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What we have here are some air force trivia questions on NCOA: Noncommissioned Officer Academy! This quiz is designed to help you see what you know about the duties of a noncommissioned officer and the rules that one should follow if they hold this position. Do give it a shot and get to see how well informed you are.


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  • 1. 

    TSgt Browning just passed her final NCO DLC summative evaluation.   She decides to review her test results and thinks about how she is going to use this to improve herself.  She also thinks about how she can use the information she learned in her work center.   TSgt Browning's actions BEST illustrates__________________.

    • A.

      Testing

    • B.

      Lifelong learning

    • C.

      Taking notes

    Correct Answer
    B. Lifelong learning
    Explanation
    TSgt Browning's actions of reviewing her test results and considering how she can use the information to improve herself and her work center demonstrate her commitment to lifelong learning. Lifelong learning is the continuous process of acquiring knowledge and skills throughout one's life, and TSgt Browning's actions reflect her desire to constantly grow and develop professionally. By actively seeking ways to apply the information she learned, she shows a dedication to ongoing self-improvement and the pursuit of knowledge.

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  • 2. 

    While preparing for his first NCO DLC summative evaluation TSgt Henderson set up his goals in order of importance.  When it was time to study, he didn't put it off to a later time or day.  Throughout his preparation, he maintained his drive to pass the evaluation.  After testing, he was informed that he passed with 90%. the scenario above BEST illustrates________________ and their impact on NCO effectiveness.

    • A.

      Benefits of time management

    • B.

      Self-discipline

    • C.

      Studying

    Correct Answer
    A. Benefits of time management
    Explanation
    The scenario above best illustrates the benefits of time management and their impact on NCO effectiveness. TSgt Henderson's ability to prioritize his goals, not procrastinate, and maintain his drive to pass the evaluation showcases the positive outcomes of effectively managing his time. By utilizing time management skills, he was able to study efficiently and ultimately achieve a successful outcome. This demonstrates the importance of time management in improving productivity and achieving desired goals.

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  • 3. 

    While preparing to promotion test, TSgt Miller puts the material into his own words.  He thinks about the best way for him to understand and retain the information. The scenario above BEST identifies______________.

    • A.

      Translation

    • B.

      Interpretation

    • C.

      Knowledge

    Correct Answer
    A. Translation
    Explanation
    The scenario above BEST identifies "translation" because TSgt Miller is putting the material into his own words, which implies that he is converting the information from one form to another. This process of translating the information helps him understand and retain it better.

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  • 4. 

    Once you know what the concept is, you have to figure out whether the behavior was right or wrong. The statement above BEST identifies the _________step of the EPME Structured Thinking Process.

    • A.

      Differentiate

    • B.

      Determine

    • C.

      Identify

    Correct Answer
    A. Differentiate
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that after understanding the concept, the next step is to determine whether the behavior was right or wrong. This indicates that the step being referred to is the process of differentiating between right and wrong behavior.

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  • 5. 

    TSgt Shelby listens as the NCOA instructor says, "At the end of this course, you'll be expected to demonstrate you have reached the planned outcome by studying the knowledge, skill, or attitude for each lesson. The instructor's comment BEST identify_________.

    • A.

      Affective objective

    • B.

      Terminal cognitive objective

    • C.

      Terminal samples of behavior

    Correct Answer
    C. Terminal samples of behavior
    Explanation
    The instructor's comment BEST identifies terminal samples of behavior. This means that at the end of the course, the students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, or attitudes acquired from each lesson. These demonstrations of behavior serve as indicators that the students have achieved the desired outcomes of the course.

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  • 6. 

    While attending the NCEO ILE TSgt Weber scheduled milestones and ensured she had the time to complete them.  He stayed motivated while staying away from things that could prevent him from meeting his milestones and didn't put things off until the last minute.  Weber completed the course and was a distinguished graduate. TSgt Weber's actions BEST illustrate ____________ and it's impact on NCO effectiveness.

    • A.

      Time management

    • B.

      Keys to successful learning

    • C.

      Teaching methods and evaluation

    Correct Answer
    A. Time management
    Explanation
    TSgt Weber's actions of scheduling milestones, ensuring she had time to complete them, staying motivated, and not procrastinating demonstrate effective time management. By effectively managing her time, TSgt Weber was able to complete the course and become a distinguished graduate. This highlights the impact of time management on NCO effectiveness, as it allows individuals to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and achieve their goals efficiently.

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  • 7. 

    On graduation day, during a discussion with a fellow instructor concerning student performance, TSgt Bright says, "TSgt Shelby worked hard, completed all assignments, always participated in class, and did a great job with her speaking assignments.  She took good notes, which she generously shared the flight and she organized several study sessions which probably helped her and her peers score well on the final exam."  The other instructor says, "It sounds like you may have more than one distinguished graduate on your hands." TSgt Shelby's use/misuse of __________will MOST likely__________her effectiveness.

    • A.

      Keys successful learning;  enhance

    • B.

      Keys successful learning; degrade

    • C.

      Time management; enhance

    • D.

      Time management; degrade

    Correct Answer
    A. Keys successful learning;  enhance
    Explanation
    TSgt Shelby's use of keys to successful learning, such as working hard, completing assignments, participating in class, and organizing study sessions, will most likely enhance her effectiveness. These actions show her commitment and dedication to her education, as well as her ability to effectively manage her time and support her peers. By actively engaging in the learning process and taking initiative to help others, TSgt Shelby is likely to achieve positive results and be successful in her academic endeavors.

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  • 8. 

    TSgt Birmingham and SSgt Peters are deployed. They work every day because of a shortfall in manning. After SSgt Peters discloses that he’s having a hard time, TSgt Birmingham tells him, “Some days we work up to 16 hours straight. This is frustrating; but, I remember our team and the oath I took when I re-enlisted. I can’t let you all down. I keep reminding myself that I know everything there is to know about our job. Most importantly, our duties affect mission results and provide much needed ground support to those in harm’s way.” SSgt Peters replies, “Thanks, ma’am. I will keep that in mind the next time I’m overwhelmed.” TSgt Birmingham’s comments BEST illustrate her understanding of _______ and its impact on subordinate effectiveness.

    • A.

      The professions of arms

    • B.

      The oath of enlistment

    • C.

      Airmanship

    Correct Answer
    C. Airmanship
    Explanation
    TSgt Birmingham's comments demonstrate her understanding of airmanship and its impact on subordinate effectiveness. She emphasizes the importance of their duties in affecting mission results and providing support to those in harm's way. This shows her commitment to the profession of arms and the oath she took when re-enlisting. By reminding herself of her knowledge and responsibilities, she sets an example for SSgt Peters and encourages him to keep these principles in mind when feeling overwhelmed. This understanding of airmanship helps to motivate and inspire her subordinates, ultimately contributing to their effectiveness in their roles.

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  • 9. 

    TSgt Keffer is discussing Airmanship with his flight after they arrived for advanced echelon (ADVON) duty. He says, “This is your capacity to overcome and develop during hard-times and mental strain. There is constant uncertainty about what outcomes will occur. To combat this, lean on each other, the Chaplain, and other base services like the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation center.” TSgt Johnson says, “To piggyback, this deployment is going to be hard due to the unfavorable conditions. At times, you’ll be inconvenienced, which could lead to resentment. Trust each other and we’ll get through it together.” TSgt Keffer’s comments BEST identify _______________ .

    • A.

      Courage

    • B.

      Resiliency

    • C.

      Hardiness of Spirit

    Correct Answer
    B. Resiliency
    Explanation
    TSgt Keffer's comments emphasize the importance of resiliency. He discusses the capacity to overcome and develop during hard times and mental strain, highlighting the constant uncertainty of outcomes. He advises leaning on each other, the Chaplain, and other base services to combat this uncertainty. TSgt Johnson also adds that the deployment will be hard and inconvenient, but by trusting each other, they can get through it together. These statements collectively highlight the need for resilience in facing challenges and maintaining a positive attitude in unfavorable conditions.

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  • 10. 

    During an NCOIC meeting, TSgt Izar discusses an idea to reduce the level of armor on the section’s HUMVEE’s. TSgt Nelson cuts Izar off and says, “That’s a horrible suggestion, I was shot at twice last week! I know this is your first deployment…” TSgt Richardson interjects, “Nelson, don’t discount Izar’s idea before hearing her out. We’re a team and are owed the courtesy of being not only heard, but listened to. Her idea would increase the fuel efficiency and not put strain on the engine, which will reduce breakdowns.” TSgt Izar states, “Yesterday, I learned about a new type of armor that is lighter and cost-efficient, but is stronger than what we have now.”Because TSgt Richardson ________ she will MOST LIKELY _____ NCO effectiveness.

    • A.

      Understands respect in the POA; increase

    • B.

      Misunderstands respect in the POA; decrease

    • C.

      Understands excellence in all we do; increase

    • D.

      Misunderstands excellence in all we do; decrease

    Correct Answer
    A. Understands respect in the POA; increase
    Explanation
    TSgt Richardson's statement shows that she understands the importance of respect in the Plan of Action (POA) by emphasizing the need to hear and listen to ideas from team members. By advocating for Izar's idea and acknowledging the potential benefits it could bring, Richardson is promoting an environment of open communication and collaboration. This level of respect within the team is likely to increase the effectiveness of the NCOs in achieving their goals.

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  • 11. 

    TSgt Goodgame is giving the pre-deployment brief when he says, “This is the resolve to get yourself through tough times. Your willpower and ability to remain focused during adversities are crucial for yourself and your team. If you find yourself or others losing direction, there are multiple resources to get you back on track.” SSgt Rosemond follows up with, “As professionals getting ready to deploy, you’re putting the service before yourself. But make sure that you’re taking care of your family as well.” This scenario BEST identifies _____________

    • A.

      The professional of arms

    • B.

      The core values

    • C.

      Warriors ethos

    Correct Answer
    C. Warriors ethos
    Explanation
    The scenario BEST identifies the warrior's ethos. This is evident from TSgt Goodgame's statement about the importance of willpower and focus during adversities, as well as the availability of resources to get back on track. SSgt Rosemond's comment about taking care of family also aligns with the warrior's ethos, which emphasizes the balance between professional responsibilities and personal well-being.

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  • 12. 

    SSgt Gagnon is a supply management supervisor who wants to be the best she can be as an Airman and a professional. She values training and enhancement opportunities and makes an effort to acquire higher education. She also wants to ensure the growth of her Airmen, so she makes time to sit down with each one of them to provide clear guidance and expectations. She does not hesitate to correct substandard behaviors or recognize Airmen who exceed the standards. The result of Gagnon’s actions has played an instrumental part in her work center receiving top Group level awards.This scenario BEST illustrates___________ and its impact of mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      Service before self

    • B.

      Progressive professionalism (P2)

    • C.

      Warrior ethos

    Correct Answer
    B. Progressive professionalism (P2)
    Explanation
    The scenario described exemplifies progressive professionalism (P2) because SSgt Gagnon demonstrates a commitment to personal and professional growth. She values training and higher education, and she actively seeks opportunities for enhancement. Additionally, she invests time in mentoring and guiding her Airmen, ensuring their growth and development. By recognizing and correcting substandard behaviors, as well as acknowledging those who exceed standards, she promotes a culture of excellence. This dedication to continuous improvement and fostering a positive work environment has resulted in her work center receiving top Group level awards, showcasing the impact of P2 on mission effectiveness.

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  • 13. 

    TSgt Oddo is the NCOIC of night shift in the maintenance section. He was chosen because of his extensive knowledge and experience, as well as his ability to influence others. He continually emphasizes the importance of upholding standards and ensuring the job gets done right. He is well liked by all the Airmen, and they all look up to him. One evening, SrA Abella approached him and informed him that he couldn’t finish a job because the only torque wrench they have is overdue for calibration. Oddo thought about it for a little while and instructed Abella to use it anyway. He justified it by saying that it’s just one day overdue, what could possibly be off in one day. The actions of TSgt Oddo ___________and will MOST LIKELY result in______________.

    • A.

      Summarizes Direction, Discipline, and Recognition; decreased mission effectiveness

    • B.

      Supports Resiliency; increasing his subordinate’s effectiveness

    • C.

      Violates the AF Core Values; decreased mission effectiveness

    • D.

      Infringes Moral Courage; decreased NCO effectiveness

    Correct Answer
    C. Violates the AF Core Values; decreased mission effectiveness
    Explanation
    TSgt Oddo's actions of allowing the use of an overdue torque wrench violate the AF Core Values, specifically the value of Excellence. By disregarding the importance of upholding standards and ensuring the job gets done right, Oddo sets a poor example for his subordinates and compromises the quality of their work. This violation of the Core Values is likely to result in decreased mission effectiveness as it undermines the importance of following procedures and maintaining equipment properly.

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  • 14. 

    During a discussion with his new boss, TSgt Prescott says, “At my old job I was criticized for always looking at issues as totally accurate or totally incorrect, but this new job requires me to think interms of amounts of confidence.”TSgt Prescott’s comments BEST identify the _______________ characteristic of a critical thinker.

    • A.

      Open mindedness

    • B.

      Intellectual humility

    • C.

      Free thinking

    Correct Answer
    B. Intellectual humility
    Explanation
    TSgt Prescott's comments indicate that he recognizes the need to shift his thinking from a binary perspective (totally accurate or totally incorrect) to one that considers varying degrees of confidence. This demonstrates intellectual humility, as he acknowledges the limitations of his previous approach and is open to adopting a new mindset that values uncertainty and recognizes the importance of considering different levels of confidence in assessing issues.

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  • 15. 

    While mentoring a new employee, TSgt Baker says, “We have a lot of people in our section so we must keep our own prejudices at bay when looking at all of the concerns that come up. I’ve often had to look at circumstances with exact precision that even resulted in me giving some of our assets back to the wing. I didn’t really want to do that, but it was the right thing to do.” TSgt Baker’s comments BEST illustrate the use of the ____________standard.

    • A.

      Relevance

    • B.

      Clarity

    • C.

      Fairness

    Correct Answer
    C. Fairness
    Explanation
    TSgt Baker's comments best illustrate the use of the fairness standard because he emphasizes the importance of setting aside personal prejudices and biases when considering concerns in their section. He mentions that he had to make decisions with exact precision, even if it meant giving back assets to the wing, indicating that fairness was prioritized over personal preferences. This highlights the commitment to treating everyone impartially and making decisions based on what is right and just.

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  • 16. 

    TSgt Willis has been in personnel for 10 years now. He knows his job well. Some of his subordinates are suggesting innovative ways of changing his processes. He believes he has the right processes in place; however he is willing to listen and explore their inputs. TSgt Willis BEST illustrates the _______________ characteristic of a critical thinker.

    • A.

      Open mindedness

    • B.

      Intellectual humility

    • C.

      Free thinking

    Correct Answer
    A. Open mindedness
    Explanation
    TSgt Willis BEST illustrates the open-mindedness characteristic of a critical thinker because even though he believes he has the right processes in place, he is still willing to listen and explore the innovative suggestions of his subordinates. This shows that he is open to considering different perspectives and ideas, and is willing to challenge his own beliefs and processes if necessary.

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  • 17. 

    TSgt Jones says, “Well, we received 100 complaints in the last 30 days. Our focus is on wait times. Out of the 100, 70 of the complaints are focused on long wait times, averaging 45 minutes to an hour and a half. Ten complaints are about the courtesy of our civilian technicians. The other 20are about the cleanliness of our area. According to our metrics, the wait time goal is 30 minutes or less.” TSgt Jones’ comments BEST identify the lack of use of the ____________standard.

    • A.

      Relevance

    • B.

      Clarity

    • C.

      Fairness

    Correct Answer
    A. Relevance
    Explanation
    TSgt Jones' comments best identify the lack of use of the relevance standard. This is because he mentions receiving 100 complaints in the last 30 days and focuses on wait times, but does not provide any information about how these complaints are relevant to the wait time goal of 30 minutes or less. Instead, he mentions complaints about the courtesy of civilian technicians and the cleanliness of the area, which are not directly related to the wait time goal. Therefore, TSgt Jones' comments lack relevance to the standard being discussed.

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  • 18. 

    TSgt Lenz is being pressured by the other section NCOICs to follow their way of processing different kinds of information that flows from one section to the other sections. He thinks he has a better way of doing things but does not want to upset the other NCOICs. After considerable thought, he musters the nerve to at least momentarily abandon his “adherence” to their processes and do an inquiry of all of the processes currently in place. Because TSgt Lenz _______________ characteristic of a critical thinker, his actions will MOST LIKELY________________ mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      Misunderstands the intellectual humility; hinder

    • B.

      Understands the intellectual humility; enhance

    • C.

      Misunderstands the free thinking; hinder

    • D.

      Understands the free thinking; enhance

    Correct Answer
    D. Understands the free thinking; enhance
    Explanation
    TSgt Lenz's actions of temporarily abandoning the established processes and conducting an inquiry demonstrate his understanding of free thinking. By being open to different perspectives and considering alternative approaches, he shows a willingness to challenge the status quo and explore new ideas. This free thinking attitude is characteristic of a critical thinker. By enhancing his own critical thinking skills and encouraging others to do the same, TSgt Lenz is likely to enhance mission effectiveness by promoting innovation, efficiency, and problem-solving.

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  • 19. 

    TSgt Wilcox, the NCOIC of the Records Flight, is an expert in records management. His supervisor is encouraging Wilcox to be a more “well-rounded leader” by moving to another flight. Although Wilcox likes being an expert in his current position, he realizes he needs more challenge. He is a hard-driving individual and doesn’t mind being pushed to mature and advance. This scenario BEST identifies the ______________ part of the Right to Lead Model.

    • A.

      Personality

    • B.

      Competence

    • C.

      Character

    Correct Answer
    B. Competence
    Explanation
    The scenario best identifies the competence part of the Right to Lead Model because it highlights TSgt Wilcox's expertise in records management and his willingness to take on new challenges to further develop his skills and advance in his career.

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  • 20. 

    TSgt Jackson is a role model for helping others. His philosophy is that the world can be an antagonistic, volatile, and intolerant place and followers look for leaders who can make sense of such blustery environments and emergency conditions. He feels he was drawn to this leadership role by virtue of his temperament of dealing with people.This scenario BEST identifies the ______________ theory of leadership.

    • A.

      Psychodynamic

    • B.

      Authentic

    • C.

      Style

    Correct Answer
    A. Psychodynamic
    Explanation
    This scenario BEST identifies the psychodynamic theory of leadership because it suggests that TSgt Jackson's temperament and personality traits have influenced his leadership style. The psychodynamic theory focuses on the role of unconscious motives and desires in shaping behavior, and in this case, it implies that TSgt Jackson's unconscious drives and motivations have led him to be a role model for helping others and dealing with challenging environments.

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  • 21. 

    This document contains plenty of expectations and serves as a foundational document for all EPME curricula.

    • A.

      Air Force Core Values 

    • B.

      The Enlisted Force Structure 

    • C.

      Institutional Competencies Development and Management

    Correct Answer
    C. Institutional Competencies Development and Management
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Institutional Competencies Development and Management." This is because the statement mentions that the document serves as a foundational document for all EPME (Enlisted Professional Military Education) curricula. Institutional competencies development and management are essential in establishing the required skills, knowledge, and abilities for individuals within an organization. This document would outline the specific competencies that need to be developed and managed within the Air Force, aligning with their core values and enlisted force structure.

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  • 22. 

    An assemblage of persons (or objects) located or gathered together. The above statement BEST identifies a ___________.

    • A.

      Team

    • B.

      Group

    Correct Answer
    B. Group
    Explanation
    The given statement describes a group, which is an assemblage of people or objects that are located or gathered together. A group typically consists of multiple individuals or items that share a common purpose or are connected in some way. This term is often used to refer to a collection of people who work together towards a common goal or share similar characteristics or interests.

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  • 23. 

    Individuals must be positioned with efforts synchronized to function in a way that produces a mutually-desired result. the above statement BEST identifies a____________.

    • A.

      Group

    • B.

      Team

    Correct Answer
    B. Team
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that individuals need to work together in a coordinated manner to achieve a desired outcome. This implies a higher level of collaboration and interdependence, which is characteristic of a team rather than just a group. In a team, members have a shared goal, complement each other's skills, and actively collaborate to achieve success.

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  • 24. 

    TSgt Roy brings her team together and states "We need to come up with a statement that describes new concepts and technologies and gives the organization a way to explore through testing and wargaming techniques." TSgt Roy's comment to the team BEST identifies a ____________statement.

    • A.

      Mission

    • B.

      Vision

    Correct Answer
    B. Vision
    Explanation
    TSgt Roy's comment to the team best identifies a vision statement. A vision statement is a statement that describes the long-term goals and aspirations of an organization. It provides a clear direction and purpose for the organization, guiding its decision-making and strategy. In this case, TSgt Roy is discussing the need for a statement that describes new concepts and technologies and provides a way for the organization to explore through testing and wargaming techniques. This aligns with the purpose of a vision statement, as it outlines the organization's desired future state and sets the stage for innovation and exploration.

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  • 25. 

    TSgt Hopkins has been put in charge of leading a Rapid Improvement Event and has to select a team.  TSgt Moran notices that TSgt Hopkins seems very nervous and is struggling on selecting the right team members to fulfill every role.  Moran approaches him and says, "TSgt Hopkins if you don't mind, may I help you select a team that will be most effective."  Hopkins agrees and Moran starts to put the team together.  Moran starts to select SSgt Gomez, who is innovative; SrA Herzig, who likes to move a task along;  TSgt Ceniceros, who likes to poke holes in ideas; and SSgt Jewett, who eagerly awaits to put ideas into practice. TSgt Moran's_________will MOST likely____________mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      Effective use of the PEP cycle; increase

    • B.

      Ineffective use the PEP cycle; decrease

    • C.

      Effective use of team roles; increase

    • D.

      Ineffective use of team roles; decrease

    Correct Answer
    C. Effective use of team roles; increase
    Explanation
    TSgt Moran's effective use of team roles will most likely increase mission effectiveness. By selecting team members based on their individual strengths and preferences, Moran is ensuring that each role is filled by someone who is well-suited for it. This will lead to better collaboration, communication, and problem-solving within the team, ultimately increasing their effectiveness in achieving the mission's objectives.

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  • 26. 

    During a Red Fag exercise, TSgt Duckworth overhears SSgt Lee tell others, "We have no clear guidance for this exercise, we keep going back and forth, I can't trust leadership anymore."  Duckworth start to reflect and realizes that he has failed to let the team know how important they are and that he is there to help them succeed."  The next day Duckworth has roll call and tells the team that he has not provided clear guidance them.  He starts the day with rollcall at 0700 and provide vital and clear guidance because he does understand that this exercise has been very dynamic with constant changes. TSgt Duckworth's actions BEST illustrates___________and its impact on mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      Lack of commitment

    • B.

      Communication 

    • C.

      Coaching

    Correct Answer
    B. Communication 
    Explanation
    TSgt Duckworth's actions best illustrate communication and its impact on mission effectiveness. By overhearing SSgt Lee's concerns and reflecting on his own failure to communicate effectively, Duckworth recognizes the importance of clear guidance for the team's success. The next day, he addresses the issue during roll call and provides vital and clear guidance, understanding the dynamic nature of the exercise. This demonstrates the significance of effective communication in ensuring that the team understands their roles and responsibilities, ultimately improving mission effectiveness.

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  • 27. 

    TSgt Herzig is the new NCOIC of the Inbound Section of TMO.  She provides feedback and expectations to all of her team members.  SrA Lewis seems to be having a tough time with Herzig's expectations and his stress level has increased.  his teammates start to bring him up to speed.  Lewis starts to feel like he's not overloaded and his productivity begins to increase.  Herzig continues to monitor the progress and sees that everyone is collaborating.  She also notices Lewis is standing out with his great work.  Herzig brings everyone together and coins Lewis for doing a great job.  As result, the TMO NCOICs develop a monthly recognition program.   TSgt Herzig's actions BEST illustrates the ________stage of team development and its impact on NCO effectiveness.

    • A.

      Storming

    • B.

      Norming

    • C.

      Performing

    Correct Answer
    B. Norming
    Explanation
    In this scenario, TSgt Herzig is providing feedback and expectations to her team members, including SrA Lewis. Initially, Lewis is struggling with Herzig's expectations and his stress level increases. However, his teammates help him catch up and he starts feeling less overwhelmed, leading to an increase in his productivity. Herzig notices Lewis standing out with his great work and acknowledges him for it. This positive reinforcement encourages the team to come together and develop a monthly recognition program. This situation demonstrates the norming stage of team development, where the team members begin to collaborate effectively and establish norms and routines. This stage has a positive impact on NCO effectiveness as it fosters teamwork and recognition of individual contributions.

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  • 28. 

    While speaking to his ALS class, SSgt Baldwin says, "This doesn't count toward course completion; however, you should prepare as if it did. It is a way for you to measure how well you understand the material prior to taking the final."

    • A.

      Progress check

    • B.

      Formative exercise

    • C.

      Self-discipline

    • D.

      Summative evaluation

    Correct Answer
    B. Formative exercise
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Formative exercise" because SSgt Baldwin mentions that the activity doesn't count toward course completion but is a way for the students to measure their understanding of the material before the final. A formative exercise is designed to provide feedback and help students assess their progress and understanding of the material. It is meant to be a learning tool rather than a final evaluation.

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  • 29. 

    During a conversation with his subordinate about intellectual standards that are known across the board, TSgt Cactus says, "Think about a dispute or a point that hasn't been voiced yet. A problem might meet all the preceding criterions, but is only offered from one viewpoint." TSgt Cactus' comments BEST identify the universal intellectual standard of _________________.

    • A.

      Precision

    • B.

      Fairness

    • C.

      Relevance

    • D.

      Breadth

    Correct Answer
    D. Breadth
    Explanation
    TSgt Cactus' comments suggest that the universal intellectual standard being identified is "Breadth". This is because he is emphasizing the importance of considering different viewpoints and perspectives in order to avoid a problem being presented from only one viewpoint. This demonstrates the need for breadth in thinking and considering multiple perspectives when evaluating a dispute or point.

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  • 30. 

    TSgt Grant is the NCOIC of Information Technology. He is a pioneering leader when it comes to state-of-the-art problem solving. He teaches and encourages his subordinates to do the same: be inventive and creative in problem solving techniques. This scenario BEST illustrates the _______ leadership behavior.

    • A.

      Individualized Consideration

    • B.

      Intellectual Stimulation

    • C.

      Inspirational Motivation

    • D.

      Intellectual Consideration

    Correct Answer
    B. Intellectual Stimulation
    Explanation
    This scenario best illustrates the leadership behavior of Intellectual Stimulation. TSgt Grant encourages his subordinates to be inventive and creative in problem-solving techniques, which aligns with the concept of intellectual stimulation. Intellectual stimulation involves challenging and inspiring followers to think critically, explore new ideas, and develop innovative solutions. TSgt Grant's emphasis on state-of-the-art problem-solving and teaching his subordinates to do the same demonstrates his commitment to fostering intellectual growth and development within his team.

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  • 31. 

    Individuals must be positioned with efforts synchronized to function in a way that produces a mutually-desired result. The above statement BEST identifies a ________.

    • A.

      Community

    • B.

      Group

    • C.

      Team

    • D.

      Sociaty

    Correct Answer
    C. Team
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that individuals need to work together in a coordinated manner to achieve a desired outcome. This implies a level of collaboration and interdependence, which is characteristic of a team rather than a community, group, or society. In a team, members have specific roles and responsibilities that contribute to a common goal, and they rely on each other's efforts to succeed.

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  • 32. 

    TSgt Roderick calls SSgt Sway into his office and says, "I just want to give you some advice since you seem a little stressed." Sway replies, "Has it been showing?" Roderick says, "While these changes are occurring you have to be prepared to develop and apply information. Don't forget you also have to be adaptable, open-minded, and mentally ready for the changes." TSgt Roderick's comments BEST identify the ______ tenet of mental fitness.

    • A.

      Adaptability

    • B.

      Positive thinking

    • C.

      Awareness

    • D.

      Spiritual fitness

    Correct Answer
    B. Positive thinking
    Explanation
    The correct answer is positive thinking. TSgt Roderick emphasizes the importance of being mentally ready and open-minded for changes. This suggests that he is encouraging SSgt Sway to have a positive mindset and outlook, which is a key aspect of positive thinking.

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  • 33. 

    TSgt Charlie is discussing A-I Theory with her subordinate when she says, "This is the distance between your preferred style and the behavior actually needed in a particular situation. It can also be the distance in a social interaction, between your preferred styles and that of two people, a person and a group, or two groups. TSgt Charlie's comments define _______.

    • A.

      Cognitive Gap

    • B.

      Bridgers

    • C.

      Coping Behavior

    • D.

      Adaptors

    Correct Answer
    A. Cognitive Gap
    Explanation
    TSgt Charlie's comments define the concept of the "Cognitive Gap." The cognitive gap refers to the difference or distance between an individual's preferred style and the behavior that is actually needed in a specific situation. It can also refer to the difference in preferred styles between individuals or groups in a social interaction.

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  • 34. 

    Over the past month the team has been upset with some of the decisions made by SSgt Disbrow. TSgt King explains to his team, "Disbrow was put in the project lead position because she has the ability think deeply prior to making an impulsive decision…that's exactly what we need because we don't know what to expect. You all saw during our last deployment she related to the local community, which led to building trust with the local nationals and established lines of communication." Because TSgt King understands/misunderstands _____ fitness, his actions will MOST LIKELY _____ NCO effectiveness.

    • A.

      Mental; decrease

    • B.

      Mental; increase

    • C.

      Social; decrease

    • D.

      Social; increase

    Correct Answer
    D. Social; increase
    Explanation
    TSgt King believes that SSgt Disbrow's ability to think deeply and build trust with the local community will be beneficial for the team. This suggests that TSgt King values social fitness, which refers to an individual's ability to effectively interact and communicate with others. By placing SSgt Disbrow in a leadership position, TSgt King expects that her social fitness will increase the team's effectiveness by improving their relationships with the local community and establishing lines of communication. Therefore, the correct answer is Social; increase.

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  • 35. 

    During a team building training session, TSgt Cole played a game with his teammates called "name that team role". TSgt Cole began by mentioning, "This person is great at bringing up new ideas, they are able to see outside the box and are aggressive with new ideas. What type of team role does this person personify?" TSgt Cole's comments BEST identify a/an__________.

    • A.

      Coach

    • B.

      Creator

    • C.

      Flexer

    • D.

      Advancer

    Correct Answer
    B. Creator
    Explanation
    TSgt Cole's comments suggest that the person being described is someone who is great at coming up with new ideas, thinking outside the box, and being aggressive with new ideas. This aligns with the role of a "Creator," as they are known for their ability to generate innovative and original ideas for the team.

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  • 36. 

    TSgt Finch says to SSgt Ruth, “You seem quiet and distant this week. What’s going on?” Ruth replies, “I don’t like the way others on my team can’t break away from the regulations and processes to find solutions. It’s not my way of doing things and it causes me to shut down.” Finch says, “We’re all working toward the same goal, so even though their way may not be the way you prefer to solve problems, let’s at least consider what the others bring to the table and try to meet them somewhere in the middle.” Several days later, TSgt Finch notices an improvement in the relationship between SSgt Ruth and the rest of the team.   TSgt Finch's final comment BEST illustrates _______ and its impact on subordinate effectiveness.

    • A.

      Coping

    • B.

      Level

    • C.

      Problem Bs

    • D.

      Bridging

    Correct Answer
    D. Bridging
    Explanation
    TSgt Finch's final comment about considering what others bring to the table and trying to meet them in the middle demonstrates the concept of bridging. Bridging refers to the ability to build connections and find common ground between individuals with different perspectives or approaches. In this case, Finch encourages Ruth to bridge the gap between her own preferred way of solving problems and the methods used by the rest of the team. This approach ultimately leads to an improvement in the relationship between Ruth and her teammates, highlighting the positive impact of bridging on subordinate effectiveness.

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  • 37. 

    Over the last several months, leadership has been concerned about high expenditures in logistics. TSgt Tomlin is tasked with investigating the situation and making sense of the budget issues by providing specifics on the items purchased. After his analysis, he reports to his leadership by saying, "I've skimmed the logistics section paperwork and the expenditures seem justified. Some of the purchases are for consumables and others are for new equipment items." TSgt Tomlin's use/misuse of ___________________ will MOST LIKELY _______________________ mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      Precision; hinder

    • B.

      Precision; enhance

    • C.

      Logic; enhance

    • D.

      Logic; hinder

    Correct Answer
    A. Precision; hinder
    Explanation
    TSgt Tomlin's use/misuse of precision will most likely hinder mission effectiveness. This is because he only skimmed the logistics section paperwork and did not thoroughly analyze the specific items purchased. By not providing detailed specifics on the purchases, it becomes difficult to determine if the expenditures are truly justified. This lack of precision in his analysis can hinder the decision-making process and potentially lead to ineffective use of resources.

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  • 38. 

    TSgt Cody is the manager of a large project. His boss mentioned a concern with the amount of money spent on the project. After gathering the data, the report reflected not only funding for his project but also funding for another program. He asked the questions: How is the other project connected to the money spent on my project and how does that bear on the issue? This scenario BEST illustrates the use of the ____________standard.

    • A.

      Relevance

    • B.

      Precision

    • C.

      Clarity

    • D.

      Fairness

    Correct Answer
    A. Relevance
    Explanation
    This scenario best illustrates the use of the relevance standard because TSgt Cody is questioning the connection between the funding for his project and the funding for another program. He wants to understand how the other project is relevant to the money spent on his project and how that bears on the concern raised by his boss. By seeking relevance, TSgt Cody is ensuring that the information and data he presents in the report is directly related to the issue at hand.

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  • 39. 

    TSgt Bodine is finishing his tour as a PME instructor at the NCO Academy. He says, "A person's leadership effectiveness is influenced by their brainpower, self-assurance, willpower, reliability, and friendliness. Although a lot of people may disagree with me, I can always tie a leader's effectiveness back to these attributes." This scenario BEST identifies the ______________ theory of leadership.

    • A.

      Intellectual Stimulation

    • B.

      Skills

    • C.

      Style

    • D.

      Trait-based

    Correct Answer
    D. Trait-based
    Explanation
    The scenario suggests that TSgt Bodine believes that a person's leadership effectiveness is influenced by specific attributes such as brainpower, self-assurance, willpower, reliability, and friendliness. This aligns with the trait-based theory of leadership, which focuses on identifying specific traits or characteristics that are associated with effective leadership. According to this theory, individuals possess inherent qualities that make them effective leaders, and these traits can be used to predict leadership success.

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  • 40. 

    TSgt Hanover is an enthusiastic PME instructor at the NCO Academy. He consistently uses logic to personalize his lesson plans and encourages others to do the same. His actions and words influence those around him to put forth additional efforts to advance their own self-development. TSgt Hanover's use/misuse of the_______ leadership behavior will MOST LIKELY________ NCO effectiveness.

    • A.

      Inspirational Motivation; hinder

    • B.

      Intellectual Stimulation; hinder

    • C.

      Intellectual Stimulation; enhance

    • D.

      Inspirational Motivation; enhance

    Correct Answer
    D. Inspirational Motivation; enhance
    Explanation
    TSgt Hanover's use of the Inspirational Motivation leadership behavior, which involves inspiring and motivating others to achieve their full potential, will most likely enhance NCO effectiveness. By using logic to personalize his lesson plans and encouraging others to do the same, TSgt Hanover is inspiring those around him to put forth additional efforts and advance their own self-development. This will ultimately enhance the effectiveness of the NCOs by increasing their motivation and drive to excel in their roles.

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  • 41. 

    TSgt Maribel has been observing her team work through a project and has noticed that the team is unable to move forward with one of the two courses of actions (COA). Maribel steps in, to move the team forward, but not everyone is happy. She addresses the team at the end of the project and says "team you all did a great job, although some of you were not content we were able to complete the task." TSgt Maribel's understanding/misunderstanding of the ________ will MOST LIKELY _____ mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      Z process; decrease

    • B.

      PEP cycle; increase

    • C.

      Z process; increase

    • D.

      PEP cycle; decrease

    Correct Answer
    C. Z process; increase
    Explanation
    TSgt Maribel's understanding of the Z process will most likely increase mission effectiveness. This is because she noticed that the team was unable to move forward with one of the courses of action (COA), and she stepped in to move the team forward. By addressing the team and acknowledging their effort, even though not everyone was happy, she shows an understanding of the Z process, which focuses on problem-solving and finding solutions to move forward. By effectively managing the team and completing the task, TSgt Maribel's understanding of the Z process would have likely increased mission effectiveness.

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  • 42. 

    TSgt Hernandez is in the dining hall talking to one of his buddies, TSgt White who works in another section. He asks White, "How does your supervisor provide opportunities for your growth?" White tells him, "My supervisor is always training me and encouraging me to join the 5/6 because he does a lot of good things in the Top III. He praises me when I do well and also counsels me to get on the right track. He is always there for me." TSgt White's comments BEST illustrate _______ and its impact on team effectiveness.

    • A.

      Coaching

    • B.

      Communication

    • C.

      Cooperation

    • D.

      Advancing

    Correct Answer
    A. Coaching
    Explanation
    TSgt White's comments highlight the role of his supervisor in providing training, encouragement, praise, and counseling, which are all key aspects of coaching. This demonstrates how coaching can positively impact team effectiveness by supporting individual growth and development, promoting a positive work environment, and ensuring that team members have the necessary guidance and support to succeed.

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  • 43. 

    TSgt McKinney notices there are too many discrepancies and her section is not taking the upcoming base inspection seriously. She briefs, "You've shown poor performance and your work is below standards, you've not been candid in your work and you haven't been holding each other responsible for completing tasks on time. It's disappointing you haven't taken any ownership and pride in this organization to get us to pass this base wide inspection." TSgt McKinney's comments BEST identifies _____ and its impact on mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      Hardiness of Spirit

    • B.

      Respect

    • C.

      Integrity first

    • D.

      Direction, discipline, and recognition

    Correct Answer
    C. Integrity first
    Explanation
    TSgt McKinney's comments highlight the lack of integrity within her section. She mentions poor performance, below standard work, lack of candor, and failure to hold each other responsible. These behaviors indicate a lack of honesty, trustworthiness, and adherence to moral and ethical principles. This lack of integrity can have a negative impact on mission effectiveness as it undermines trust, teamwork, and the overall reputation of the organization.

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  • 44. 

    TSgt Irwin is a member of Security Forces and is married with two children.  She just received her course materials.  While reviewing the material, she begins to wonder how she will get it done with her work schedule and getting everything done at home.  She spoke with her husband about helping out around the house and with the kids while she was doing her course work.  This allowed her to complete the course within the allotted time.

    • A.

      Dealing with distractions

    • B.

      Summative evaluation

    • C.

      Self-discipline

    • D.

      Procrastination

    Correct Answer
    A. Dealing with distractions
    Explanation
    The scenario describes TSgt Irwin's concerns about balancing her work schedule, household responsibilities, and completing her course work. By speaking with her husband and asking for help, she is actively addressing the potential distractions and obstacles that could hinder her progress. Dealing with distractions refers to the ability to identify and manage external factors that may divert one's attention or disrupt their focus. In this case, TSgt Irwin's proactive approach in seeking support from her husband demonstrates her ability to deal with distractions and maintain her focus on completing the course.

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  • 45. 

    TSgt Ford calls SSgt Clark into her office and says, "Since you're going to be SSgt Knight's sponsor, don't forget the number of deployments he's had lately. This may have caused a lot of stress on him and his family if they haven't been prepared for the changes. Just keep it in mind as you help him out as the sponsor for this unit." TSgt Ford's comments BEST identify the tenet of mental fitness.

    • A.

      Awareness

    • B.

      Decision making

    • C.

      Positive thinking

    • D.

      Adaptability

    Correct Answer
    D. Adaptability
    Explanation
    TSgt Ford's comments highlight the importance of being adaptable in a military unit. She emphasizes the need to be aware of SSgt Knight's recent deployments and the potential stress it may have caused him and his family. By asking SSgt Clark to keep this in mind and help him out as a sponsor, TSgt Ford is promoting adaptability in understanding and addressing the challenges faced by military personnel and their families.

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  • 46. 

    TSgt Ohler is SSgt Robertson's mentor. SSgt Robertson says, "A1C Rivera isn't a very hard worker. When I have a task, I complete it immediately. He takes his time and gets the work done no earlier than the deadline." TSgt Ohler replies, "What is the quality of his work?" Robertson says, "It's great, I never have to go back to him for corrections." TSgt Ohler replies, "Rivera may not work to your expectations, but he is more than capable of completing whatever you ask of him. Sit down with him and get to know him better, ask about his ideas and concerns. Include him in the process of the tasks you give him." This scenario BEST illustrates TSgt Ohler's understanding of ___________ and its impact on the subordinate.

    • A.

      Excellence In All We Do

    • B.

      Respect

    • C.

      Profession of Arms

    • D.

      Hardiness of Spirit

    Correct Answer
    B. Respect
    Explanation
    This scenario best illustrates TSgt Ohler's understanding of respect and its impact on the subordinate. TSgt Ohler recognizes that A1C Rivera may have a different work style and may not meet SSgt Robertson's expectations. However, instead of criticizing Rivera, TSgt Ohler suggests that Robertson sit down with him and get to know him better. This shows respect for Rivera as an individual and acknowledges his capabilities. By including Rivera in the process and valuing his ideas and concerns, TSgt Ohler demonstrates respect for his subordinate, fostering a positive working relationship and potentially improving Rivera's performance.

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  • 47. 

    You're stationed at a high ops tempo location. You find out your squadron is notified of a real-world support mission that requires you and your section to work even longer hours with no days off. As you prepare yourself mentally for this overwhelming challenge, you remember you've done this before. This is about mission accomplishment and effectively getting the job done. Your priority is to focus on keeping your team motivated to help move forward during this demanding time. Your use/misuse of ________ will MOST LIKELY _____ mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      Moral Courage; decrease

    • B.

      Profession of Arms; increase

    • C.

      Moral Courage; increase

    • D.

      Profession of Arms; decrease

    Correct Answer
    B. Profession of Arms; increase
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Profession of Arms; increase." In this scenario, the priority is to keep the team motivated during a demanding time. The Profession of Arms refers to the commitment to upholding the values and standards of the military profession. By focusing on the Profession of Arms, the leader can inspire and motivate their team by exemplifying the qualities and characteristics of a professional military member. This will likely increase mission effectiveness as it fosters a sense of unity, dedication, and professionalism within the team.

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  • 48. 

    TSgt Jasper has worked with many teams over the years. Currently, he is assembling a group of individuals tasked to implement a new tracking system in the work center. This project is a high priority and he needs to implement a strategy with lasting results. In hopes of being successful, he assembles a team with strongly adaptive to strongly innovative style preferences. TSgt Jasper's understanding/misunderstanding of ________will MOST LIKELY _____ mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      A-I Theory continuum; enhance

    • B.

      Coping behavior; hinder

    • C.

      A-I Theory continuum; hinder

    • D.

      Coping behavior; enhance

    Correct Answer
    A. A-I Theory continuum; enhance
    Explanation
    TSgt Jasper's understanding/misunderstanding of the A-I Theory continuum will MOST LIKELY enhance mission effectiveness. The A-I Theory continuum refers to the range of styles individuals have in approaching and adapting to change. By assembling a team with strongly adaptive to strongly innovative style preferences, TSgt Jasper is likely to have a group that can effectively navigate and implement the new tracking system. This understanding of the A-I Theory continuum will enhance mission effectiveness as the team members will be better equipped to handle the challenges and complexities of the project.

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  • 49. 

    MSgt Vail has been tasked to lead a team working to reduce customer wait times at the Dining Facility.  During their first meeting he informs the team that they need to identify and eliminate any chokepoints in the current process and come up with a different way of doing things.  TSgt Whynn feels the current process works well butt, needs a few minor adjustments.  When he voices his concerns, MSgt Vail states "This is the opportunity to get rid of the old system while we have a chance." MSgt Vail's comments BEST illustrate his misunderstanding of _______and its impact on subordinate, NCO, and mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      Problem Solving Limits

    • B.

      Learning Capability 

    • C.

      Managing A-I diversity

    Correct Answer
    C. Managing A-I diversity
    Explanation
    MSgt Vail's comments best illustrate his misunderstanding of managing A-I diversity and its impact on subordinate, NCO, and mission effectiveness. By dismissing TSgt Whynn's suggestion for minor adjustments and insisting on completely getting rid of the old system, MSgt Vail is not effectively managing the diversity of perspectives within the team. This can hinder problem-solving and limit the team's ability to learn and adapt. It is important for leaders to value and consider different viewpoints in order to make informed decisions and achieve mission effectiveness.

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  • 50. 

    TSgt Gilbert is in charge of a team responsible for reducing pharmacy wait times.  During a weekly meeting with the team she says, "We have to bring in the reins a little; all of your suggestions have been turned down by leadership."  TSgt Swarray chimes in, "But our established procedures are what got us in this predicament, we must start fresh."  TSgt Knight states, "I know my solution was a bit of a stretch, but the AFI is only an instruction and we don't have to follow it"  TSgt Lopez replies, " I like Knight's suggestion, we must break the mold to speed-up the process" TSgt Gilbert's team is composed of primarily_______and will likely decrease mission effectiveness.  

    • A.

      Adaptors

    • B.

      Innovators

    • C.

      Bridgers

    Correct Answer
    B. Innovators
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Innovators. TSgt Gilbert's team is composed of primarily innovators, as indicated by TSgt Swarray's suggestion to start fresh and TSgt Knight's statement about not having to follow established procedures. Innovators are individuals who are open to new ideas and are willing to take risks in order to improve processes. However, the question suggests that this composition will likely decrease mission effectiveness, possibly because the team's innovative ideas have been turned down by leadership.

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