NCOA Dl: Operational Airman Practice Test

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  • 1. 
    TSgt Jumbo receives a phone call from an Airman who has been accused of being AWOL and is now being charged 10 days of “bad time.”  Jumbo investigates the situation, finds out A1C Zon failed to process the leave form.  Jumbo discovers several other members in the organization with the same problem.  TSgt Jumbo has already given A1C Zon verbal counseling for neglecting paperwork.  While discussing with his commander, Jumbo says, “I recommend an administrative demotion, Zon can’t follow simple orders.” TSgt Jumbo’s ______ will MOST likely ______ his effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Inappropriate use of punishment; decrease

    • B. 

      Appropriate use of punishment; increase

    • C. 

      Inappropriate use of correction; decrease

    • D. 

      Appropriate use of correction; increase

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      UIFs

    • B. 

      Article 15s

    • C. 

      Control Rosters

  • 3. 
    During a conversation with his subordinates, TSgt Niland states “The Area Defense Counsel is sometimes a tenant unit on military installations.”  His subordinates thanked him for the information because they were in dire need of assistance. TSgt Niland’s ______ will MOST likely ______ his subordinate’s effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Misunderstanding of fair and impartial trial; decrease

    • B. 

      Understanding of  fair and impartial trial; increase

    • C. 

      Misunderstanding of representation of counsel; decrease

    • D. 

      Understanding of representation of counsel; increase

  • 4. 
    During a first sergeants symposium the briefer MSgt Hackett says, “…is used when a manager is conscious of a problem a member in their organization is facing that requires more assistance from an outside agency.” MSgt Hackett’s comments BEST identify _____.
    • A. 

      Informal counseling

    • B. 

      Formal counseling

    • C. 

      Referral counseling

  • 5. 
    TSgt Smith is preparing to conduct a performance counseling session with A1C Green for being late to roll call.  Previously, Smith had verbally counseled him twice for similar behavior. When Green arrived, he sat him down, told him how valuable he was to the squadron, and appreciated his work.  However, he told him that being late to roll call is unacceptable, gave him a stern warning, and dismissed him.  A week later, Green arrived late for roll call again and missed the mission briefing.  Smith’s actions concerning A1C Green BEST illustrate ineffective use of ________________ and its negative impact on his effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Punishment

    • B. 

      Imposed discipline

    • C. 

      Progressive discipline

  • 6. 
    TSgt Marble, the base dining facility NCOIC, believes that the dining facility personnel are here to support and provide a good quality of life for Airmen.  She expects the dining facility to operate in a flexible, efficient, and customer oriented way.  TSgt Marble met with her dining facility Airmen and like a good supervisor, established rapport with them.  She did not discuss much of her expectations because she thought doing the right thing and maintaining standards are common knowledge in the Air Force.  They are drilled into Airmen Basic Military Training and Technical school. TSgt Marble’s use of _______________ will MOST likely result in _______________.
    • A. 

      Task discipline; inappropriate performance by her Airmen

    • B. 

      Task discipline; appropriate performance by her Airmen

    • C. 

      Prevention; inappropriate performance by her Airmen

    • D. 

      Prevention; appropriate performance by her Airmen

  • 7. 
    Who is ultimately responsible for the planning and execution of national security policy?
    • A. 

      The National Security Council

    • B. 

      The Secretary of Defense

    • C. 

      The President

  • 8. 
    The CJCS and the __________ serve as advisors to the National Security Council.
    • A. 

      Director of National Intelligence

    • B. 

      Secretary of State

    • C. 

      Attorney General

  • 9. 
    The CJCS functions include which of the following?
    • A. 

      Delegating authority to subordinate JFCs and component commanders commensurate with their responsibilities

    • B. 

      Prescribing the chain of command to the commands and forces within the command

    • C. 

      Preparing strategic plans for the Armed Forces

  • 10. 
    _______ exercise COCOM over their assigned forces and establishes personnel policies to ensure proper and uniform standards of conduct within the command.
    • A. 

      Service Component Commanders

    • B. 

      Combatant Commanders

    • C. 

      Joint Force Commanders

  • 11. 
    In order to gather information on the situation in Country “X”, one CSA provides the communication equipment as well as operates, and assures command and control and information-sharing capabilities and a globally accessible enterprise information infrastructure.  This support allows joint warfighters, national level leaders, and other mission and coalition partners across the full spectrum of military operations to make the best decisions possible based on well-gathered information relating to Country “X”. This scenario BEST identifies the responsibilities of the __________ CSA.
    • A. 

      Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

    • B. 

      Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

    • C. 

      Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA)

  • 12. 
    Which is not a common function of the Services?
    • A. 

      Construction, maintenance, and repair of buildings, structures, and utilities as well as the acquisition, management, and disposal of real property and natural resources

    • B. 

      Maintaining in readiness mobile reserve forces, properly organized, trained, and equipped for employment in an emergency

    • C. 

      Providing adequate, timely, and reliable intelligence and counterintelligence for the Military Departments and other agencies as directed by competent authority

  • 13. 
    Since Country “X’s” government has been overthrown, the President and advisors must decide on which force to send in to establish order.  This will require the selected force to occupy territories in Country “X” and provide for the initial establishment of a military government until the elected government can regain control. This scenario BEST illustrates functions suited for the _______________.
    • A. 

      Marine Corps

    • B. 

      Navy

    • C. 

      Army

  • 14. 
    Since the US has an alliance with Country “X”, the President and NSC determined that the violence and unrest has created a humanitarian crisis.  People aren’t getting the food and medical care they need.  Therefore, within a matter of hours, C-130s carrying troops and supplies was headed to a safe location near Country “X”. This scenario BEST illustrates an example of ________________________.
    • A. 

      Precision Engagement

    • B. 

      Rapid Global Mobility

    • C. 

      Information Superiority

  • 15. 
    SrA Knight has been tasked with a no-notice deployment to Country “X”.  She doesn’t understand why the US has to get involved in another country’s problems.  Her supervisor, TSgt Foye, tells her our Nation has decided that promoting security, especially with our allies like Country “X” is an objective that supports the National Security Strategy.  TSgt Foye says, “Your job as a Security Forces member is key to not only promoting security, but also deterring future conflict.  Executing your job allows us to meet our global responsibilities.” TSgt Foye’s comments BEST identify objectives of the ____________ and its impact on mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      National Security Strategy

    • B. 

      National Military Strategy

    • C. 

      National Defense Strategy

  • 16. 
    Once SrA Knight arrived in Country “X”, she noticed that many of the services she had back home were already up and running.  The dining facility was operational, her tent was ready, and they even had a base transportation schedule available for those that worked on the other said of the forward operating base (FOB).  She thought to herself, “Wow, I thought this was going to be a tough deployment, but now that I know I have some of the same things I had back home, performing my job won’t be so bad.” This scenario BEST illustrates the Air Force Key Capability of _________ and its impact on mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Agile Combat Support

    • B. 

      Rapid Global Mobility

    • C. 

      Global Presence

  • 17. 
    SSgt Rakim briefs his Security Forces fire team members, “At this point in time, the nuclear weapons that we safeguard are the main resource that prevents aggression from other countries.”  His Flight Chief, MSgt Halter adds, “That’s right, just remember that not all forces can be dissuaded by the threat of nuclear weapons.  In fact, someday, other national powers will most likely be used to achieve the same effects.”  MSgt Halter’s comments BEST identify _______________.
    • A. 

      Future deterrence theory

    • B. 

      Modern deterrence theory

    • C. 

      Nuclear proliferation

  • 18. 
    During an interview for a missile facility manager position, SSgt Cash asks the POC, “Is the launch facility in the same building as the missile?”  MSgt Creshaw answers, “No, the weapon is stored at a different area within a vertical underground tube.  As you can imagine, there is a hardened blast door covering the launch facility for survivability of the weapon.” MSgt Crenshaws comments BEST identify ______.
    • A. 

      Launch Control Center (LCC)

    • B. 

      Missile Silo

    • C. 

      Prime Nuclear Airlift Force (PNAF)

  • 19. 
    While giving the unit’s in-processing briefing, SSgt Offerman says, “Through the Nuclear Enterprise, our unit provides the capability that is a necessary piece of the formula to prevent aggression by our adversaries.  This alone, however isn’t enough to be fully effective.  Our adversaries must perceive us as a credible threat by understanding that our Nation has the will and capability to use these weapons if needed.”  This scenario BEST illustrates key elements of nuclear ________ impact on mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Weapons systems and their

    • B. 

      Deterrence and its

    • C. 

      Surety and its

  • 20. 
    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has the authority to order the use of nuclear weapons.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    TSgt Balfour briefs his missile maintenance shop, “Our Nation’s nuclear options are designed to provide the Commander in Chief with alternatives that diminish risk across a range of enemies and situations.  We provide the air and land component, while our Navy provides the sea-based element.  These options are vital in the event that we must employ our military powers.” TSgt Balfour’s comments BEST identify _____.  
    • A. 

      Deterrence

    • B. 

      Employment authority

    • C. 

      The nuclear triad

  • 22. 
    The NCOIC of a missile maintenance shop, MSgt Thorpe is sitting in his office when SSgt Pettis walks in and says, “Sir, I’m responsible for the crew that just failed the Quality Assurance inspection.  We failed because we didn’t have a certified spanner wrench in the tool kit.  This happened last year and we bought more for the tool kits!  I’m not sure why the boxes keep coming up short.”  MSgt Thorpe responds, “If you notice a trend, you should investigate the situation to determine the real source of the problem.  Gather the other NCOs.  We need to use a structured approach to get to the bottom of the real cause before it affects our mission.” MSgt Thorpe’s comments BEST identify _____.
    • A. 

      Nuclear-related lessons learned

    • B. 

      Root cause analysis

    • C. 

      Security

  • 23. 
    SrA Trip is a weapons loader on a crew that has been loading the B-2 Bomber.  While loading the Rotary Launcher Assembly (RLA) that contains nuclear weapons, he notices one of the racks that attach the bomb to the RLA was missing a bolt.  From training, he remembered it as one of several bolts that holds the locking mechanism and could affect the rack’s ability to hold the bomb in place.  He wonders if this is something he should report to the Team Chief.  However, he continues his task and decides not to mention it figuring it has already been verified by both the breakout and tow crews, and was accepted by the crew chief.  It was later discovered by QA and the RLA removed from service. In this scenario SrA Trip’s decisions BEST illustrate a violation of the _______________ element of the nuclear surety concept and an impact to ________________.
    • A. 

      Reliability; nuclear deterrence.

    • B. 

      Security; non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

    • C. 

      Safety; nuclear employment.

  • 24. 
    SSgt Field and A1C Thomas are on duty as the Monitoring Facility Operators for the Weapons Storage and Security System (WS3).  Early one morning Thomas experienced several momentary alarm failures.  Each outage lasted for only a few seconds and communications to the security system was regained.  Field wondered if the alarm glitch was due to the recent inclement weather they had experienced.  Since the system appeared to auto correct itself, Field decided to hold off reporting the incident to the Maintenance Operations Center immediately as required by the Air Base Instructions.  SSgt Field’s decisions BEST illustrates a compromise of nuclear weapons’ ____________________ which will negatively impact mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Reliability

    • B. 

      Security

    • C. 

      Two-person concept

  • 25. 
    TSgt Wilder is helping TSgt Salas prepare for his briefing to the Commander.  After TSgt Wilder explains two or three steps, he asks TSgt Salas to explain to him what he truly meant by what he had just said so he could ensure his message was properly conveyed.  Salas thanks Wilder for the information and says, “You just saved me from having to go up the chain of command for assistance.” This scenario BEST illustrates ___________________________ communication.
    • A. 

      Lateral

    • B. 

      Upward

    • C. 

      Downward