synergy
    Explanation
    Synergy is the correct answer because it refers to the concept of combining forces or elements in a way that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In the context of the question, synergy is the application of force that produces effects that are greater than what each individual force could achieve on its own. This implies that when different forces are combined or work together, their combined effect is amplified, resulting in greater impact or success.

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  • 4. 

    Two government startegies that are trying to "ensure US superiority in cyberspace" are ______ and the ________.

    Correct Answer
    are National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and the National Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations
    Explanation
    The two government strategies mentioned, the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and the National Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations, are aimed at ensuring US superiority in cyberspace. The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace focuses on protecting critical infrastructure and information systems from cyber threats, while the National Military Strategy for Cyberspace Operations focuses on utilizing cyberspace as a domain for military operations and maintaining dominance in this domain. These strategies work together to enhance the US's capabilities and defenses in cyberspace.

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  • 5. 

    When one or more services are working together, that operation is called a "______" operation.

    • A.

      Tactical

    • B.

      Strategic

    • C.

      Combined

    • D.

      Joint

    Correct Answer
    D. Joint
    Explanation
    When one or more services are working together, that operation is called a "joint" operation. This term is commonly used in military contexts to describe the collaboration and coordination between different branches or units of the armed forces. A joint operation involves the integration of resources, capabilities, and expertise from multiple services to achieve a common objective. It emphasizes the importance of unity and cooperation among different entities to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in achieving a shared goal.

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  • 6. 

    What are the three levels of war?

    Correct Answer
    strategic, operational, tactical
    Explanation
    The three levels of war are strategic, operational, and tactical. The strategic level involves the overall goals and objectives of a nation or organization in a war, including decisions on resources, alliances, and long-term planning. The operational level focuses on the coordination and execution of military campaigns and major operations to achieve strategic objectives. The tactical level deals with the specific details and actions of individual battles and engagements, such as troop movements, weapons deployment, and battlefield tactics. These three levels are interconnected and must be effectively coordinated to achieve success in warfare.

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  • 7. 

    The ________ of joint intelligence is to integrate service and national intelligence capabilities into a unified effort that surpasses any single organizational effort and provides the most accurate and timely intelligence to commanders.

    • A.

      Priority

    • B.

      Balance

    • C.

      Capability

    • D.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    D. Objective
    Explanation
    The objective of joint intelligence is to integrate service and national intelligence capabilities into a unified effort that surpasses any single organizational effort and provides the most accurate and timely intelligence to commanders. This means that the main goal or purpose of joint intelligence is to bring together different intelligence capabilities from various organizations and services in order to provide the best and most effective intelligence support to commanders.

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  • 8. 

    By combining intelligence theory and operational experience into ________  ________, intelligence analysts can contribute to effective and successful join operations.

    • A.

      Fundamental principles

    • B.

      Initial strategies

    • C.

      Brainstorming sessions

    • D.

      Awesome ideas

    Correct Answer
    A. Fundamental principles
    Explanation
    By combining intelligence theory and operational experience into fundamental principles, intelligence analysts can contribute to effective and successful joint operations. This suggests that intelligence analysts can use their knowledge of intelligence theory and their experience in operations to develop core principles that can guide their work. These principles can help them make informed decisions, assess risks, and provide valuable insights to support joint operations.

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  • 9. 

    National assets such as intelligence and communications satellites, which are naturally thought of as strategic assets, are also significant resource during _______ operations.

    • A.

      Strategic

    • B.

      Tactical

    • C.

      Operational

    • D.

      Tactful

    Correct Answer
    B. Tactical
    Explanation
    During tactical operations, national assets such as intelligence and communications satellites can play a crucial role. These operations involve specific military actions and maneuvers that are carried out on the ground, in the air, or at sea. The use of intelligence satellites can provide real-time information and surveillance capabilities, allowing military forces to gather vital data on enemy positions and movements. Communications satellites, on the other hand, enable secure and efficient communication between different units and command centers, enhancing coordination and decision-making during tactical operations. Therefore, these assets are valuable resources that can greatly contribute to the success of tactical missions.

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  • 10. 

    True or False. At the tactical level of war, the US determines national security objectives and guidance and utilizes national resources to accomplish these objectives.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Strategic level of war is the answer

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  • 11. 

    ISR support at the ________ level is focused on threat warning, mission planning, targeting, and assessment.

    • A.

      Operational

    • B.

      Strategic

    • C.

      Surge

    • D.

      Tactical

    Correct Answer
    D. Tactical
    Explanation
    ISR support at the tactical level is focused on threat warning, mission planning, targeting, and assessment. This means that at the tactical level, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance activities are primarily aimed at providing real-time information and support to military units engaged in direct combat operations. This includes identifying and warning of potential threats, planning missions based on intelligence gathered, targeting enemy assets, and assessing the effectiveness of operations. Tactical ISR support is crucial for ensuring the success and safety of troops on the ground during combat operations.

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  • 12. 

    What is the routine contact and interaction between individuals or elements of US military forces and those of another nation's armed forces or foreign and domestic civilian authorities or agencies?

    • A.

      Professional engagement

    • B.

      Security cooperation

    • C.

      National cooperation

    • D.

      Security engagement

    Correct Answer
    A. Professional engagement
    Explanation
    Professional engagement refers to the routine contact and interaction between individuals or elements of US military forces and those of another nation's armed forces or foreign and domestic civilian authorities or agencies. This term highlights the professional and collaborative nature of the interactions, emphasizing the importance of building relationships, exchanging knowledge, and coordinating efforts with international partners. It encompasses a wide range of activities such as joint exercises, training programs, information sharing, and diplomatic engagements aimed at enhancing security cooperation and promoting mutual understanding and cooperation.

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  • 13. 

    _________ helps prevent adversary action through the presentation of a credible threat of counteraction.

    • A.

      Cooperation

    • B.

      Engagement

    • C.

      Security

    • D.

      Deterence

    Correct Answer
    D. Deterence
    Explanation
    Deterrence is the correct answer because it refers to the act of preventing adversary action by presenting a credible threat of counteraction. By demonstrating the capability and willingness to respond to any hostile actions, deterrence aims to dissuade potential adversaries from engaging in harmful activities. This concept is commonly used in the context of international relations and military strategies, where countries employ deterrent measures to discourage aggression and maintain peace and stability.

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  • 14. 

    A _______ ________ or a _______ ________ operations can be a single small-scale, limited-duration operation or a significant part of a major operation of extended duration involving combat.

    Correct Answer
    crisis response; limited contingency
    limited contingency;crisis response
    Explanation
    A crisis response operation or a limited contingency operation can refer to either a single small-scale, limited-duration operation or a significant part of a major operation of extended duration involving combat. The two terms, crisis response and limited contingency, are interchangeable and can be used to describe either scenario.

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  • 15. 

    A more complex form of warfare is called ________ warfare, where insurgents could be using crude weapons and be supported at the same time by a conventional ballistic missile unit.

    • A.

      Hybrid

    • B.

      Modern

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Asymmetric

    Correct Answer
    A. Hybrid
    Explanation
    Hybrid warfare refers to a more complex form of warfare where a combination of conventional and unconventional tactics are employed. In this context, the insurgents are using crude weapons, which can be considered unconventional, while being supported by a conventional ballistic missile unit. Therefore, the term "hybrid" best describes this situation where different types of warfare tactics are being utilized simultaneously.

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  • 16. 

    _________ warfare is a conflict in which one or more of the participants in a non-state entity and is trying to either overthrow the governing entity or is trying to win over the public.

    • A.

      Traditional

    • B.

      Irregular

    • C.

      Symmetric

    • D.

      Conventional

    Correct Answer
    B. Irregular
    Explanation
    Irregular warfare refers to conflicts where non-state entities, such as rebel groups or guerrilla fighters, are involved and aim to either overthrow the governing entity or gain support from the public. This type of warfare is characterized by unconventional tactics and strategies, often involving ambushes, sabotage, and guerrilla warfare. It is different from traditional, conventional, and symmetric warfare, which involve state entities and more standardized military tactics.

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  • 17. 

    ________ warfare is conducted using security forces and or regular military personnel and does not use chemical, biological, nuclear, or radiological weapons, such as the Korean war.

    • A.

      Traditional

    • B.

      Conventional

    • C.

      Common

    • D.

      Modern

    Correct Answer
    B. Conventional
    Explanation
    Conventional warfare refers to the use of regular military forces and security forces, without the use of chemical, biological, nuclear, or radiological weapons. The Korean War is an example of conventional warfare, as it involved the use of traditional military tactics and weaponry by both sides.

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  • 18. 

    _______ warfare is a conflict between equally capable forces. Each side has similar resources, training, and capabilities across the board.

    • A.

      Symmetric

    • B.

      Conventional

    • C.

      Traditional

    • D.

      Asymmetric

    Correct Answer
    A. Symmetric
    Explanation
    Symmetric warfare refers to a conflict where both sides possess comparable resources, training, and capabilities. This means that the opposing forces are evenly matched in terms of their military strength and have similar advantages and disadvantages. In such a scenario, there is a balance of power, making it difficult for either side to gain a significant advantage over the other.

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  • 19. 

    What is an example of asymmetric warfare?

    • A.

      The Revolutionary War

    • B.

      Desert Storm

    • C.

      WWII

    • D.

      Cold War

    Correct Answer
    A. The Revolutionary War
    Explanation
    The Revolutionary War is an example of asymmetric warfare because it involved a weaker and less organized colonial force (the Patriots) fighting against a stronger and more organized military power (the British). The Patriots utilized guerrilla tactics, unconventional warfare, and the support of the local population to counter the British army's superior firepower and resources. This imbalance in military strength and strategies is characteristic of asymmetric warfare.

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  • 20. 

    ________ warfare is a conflict between groups that are NOT equally equipped across the board and each side will throw their strengths at the opponent's weaknesses.

    • A.

      Traditional

    • B.

      Asymmetric

    • C.

      Assembled

    • D.

      Symmetric

    Correct Answer
    B. Asymmetric
    Explanation
    Asymmetric warfare refers to conflicts where there is an imbalance in the capabilities and resources between opposing groups. In this type of warfare, each side focuses on utilizing their own strengths to exploit the weaknesses of their opponent. This can involve unconventional tactics, such as guerrilla warfare or terrorism, to compensate for the lack of conventional military power. Asymmetric warfare is often seen when a weaker group or non-state actors are pitted against a stronger, more conventional force.

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  • 21. 

    True or False. The following are expeditionary forces that are currently in use or being developed. Air Force - Aerospace expeditionary force (AEF), Army - Brigade combat team (BCT) / unit of action (UA) / unit of employment (UE), Navy - Expeditionary strike force (ESF), Marine Corps - Marine expeditionary force (MEF)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because each branch of the military mentioned (Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps) does indeed have expeditionary forces that are currently in use or being developed. The Air Force has the Aerospace Expeditionary Force (AEF), the Army has the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) / Unit of Action (UA) / Unit of Employment (UE), the Navy has the Expeditionary Strike Force (ESF), and the Marine Corps has the Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF). Therefore, the statement is correct.

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  • 22. 

    A ________ operation is a military operation designated by the SECDEF as an operation in which the members of the armed forces are or may become involved in military actions, operations, or hostilities against an enemy of the US.

    • A.

      Sustainment

    • B.

      Surge

    • C.

      Contingency

    • D.

      Combat

    Correct Answer
    C. Contingency
    Explanation
    A contingency operation is a military operation designated by the SECDEF as an operation in which the members of the armed forces are or may become involved in military actions, operations, or hostilities against an enemy of the US. Contingency operations are typically planned and executed in response to unforeseen events or emergencies, and they involve the deployment of military forces to address threats or challenges to national security. These operations are characterized by their flexibility and adaptability, as they require rapid decision-making and the ability to quickly mobilize and deploy forces to address emerging threats.

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  • 23. 

    True or False. Contingency is a continuous and highly structrued process that enables an orderly transition from peace to war.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Planning is a continuous process NOT contingency

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  • 24. 

    What attempts to address any potential scenario before it happens, giving leadership a head start should that theorized situation arise?

    • A.

      Operational planning

    • B.

      Strategic planning

    • C.

      Crisis action planning

    • D.

      Contingency planning

    Correct Answer
    D. Contingency planning
    Explanation
    Contingency planning refers to the process of preparing for potential scenarios or events that may occur in the future. It involves identifying possible risks, developing strategies to mitigate them, and creating a plan of action to be implemented if those risks materialize. By proactively addressing potential situations before they happen, contingency planning allows leadership to be prepared and have a head start in managing any crisis or unexpected event that may arise. This helps to minimize the impact of such situations and enables a more effective response.

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  • 25. 

    ________ ________ planning is driven by current events in real time and normally occurs in emergencies or time-sensitive situations.

    • A.

      Operational planning

    • B.

      Strategic planning

    • C.

      Crisis action planning

    • D.

      Contagious planning

    Correct Answer
    C. Crisis action planning
    Explanation
    Crisis action planning is the most suitable answer because it is a type of planning that is specifically designed to address emergencies or time-sensitive situations. Unlike strategic planning, which focuses on long-term goals and objectives, crisis action planning is driven by current events in real time. It involves quickly formulating and implementing a response to mitigate the impact of the crisis and ensure the safety and well-being of individuals involved. This type of planning is essential in situations where immediate action is required to address unforeseen events or rapidly evolving circumstances.

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  • 26. 

    A(n) _________ is a written description of the combatant commander's concept of operations to counter a perceived threat. It will include all phases of the tasked operation, identify forces and supplies required, and detail the movement schedule of resources to the theater of operations.

    • A.

      OPLAN

    • B.

      WARNORD

    • C.

      PLANORD

    • D.

      ALERTORD

    Correct Answer
    A. OPLAN
    Explanation
    An OPLAN, or Operation Plan, is a written description of the combatant commander's concept of operations to counter a perceived threat. It includes all phases of the tasked operation, identifies the forces and supplies required, and details the movement schedule of resources to the theater of operations.

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  • 27. 

    What are the oders used to direct preparations, planning, deployment and execution of plans in response to crises?

    Correct Answer
    WARNORD, PLANORD, ALERTORD, OPORD, EXORD
    warning order, planning order, alert order, operations order, execute order
  • 28. 

    The ______ is a directive issued by the CJCS that initiaties development and evaluation of COA by a supported commander and requests a commander's estimate be submitted. It does NOT authorize movement of forces unless specifically stated.

    • A.

      ACTORD

    • B.

      COMMORD

    • C.

      WARNORD

    • D.

      PLANORD

    Correct Answer
    C. WARNORD
    Explanation
    A WARNORD is a directive issued by the CJCS (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff) that initiates the development and evaluation of COA (Course of Action) by a supported commander and requests a commander's estimate be submitted. It does not authorize movement of forces unless specifically stated.

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  • 29. 

    What is normally issued following a decision by the President that conduct of military operations in support of national interests is a distinct possibility?

    • A.

      ALERTORD

    • B.

      ACTORD

    • C.

      PLANORD

    • D.

      WARNORD

    Correct Answer
    A. ALERTORD
    Explanation
    Following a decision by the President that conduct of military operations in support of national interests is a distinct possibility, an ALERTORD (Alert Order) is normally issued. An Alert Order is a directive that alerts military forces and provides them with the necessary information and instructions to prepare for imminent military operations. It serves as a notification to military personnel that they should be ready to take action and mobilize quickly if necessary.

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  • 30. 

    I am an order issued by the authority and direction of the SECDEF through the CJCS and I direct the deployment and/or employment of forces. Who am I?

    • A.

      PLANORD

    • B.

      EXORD

    • C.

      WARNORD

    • D.

      Crazy Earl

    Correct Answer
    B. EXORD
    Explanation
    An EXORD (Execution Order) is a directive issued by the authority and direction of the Secretary of Defense (SECDEF) through the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) to direct the deployment and/or employment of forces. It is a formal order that outlines specific instructions and guidance for military operations. The other options, PLANORD (Planning Order), WARNORD (Warning Order), and Crazy Earl, do not accurately describe the role of directing the deployment and/or employment of forces.

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  • 31. 

    An_______is a directive issued by a commander to subordinate commanders for the purpose of executing a coordinated operation (e.g. air operations, training, exercises, etc.).

    • A.

      PLANORD

    • B.

      EXORD

    • C.

      ALERTORD

    • D.

      OPORD

    Correct Answer
    D. OPORD
    Explanation
    An OPORD, also known as an Operational Order, is a directive issued by a commander to subordinate commanders for the purpose of executing a coordinated operation. It provides detailed instructions and information regarding the mission, objectives, tasks, and resources required for the operation. This order ensures that all units involved are aware of their roles and responsibilities, facilitating effective coordination and execution of the operation.

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  • 32. 

    A(n)__________is an organizational structure composed of force packages with capabilities providing warfighting commanders with rapid and responsive aerospace power.

    • A.

      Combat team

    • B.

      AEF

    • C.

      Special Ops Team

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. AEF
    Explanation
    An AEF (Air and Space Expeditionary Force) is an organizational structure composed of force packages with capabilities providing warfighting commanders with rapid and responsive aerospace power. AEFs are designed to provide the Air Force with the ability to quickly deploy and sustain airpower worldwide, supporting combat operations and other operational requirements. They are structured to be flexible and adaptable, allowing commanders to tailor the force to meet specific mission needs. AEFs enable the Air Force to rapidly respond to crises and provide continuous support to combatant commanders.

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  • 33. 

    The AEF normally operates on a ____month life cycle and includes a ____month normal training period, ___ month preparation period, and a 4-month deployment/on-call eligibility period.

    • A.

      16; 7; 2

    • B.

      20; 7; 2

    • C.

      20; 14; 2

    • D.

      10; 5; 2

    Correct Answer
    C. 20; 14; 2
    Explanation
    The AEF normally operates on a 20-month life cycle, which includes a 14-month normal training period, a 2-month preparation period, and a 4-month deployment/on-call eligibility period. This means that the AEF spends the majority of its time in training, followed by a shorter period of preparation before being deployed or being on-call for deployment.

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  • 34. 

    The ______ _______ ______ ______ is part of the Army's continuing transformation into a force better postured to meet the demands of the 21st century by using a combination of quick reation forces (QRF) and pre-positioned stock.

    • A.

      Interim brigade combat team (IBCT)

    • B.

      Army missile defense team (AMDT)

    • C.

      Brigade support command team (BSCT)

    • D.

      Army special operations team (ASOT)

    Correct Answer
    A. Interim brigade combat team (IBCT)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "interim brigade combat team (IBCT)". This is the correct answer because it best fits the description of the Army's transformation into a force better prepared for the demands of the 21st century. The use of quick reaction forces and pre-positioned stock aligns with the concept of an interim brigade combat team, which is a temporary unit designed to provide rapid response capabilities.

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  • 35. 

    True or False. Always on call and ready to deploy, IBCT's are designed to be in a hot spot within 18 hrs.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    IBCT stands for Infantry Brigade Combat Team. These teams are designed to be always on call and ready to deploy to a hot spot within 18 hours. This means that they are constantly prepared and equipped to quickly respond to any crisis or conflict that may arise. Being on call and ready to deploy at a moment's notice is a crucial aspect of the IBCT's purpose and function. Therefore, the statement "Always on call and ready to deploy, IBCT's are designed to be in a hot spot within 18 hrs" is true.

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  • 36. 

    After the Persian Gulf War of 1992, the Army developed a concept to have strategically placed equpment in different parts of the world. What are these called and how many are there worldwide?

    • A.

      Army surplus (AS); 7

    • B.

      Army pre-positioned stock (APS); 10

    • C.

      Battalion surplus (BS); 3

    • D.

      Army pre-positioned stock (APS); 5

    Correct Answer
    D. Army pre-positioned stock (APS); 5
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Army pre-positioned stock (APS); 5. After the Persian Gulf War of 1992, the Army developed the concept of Army pre-positioned stock (APS), which refers to strategically placed equipment in different parts of the world. There are a total of five APS locations worldwide.

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  • 37. 

    What are the seven areas that the IBCT is organized into?

    • A.

      Infantry battalion, antitank (AT) company, field artillery battalion, engineer company, signal company, military intelligence (MI) company, brigade support battalion (BSB)

    • B.

      Infantry battalion, combat operations battalion, engineer company, signal company, quick reation force, special ops battalion, brigade support battalion (BSB)

    • C.

      Combat operations, antitank (AT) company, field artillery battalion, engineer company, special ops battallion, quick reactions support, signal company

    • D.

      Combat operations, field artillery battalion, quirk reaction force, special ops battalion, signal company, engineer company, brigade support battalion (BSB)

    Correct Answer
    A. Infantry battalion, antitank (AT) company, field artillery battalion, engineer company, signal company, military intelligence (MI) company, brigade support battalion (BSB)
    Explanation
    The IBCT is organized into seven areas: Infantry battalion, antitank (AT) company, field artillery battalion, engineer company, signal company, military intelligence (MI) company, and brigade support battalion (BSB).

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  • 38. 

    Since WWII, at least one _____ _____ _____, formerly Carrier Battle Group, has been present during any contingency. It may be deployed in a variety of roles, all of which would involve the gaining and maintenance of sea control.

    • A.

      Carrier Strike Group (CSG)

    • B.

      Carrier Battalion Group (CBG)

    • C.

      Combat Strike Group (CSG)

    • D.

      Combat Battalion Group (CBG)

    Correct Answer
    A. Carrier Strike Group (CSG)
    Explanation
    Since WWII, at least one Carrier Strike Group (CSG), formerly Carrier Battle Group, has been present during any contingency. It may be deployed in a variety of roles, all of which would involve the gaining and maintenance of sea control.

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  • 39. 

    A _______ is the Marine Corps concept for military operations.

    • A.

      Marine air sea ground task force MASGTF

    • B.

      Marine expeditionary force MEF

    • C.

      Marine air ground task force MAGTF

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. Marine air ground task force MAGTF
    Explanation
    The correct answer is marine air ground task force (MAGTF). A MAGTF is the Marine Corps concept for military operations, which combines the capabilities of air, ground, and logistics forces into a single integrated unit. It allows the Marine Corps to conduct a wide range of operations, from humanitarian assistance to major combat operations, with flexibility and effectiveness. The MAGTF structure ensures that Marines have the necessary resources and support to accomplish their missions in any environment.

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  • 40. 

    The marine's task force is then  divided into four elements; what are they?

    Correct Answer
    command element, avaiation combat element, ground combat element, logistics combat element
    CE, ACE, GCE, LCE
    Explanation
    The marine's task force is divided into four elements: the command element (CE), the aviation combat element (ACE), the ground combat element (GCE), and the logistics combat element (LCE). These elements are responsible for different aspects of the task force's operations, with the command element providing overall leadership and coordination, the aviation combat element handling air support and transportation, the ground combat element focusing on ground operations and combat, and the logistics combat element managing supplies, equipment, and support services.

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  • 41. 

    A ________ is a temporary, joint SOF HQ established by the NCA or a JFC to accomplish a specific mission or to control SOF in a specific theater of operations.

    • A.

      MAGTF

    • B.

      SOF

    • C.

      JSOTF

    • D.

      MAGJF

    Correct Answer
    C. JSOTF
    Explanation
    A JSOTF (Joint Special Operations Task Force) is a temporary, joint SOF (Special Operations Forces) HQ (Headquarters) established by the NCA (National Command Authority) or a JFC (Joint Force Commander) to accomplish a specific mission or to control SOF in a specific theater of operations.

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  • 42. 

    A _______ is an ad hoc arrangement between two or more nations for a common action. These operations are when a group of nations, including the US, uses combined military resources for peacekeeping as well as coalition defense against a common enemy.

    • A.

      Joint Force

    • B.

      Combined force

    • C.

      JSOTF

    • D.

      Coalition

    Correct Answer
    D. Coalition
    Explanation
    A coalition is an ad hoc arrangement between two or more nations for a common action. In this context, it refers to the cooperation between multiple nations, including the US, to utilize their combined military resources for peacekeeping and defense against a common enemy. This allows for the pooling of resources, expertise, and manpower to achieve shared goals and objectives.

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  • 43. 

    Typically, a CSG will have the following:

    • A.

      Aircraft carrier; submarines, destroyers, yachts

    • B.

      F-16s, attack subs, fast combat support ships, aviation combat element

    • C.

      Aircraft carrier, cruisers, destroyers (DD), attack subs, fast combat support ships

    • D.

      The AF will take care of it

    Correct Answer
    C. Aircraft carrier, cruisers, destroyers (DD), attack subs, fast combat support ships
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "aircraft carrier, cruisers, destroyers (DD), attack subs, fast combat support ships". This answer lists the typical components of a CSG (Carrier Strike Group), which is a naval task force centered around an aircraft carrier. The cruisers, destroyers, attack submarines, and fast combat support ships provide protection, firepower, and logistical support for the aircraft carrier. This combination of assets allows the CSG to project power and carry out various military operations.

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  • 44. 

    How many CSGs are currently within the US Navy?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      24

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    D. 12
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 12. This suggests that there are currently 12 CSGs (Carrier Strike Groups) within the US Navy. A CSG is a naval task force consisting of an aircraft carrier, a guided-missile cruiser, and a number of destroyers and other supporting vessels. These groups are deployed for various purposes, including power projection, deterrence, and maritime security.

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  • 45. 

    The sharing of intelligence can range from "_______ ________" sharing all pertinent information including sources and methods, to a "_______ _______" used to bridge problems of understanding between cultures and operational requirments.

    • A.

      No exchange; total exchange

    • B.

      Complete exchange; incomplete change

    • C.

      Complete change; incomplete exchange

    • D.

      Full exchange; liaison exchange

    Correct Answer
    D. Full exchange; liaison exchange
    Explanation
    The sharing of intelligence can vary from "full exchange" where all relevant information is shared, including sources and methods, to "liaison exchange" which is used to bridge the gap between different cultures and operational requirements.

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  • 46. 

    The JCS defines _____ _______ as the sum of military, diplomatic, and civil efforts to effect the recovery and return of US military, DoD civies, and DoD contractor personnel who are isolated or missing while participating in a US government-sanctioned activity or mission in an uncertain or hostile environment, or as determined by the SECDEF.

    • A.

      Isolated recovery (IR)

    • B.

      Personnel recovery (PR)

    • C.

      Recovery operations (RO)

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Personnel recovery (PR)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "personnel recovery (PR)". The question is asking for the definition of a term defined by the JCS (Joint Chiefs of Staff) as the sum of military, diplomatic, and civil efforts to recover and return US military personnel, DoD civilians, and DoD contractor personnel who are isolated or missing in uncertain or hostile environments. This term is determined by the Secretary of Defense. The term "personnel recovery" best fits this definition.

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  • 47. 

    What is the primary mission of AF personnel recovery operations (PRO)?

    Correct Answer
    utilize a combination of specially trained Airmen and unique equipment to recover any isolated personnel
    recover isolated personnel
    to recover personnel
    Explanation
    The primary mission of AF personnel recovery operations (PRO) is to utilize a combination of specially trained Airmen and unique equipment to recover any isolated personnel. This means that PRO focuses on using both trained personnel and specialized equipment to successfully retrieve and bring back any individuals who may be isolated or stranded in a dangerous or hostile environment. The goal is to ensure the safe recovery of these personnel and bring them back to safety.

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  • 48. 

    What are the five essential tasks conducted by the Joint Personnel Recovery Centers and/or cells?

    • A.

      Report, locate, support, recover, reintegrate

    • B.

      Report, find, transition, recover, reintegrate

    • C.

      Locate, find, recover, report, debrief

    • D.

      Locate, support, transition, recover, reintegrate

    Correct Answer
    A. Report, locate, support, recover, reintegrate
    Explanation
    The five essential tasks conducted by the Joint Personnel Recovery Centers and/or cells are to report, locate, support, recover, and reintegrate. These tasks involve reporting the missing personnel, locating their whereabouts, providing support during the recovery process, physically recovering them, and finally reintegrating them back into their units or society.

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  • 49. 

    Normally, the responsibility for the joint PR mission is designated to the joint operations directorate (J-3) or to a _____ _____.

    • A.

      Component commander

    • B.

      Combatant commander

    • C.

      Squadron commander

    • D.

      Cobra commander

    Correct Answer
    A. Component commander
    Explanation
    The responsibility for the joint PR mission is usually designated to the joint operations directorate (J-3) or to a component commander.

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  • 50. 

    The automated DD form 1833, _____, provides the standardized data elements, export data, and order format to collect individual information, and it should be used by all personnel IAW theater entry requirements.

    • A.

      SSOPREP

    • B.

      ISOSUPP

    • C.

      ISOREP

    • D.

      ISOPREP

    Correct Answer
    D. ISOPREP
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ISOPREP. The explanation is that the automated DD form 1833, ISOPREP, provides the standardized data elements, export data, and order format to collect individual information, and it should be used by all personnel IAW theater entry requirements.

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