Airman Leadership School (ALS) Practice Test!

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Airman Leadership School (ALS) Practice Test!

Airman Leadership School (ALS) is a US Air Force program which spans around 20-days of time. The purpose of this program is simply to develop Airmen into effective front-line supervisors. Here we have got an advanced test on the subject. So, take it and see how much you have learned and how much you need to prepare.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Use the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP) to evaluate the following scenario.The ORI is only a month away and the shop is feeling the pressure. In a prior inspection, they identified numerous problems that will require a significant amount of time and resources to fix. SSgt Jones has been chosen as leader of the team to fix these problems. Monday morning, he got his team together and listed the tasks needing attention. When asked where they will start, SSgt Jones responds, ―We should get as many of the easily knocked-out tasks done so the commander sees we are getting things accomplished.‖ According to Time Management chapter principles, SSgt Jones' actions were.....
    • A. 

      Appropriate. SSgt Jones correctly created a task list and correctly decided on the priority of work.

    • B. 

      Inappropriate. SSgt Jones failed to properly prioritize the tasks needed for mission accomplishment.

    • C. 

      Appropriate. SSgt Jones properly applied Pareto's Principle identifying the 80% that will yield the most results.

    • D. 

      Inappropriate. SSgt Jones did properly prioritize the tasks but should be focused on mission accomplishment and not on keeping his commander happy.

  • 2. 
    SSgt King is a work center supervisor who is very concerned about her subordinates getting to their mandatory appointments on time. In order to enable them to do this, she has a calendar of all of their training and appointments on her desk, on her cell phone, and posted in the shop. How will SSgt King's use of time management impact her subordinates?
    • A. 

      Positively because her multiple calendars will ensure her subordinates are up to date on all required training. They will not miss any appointments.

    • B. 

      No impact because her subordinates will most likely keep track of their own appointments and training. They are adults who will not require the reminder.

    • C. 

      Negatively because having multiple calendars opens her up to forgetting to update one. This could possibly cause her Airmen to miss training and become less proficient at their jobs.

    • D. 

      Negatively because although having multiple calendars is a good thing and is effective for SSgt King, the Airmen in the work center do not have access to her desk or cell phone.

  • 3. 
    You are home on leave from a deployment when you get a call from the high school you attended. They ask you to come and speak on behalf of the Air Force and its History for the annual career day. You are still jet-lagged from your long trip. Based on the principles learned in the Air Force Heritage chapter and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process, your BEST course of action would probably be:
    • A. 

      You are tired and do not want to be bothered. You have just traveled 2000 miles, so the last thing you are interested in is talking to a bunch of high school kids. You do not feel it is your responsibility to talk about the Air Force and its history, so you tell them to call a local recruiter.

    • B. 

      You are tired and do not want to be bothered. You have just traveled 2000 miles. However, you are proud to be a member of the Air Force and feel it's important to instill this and the Air Force history in future recruits and leaders. You choose to go and speak to them explaining the heritage of those who have come before you.

    • C. 

      You are tired and do not want to be bothered. You have just traveled 2000 miles. However, you are proud to be a member of the Air Force and feel it's important to instill this and the Air Force History in future recruits and leaders. You choose not to go this time and offer a later date.

  • 4. 
    As your day came to an end, you walked out of the building noticing it was almost time for Retreat to sound. You stood by because you knew you would not make it to your vehicle in time to get off post, and you wanted to give the flag its due respect. While waiting, you observed a team of Airmen led by a SrA who appeared to be behaving in an unprofessional manner and totally disrespecting the American Flag. They were talking and giggling among themselves, holding the flag as if it was a throw rug, and their uniforms were in total disarray. As a NCO, how would you approach this situation?
    • A. 

      It's the end of the duty day. You're tired from walking up and down stairs all day, and you've been up since 0430. After observing their actions and appearance as being unprofessional, you walk over after the flag is completely down and say, _Hey, I know you guys are young and you do not know any better, but let's try to get it right next time._ After thinking about it for a few minutes, you say, _Don't worry about it. It's the end of the day anyway. Nobody is watching._

    • B. 

      It's the end of the duty day. You're tired from walking up and down stairs all day, and you've been up since 0430. After observing their actions and appearance as being unprofessional, you continue walking to your car because you're running late trying to get to the bowling alley so you can bowl with your team league. You jump in your car while the flag is brought down, and then roll down your window and say, _Hey guys, just throw the flag up on the counter. I'll see you in the morning when you come in for Reveille._

    • C. 

      It's the end of the duty day. You're tired from walking up and down stairs all day, and you've been up since 0430. After observing their actions and appearance as being unprofessional, you walk over after the flag is completely down and say in a firm voice, _Hey, I need your undivided attention right now._ You explain to them the importance of why we should render the proper respect and courtesy to the American flag. You also make them aware that their actions impact military professionalism. You demonstrate to them the proper procedures and attitude when handling the flag for any ceremony.

  • 5. 
    Your team has recently been tasked to represent your unit in a fitness competition among all units assigned to your wing. Two members of your team do not want to compete because they feel that they are not as fit as the others and will potentially hurt the team's chances of winning the competition. Based on the concepts from the Fit to Lead chapter, the dimension of wellness most affected by the two members of your team is BEST described as
    • A. 

      Social. This dimension deals with your network of friends and personal relationships with those you care about.

    • B. 

      Spiritual. This dimension may incorporate religious belief or other concepts such as patriotism or the common good.

    • C. 

      Emotional. This dimension refers to building an awareness of and accepting your feelings and moods.

    • D. 

      Physical. This dimension refers to weight control, a balanced and healthy diet, appearance, self-image, and exercise.

  • 6. 
    Use the EPME Structured Thinking (IDDP) Process as you assess the following scenarios. Determine which example demonstrates your responsibilities as a supervisor in relation to the fitness program.Use the EPME Structured Thinking (IDDP) Process as you assess the following scenarios. Determine which example demonstrates your responsibilities as a supervisor in relation to the fitness program.
    • A. 

      Your unit is supporting a major exercise that requires members from your team to be at the workcenter around the clock for a period of seven days. You developed a work schedule that will allow each member to have an hour of physical fitness training 3 times during this period.

    • B. 

      SrA Hayes, one of your subordinates has recently been enrolled in the Fitness Improvement Program. You were notified that he has missed several appointments without valid reasons. You decided not to address this with him anticipating that he would attend his next scheduled appointment.

    • C. 

      Your commander has recently implemented a new physical fitness program that focuses on engaging in aerobic activity without prior stretching. You informed your subordinates that this is not a recommended approach to physical fitness, and they should continue with the former program that required stretching prior to aerobic activity.

  • 7. 
    Which statement BEST demonstrates an extra-organizational stressor? A1C Coleman is distressed...
    • A. 

      Because he's about to deploy and feels that he's not properly trained for the mission.

    • B. 

      Over being deployed with A1C Castro who he feels is not a team player.

    • C. 

      Over having to be deployed with his current supervisor who he feels is ineffective and makes bad decisions.

    • D. 

      Because he believes that his wife isn't capable of handling the finances while he's away.

  • 8. 
    Your team recently became exposed to a traumatic event while performing convoy operations. You're scheduled to carry out several of these convoy operations and you're worried about your Airmen developing PTSD. Which example BEST describes ways to intervene and adapt to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
    • A. 

      You decide to conduct a debriefing of the recent convoy and explain to the team that although they experienced a traumatic event they will have to accept the fact that they're in the military. You inform them that feeling fear in combat situations is normal but in these situations it's important to not let it control them and that it's ok to communicate their thoughts and feelings with others afterwards. Additionally you decide to assess your team during the debriefing to identify personnel who may need professional help and decide that it would benefit the team if you developed additional survival training and a rotation schedule for the convoys to reduce continuous exposure to possible trauma.

    • B. 

      You conduct a debriefing and inform the team that traumatic events happen in life, especially in the military. You inform the team that they will have to accept the fact that they're in the military and need to put the experience behind them. The best way to get over a traumatic experience is to forget about it and not talk about it with others. Later you decide to get the team signed up for the next convoy detail so that they can get acclimatized to the stress which you determine is better than any training that you can develop.

    • C. 

      You decide to conduct a debriefing to talk to your team about the recent traumatic event they experienced. During the debriefing, you inform the team that they will have to accept the fact that they're in the military, however, the controlling fear they experienced is understandable, and that they should communicate their thoughts and feelings with others. Later you decide to seek professional help for yourself and your team, and request to be removed from the convoy rotation indefinitely.

  • 9. 
    Which example BEST describes how to help someone who displays signs of being suicidal?
    • A. 

      You use positive words of encouragement, convey an attitude of confidence, look for nonverbal clues or indicators, take charge, do not leave the person alone, and provide professional help for the person as soon as possible.

    • B. 

      You use positive words of encouragement, inform the person that you are not properly trained to help them and will seek help from your leaders as soon as the person calms down and is in a better mood. Once you have determined it's safe to leave, you follow through by seeking professional help.

    • C. 

      You inform the person that their situation can't be that bad, provide the person with examples of tough times that you've experienced, convey to the person that they have duties and responsibilities to the military, look for nonverbal clues or indicators, and take charge of the situation.

  • 10. 
    Which scenario BEST describes how you, as an NCO, meet your responsibilities in accordance with AFI 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure?
    • A. 

      You are in charge of a detail that must be completed and ready for inspection the following day. You've been working with your team on the detail for 8 hours and it looks like you may have to work 3 more hours to complete the detail. You have a football game that you have been planning on attending for weeks. After several minutes of consideration about the matter, you decide that your team is fully capable of completing the task without you. You can get a full report in the morning.

    • B. 

      During a recent training meeting, two of your male subordinates are laughing over a sexually explicit joke that was told. You notice that several of the female team members seem to be offended. You ask the females what is bothering them and they explain that they are offended by the joke. The male subordinates share the joke with you and you find it very funny too. You decide not to say anything to them about the joke being offensive. After all, _guys will be guys._

    • C. 

      A1C Glass's work performance has not been up to standards. He seems to be withdrawn and even argumentative with his peers. You decide to approach him to determine what is wrong. At first, he is reluctant to say anything, but after taking him to your office he informs you that a close family member has recently been given a short time to live and he is having a hard time dealing with it. You inform him that you and the rest of the chain of command are there for him. You also suggest that he talk to the first sergeant and/or chaplain.

  • 11. 
    You're a staff sergeant and the NCOIC of a shop that has five Airmen assigned. The shop safety policy requires that personnel must remove all jewelry when repairing electrical equipment. You notice that one of your Airmen is repairing a generator and has not removed her watch. Which statement BEST illustrates your NCO responsibilities as outlined in AFI 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure?
    • A. 

      You decide to talk to her later about the policy. The generator is not turned on at this time, so there is only a small chance that she could get hurt on the equipment.

    • B. 

      You have her step away from the equipment, inform her of the policy, and make an on the spot correction by having her remove her watch prior to proceeding to work on the generator.

    • C. 

      You inform her that she must remove her watch. After she removes the watch you continue to go about your daily duties

  • 12. 
    After a hard day's work you are finally released by your supervisor for the day. Upon reaching your car you realize that you forgot to pick up your cell phone from the desk in your office. When you enter your office building, you notice that a coworker is in the copy room and is placing a ream of paper in a bag to take home. Based on the concepts from the Professional Conduct chapter, the actions of your coworker are considered ...
    • A. 

      Ethical. Your coworker is taking college classes and probably needs the paper to finish a school project.

    • B. 

      Unethical. Although you know it's wrong for your coworker to take the paper you consider it not to be a big deal. Besides, it's just paper, it's not like he's lifting computers from the work place.

    • C. 

      Ethical. Although no prior permission was given for using workcenter resources outside of the work place, you conclude that your coworker is working on a work related project at home so it's ok for him to take the paper.

    • D. 

      Unethical. Taking paper from the work place without permission is stealing. It doesn't matter that your coworker has the best intentions for taking the paper. It is still wrong to take the paper from the work place.

  • 13. 
    When you return to work the next day, you notice your supervisor going through a cabinet located in the copy room used to store paper. He notices you as you pass by and asks if you know where the extra paper he had brought over from supply was located? You remember that you saw a coworker take a ream of paper home the day before. What is your BEST course of action in this situation?
    • A. 

      Inform your supervisor that you have no idea where the paper might be. You are close friends with your coworker and don't want to get him into trouble.

    • B. 

      Inform your supervisor that you saw your coworker take a ream of paper from the copy room the day before. This will probably upset your coworker, but it's better that you tell the truth.

    • C. 

      Inform your supervisor that you think the paper may have gotten used up. By doing so you don't have to give up your friend. Besides, it's not a complete lie, your coworker probably did use up the paper.

  • 14. 
    You told your flight two weeks in advance to have their living quarters prepared for inspection. On the day of inspection, which was scheduled to take place at 1300, you had tickets reserved for a NBA game. Your pick up time for the tickets was 1200. This conflicted with the time of the inspection. You had to determine whether to go get the tickets, or stay and walk through your flight to ensure they were ready for inspection. Your final decision was to stay and confirm that your flight was ready for inspection. Using the principles learned in this chapter and the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP), identify what LEADERSHIP trait was BEST demonstrated by your actions?
    • A. 

      Selflessness. Selflessness is sacrificing personal wants and needs for a greater cause which reflects the core value _Service Before Self._

    • B. 

      Energy. Energy is the enthusiasm and motivation to take the initiative.

    • C. 

      Decisiveness. Decisiveness is a willingness to make decisions, act on them, and accept responsibility for those decisions.

    • D. 

      Integrity. Integrity is total commitment to the highest personal and professional standards.

  • 15. 
    Using the principles learned in this chapter and the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP), determine which action will MOST LIKELY have a positive impact on unit effectiveness?
    • A. 

      SSgt Johnson is the Alpha team leader of vehicle security for convoys in Iraq. He supervises three Airmen. SSgt Johnson and his team members have been tasked to help train host nation personnel in similar duties to what the team already performs. SSgt Johnson briefs his team on the task and finds they are extremely reluctant and apprehensive about performing this mission. His subordinates indicate they don't think they should be providing this training because _they might turn on us if the opportunity should arise._ He thinks for a bit about their concerns and how he looked at things as a young Airman a few years back. He explained the importance of this mission to them and assured them he would be with them every step of the way.

    • B. 

      SSgt Dixon is Bravo team leader of the chemical detection flight in Saudi Arabia. He and his five man team of Airmen have been tasked as part of an advance party to go in and ensure the area that his unit is about to acquire is free of chemical agents. SSgt Dixon informs his team of new Airmen that they will be going in under the direction of SrA Burns, a communications specialist whose sole purpose is to set up communications. SSgt Dixon noticed reluctance and unwillingness from his team. This reluctance was derived from the Airmen being fairly new, led by someone they don't know, and the fact that SSgt Dixon, their supervisor, would not be accompanying them on this mission.

    • C. 

      SrA Davis has been tasked to ensure that newly arrived Airmen will be briefed on proper wear of the uniform, their report time and place of duty, living quarters Standard Operating Procedures, and training requirements. The newly assigned Airmen's in brief usually lasts for about one hour. SrA Davis completed the entire briefing in approximately five minutes. The following morning, all of the new Airmen were unaccounted for. They were also in the wrong uniform, and totally confused about their duties and responsibilities. Each Airman had to be retrained about the information they were supposed to receive the day before.

  • 16. 
    Several times at the water fountain, you overhear one of your Airmen bragging about how much he can drink every time he goes out with friends. You have also noticed this same Airman showing up late for work. As a supervisor, you are concerned that he may have a substance abuse problem. Based on the principles learned in this lesson and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP), predict which action will have the MOST POSITIVE outcome.
    • A. 

      You are concerned that this Airman may have a substance abuse problem. You decide the first thing you should do is wait and talk to the First Sergeant when he returns from TDY. You speak to the Airman in front of others and use the inappropriate behavior as an example of what not to do and focus on the Air Force Core Values. Let him know you are trying to prevent any situations from occurring that may lead to serious consequences.

    • B. 

      You are concerned that this Airman may have a substance abuse problem. However, it hasn't affected his overall job performance yet. At this time, it is not a problem, and you do not want to overreact. However, you do give the Airman the information for available referral agencies such as Mental Health and the ADAPT program. You let him know you are trying to prevent any situations from occurring that may lead to serious consequences.

    • C. 

      You are concerned that this Airman may have a substance abuse problem. You document the situation and speak with him privately about the issue. You also try to find out why he's displaying this inappropriate behavior. You provide feedback on his behavior and focus on the Air Force Core Values. After letting him know you are trying to prevent any situations from occurring that may lead to serious consequences, you get the First Sergeant involved.

  • 17. 
    As a supervisor, you are concerned about an Airman that has a ―don't care‖ attitude. He comes in late, his clothes are dirty and disheveled, and he disrupts the work center by being confrontational with other Airmen. Based on the principles learned in this lesson and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP), predict which course of action will result in the MOST POSITIVE outcome.
    • A. 

      As a supervisor, you are concerned the Airman may have a substance abuse problem. However, you are not 100% positive and don't want to counsel unless you're sure. He normally doesn't act this way and the other day you think you smelled alcohol on his breath. Therefore, you will wait and document for a while before you decide. This will help the Airman stay out of trouble with the First Sergeant unless necessary.

    • B. 

      As a supervisor, you are concerned the Airman may have a substance abuse problem. You send him to mental health to speak with a professional. After the Airman speaks with a counselor, you initiate counseling just to make sure he is ok. Since you have taken care of the situation, the Airman is on the right track and will be fine.

    • C. 

      As a supervisor, you are concerned the Airman may have a substance abuse problem. From observing this situation, you document the inappropriate behavior and get the First Sergeant involved immediately. The First Sergeant will make a determination about referral options. This will help the Airman.

  • 18. 
    You have just completed some maintenance reports on your equipment and decided to go to lunch. As you lock up your office, you are approached by SrA Williams who is noticeably upset and wants to talk to you about an assault that occurred the night before. You bring her into the office and inform her that you need to stop her for a moment. You explain that you are there for her and ready to listen if she needs help, but if she discloses a sexual assault to you, you will have to report the assault to law enforcement. You continue to explain to her that you don't want her to lose any options that may be available to her by disclosing too much information to you at this time and offer to call the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. Based on the principles discussed in the Human Relations chapter and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process, your actions are MOST LIKELY considered to be...
    • A. 

      Appropriate. You've informed your subordinate of her options before she discussed the possible assault with you. You reassured her that you are there for her and will place her in contact with the SARC, if she would like.

    • B. 

      Inappropriate. By stopping her before she informs you of the situation, you could make her uncomfortable, causing her to change her mind. She will probably decide not to tell you anything about the potential human relations issue.

    • C. 

      Appropriate. Although it's not really necessary to stop someone who approaches you about a sexual assault, you've informed her that you are there for her and will put her in contact with the SARC.

    • D. 

      Inappropriate. When approached by someone about a sexual assault or any other human relations issue, you should always gather as much information as possible. If you don't know what has happened, you can't help resolve the issue.

  • 19. 
    The following week, after SrA Williams makes an unrestricted report on the sexual assault, you overhear A1C Rogers state to Amn Gurganus that the reason SrA Williams was probably assaulted was due to the tight clothing she wears during off-duty hours. You decide to counsel A1C Rogers, and inform him that he needs to keep his own moral or personal biases in check. You also inform him that comments related to the victim's style of dress, drinking activities, or personal choices are irrelevant and may severely impair the healing process. Based on what you've learned from the Human Relations chapter and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process, your actions are MOST LIKELY considered to be...
    • A. 

      Inappropriate. You should not have counseled A1C Rogers. By doing so, you have just given the issue of the assault more attention. It would have been better to ignore the comments A1C Rogers made.

    • B. 

      Appropriate. Although A1C Rogers' opinion is the same as yours, you had to say something to him because the comment he made should not have been stated in the work center. He should have told his friends privately.

    • C. 

      Inappropriate. A1C Rogers is correct in his assessment. Instead of counseling him, you should have counseled SrA Williams. She was the one wearing inappropriately tight clothes when she wasn't on duty.

    • D. 

      Appropriate. A1C Rogers is wrong for letting his personal biases become known in the work center. By stating them publically, he may create additional issues for SrA Williams' in the healing process.

  • 20. 
    You have just completed some reports on your inventory and have decided to go for a late lunch. As you lock up your office, you notice Lt. Wilson hanging around and whispering with A1C Cooper. You bring A1C Cooper into the office and inform her that you need to know what is going on. She tells you that she and Lt. Wilson are just ―friends‖, and you decide to let the matter drop. Later that afternoon, you see them both together again, giggling and whispering in the motor pool. Based on the principles you've learned from the Professional Relationships chapter and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process, your actions are MOST LIKELY considered...
    • A. 

      Appropriate. You have approached A1C Cooper and she confirmed that she is a only friend with Lt. Wilson. Therefore, you see no reason to pursue it any further. There is nothing that says people can't be friends in their off-duty time.

    • B. 

      Inappropriate. According to the UCMJ, Article 134, Enlisted Airmen may not fraternize with officers. Therefore, you will need to speak with A1C Cooper and suggest that her behavior is inappropriate, and to please refrain from socializing with Lt. Wilson.

    • C. 

      Appropriate. A1C Cooper and Lt. Wilson are only giggling and acting silly. There is nothing that can be considered inappropriate behavior. Therefore, you see no reason to continue pursuing this matter any further.

    • D. 

      Inappropriate. A1C Cooper and Lt. Wilson are acting inappropriately. However, Lt. Wilson is senior to you. You do not have the authority to question the actions of a senior officer. Therefore, it is not your place to speak to either person involved.

  • 21. 
    Your supervisor, a Civilian (GS-15) has a cabin on a nearby lake. One weekend, he asks you if you would like to bring your family out to go fishing and swimming. You would really like to get away, but money is so tight. This sounds like a great chance to get away and not spend any money. Based on the concepts from the Professional Relationships chapter and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process, the actions of your supervisor are MOST LIKELY considered...
    • A. 

      Inappropriate. The supervisor should have offered you a place to stay if he expected you to drive all the way out to the lake.

    • B. 

      Appropriate. The supervisor is taking the time to find out about his subordinates and how they spend their spare time.

    • C. 

      Inappropriate. The supervisor should not ask a subordinate to hang out with him after work hours.

    • D. 

      Appropriate. Hanging out with your supervisor is ok since he is a civilian

  • 22. 
    Whenever you have subordinates caught in an unprofessional relationship, you give training to your entire team and use them and their inappropriateness as an example. This will prevent future incidents and correct their behavior. Based on the concepts from the Professional Relationships chapter and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process, your actions as a supervisor are MOST LIKELY considered...
    • A. 

      Inappropriate. You should continuously present opportunities for your team to receive training in maintaining professional relationships not just when an incident happens. However, you should present training again if there is a situation. In addition, purposely humiliating subordinates is not a professional approach to conducting that training.

    • B. 

      Appropriate. As stated in this chapter, you should give periodic prevention training and use incidents as an example to prevent any future occurrences of unprofessional behavior. You should use Air Force standards to guide your decision in correcting unprofessional behavior in your work center.

    • C. 

      Inappropriate. You should not give the training at this time. You should abide by your training schedule and wait until the next scheduled time. You should never use any subordinates as an example. You should use Air Force standards to guide your decision in correcting their behavior.

    • D. 

      Appropriate. You are the supervisor and you may give training classes whenever you feel you should. It is also appropriate to use situations as an example if you are using them as a prevention technique, or to correct unprofessional behavior. You should use Air Force standards to guide your decision in correcting their behavior.

  • 23. 
    You are a lucky supervisor. Your team works well together and your superiors feel they are extremely competent and professional. You are especially pleased about this knowing that in three weeks you will deploy. It's great that you all tease each other and sometimes tell jokes, even though they can be a little crude or directed at someone's cultural upbringing. Everyone always laughs, so, you never asked anyone to stop. However, you were approached by two Airmen yesterday stating they were sometimes uncomfortable with the workplace humor. Based on the principles learned in this chapter and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process, what is your BEST course of action in this situation?
    • A. 

      You express to the two Airmen that you understand how they feel, but that it is important to concentrate on getting prepared for the upcoming deployment. Saying anything now might break up your team's cohesiveness and performance at a crucial time.

    • B. 

      You express to the two Airmen that you understand how they feel and, with the upcoming deployment, you will ask everyone to watch their comments. Speaking out on this now should increase everyone's ability to perform the mission better.

    • C. 

      You express to the two Airmen that you understand how they feel and ask them to leave the workplace when they feel uncomfortable. Saying anything now might break up your team's cohesiveness and performance at a crucial time.

  • 24. 
    You are a supervisor of a team. One day you walk into the workplace and everyone is yelling. You run over to see what is happening. As you walk in, you see two Airmen yelling at each other. ―What's going on here? ‖ you ask. A1C Shula says, ―You, explain it! ‖ A1C Abbas states, ―I told A1C Shula to help us clean up, but he called me a derogatory name I don't care to repeat and said he doesn't have to take orders from someone like me. I told him you put me in charge, so he has to follow my orders. He got right in my face and called me the same name again. I told him to back off and that's when you walked in.‖ A1C Shula looks at A1C Abbas and states, ―I don't answer to you or prayer-boy.‖ Based on the principles learned in this chapter and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process, what is your BEST course of action in this situation?
    • A. 

      After presenting A1C Shula with a Letter of Counseling, you decide to send him to talk to a chaplain and people from the EO office. Helping him to learn about the importance of being respectful to other ethnic groups will help him uphold the Air Force Core Values. A diversified Air Force is needed to be successful in the mission.

    • B. 

      You decide to put them both on the same duty and let them work it out. This is for the good of the Air Force mission because this will force them to work together and get along. Helping them to learn to get along will uphold the Air Force Core Values. A diversified Air Force is needed to be successful in the mission.

    • C. 

      You formally counsel A1C Shula that you are going to put him in charge of a detail and instruct the rest of the work center to not listen to him. This way he'll understand what it's like to be shunned and disrespected. Helping him to learn the importance of respect and what it's like to be a minority.

  • 25. 
    Because of the local culture, male Airmen are not allowed to look at, let alone talk to, any local females. Therefore, as an Airmen of Jordanian descent, you have been assigned as the leader of a FET (Female Engagement Team) designed to gather intelligence from women in a nearby town. You go with a team of Airmen (all males) and the country's national soldiers (all males). While on a mission, you accidently offend a local female you are trying to gather intelligence from. Based on the principles learned in this chapter and using the EPME Structured Thinking Process, what is your BEST course of action in this situation?
    • A. 

      You apologize, continue to be respectful and try to maintain contact. You understand that everyone in a different culture makes a mistake at some time. It's all in how you handle it. You continue to work with the local female for the good of the Air Force mission and building stronger relationships.

    • B. 

      You walk away before she makes a big scene and look for another female to gather intelligence from. You have been told not to make a scene because this could alert insurgents. This will help your mission because you are putting the Air Force mission first and building stronger relationships.

    • C. 

      You go get the country's national Airmen to come and talk to the lady because you understand this is probably going nowhere and maybe they can translate the situation for you. This is for the good of the Air Force mission because you are still gathering intelligence and building stronger relationships.