Air Force NCOA Mod 1 Course Foundation

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Air Force NCOA Mod 1 Course Foundation - Quiz

The chapters in the Course Foundation Module help familiarize you with educational processes used to guide you towards achieving desired levels of learning in the NCO DLC. The material should also help set you up for studying, comprehending, and deeper-thinking successes if you give 100% effort during your learning experiences. Some of this material will help you self-assess so that you can become more self-aware. This should help you create plans to develop yourself, starting now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This document contains a great deal of expectations and serves as a foundational document for all EPME curricula. The statement above BEST identifies ________.
    • A. 

      Air Force Core Values

    • B. 

      The Enlisted Force Structure

    • C. 

      Institutional Competencies Development and Management

  • 2. 
    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. 

      Lifelong learning

    • B. 

      Testing

    • C. 

      Taking notes

  • 3. 
    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 a 90%. The scenario above BEST illustrates _________________ and their impact on NCO effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Benefits of time management

    • B. 

      Self-discipline

    • C. 

      Studying

  • 4. 
    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. 

      Interpretation

    • B. 

      Translation

    • C. 

      Knowledge

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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

  • 7. 
    While attending the NCO 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 its impact on NCO effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Time management

    • B. 

      Keys to successful learning

    • C. 

      Teaching methods and evaluation

  • 8. 
    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 to successful learning; enhance

    • B. 

      Keys successful learning; degrade

    • C. 

      Time management; enhance

    • D. 

      Time management; degrade

  • 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

  • 10. 
    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 Profession of Arms

    • B. 

      The Oath of Enlistment

    • C. 

      Airmanship

  • 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 is 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 Profession of Arms

    • B. 

      The Core Values

    • C. 

      Warrior Ethos

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 in terms 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 20 are 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

  • 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

  • 19. 
    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 Wynn feels the current process works well but, 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

  • 20. 
    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. 

      Coping Behavior

    • C. 

      Bridgers

  • 21. 
    TSgt Silvers 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 Silvers’ team is composed of primarily _____ and will likely decrease mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Adaptors

    • B. 

      Innovators

    • C. 

      Bridgers

  • 22. 
    TSgt Gomez and TSgt Foye work on the same team developing CDC’s for their career field. They often have disputes about how to move forward on projects. TSgt Foye tends to prefer keeping things close to the same and revising where needed. TSgt Gomez almost always wants to come up with a new way to create the entire lesson. In order to get the lessons completed MSgt Rainey often steps in and assists the two TSgt’s in coming to an agreement on the best way ahead. MSgt Rainey’s actions BEST illustrates ________________.
    • A. 

      Bridging

    • B. 

      Coping Behavior

    • C. 

      Cognitive Gap

    • D. 

      Option 4

  • 23. 
    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 the 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

  • 24. 
    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

  • 25. 
    TSgt Collin says to his new team members, “Because we work with dangerous situations, I have to ensure we prevent as many problems from occurring as possible. I will be closely observing your work to ensure you meet all work standards that I lay out for you. If you violate the standards or fail to follow the process, you will be held accountable for your actions. Our success rate over the last three years has been exceptional by adhering to these principles.” TSgt Collin’s actions BEST illustrate the _______ leadership behavior and its impact on mission effectiveness.
    • A. 

      Management by Exception - Passive

    • B. 

      Transformational Leadership

    • C. 

      Management by Exception - Active

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