Exam 1 Study Guide

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  • 1. 
    PSYOP planners integrate at many levels, from combatant command to battalions.  The highest PSYOP planning organization is the:
    • A. 

      Regional Analysis Detachment

    • B. 

      Psychological Operations Task Force

    • C. 

      PSYOP Support Element

    • D. 

      Psychological Operations Assessment Team

  • 2. 
    The             provide regional and cultural expertise, linguistic skills, and research and analysis capabilities
    • A. 

      Target Audience Analysis Division

    • B. 

      PSYOP Cultural Detachment

    • C. 

      Strategic Studies Detachment

    • D. 

      Regional PSYOP Battalion

  • 3. 
    The PSYOP planning process consists of two segments.  The first segment begins:
    • A. 

      Upon approval of the PSYOP program

    • B. 

      After link-up with the supported unit

    • C. 

      Upon receipt of the POTF OPORD

    • D. 

      When the planner integrates with the supported unit and begins MDMP

  • 4. 
    The              provides a parallel planning tool for the supported commander and the PSYOP unit
    • A. 

      Military Decision Making Process

    • B. 

      PSYOP estimate

    • C. 

      Special PSYOP Study guide

    • D. 

      Supported unit OPORD

  • 5. 
    During Phase I, planners determine Psychological Operations objectives (POs), supporting Psychological Operations objectives (SPOs), potential target audiences (PTAs), and initial assessment criteria.  POs are generally determined by:
    • A. 

      The President or Secretary of Defense

    • B. 

      The highest level PSYOP element involved in the operation

    • C. 

      The combatant commander

    • D. 

      The PSYOP planner in the Information Operations Cell

  • 6. 
    The PSYOP plan encompasses all              identified to support the supported unit commander’s mission.
    • A. 

      Series

    • B. 

      Supporting PSYOP objectives

    • C. 

      PSYOP objectives

    • D. 

      Courses of action

  • 7. 
    PSYOP personnel build a plan by beginning broad and then working more narrowly toward specific products and actions by developing programs, supporting programs, and series.  A PSYOP series consist of:
    • A. 

      All products and actions developed in support of a single PO

    • B. 

      All products and actions developed in support of a single SPO

    • C. 

      All products and actions developed in support of a single PO and a single TA

    • D. 

      All products and actions developed in support of a single SPO and single TA

  • 8. 
    The second segment of PSYOP planning continues throughout the execution of the plan and is referred to as             .
    • A. 

      Programming

    • B. 

      Synchronization

    • C. 

      Coordination

    • D. 

      Placement

  • 9. 
    Approval of POs, TAs, and themes is reserved by U.S. policy at the level of:
    • A. 

      U.S. Ambassadors

    • B. 

      The President or SecDef

    • C. 

      Combatant commander

    • D. 

      Commander joint task force

  • 10. 
    PSYOP programs and plans are submitted to the Joint Staff as stand-alone programs or as part of a TSCP or OPLAN.  Programs and plans are then coordinated with the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) staff and interagency, and forwarded for review and approval by the              
    • A. 

      Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs)

    • B. 

      Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict)

    • C. 

      Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (USD[P])

    • D. 

      Commander USSOCOM

  • 11. 
    PSYOP planners may use the preapproved PSYOP programs contained in Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction (CJCSI) 3110.05C during a contingency using the authorities in CJCSI 3110.05C to plan and execute the dissemination of PSYOP products and activities.. These products and activities must be approved by the              .
    • A. 

      Psychological Operations Task Force Commander

    • B. 

      USSOCOM commander

    • C. 

      U.S. Ambassador

    • D. 

      Supported CCDR in coordination with the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS)

  • 12. 
    The essential elements of any PSYOP program are: 
    • A. 

      POs, a broad listing of proposed target audiences (TAs), themes to stress to those TAs, themes to avoid, and the dissemination methods proposed for each TA

    • B. 

      Prototype products; target audience analysis; funding source; dissemination means and methods

    • C. 

      Themes to stress and themes to avoid; analysis of the area of operations; target audiences; concept of operations; proposed use of non-US Army equipment

    • D. 

      Current geo-political environment and its impact on the target audiences; prototype products; funding sources

  • 13. 
    The USD(P) is the primary PSYOP approval authority for PSYOP products, but, ordinarily, this authority is subdelegated to levels that are situation-dependent.  The SecDef normally delegates PSYOP product approval authority to the supported              in the JCS execution order.
    • A. 

      Joint Task Force (JTF) Commander

    • B. 

      Geographic Combatant Commander (GCC)

    • C. 

      Theater Army Commander

    • D. 

      Division Commander

  • 14. 
    When commanders with product approval authority wish to disseminate a product with political themes, approval authority will:
    • A. 

      Remain with the commander disseminating the product

    • B. 

      Revert to the next higher commander with product approval authority

    • C. 

      Revert back to the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy)

    • D. 

      Revert to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

  • 15. 
    Information Operations staff seeking approval for dissemination of messages that match the definition of PSYOP:
    • A. 

      Use the Information Operations product approval process

    • B. 

      Coordinate approval through the embassy information operations staff

    • C. 

      Obtain approval from the supported commander’s public affairs officer

    • D. 

      Must abide by the rules concerning PSYOP approval as documented in joint doctrine

  • 16. 
    A              is a general statement of measurable response that reflects the desired behavioral change of foreign TAs provide the framework around which the overall PSYOP program is built
    • A. 

      Psychological operations objective (PO)

    • B. 

      Supporting psychological operations objective (SPO)

    • C. 

      Psychological operations argument

    • D. 

      Psychological theme

  • 17. 
    Soldiers at a POTF, as well as Soldiers on a tactical Psychological Operations team (TPT):
    • A. 

      Develop separate POs to support their respective supported unit’s objective

    • B. 

      Use the same POs

    • C. 

      Must have POs approved by the combatant commander

    • D. 

      Coordinate use of POs thru the IO cell

  • 18. 
    Planners focus the PSYOP plan by writing             .
    • A. 

      POs

    • B. 

      PSYOP themes

    • C. 

      The PSYOP argument

    • D. 

      SPOs

  • 19. 
    PSYOP units often develop additional SPOs ISO the commander’s mission.  The unit must must obtain approval from the appropriate level HQ it supports and deconflict the SPOs with:
    • A. 

      The highest operational PSYOP element

    • B. 

      The U.S. country team

    • C. 

      The USD(P)

    • D. 

      The Joint Chiefs of Staff

  • 20. 
    Potential Target Audiences (PTAs) are identified following the development of POs and SPOs and are grouped under the applicable             .
    • A. 

      POs

    • B. 

      SPOs

    • C. 

      PSYOP series

    • D. 

      COA

  • 21. 
                 focus the collection effort relating to PSYOP on areas that indicate to what extent SPOs are being achieved.
    • A. 

      Priority intelligence requirements

    • B. 

      Information requirements

    • C. 

      Assessment criteria

    • D. 

      TA baseline data

  • 22. 
                 serves a starting point by which the effectiveness of the PSYOP effort is measured.
    • A. 

      Assessment criteria

    • B. 

      Impact indicators

    • C. 

      The PSYOP estimate

    • D. 

      Baseline data

  • 23. 
    The Target Audience Analysis (TAA) is defined as:
    • A. 

      A detailed examination of selected groups to influence their behavior

    • B. 

      Categories of people who share specific demographic characteristics

    • C. 

      An examination of the geographic area

    • D. 

      A technique of identifying centers of gravity

  • 24. 
    The end products of TAA are a PSYOP argument and a:
    • A. 

      Recommended course of action

    • B. 

      Five paragraph operations order

    • C. 

      PSYOP objective

    • D. 

      Supporting PSYOP objective

  • 25. 
    When does the more formalized TAA begin?
    • A. 

      After the post-test phase

    • B. 

      Before the pre-test phase

    • C. 

      Upon completion of the planning phase

    • D. 

      At the beginning of the evaluation phase

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