CDC 3S071 Volume 1. Personnel Career Field, Edit Code 02

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  • 1. 

    (001) Which agency functions to assist the Secretary of the Air Force (SECAF) in carrying out the responsibilities of the office?

    • A.

      Air Staff

    • B.

      Air National Guard Bureau

    • C.

      Air Force Personnel Center

    • D.

      Air Force Reserve Command

    Correct Answer
    A. Air Staff
    Explanation
    The Air Staff is the correct answer because it is the agency that assists the Secretary of the Air Force in carrying out their responsibilities. The Air Staff is responsible for providing advice and support to the Secretary on matters related to the Air Force's operations, organization, and personnel. They help the Secretary make informed decisions and ensure the effective implementation of Air Force policies and programs.

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  • 2. 

    (001) How many subordinate units does the Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel (AF/A1) have?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Four

    • C.

      Six

    • D.

      Eight

    Correct Answer
    C. Six
    Explanation
    The Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel (AF/A1) has six subordinate units.

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  • 3. 

    (001) Which office is responsible for providing administrative support to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel (AF/A1) by managing workflow, tracking correspondence, administering and monitoring security and safety programs, and overseeing supplies and equipment purchases?

    • A.

      Issues Team (AF/A1I)

    • B.

      Executive Services (AF/A1Z)

    • C.

      HQ United States Air Force (USAF)

    • D.

      HQ Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC)

    Correct Answer
    B. Executive Services (AF/A1Z)
    Explanation
    Executive Services (AF/A1Z) is responsible for providing administrative support to the Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel (AF/A1). They manage workflow, track correspondence, administer and monitor security and safety programs, and oversee supplies and equipment purchases.

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  • 4. 

    (001) This office defines the Culture of Airmen, including core standards, values and expectations.

    • A.

      Directorate of Airman Development and Sustainment (AF/A1D).

    • B.

      Directorate of Force Management Policy (AF/A1P).

    • C.

      Directorate of Plans and Integration (AF/A1X).

    • D.

      Issues Team (AF/A1I).

    Correct Answer
    A. Directorate of Airman Development and Sustainment (AF/A1D).
    Explanation
    The Directorate of Airman Development and Sustainment (AF/A1D) is responsible for defining the Culture of Airmen, including core standards, values, and expectations. This office plays a crucial role in shaping the overall culture within the Air Force by establishing and promoting the principles that guide the behavior and professionalism of Airmen. They are responsible for developing and implementing programs and initiatives that support the personal and professional development of Airmen, ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their roles.

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  • 5. 

    (001) Which office does AF/A1 communicate with to ensure corporate Air Force requirements link mission capabilities to programmed resources?

    • A.

      Directorate of Airman Development and Sustainment (AF/A1D).

    • B.

      Directorate of Manpower and Organization (AF/A1M).

    • C.

      Directorate of Force Management Policy (AF/A1P).

    • D.

      Directorate of Plans and Integration (AF/A1X).

    Correct Answer
    B. Directorate of Manpower and Organization (AF/A1M).
  • 6. 

    (001) This office plans and executes the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program.

    • A.

      Directorate of Airman Development and Sustainment (AF/A1D).

    • B.

      Directorate of Manpower and Organization (AF/A1M).

    • C.

      Directorate of Force Management Policy (AF/A1P).

    • D.

      Directorate of Plans and Integration (AF/A1X).

    Correct Answer
    B. Directorate of Manpower and Organization (AF/A1M).
    Explanation
    The Directorate of Manpower and Organization (AF/A1M) is responsible for planning and executing the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program. This office is in charge of managing the manpower and organization aspects of the program, ensuring that the necessary resources and personnel are allocated appropriately during the base realignment and closure process.

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  • 7. 

    (001) The Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel (AF/A1) utilizes the Directorate of Force Management Policy (AF/A1P) to communicate all of the following except

    • A.

      Developing objectives.

    • B.

      Performing analysis.

    • C.

      Developing force management policies.

    • D.

      Developing doctrine and legislative guidance.

    Correct Answer
    D. Developing doctrine and legislative guidance.
    Explanation
    The Directorate of Force Management Policy (AF/A1P) is utilized by the Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel (AF/A1) for various purposes. These include developing objectives, performing analysis, and developing force management policies. However, it does not include developing doctrine and legislative guidance.

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  • 8. 

    (001) Which office implements programs, such as “Stop Loss,” to effectively shape and balance the Air Force’s Total Force?

    • A.

      Directorate of Airman Development and Sustainment (AF/A1D).

    • B.

      Directorate of Manpower and Organization (AF/A1M).

    • C.

      Directorate of Force Management Policy (AF/A1P).

    • D.

      Directorate of Plans and Integration (AF/A1X).

    Correct Answer
    C. Directorate of Force Management Policy (AF/A1P).
    Explanation
    The Directorate of Force Management Policy (AF/A1P) implements programs like "Stop Loss" to effectively shape and balance the Air Force's Total Force. This office is responsible for managing and developing policies related to force management, including personnel and manpower issues. By implementing programs like "Stop Loss," AF/A1P can ensure that the Air Force maintains the necessary personnel levels and skills to carry out its missions effectively.

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  • 9. 

    (001) Which office serves as the program manager for planning, programming, and developing information technology (IT) for the Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel (AF/A1)?

    • A.

      Directorate of Airman Development and Sustainment (AF/A1D).

    • B.

      Directorate of Manpower and Organization (AF/A1M).

    • C.

      Directorate of Force Management Policy (AF/A1P).

    • D.

      Directorate of Plans and Integration (AF/A1X).

    Correct Answer
    D. Directorate of Plans and Integration (AF/A1X).
    Explanation
    The Directorate of Plans and Integration (AF/A1X) serves as the program manager for planning, programming, and developing information technology (IT) for the Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel (AF/A1). This office is responsible for coordinating and integrating IT initiatives within the AF/A1 organization, ensuring that the IT systems and programs align with the overall goals and objectives of the Deputy Chief of Staff. They work closely with other directorates and offices to ensure effective and efficient use of IT resources and support the mission of AF/A1.

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  • 10. 

    (002) Which field operating agency (FOA) primarily accomplishes their mission by ensuring the right numbers of people in the right grades and skills are available to perform the missions of unit commanders worldwide?

    • A.

      Air Force Manpower Agency (AFMA).

    • B.

      Air Force Personnel Operations Agency (AFPOA).

    • C.

      Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center ( HQ AFPC).

    • D.

      Headquarters Air Force Resource Management Process (HAFRMP).

    Correct Answer
    C. Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center ( HQ AFPC).
    Explanation
    The Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center (HQ AFPC) primarily accomplishes their mission by ensuring the right numbers of people in the right grades and skills are available to perform the missions of unit commanders worldwide. They are responsible for managing the personnel and manpower needs of the Air Force, including recruitment, training, assignments, promotions, and career development. They work closely with unit commanders to ensure that the Air Force has the right personnel in place to effectively carry out their missions.

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  • 11. 

    (002) The Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) integrates and executes personnel operations to develop Air Force people and

    • A.

      Meet field commander requirements.

    • B.

      Ensure strategic goals are effectively aligned.

    • C.

      Design, develop, and test personnel processes.

    • D.

      Execute wartime and home station capabilities.

    Correct Answer
    A. Meet field commander requirements.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "meet field commander requirements." This answer is supported by the statement that the Air Force Personnel Center integrates and executes personnel operations to develop Air Force people and meet field commander requirements. This indicates that one of the main functions of the AFPC is to ensure that the personnel operations are aligned with and meet the needs of the field commanders.

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  • 12. 

    (002) Who does the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) support by providing transition assistance and support?

    • A.

      Active duty.

    • B.

      Air Force retirees.

    • C.

      Active duty, reservists, and guardsmen.

    • D.

      Active duty, reservists, guardsmen, and civilians.

    Correct Answer
    B. Air Force retirees.
    Explanation
    The Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) supports Air Force retirees by providing transition assistance and support. This includes helping retirees transition from military to civilian life and providing resources and support for their post-retirement needs.

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  • 13. 

    (002) Which directorate assists Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center (HQ AFPC) with facilitating the professional development of all enlisted members and officers below the grade of colonel?

    • A.

      Assignments.

    • B.

      Personnel Data Systems.

    • C.

      Civilian Force Integration.

    • D.

      Air and Space Expeditionary Force Operations.

    Correct Answer
    A. Assignments.
    Explanation
    The directorate that assists HQ AFPC with facilitating the professional development of all enlisted members and officers below the grade of colonel is Assignments.

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  • 14. 

    (002) For assistance with recruiting and training interns to provide future Air Force leaders, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center (HQ AFPC) contacts the Directorate of

    • A.

      Assignments.

    • B.

      Personnel Data Systems.

    • C.

      Civilian Force Integration.

    • D.

      Air and Space Expeditionary Force Operations.

    Correct Answer
    C. Civilian Force Integration.
    Explanation
    HQ AFPC contacts the Civilian Force Integration for assistance with recruiting and training interns to provide future Air Force leaders.

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  • 15. 

    (002) Which directorate assists Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center (HQ AFPC) with developing guidance, procedures and training for active duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian personnel accountability?

    • A.

      Assignments.

    • B.

      Force Operations.

    • C.

      Personnel Services.

    • D.

      Personnel Data Systems.

    Correct Answer
    B. Force Operations.
    Explanation
    Force Operations is the correct answer because this directorate assists HQ AFPC in developing guidance, procedures, and training for personnel accountability. This includes active duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian personnel. The other options, Assignments, Personnel Services, and Personnel Data Systems, do not specifically mention personnel accountability or provide support to HQ AFPC in this area.

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  • 16. 

    (002) Which directorate is primarily responsible for reporting casualties worldwide, notifying family members, and providing assistance to families and field commanders on benefits and entitlements?

    • A.

      Air and Space Expeditionary Force Operations.

    • B.

      Personnel Services.

    • C.

      Force Operations.

    • D.

      Assignments.

    Correct Answer
    C. Force Operations.
    Explanation
    Force Operations is primarily responsible for reporting casualties worldwide, notifying family members, and providing assistance to families and field commanders on benefits and entitlements.

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  • 17. 

    (002) Which directorate assists Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center (HQ AFPC) with information technology and lifecycle management?

    • A.

      Staff.

    • B.

      Force Operations.

    • C.

      Personnel Services.

    • D.

      Personnel Data Systems.

    Correct Answer
    D. Personnel Data Systems.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Personnel Data Systems. The Personnel Data Systems directorate assists HQ AFPC with information technology and lifecycle management.

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  • 18. 

    (002) Which directorate is responsible for developing guidance, procedures and training for active duty, guard, reserve, and civilian personnel directly supporting Air Force programs?

    • A.

      Staff.

    • B.

      Force Operations.

    • C.

      Personnel Services.

    • D.

      Personnel Data Systems.

    Correct Answer
    C. Personnel Services.
    Explanation
    The Personnel Services directorate is responsible for developing guidance, procedures, and training for active duty, guard, reserve, and civilian personnel directly supporting Air Force programs. This includes providing support and services related to personnel management, career development, and personnel readiness.

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  • 19. 

    (002) Which field operating agency (FOA) is responsible for determining requirements needed to execute wartime and home-station capabilities supporting Air Force Concepts of Operations (CONOPS)?

    • A.

      Air Force Manpower Agency (AFMA).

    • B.

      Air Force Personnel Operations Agency (AFPOA).

    • C.

      Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center ( HQ AFPC).

    • D.

      Headquarters Air Force Military Personnel Center ( HQ AFMPC).

    Correct Answer
    A. Air Force Manpower Agency (AFMA).
    Explanation
    The Air Force Manpower Agency (AFMA) is responsible for determining the requirements needed to execute wartime and home-station capabilities that support Air Force Concepts of Operations (CONOPS). This means that AFMA is in charge of identifying and assessing the manpower and personnel needs of the Air Force in order to effectively carry out their operations and strategies.

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  • 20. 

    (002) What field operating agency (FOA) does the Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel (AF/A1) look to for measuring and managing the outcome of improved service delivery and efficient investment in human capital?

    • A.

      Air Force Manpower Agency (AFMA).

    • B.

      Air Force Personnel Operations Agency (AFPOA).

    • C.

      Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center (HQ AFPC).

    • D.

      Headquarters Air Force Military Personnel Center (HQ AFMPC).

    Correct Answer
    B. Air Force Personnel Operations Agency (AFPOA).
    Explanation
    The Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Personnel (AF/A1) looks to the Air Force Personnel Operations Agency (AFPOA) for measuring and managing the outcome of improved service delivery and efficient investment in human capital. The AFPOA is responsible for personnel operations and provides support and guidance for human resources management in the Air Force. They have the expertise and resources to track and evaluate the effectiveness of service delivery and investment in human capital, making them the appropriate field operating agency for this purpose.

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  • 21. 

    (003) What authorizations were reduced to save money during Program Budget Decision (PBD) 720 ?

    • A.

      Programs.

    • B.

      Manpower.

    • C.

      Equipment.

    • D.

      Additional duties.

    Correct Answer
    B. Manpower.
    Explanation
    During Program Budget Decision (PBD) 720, the authorizations that were reduced to save money were related to manpower. This means that there were likely cuts in the number of personnel or positions within the organization in order to reduce costs.

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  • 22. 

    (003) What component is comprised of an information technology solution that is provided to commanders to support their personnel needs?

    • A.

      Military personnel data system (MILPDS).

    • B.

      Personnel service delivery model (PSDM).

    • C.

      Base-level service delivery model (BLSDM).

    • D.

      Automated records management system (ARMS).

    Correct Answer
    C. Base-level service delivery model (BLSDM).
    Explanation
    The base-level service delivery model (BLSDM) is a component of an information technology solution that is provided to commanders to support their personnel needs. This model is specifically designed to deliver personnel services at the base level, ensuring that commanders have access to the necessary resources and information to effectively manage their personnel. The BLSDM streamlines processes and provides a centralized platform for commanders to access and manage personnel data, making it an essential component of an IT solution for supporting personnel needs.

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  • 23. 

    (003) How many flights were each organization realigned and consolidated into during phase I of the Mission Support Squadron’s (MSS) transformative structure testing?

    • A.

      Four.

    • B.

      Five.

    • C.

      Six.

    • D.

      Seven.

    Correct Answer
    B. Five.
    Explanation
    During phase I of the Mission Support Squadron's transformative structure testing, each organization was realigned and consolidated into five flights.

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  • 24. 

    (004) The major command (MAJCOM) is the highest level of command below Headquarters Air Force (HAF) and directly above the

    • A.

      Wing.

    • B.

      Numbered air force (NAF).

    • C.

      Commander’s support staff (CSS).

    • D.

      Military personnel section (MPS).

    Correct Answer
    B. Numbered air force (NAF).
    Explanation
    The major command (MAJCOM) is the highest level of command below Headquarters Air Force (HAF) and directly above the numbered air force (NAF). This means that the NAF is the next level of command below the MAJCOM. The commander's support staff (CSS) and military personnel section (MPS) are support units within the command structure, but they are not at the same level as the NAF. Therefore, the correct answer is numbered air force (NAF).

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  • 25. 

    (004) How do major commands (MAJCOM) monitor the effectiveness of military personnel sections (MPS) and commander support staff (CSS) programs?

    • A.

      Test analysis.

    • B.

      Periodic staff assistance visits.

    • C.

      Nuclear Surety Inspections (NSI).

    • D.

      Unit Compliance Inspections (UCI).

    Correct Answer
    B. Periodic staff assistance visits.
    Explanation
    Major commands (MAJCOM) monitor the effectiveness of military personnel sections (MPS) and commander support staff (CSS) programs through periodic staff assistance visits. These visits allow the MAJCOM to assess the performance and compliance of the MPS and CSS programs, identify any areas of improvement or deficiencies, and provide guidance and support to ensure the programs are meeting the required standards. It is a proactive approach to ensure that the MPS and CSS programs are functioning effectively and efficiently.

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  • 26. 

    (004) As of August 2009, how many major commands made up the Air Force structure?

    • A.

      8.

    • B.

      9.

    • C.

      10.

    • D.

      11.

    Correct Answer
    C. 10.
    Explanation
    As of August 2009, the Air Force structure consisted of 10 major commands.

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  • 27. 

    (005) The Air and Space Expeditionary Center (AEFC) is a direct reporting unit (DRU) assigned under

    • A.

      Major command (MAJCOM).

    • B.

      A numbered Air Force (NAF).

    • C.

      Headquarters Air Force (HAF).

    • D.

      Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center (HQ AFPC).

    Correct Answer
    D. Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center (HQ AFPC).
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center (HQ AFPC)". This is because the Air and Space Expeditionary Center (AEFC) is a direct reporting unit (DRU) that is assigned under the Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center (HQ AFPC). The HQ AFPC is responsible for managing and providing personnel support to the Air Force, and the AEFC operates under its authority.

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  • 28. 

    (005) The Air and Space Expeditionary Force Center (AEFC) is responsible for executing the Air Force battle rhythm by centrally managing the scheduling and sourcing of forces to meet the requirements of

    • A.

      Combatant commanders.

    • B.

      Squadron commanders.

    • C.

      Group commanders.

    • D.

      Wing commanders.

    Correct Answer
    A. Combatant commanders.
    Explanation
    The Air and Space Expeditionary Force Center (AEFC) is responsible for executing the Air Force battle rhythm by centrally managing the scheduling and sourcing of forces to meet the requirements of combatant commanders. This means that the AEFC is in charge of coordinating and deploying forces to support combatant commanders' missions and operations. The AEFC ensures that the right forces are available at the right time and place to meet the needs of combatant commanders in various regions around the world.

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  • 29. 

    (005) Why did the Air and Space Expeditionary Force Center (AEFC) move from Langley AFB, Virginia to Randolph AFB, Texas?

    • A.

      There were no longer facilities available to support the AEFC at Langley AFB.

    • B.

      The Air Combat Command Commander (COMACC) requested the move.

    • C.

      The Air Force Personnel Center Commander (AFPC/CC) requested the move.

    • D.

      To merge two centers together with a focus on operationalizing personnel under one commander.

    Correct Answer
    D. To merge two centers together with a focus on operationalizing personnel under one commander.
    Explanation
    The reason for the move of the Air and Space Expeditionary Force Center (AEFC) from Langley AFB, Virginia to Randolph AFB, Texas is to merge two centers together with a focus on operationalizing personnel under one commander. This suggests that the move was a strategic decision aimed at improving efficiency and coordination within the organization.

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  • 30. 

    (006) The Air Force Reserve Command’s (AFRC) vision is to have citizen

    • A.

      Airmen fully engaged in global vigilance, reach, and power.

    • B.

      Officers fully engaged in global vigilance, reach, and power.

    • C.

      Enlisted fully engaged in global vigilance, reach, and power.

    • D.

      Airmen partially engaged in global vigilance, reach, and power.

    Correct Answer
    A. Airmen fully engaged in global vigilance, reach, and power.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Airmen fully engaged in global vigilance, reach, and power." This answer aligns with the vision of the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), which aims to have its Airmen fully engaged in global vigilance, reach, and power. This suggests that the AFRC wants its Airmen to be actively involved and committed to maintaining awareness, extending their capabilities, and exerting military power on a global scale.

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  • 31. 

    (006) Approximately how many aircraft are assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC)?

    • A.

      380.

    • B.

      400.

    • C.

      420.

    • D.

      440.

    Correct Answer
    D. 440.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 440. This indicates that approximately 440 aircraft are assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC).

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  • 32. 

    (007) The Air National Guard (ANG) has both a federal and

    • A.

      State mission.

    • B.

      Overseas mission.

    • C.

      Local government mission.

    • D.

      District of Columbia mission.

    Correct Answer
    A. State mission.
    Explanation
    The Air National Guard (ANG) has a state mission because it is a reserve component of the United States Air Force and is controlled by the state government. The ANG is responsible for providing air defense, disaster response, and support to local law enforcement within their respective states. They can also be called upon by the federal government to support national defense missions.

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  • 33. 

    (007) Hurricane Katrina, that hit the Louisiana/Mississippi Gulf Coast in August 2005, was one of the most devastating hurricanes of all time. Which agency was activated to help with this natural disaster?

    • A.

      Air National Guard (ANG) Bureau.

    • B.

      Air Force Manpower Agency (AFMA).

    • C.

      Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center (HQ AFPC).

    • D.

      Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command (HQ AFRC).

    Correct Answer
    A. Air National Guard (ANG) Bureau.
    Explanation
    The Air National Guard (ANG) Bureau was activated to help with the natural disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina. The ANG is a reserve component of the United States Air Force and is responsible for providing support during emergencies and disasters. Given the magnitude of the hurricane and the need for immediate assistance, activating the ANG Bureau would have been a logical choice to provide resources and aid to the affected areas.

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  • 34. 

    (007) What percentage of the Air Force’s tactical airlift support does the Air National Guard (ANG) provide for combat communications functions, aero medical evacuations, and aerial refueling operations?

    • A.

      25.

    • B.

      50.

    • C.

      75.

    • D.

      100.

    Correct Answer
    B. 50.
    Explanation
    The Air National Guard (ANG) provides 50% of the Air Force's tactical airlift support for combat communications functions, aero medical evacuations, and aerial refueling operations.

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  • 35. 

    (007) When Air National Guard (ANG) units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the

    • A.

      Vice president.

    • B.

      President.

    • C.

      Governor.

    • D.

      Mayor.

    Correct Answer
    C. Governor.
    Explanation
    When Air National Guard (ANG) units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the Governor. This is because the Air National Guard is a reserve component of the United States Air Force and is primarily under the control of state governments. The Governor is the highest-ranking official in the state and has the authority to activate and deploy the ANG units for state emergencies or other missions within the state. The Vice President, President, and Mayor do not have direct authority over the ANG units unless they are mobilized or under federal control.

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  • 36. 

    (008) What does the first position of an Air Force specialty code (AFSC) identify?

    • A.

      Skill level.

    • B.

      Career field.

    • C.

      Career group.

    • D.

      Career field subdivision.

    Correct Answer
    C. Career group.
    Explanation
    The first position of an Air Force specialty code (AFSC) identifies the career group. This means that the first digit of the AFSC represents the broad career field that the individual is assigned to. It helps to categorize and organize personnel within the Air Force based on their primary area of expertise or specialization.

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  • 37. 

    (008) A combination of the first and the second positions of an Air Force specialty code (AFSC) identifies the

    • A.

      Skill level.

    • B.

      Career field.

    • C.

      Career group.

    • D.

      Career field subdivision.

    Correct Answer
    B. Career field.
    Explanation
    A combination of the first and second positions of an Air Force specialty code (AFSC) identifies the career field. The AFSC is a code used by the Air Force to identify specific job roles and responsibilities. The first position of the code represents the skill level, while the second position represents the career field. Therefore, combining these two positions provides the identification of the career field associated with a particular AFSC.

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  • 38. 

    (008) What does the combination of the first, second, and third positions of an Air Force specialty code (AFSC) identify?

    • A.

      Skill level.

    • B.

      Career field.

    • C.

      Career group.

    • D.

      Career field subdivision.

    Correct Answer
    D. Career field subdivision.
    Explanation
    The combination of the first, second, and third positions of an Air Force specialty code (AFSC) identifies the career field subdivision. Each position in the AFSC represents a specific aspect of the career field, and when combined, they provide a more detailed classification within that field. This allows for a more specific identification of the career field subdivision, helping to differentiate between different specialties and roles within the broader career field.

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  • 39. 

    (008) The fourth position of an Air Force specialty code (AFSC) identifies a

    • A.

      Skill level.

    • B.

      Career field.

    • C.

      Career group.

    • D.

      Career field subdivision.

    Correct Answer
    A. Skill level.
    Explanation
    The fourth position of an Air Force specialty code (AFSC) identifies a skill level. This means that the fourth digit in the code represents the level of expertise or proficiency in a particular career field. The skill level can range from entry-level positions to advanced or supervisory roles within a specific career field. By identifying the skill level, the AFSC helps to classify and differentiate individuals based on their qualifications and experience in their respective career fields.

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  • 40. 

    (008) Which skill level identifies enlisted personnel with a high degree of technical knowledge who have acquired additional supervisory capabilities through training and knowledge?

    • A.

      Three.

    • B.

      Five.

    • C.

      Seven.

    • D.

      Nine.

    Correct Answer
    C. Seven.
    Explanation
    The skill level that identifies enlisted personnel with a high degree of technical knowledge who have acquired additional supervisory capabilities through training and knowledge is level seven.

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  • 41. 

    (008) Which type of Air Force specialty code (AFSC) is initially based on how the member is classified at the time of enlistment or during basic training?

    • A.

      Duty.

    • B.

      Control.

    • C.

      Primary.

    • D.

      Secondary.

    Correct Answer
    B. Control.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Control. The Air Force specialty code (AFSC) is initially based on how the member is classified at the time of enlistment or during basic training. Control refers to the initial classification of the member's AFSC, which determines their career field and job responsibilities within the Air Force.

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  • 42. 

    (008) The duties and responsibilities of the personnel craftsman include all of the following except

    • A.

      Advise civilians on civilian personnel issues and programs.

    • B.

      Create, maintain, and audit personnel records.

    • C.

      Provide casualty assistance.

    • D.

      Perform personnel actions.

    Correct Answer
    A. Advise civilians on civilian personnel issues and programs.
    Explanation
    The duties and responsibilities of the personnel craftsman include creating, maintaining, and auditing personnel records, providing casualty assistance, and performing personnel actions. However, advising civilians on civilian personnel issues and programs is not listed as one of their responsibilities.

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  • 43. 

    (008) Which is not a Personnel Support for Contingency Operations (PERSCO) function that a personnel craftsman performs?

    • A.

      Preparation of movement.

    • B.

      Personnel accountability.

    • C.

      Personnel classification.

    • D.

      Personal support.

    Correct Answer
    C. Personnel classification.
    Explanation
    A personnel craftsman performs various functions related to Personnel Support for Contingency Operations (PERSCO). These functions include preparation of movement, personnel accountability, and personal support. However, personnel classification is not a function performed by a personnel craftsman. Personnel classification typically involves the categorization and organization of personnel based on factors such as skills, qualifications, and job roles, which is usually handled by personnel specialists or human resources personnel.

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  • 44. 

    (009) What skill level indentifies enlisted personnel who, through experience, training, and performance, have shown a high degree of managerial and supervisory ability?

    • A.

      3.

    • B.

      5.

    • C.

      7.

    • D.

      9.

    Correct Answer
    D. 9.
    Explanation
    Skill level 9 identifies enlisted personnel who have demonstrated a high level of managerial and supervisory ability through their experience, training, and performance. This indicates that they have acquired the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively lead and oversee teams or units. They have likely undergone extensive training and have consistently demonstrated their ability to effectively manage and supervise personnel.

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  • 45. 

    (009) Regarding training, a superintendent must emphasize to an Airman that

    • A.

      Training is key to the success of the Air Force.

    • B.

      Advanced specialty training occurs as the trainee gains experience.

    • C.

      Completing a career development course is the most important form of training.

    • D.

      On-the-job training teaches the trainee everything they need to know about the job.

    Correct Answer
    A. Training is key to the success of the Air Force.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "training is key to the success of the Air Force." This statement emphasizes the importance of training in the Air Force and highlights that it is a crucial factor in achieving success. It suggests that without proper training, the Air Force may not be able to fulfill its objectives effectively. By prioritizing training, a superintendent can ensure that Airmen are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out their duties efficiently, contributing to the overall success of the Air Force.

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  • 46. 

    (009) What is a senior noncommissioned officer (SNCO) primary purpose?

    • A.

      Career progression.

    • B.

      Maintain readiness.

    • C.

      Mission accomplishment.

    • D.

      Review evaluation reports.

    Correct Answer
    C. Mission accomplishment.
    Explanation
    A senior noncommissioned officer's primary purpose is to ensure the successful completion of missions. They are responsible for overseeing and coordinating the efforts of their subordinates to achieve the objectives set by their unit or organization. This involves providing guidance, direction, and support to their team members, as well as making critical decisions and taking necessary actions to ensure mission success. By prioritizing mission accomplishment, SNCOs contribute to the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the military or any other organization they serve in.

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  • 47. 

    (009) What rank transitions from being technical experts and first line supervisors to leaders with operational competence?

    • A.

      Staff sergeants.

    • B.

      Technical sergeants.

    • C.

      Master sergeants.

    • D.

      Senior master sergeants.

    Correct Answer
    C. Master sergeants.
    Explanation
    Master sergeants transition from being technical experts and first line supervisors to leaders with operational competence. As they advance in rank, they gain more experience and knowledge in their field, allowing them to take on more leadership responsibilities. They are expected to have a deep understanding of their job and be able to effectively lead and mentor others. Master sergeants are often responsible for managing teams and making critical decisions, making their operational competence crucial in their role as leaders.

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  • 48. 

    (009) These are experienced operational leaders, skilled at merging subordinates’ talents, skills, and resources with other teams’ functions to most effectively accomplish the mission.

    • A.

      Technical sergeants.

    • B.

      Master sergeants.

    • C.

      Senior master sergeants.

    • D.

      Chief master sergeants.

    Correct Answer
    C. Senior master sergeants.
    Explanation
    Senior master sergeants are the correct answer because they are experienced operational leaders who are skilled at merging subordinates' talents, skills, and resources with other teams' functions to most effectively accomplish the mission. This suggests that senior master sergeants have a higher level of expertise and leadership abilities compared to technical sergeants, master sergeants, and chief master sergeants.

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  • 49. 

    (009) What enlisted rank must epitomize the finest qualities of a military leader and develop future enlisted leaders?

    • A.

      Technical sergeants.

    • B.

      Master sergeants.

    • C.

      Senior master sergeants.

    • D.

      Chief master sergeants

    Correct Answer
    D. Chief master sergeants
    Explanation
    Chief master sergeants must epitomize the finest qualities of a military leader and develop future enlisted leaders. They are the highest enlisted rank in the Air Force and are expected to demonstrate exceptional leadership skills, professionalism, and expertise in their field. As senior enlisted advisors, they play a critical role in mentoring and shaping the careers of junior enlisted personnel, ensuring their development and success. Chief master sergeants are responsible for setting the standard and serving as role models for all enlisted members, making them the ideal rank to embody the qualities of a military leader and cultivate future leaders.

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  • 50. 

    (010) The strategy of the Air Force on-the job training (OJT) program provides realistic and flexible training by using all of the following capabilities except

    • A.

      Managing.

    • B.

      Executing.

    • C.

      Enhancing.

    • D.

      Developing.

    Correct Answer
    C. Enhancing.
    Explanation
    The Air Force on-the-job training (OJT) program aims to provide realistic and flexible training. It focuses on managing, executing, and developing skills for the trainees. However, enhancing capabilities is not a part of this strategy. This suggests that the program does not specifically aim to improve or enhance existing capabilities of the trainees, but rather focuses on other aspects of training.

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