Can You Pass This Airman Leadership School Test?

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The airman leadership school is a mandatory program in order to be promoted out of the most junior enlisted grades to the first true supervisory rank of staff sergeant. ALS is referred to by older servicemembers and veterans as "re-bluing". Can you pass this test on Airman Leadership School?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Having a social support network that consists of: family, friends, and coworkers. This network will offer tremendous benefits for a persons health and wellness.
    • A. 

      Open-minded

    • B. 

      Social Dimension

    • C. 

      Nuclear Surety

    • D. 

      Positive Reinforcement

  • 2. 
    You are home on leave from a deployment when you get a call from the high school you attended. They ask you to come and speak on behalf of the Air Force and its History for the annual career day. You are still jet-lagged from your long trip. Based on the principles learned in the Air Force Heritage chapter and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process, your BEST course of action would probably be:
    • A. 

      You are tired and do not want to be bothered. You have just traveled 2000 miles, so the last thing you are interested in is talking to a bunch of high school kids. You do not feel it is your responsibility to talk about the Air Force and its history, so you tell them to call a local recruiter.

    • B. 

      You are tired and do not want to be bothered. You have just traveled 2000 miles. However, you are proud to be a member of the Air Force and feel it's important to instill this and the Air Force history in future recruits and leaders. You choose to go and speak to them explaining the heritage of those who have come before you.

    • C. 

      You are tired and do not want to be bothered. You have just traveled 2000 miles. However, you are proud to be a member of the Air Force and feel it's important to instill this and the Air Force History in future recruits and leaders. You choose not to go this time and offer a later date.

    • D. 

      You are tired and do not want to be bothered. You have just traveled 2000 miles. However, you are proud to be a member of the Air Force and feel it's important to instill this and the Air Force history in future recruits and leaders. 

  • 3. 
    Your team has recently been tasked to represent your unit in a fitness competition among all units assigned to your wing. Two members of your team do not want to compete because they feel that they are not as fit as the others and will potentially hurt the team's chances of winning the competition. Based on the concepts from the Fit to Lead chapter, the dimension of wellness most affected by the two members of your team is BEST described as
    • A. 

      Social. This dimension deals with your network of friends and personal relationships with those you care about.

    • B. 

      Spiritual. This dimension may incorporate religious belief or other concepts such as patriotism or the common good.

    • C. 

      Emotional. This dimension refers to building an awareness of and accepting your feelings and moods.

    • D. 

      Physical. This dimension refers to weight control, a balanced and healthy diet, appearance, self-image, and exercise.

  • 4. 
    Use the EPME Structured Thinking (IDDP) Process as you assess the following scenarios. Determine which example demonstrates your responsibilities as a supervisor in relation to the fitness program.Use the EPME Structured Thinking (IDDP) Process as you assess the following scenarios. Determine which example demonstrates your responsibilities as a supervisor in relation to the fitness program.
    • A. 

      Your unit is supporting a major exercise that requires members from your team to be at the workcenter around the clock for a period of seven days. You developed a work schedule that will allow each member to have an hour of physical fitness training 3 times during this period.

    • B. 

      SrA Hayes, one of your subordinates has recently been enrolled in the Fitness Improvement Program. You were notified that he has missed several appointments without valid reasons. You decided not to address this with him anticipating that he would attend his next scheduled appointment.

    • C. 

      Your commander has recently implemented a new physical fitness program that focuses on engaging in aerobic activity without prior stretching. You informed your subordinates that this is not a recommended approach to physical fitness, and they should continue with the former program that required stretching prior to aerobic activity.

    • D. 

      EPME requires a do before complain structure, so you adhere to that

  • 5. 
    Which statement BEST demonstrates an extra-organizational stressor? A1C Coleman is distressed...
    • A. 

      Because he's about to deploy and feels that he's not properly trained for the mission.

    • B. 

      Over being deployed with A1C Castro who he feels is not a team player.

    • C. 

      Over having to be deployed with his current supervisor who he feels is ineffective and makes bad decisions.

    • D. 

      Because he believes that his wife isn't capable of handling the finances while he's away.

  • 6. 
    Your team recently became exposed to a traumatic event while performing convoy operations. You're scheduled to carry out several of these convoy operations and you're worried about your Airmen developing PTSD. Which example BEST describes ways to intervene and adapt to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
    • A. 

      You decide to conduct a debriefing of the recent convoy and explain to the team that although they experienced a traumatic event they will have to accept the fact that they're in the military. You inform them that feeling fear in combat situations is normal but in these situations it's important to not let it control them and that it's okay to communicate their thoughts and feelings with others afterwards. Additionally you decide to assess your team during the debriefing to identify personnel who may need professional help and decide that it would benefit the team if you developed additional survival training and a rotation schedule for the convoys to reduce continuous exposure to possible trauma.

    • B. 

      You conduct a debriefing and inform the team that traumatic events happen in life, especially in the military. You inform the team that they will have to accept the fact that they're in the military and need to put the experience behind them. The best way to get over a traumatic experience is to forget about it and not talk about it with others. Later you decide to get the team signed up for the next convoy detail so that they can get acclimatized to the stress which you determine is better than any training that you can develop.

    • C. 

      You decide to conduct a debriefing to talk to your team about the recent traumatic event they experienced. During the debriefing, you inform the team that they will have to accept the fact that they're in the military, however, the controlling fear they experienced is understandable, and that they should communicate their thoughts and feelings with others. Later you decide to seek professional help for yourself and your team, and request to be removed from the convoy rotation indefinitely.

    • D. 

      You decide to conduct a debriefing to talk to your team about the recent traumatic event they experienced.

  • 7. 
    Which example BEST describes how to help someone who displays signs of being suicidal?
    • A. 

      You use positive words of encouragement, convey an attitude of confidence, look for nonverbal clues or indicators, take charge, do not leave the person alone, and provide professional help for the person as soon as possible.

    • B. 

      You use positive words of encouragement, inform the person that you are not properly trained to help them and will seek help from your leaders as soon as the person calms down and is in a better mood. Once you have determined it's safe to leave, you follow through by seeking professional help.

    • C. 

      You inform the person that their situation can't be that bad, provide the person with examples of tough times that you've experienced, convey to the person that they have duties and responsibilities to the military, look for nonverbal clues or indicators, and take charge of the situation.

    • D. 

      Simply use positive words of encouragement

  • 8. 
    Which scenario BEST describes how you, as an NCO, meet your responsibilities in accordance with AFI 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure?
    • A. 

      You are in charge of a detail that must be completed and ready for inspection the following day. You've been working with your team on the detail for 8 hours and it looks like you may have to work 3 more hours to complete the detail. You have a football game that you have been planning on attending for weeks. After several minutes of consideration about the matter, you decide that your team is fully capable of completing the task without you. You can get a full report in the morning.

    • B. 

      During a recent training meeting, two of your male subordinates are laughing over a sexually explicit joke that was told. You notice that several of the female team members seem to be offended. You ask the females what is bothering them and they explain that they are offended by the joke. The male subordinates share the joke with you and you find it very funny too. You decide not to say anything to them about the joke being offensive. After all, _guys will be guys._

    • C. 

      A1C Glass's work performance has not been up to standards. He seems to be withdrawn and even argumentative with his peers. You decide to approach him to determine what is wrong. At first, he is reluctant to say anything, but after taking him to your office he informs you that a close family member has recently been given a short time to live and he is having a hard time dealing with it. You inform him that you and the rest of the chain of command are there for him. You also suggest that he talk to the first sergeant and/or chaplain.

    • D. 

      A1C Glass's work performance has not been up to standards. He seems to be withdrawn and even argumentative with his peers.

  • 9. 
    After a hard day's work you are finally released by your supervisor for the day. Upon reaching your car you realize that you forgot to pick up your cell phone from the desk in your office. When you enter your office building, you notice that a coworker is in the copy room and is placing a ream of paper in a bag to take home. Based on the concepts from the Professional Conduct chapter, the actions of your coworker are considered ...
    • A. 

      Ethical. Your coworker is taking college classes and probably needs the paper to finish a school project.

    • B. 

      Unethical. Although you know it's wrong for your coworker to take the paper you consider it not to be a big deal. Besides, it's just paper, it's not like he's lifting computers from the work place.

    • C. 

      Ethical. Although no prior permission was given for using workcenter resources outside of the work place, you conclude that your coworker is working on a work related project at home so it's ok for him to take the paper.

    • D. 

      Unethical. Taking paper from the work place without permission is stealing. It doesn't matter that your coworker has the best intentions for taking the paper. It is still wrong to take the paper from the work place.

  • 10. 
    List three time management plans.
    • A. 

      Calendars, Organizers, Personal Planners

    • B. 

      The ABC Priority Method, The Pareto Principle, The Covey Time Management Matrix

    • C. 

      Make a To-do‖ list, Prioritize your tasks, Smart Phones

    • D. 

      PDAs, Smart Phones, Calendars

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