Airman Leadership School (ALS) Practice Test!

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Airman Leadership School (ALS) Practice Test! - Quiz

Airman Leadership School (ALS) is a US Air Force program that 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 prioritize the tasks needed for mission accomplishment properly.

    • 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.

    Correct Answer
    B. Inappropriate. SSgt Jones failed to prioritize the tasks needed for mission accomplishment properly.
    Explanation
    SSgt Jones' actions were inappropriate because he did not prioritize the tasks needed for mission accomplishment properly. Instead of focusing on the tasks that would contribute the most to the mission's success, he prioritized the easily knocked-out tasks to give the impression of progress to his commander. This approach may not address the critical problems identified in the prior inspection and may hinder the overall mission accomplishment. SSgt Jones should have prioritized the tasks based on their importance and impact on mission success, rather than focusing on keeping his commander happy.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    SSgt King's use of time management will impact her subordinates 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.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to go and speak to the high school students, explaining the heritage of those who have come before you. Although you are tired and do not want to be bothered, you recognize the importance of instilling the Air Force history in future recruits and leaders. By sharing your experiences and knowledge, you can inspire and educate the students about the Air Force's legacy and the dedication of its members. This aligns with the principles learned in the Air Force Heritage chapter and demonstrates your commitment to representing the Air Force positively.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    In this scenario, as a NCO, the correct approach would be to address the situation directly and assertively. By walking over after the flag is completely down and using a firm voice, the NCO shows authority and demands the attention of the Airmen. The NCO then explains the significance of rendering proper respect and courtesy to the American flag, emphasizing the impact of their actions on military professionalism. By demonstrating the correct procedures and attitude for handling the flag, the NCO sets a positive example and educates the Airmen on the appropriate behavior.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Physical. This dimension refers to weight control, a balanced and healthy diet, appearance, self-image, and exercise.
    Explanation
    The two members of the team who do not want to compete because they feel they are not as fit as the others are primarily concerned about their physical wellness. Physical wellness encompasses weight control, a balanced and healthy diet, appearance, self-image, and exercise. By not wanting to compete, they are expressing their concerns about their own physical fitness levels and how it may impact the team's chances of winning the fitness competition.

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  • 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 supports a major exercise that requires members of your team to be at the work center around the clock for 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 had 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Your unit supports a major exercise that requires members of your team to be at the work center around the clock for 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.
    Explanation
    This example demonstrates the supervisor's responsibility in relation to the fitness program because they have actively incorporated physical fitness training into the work schedule for their team members. By allowing each member to have an hour of physical fitness training three times during the seven-day period, the supervisor is prioritizing the health and well-being of their subordinates and promoting a culture of physical fitness within the unit.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    D. Because he believes that his wife isn't capable of handling the finances while he's away.
    Explanation
    The statement that BEST demonstrates an extra-organizational stressor is "Because he believes that his wife isn't capable of handling the finances while he's away." This statement refers to a stressor that is external to the organization, as it involves the airman's personal life and concerns about his wife's ability to handle finances in his absence. The other statements, although they may cause stress, are related to job-related factors within the organization.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The given answer is the best example of ways to intervene and adapt to PTSD because it acknowledges the traumatic event and validates the team's feelings of fear. It emphasizes the importance of communication and seeking support from others. The answer also mentions assessing the team for potential professional help and implementing additional training and rotation schedule to minimize continuous exposure to trauma. These interventions promote resilience and provide resources for the team to cope with the effects of PTSD.

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  • 9. 

    Which example does BEST describe 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 seek help from your leaders as soon as they calm down and are 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The correct answer emphasizes the importance of using positive words of encouragement and conveying an attitude of confidence to help someone who displays signs of being suicidal. It also highlights the need to look for nonverbal clues or indicators, take charge of the situation, and not leave the person alone. Additionally, the answer emphasizes the importance of providing professional help for the person as soon as possible, recognizing that professional assistance is crucial in such situations.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The given answer describes a scenario in which the NCO demonstrates effective leadership and meets their responsibilities in accordance with AFI 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure. The NCO notices that A1C Glass's work performance is not up to standards and that he is withdrawn and argumentative with his peers. The NCO takes the initiative to approach A1C Glass and inquire about the issue. After taking him to the office, A1C Glass reveals that a close family member is terminally ill, causing him emotional distress. The NCO shows empathy and support by informing A1C Glass that the chain of command is there for him and suggesting that he seek additional help from the first sergeant and/or chaplain. This demonstrates the NCO's commitment to the well-being and development of their subordinates.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    According to AFI 36-2618, as the NCOIC, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of your Airmen and enforce policies. In this situation, the best illustration of your NCO responsibilities is to have the Airman step away from the equipment, inform her of the policy, and make an on the spot correction by having her remove her watch before continuing to work on the generator. This ensures that the Airman is aware of the policy and follows the necessary safety precautions, preventing any potential harm or accidents.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The correct answer states that the actions of the coworker are unethical. This is because taking paper from the workplace without permission is considered stealing, regardless of the coworker's intentions or the value of the item taken. Even if the coworker needs the paper for a school project or work-related project at home, it is still wrong to take it without permission.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The best course of action in this situation is to inform your supervisor that you saw your coworker take a ream of paper from the copy room the day before. Although it may upset your coworker, it is important to prioritize honesty and integrity in the workplace. By telling the truth, you are being responsible and helping your supervisor address the issue of missing paper.

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  • 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 an 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.

    Correct Answer
    A. Selflessness. Selflessness is sacrificing personal wants and needs for a greater cause which reflects the core value _Service Before Self._
    Explanation
    The best demonstrated leadership trait in this situation is selflessness. By choosing to stay and ensure that the flight was ready for inspection instead of going to get the NBA tickets, the individual sacrificed their personal wants and needs for the greater cause of ensuring the readiness of their flight. This decision reflects the core value of "Service Before Self," which is an important aspect of selflessness in leadership.

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  • 15. 

    Using the principles learned in this chapter and the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP), determine which action will MOST LIKELY positively impact 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 the 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 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    SSgt Johnson's action of addressing his team's concerns, explaining the importance of the mission, and assuring them of his support will most likely positively impact unit effectiveness. By acknowledging their apprehension and providing reassurance, SSgt Johnson is fostering trust and confidence within his team. This will likely increase their motivation and willingness to perform the training mission, leading to improved unit effectiveness.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The most positive outcome would be to document the situation and speak with the Airman privately about the issue. By doing so, the supervisor can address the concern directly and gather more information about the Airman's behavior. Providing feedback on the behavior and focusing on the Air Force Core Values can help the Airman understand the impact of his actions. Involving the First Sergeant shows that the supervisor is taking the situation seriously and seeking guidance from a higher authority. This approach allows for a proactive and supportive response to address a potential substance abuse problem.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is appropriate because the individual followed the principles discussed in the Human Relations chapter and used the EPME Structured Thinking Process. They informed the subordinate of her options before discussing the possible assault, reassured her that they are there for her, and offered to connect her with the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. This approach shows support for the individual while also ensuring that the appropriate actions are taken to address the situation.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The actions of counseling A1C Rogers are considered appropriate because he made a comment that should not have been stated in the work center. By addressing his personal biases and informing him that such comments are irrelevant and may impair the healing process, you are promoting a respectful and supportive environment for SrA Williams. Ignoring the comments would not address the issue and may allow for the perpetuation of harmful attitudes. It is important to address such behavior and educate individuals on appropriate conduct in the workplace.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "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." This answer is supported by the fact that fraternization between enlisted Airmen and officers is prohibited by the UCMJ. The situation described in the question suggests that A1C Cooper and Lt. Wilson are engaging in inappropriate behavior by socializing and giggling together, which goes against the regulations. As a responsible leader, it is important to address this issue and remind A1C Cooper of the rules.

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  • 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, your supervisor's actions 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Inappropriate. The supervisor should not ask a subordinate to hang out with him after work hours.
    Explanation
    The supervisor's actions are considered inappropriate because it is not appropriate for a supervisor to ask a subordinate to hang out with him after work hours. This blurs the boundaries between personal and professional relationships and can create a perception of favoritism or inappropriate behavior. It is important for supervisors to maintain professional relationships with their subordinates and avoid situations that could compromise the integrity of their working relationship.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The given answer is inappropriate because it suggests that the supervisor should continuously provide training to the team in maintaining professional relationships, not just when an incident occurs. It also states that if there is a situation, training should be presented again. Additionally, purposely humiliating subordinates is not a professional approach to conducting training. The answer emphasizes the importance of following Air Force standards to guide decision-making in correcting unprofessional behavior.

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  • 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The best course of action in this situation is to express understanding to the two Airmen and address the issue by asking everyone to watch their comments. By acknowledging the Airmen's concerns and taking action, it shows a commitment to creating a respectful and inclusive work environment. This approach is important for maintaining team cohesion and performance, especially during a crucial time like the upcoming deployment. It also demonstrates the supervisor's understanding of the importance of addressing workplace humor that may be uncomfortable or offensive to some individuals.

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  • 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 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.

    Correct Answer
    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.
    Explanation
    The best course of action in this situation is to present A1C Shula with a Letter of Counseling and send him to talk to a chaplain and people from the EO office. This action will help him understand the importance of being respectful to other ethnic groups and uphold the Air Force Core Values. It is crucial to promote diversity and inclusivity within the Air Force to ensure success in the mission.

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  • 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 FET (Female Engagement Team) leader 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 accidentally 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 to good the Air Force mission and build 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.

    Correct Answer
    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 to good the Air Force mission and build stronger relationships.
    Explanation
    The best course of action in this situation is to apologize, continue to be respectful, and try to maintain contact with the offended local female. This approach acknowledges that mistakes can happen in different cultures and emphasizes the importance of handling the situation appropriately. By continuing to work with the local female, the Airman can contribute to the success of the Air Force mission and foster stronger relationships.

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  • 26. 

    While deployed, you are on a mission when your convoy has a breakdown. As a supervisor, you go to stop a local national. However, when you put your hand out in a halt gesture, they continue to come. In the United States, this gesture means to stop and don't move, but the local national just keeps coming. What does a security forces member do in this circumstance? Luckily, you remember your cultural training and realize this gesture is not being used appropriately in this region. 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 draw your weapon first on the local. This is for the good of the Air Force mission because you're keeping your Airmen safe. If this was an incorrect choice, you know it can be sorted out later.

    • B.

      You run after the local since he will not stop. This is for the good of the Air Force mission because you're keeping your Airmen safe. If this was an incorrect choice, you know it can be sorted out later.

    • C.

      You didn't realize right away that to the local nationals this gesture meant _to go! _ So instead of stopping, an individual would continue on their way. Therefore, you quickly display the correct gesture and are able to stop the local.

    Correct Answer
    C. You didn't realize right away that to the local nationals this gesture meant _to go! _ So instead of stopping, an individual would continue on their way. Therefore, you quickly display the correct gesture and are able to stop the local.
    Explanation
    The correct course of action in this situation is to quickly display the correct gesture to the local national in order to stop them. This is because the supervisor realizes that the gesture they initially used is not understood in this region and instead means "to go". By adapting to the local culture and using the appropriate gesture, the supervisor is able to effectively communicate and stop the local national, ensuring the safety of their Airmen and successfully completing the Air Force mission.

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  • 27. 

    Sgt Jones is the Bravo team leader of the vehicle dispatch section and supervises SrA Powell, A1C James, and Amn Brook. SSgt Jones and his team members are currently deployed and have just been tasked to help train host nation personnel in similar duties that the team performs. SSgt Jones briefs his Airmen on the task and finds that they are extremely reluctant and apprehensive about performing the mission. His subordinates indicate that they don't think they should be providing this training. Their reasons range from classification issues to ―they're not from the U.S.‖ His first thought is to just ignore them. He thinks for a bit about their concerns and how he looked at things as a young Airman a few years back. Everything seemed pretty straightforward back then... but then came 9/11 and everything changed. Using the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP), determine which action will MOST LIKELY have a positive impact on mission accomplishment.

    • A.

      SSgt Jones expresses to his subordinates that he understands many Americans still hold bitter feelings against what happened on 9/11. He asks them to not focus on a particular event. Airmen should follow orders as given and they need to concentrate on getting prepared to complete their assignments.

    • B.

      SSgt Jones expresses to his subordinates that these feelings of hesitation are normal. He asks them to do the best that they can and any training they receive is far better than they have ever had in the past. Don't concern yourselves with how well they master the skills. Just conduct the training.

    • C.

      SSgt Jones expresses to his subordinates that he can sympathize with their feelings, but maybe if they show them the same process we use on convoys, over time the convoys will become safer. By training our host nations we strengthen relationships and reduce the chances of another 9/11 happening.

    Correct Answer
    C. SSgt Jones expresses to his subordinates that he can sympathize with their feelings, but maybe if they show them the same process we use on convoys, over time the convoys will become safer. By training our host nations we strengthen relationships and reduce the chances of another 9/11 happening.
    Explanation
    The chosen answer suggests that SSgt Jones should express empathy towards his subordinates' concerns but also emphasize the importance of training the host nation personnel. By showing them the same processes used on convoys, the convoys can become safer over time. This approach highlights the benefits of training the host nations, such as strengthening relationships and reducing the chances of another 9/11 happening. It acknowledges the subordinates' hesitations while also providing a logical reason for carrying out the mission.

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  • 28. 

    SSgt Green is the Bravo team leader of the tactical air control team and supervises SrA Golf and A1C Sanford. SSgt Green and her team members are currently deployed. Over the last several days, SSgt Green has become increasingly concerned that her Airmen are technically proficient but do not understand or appreciate their role in the Joint team. After watching her young Airmen provide information for planning the upcoming joint operation, SSgt Green was surprised to find that the information they provided was quoted word for word out of an Air Force training manual. While the information was accurate, they lacked the ability to apply the knowledge to a real-time situation, and it lacked knowledge of the host nation's capabilities and requirements. SSgt Green notices the discrepancy during her review before going forward. SSgt Green is in a dilemma about what to do with her Airmen. She knows that her Airmen are technically smart and work well when together. Using the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP), determine which action will MOST LIKELY have a positive impact on mission accomplishment.

    • A.

      SSgt Green expresses to her subordinates that war is complex and chaotic and corrects the observed substandard technical proficiencies. SSgt Green reminds them that this is a tactical operation and to remember to consider the assets available.

    • B.

      SSgt Green expresses to her subordinates that war is complex and chaotic, but remember they will be working with the Army. They shouldn't worry about which technical proficiencies they lack; the Army will fall in and help them out.

    • C.

      SSgt Green expresses to her subordinates that war is complex and chaotic and that even the best of Airmen lack technical proficiencies. She states their quick thinking and actions will fall into place and execute when needed.

    Correct Answer
    A. SSgt Green expresses to her subordinates that war is complex and chaotic and corrects the observed substandard technical proficiencies. SSgt Green reminds them that this is a tactical operation and to remember to consider the assets available.
    Explanation
    In order to have a positive impact on mission accomplishment, SSgt Green should express to her subordinates that war is complex and chaotic and correct the observed substandard technical proficiencies. By addressing the issue and providing guidance on the importance of considering the assets available in a tactical operation, SSgt Green can help her Airmen understand the need to apply their knowledge in real-time situations and consider the specific requirements and capabilities of the host nation. This will enhance their ability to effectively contribute to the joint team and successfully accomplish the mission.

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  • 29. 

    SSgt Cake is the Bravo team leader of the vehicle maintenance section and supervises SrA Maple, A1C Pine, and Amn Teak. SSgt Cake and his team members have just returned from a 179-day deployment. During the deployment, SSgt Cake and his team worked long hours but managed the repairs of all assigned vehicles on time. SSgt Cake's team received many accolades for ensuring there were no missions impacted due to vehicles being unavailable. Each of the team members was considered professional, well trained, and positive during this difficult deployment. Upon returning home, SSgt Cake noticed that A1C Pine is not his normal self. SSgt Cake pulls A1C Pine aside and asks if everything is okay, and A1C Pine expresses that he feels that his spouse doesn't seem to be happy that he is home. He also states that every time he tries to help out with something, his spouse is always telling him "I got it" or "we no longer do it that way." Using the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP), determine which action will MOST LIKELY have a positive impact on mission accomplishment.

    • A.

      SSgt Cake expresses to A1C Pine that he understands that he is upset because his spouse should be excited to have him home to help out. SSgt Cake asks him not to focus on that and concentrate on getting prepared for the next deployment.

    • B.

      SSgt Cake expresses to A1C Pine that this is normal, and reintegrating back into family life and routines takes time and patience. SSgt Cake asks him to sit down with his spouse and explain how he feels and try to develop ways that they both can agree on.

    • C.

      SSgt Cake expresses to A1C Pine that this is normal and that families should not change after only four months. SSgt Cake explains to him that if his spouse continues to do this, he should sit down with his spouse to explain how he feels and want a divorce.

    Correct Answer
    B. SSgt Cake expresses to A1C Pine that this is normal, and reintegrating back into family life and routines takes time and patience. SSgt Cake asks him to sit down with his spouse and explain how he feels and try to develop ways that they both can agree on.
    Explanation
    This answer is the most appropriate because it acknowledges A1C Pine's concerns and provides a solution that promotes open communication and compromise between him and his spouse. It recognizes that reintegration after a deployment can be challenging and emphasizes the importance of patience and understanding in resolving any issues that may arise.

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  • 30. 

    SrA Smith is a Combat Weather Team, team leader, and his team includes several apprentice Airmen. The team is preparing to deploy to support operations in Afghanistan. As part of their pre-deployment requirements, SrA Smith provided his subordinates with an overview of the tasks that must be signed off before they deploy. During PT, SrA Smith noticed that A1C Jones is struggling to complete some of the exercises. SrA Smith believes this may be due to her recent pregnancy and decides he must get involved before their deployment. Using the EPME Structure Thinking Process (IDDP), determine which action will MOST LIKELY enhance mission accomplishment.

    • A.

      SrA Smith express to A1C Jones that her fitness is of great concern and that he can't believe she has allowed her fitness to fall below standards. SrA Smith assigns an exercise buddy and orders her to pass her scheduled fitness assessment next Tuesday.

    • B.

      SrA Smith expresses to A1C Jones that her fitness is of great concern. SrA Smith states that he will spend additional time after each PT session with her to help her and that he wants her to schedule an appointment with the HAWC for additional advice as well.

    • C.

      SrA Smith expresses to A1C Jones that her fitness is of great concern, but since he has only been her supervisor for one month he tells her to work out harder. SrA Smith tells her the climate and temperature they'll face during deployment will be very harsh.

    Correct Answer
    B. SrA Smith expresses to A1C Jones that her fitness is of great concern. SrA Smith states that he will spend additional time after each PT session with her to help her and that he wants her to schedule an appointment with the HAWC for additional advice as well.
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the action that will MOST LIKELY enhance mission accomplishment is when SrA Smith expresses to A1C Jones that her fitness is of great concern and states that he will spend additional time after each PT session with her to help her. Additionally, he suggests that she schedule an appointment with the HAWC for additional advice. This action shows that SrA Smith is actively involved in addressing A1C Jones' fitness concerns and is providing her with the necessary support and resources to improve her fitness. By doing so, it increases the likelihood that A1C Jones will be able to meet the fitness requirements before their deployment, ultimately enhancing mission accomplishment.

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  • 31. 

    SSgt Jefferson is the Bravo team leader of the vehicle dispatch section and supervises SrA Kirk, A1C James, and Amn Freeman. SSgt Jefferson and his team members have been notified of an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan. They are scheduled to support convoy missions carrying supplies to several outposts. This particular area is known to be frequently targeted by terrorist organizations. Recently a group of Airmen located the remains of a terrorist training camp in the vicinity of the convoy route. SSgt Jefferson briefs his Airmen on the task and finds that they are extremely apprehensive about performing the mission. His subordinates indicate that even though they will be driving armored vehicles while being escorted by a gunner and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle, they still fear their safety. He thinks for a bit about their concerns and sympathizes with their apprehensions; after all, he shares some of the same concerns as his team members. As a supervisor, he knows he must prepare his team for the assigned mission. Using the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP), determine which action will MOST LIKELY have a positive impact on mission accomplishment.

    • A.

      SSgt Jefferson expresses to his subordinates that their feelings of apprehension are normal. He schedules a meeting with his subordinates to pass photos of current terrorist leaders operating in Afghanistan. SSgt Jefferson informs his team they should keep a sharp eye out for these particular individuals.

    • B.

      SSgt Jefferson expresses to his subordinates that their feelings of apprehension are normal and that these concerns will reinforce why they need to stay alert during the deployment. SSgt Jefferson schedules training to familiarize his team on how and what motivates foreign terrorist organizations.

    • C.

      SSgt Jefferson expresses to his subordinates that their feelings of apprehension are normal and that these concerns should reinforce why they need to stay alert during the deployment. SSgt Jefferson schedules a meeting to inform them recent reports from headquarters indicate terrorists have relocated to other areas, and they have little to worry about.

    Correct Answer
    B. SSgt Jefferson expresses to his subordinates that their feelings of apprehension are normal and that these concerns will reinforce why they need to stay alert during the deployment. SSgt Jefferson schedules training to familiarize his team on how and what motivates foreign terrorist organizations.
    Explanation
    SSgt Jefferson's action of acknowledging his subordinates' apprehension and normalizing their feelings shows empathy and understanding. By expressing that their concerns are valid, he creates a supportive environment and fosters trust within the team. Additionally, scheduling training to familiarize his team on how and what motivates foreign terrorist organizations will provide them with valuable knowledge and tools to enhance their situational awareness and preparedness. This action will help alleviate their fears and increase their confidence in handling the mission, ultimately leading to a positive impact on mission accomplishment.

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  • 32. 

    Which example BEST identifies the Air Force's role in successfully countering foreign terrorism?

    • A.

      Over lunch, SSgt Blue expresses to her subordinates that every citizen, military and civilian, has a positive effect on the ongoing war on terrorism. Upon return from lunch, SSgt Blue and her team notice a suspicious man sitting outside the gate. SSgt Blue states to her team, That's exactly what I was talking about.

    • B.

      SSgt Brown expresses to his subordinates that every citizen, military and civilian, has a positive effect on the ongoing war on terrorism by posting a copy of a local news article reporting an increase in suspicious activity around the base and informs his subordinates to read it. SSgt Brown tells his subordinates to be careful.

    • C.

      During roll call, SSgt Green expresses to her subordinates that every citizen, military and civilian, has a positive effect on the ongoing war on terrorism. She reiterates measures of the Eagle Eye program with her subordinates and reminds them to share the Eagle Eye pamphlet and information with family members

    Correct Answer
    C. During roll call, SSgt Green expresses to her subordinates that every citizen, military and civilian, has a positive effect on the ongoing war on terrorism. She reiterates measures of the Eagle Eye program with her subordinates and reminds them to share the Eagle Eye pamphlet and information with family members
    Explanation
    The example that BEST identifies the Air Force's role in successfully countering foreign terrorism is when SSgt Green expresses to her subordinates during roll call that every citizen, military and civilian, has a positive effect on the ongoing war on terrorism. She emphasizes the importance of the Eagle Eye program and encourages her subordinates to share the program's pamphlet and information with their family members. This example demonstrates the Air Force's proactive approach in involving all members, including civilians, in the fight against terrorism and promoting awareness and vigilance within the community.

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  • 33. 

    SrA McKinley is a crew leader assigned to supervise a team of Airmen during Operation Unified Response in Haiti. SrA McKinley's team includes A1C Thomas and Amn Green. His team has operated around-the-clock airlifting basic life-saving supplies to the Haitian people. The primary means of delivery for supplies is by airlift, and many have had no food or water for days. SrA McKinley and his team have noticed a sense of desperation from the natives, which seems to increase in intensity at each drop point. A1C Thomas states ―these people should be glad we are bringing supplies and act civilized. ‖ Amn Green, who is from New Orleans, remains quiet. The natives begin pushing and grabbing at the next drop point, and things quickly get out of control. SrA McKinley intervenes and enforces order to ensure his team, the civilians, and the aircraft remains safe. Using the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP), determine which action will MOST LIKELY positively impact mission accomplishment.

    • A.

      While reloading supplies, SrA McKinley states he can't believe how those people acted, and thank goodness they made it back safely. SrA McKinley asks Amn Green if any of the people in New Orleans attacked those delivering supplies. Exasperated SrA McKinley states _It seems like the USAF needs to send us home. 

    • B.

      While reloading supplies SrA McKinley commends his team members for the hard work and efforts on the mission. Obviously, A1C Thomas is discouraged and asks, "Why were we selected to deliver supplies and not sent on a mission to Iraq? SrA McKinley tells him, "Just luck of the draw, I guess." 

    • C.

      While reloading supplies, SrA McKinley commends his team members for the hard work and efforts they have put forth on the mission. SrA McKinley asks Amn Green to share some of his personal experiences during Katrina. A1C Thomas listens, and then SrA McKinley reinforces the nature of a humanitarian mission with his team. 

    Correct Answer
    C. While reloading supplies, SrA McKinley commends his team members for the hard work and efforts they have put forth on the mission. SrA McKinley asks Amn Green to share some of his personal experiences during Katrina. A1C Thomas listens, and then SrA McKinley reinforces the nature of a humanitarian mission with his team. 
    Explanation
    In this scenario, the most likely action that will positively impact mission accomplishment is when SrA McKinley commends his team members for their hard work and efforts on the mission. By recognizing and appreciating their contributions, it boosts their morale and motivation, which can lead to increased productivity and effectiveness in delivering supplies. Additionally, SrA McKinley asks Amn Green to share his personal experiences during Katrina, which helps create empathy and understanding among the team members. This reinforces the nature of a humanitarian mission and reminds them of the importance of their work in helping those in need.

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  • 34. 

    Which example BEST displays how Joint Forces roles display the U.S. Military's ability to accomplish missions?

    • A.

      Elements from the U.S. Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps are all located at an airfield in a foreign country. The Air Force is conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance operations in support of the airfield. A Marine Corps security element provides security at the airfield. Army elements use the airfield as an intermediate staging base and a temporary operational area to stage their forces into and out of the area.

    • B.

      An Army heavy combat engineer unit is tasked to provide combat engineering support by constructing an airfield in a foreign country. As they begin construction of the airfield, an Air Force engineer unit arrives at the airfield and begins construction of aircraft barricades. A Marine Corps security element is assigned to protect and monitor the units during the construction while establishing the airfield.

    • C.

      An Army unit equipped with tankers delivers a load of aviation fuel to an airfield and supply base in a foreign country. The Air Force fuel handlers offload the fuel into storage systems. Air Force C-17 pilots arriving at the airfield report the observation of heavy gunfire while preparing to land at the airfield. The base commander responds to the situation and deploys the quick reaction force (QRF) to secure the area.

    • D.

      The Air Force is tasked to provide enhanced security initiatives for a foreign country attempting to establish and develop a democratic society. The group commander assigns and commands six combined interagency support units throughout remote locations in the foreign country. Each combined support element will protect and monitor the upcoming electoral process.

    Correct Answer
    D. The Air Force is tasked to provide enhanced security initiatives for a foreign country attempting to establish and develop a democratic society. The group commander assigns and commands six combined interagency support units throughout remote locations in the foreign country. Each combined support element will protect and monitor the upcoming electoral process.
    Explanation
    This example best displays how Joint Forces roles display the U.S. Military's ability to accomplish missions because it showcases the coordination and collaboration between different branches of the military (Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps) in order to provide enhanced security initiatives and support the establishment of a democratic society in a foreign country. The assignment and command of six combined interagency support units throughout remote locations in the foreign country demonstrates the joint efforts to protect and monitor the upcoming electoral process.

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  • 35. 

    SSgt Samson is the Bravo team leader providing security for a convoy. During the convoy, it is ambushed by insurgents. SSgt Samson is shot in the leg and knocked unconscious due to an explosion. Upon regaining consciousness, he realizes that he, A1C Freeze, and John Smith, a DoD Contractor, who were also in convoy, have been taken hostage by the insurgents. SSgt Samson and A1C Freeze are questioned repeatedly by the insurgents but only provide their name, rank, service number, and date of birth. After several days of confinement, A1C Freeze confides in SSgt Samson that he feels the only way they will ever be released is to provide them with the information they want about their fellow captives. A1C Freeze proposes Mr. Smith confide with the insurgents. Using the EPME Structured Thinking Process (IDDP), determine which action will MOST LIKELY positively impact mission accomplishment.

    • A.

      SSgt Samson expresses to A1C Freeze that they are in no position to determine the current outcome. SSgt Samson states that all detained military and civilians are permitted to do _whatever is necessary to survive captivity._ He tells them do not to hide their face if photographs are taken, and outright refusal to do anything in a hostage captivity situation is more likely to result in your death.

    • B.

      SSgt Samson expresses to A1C Freeze that they are in no position to determine the current outcome. SSgt Samson reiterates that all detained military and civilians have a responsibility to abide by the Code of Conduct. He tells them do not hide your face if photographs are taken and outright refusal to do anything in a hostage captivity situation is more likely to result in your death.

    • C.

      SSgt Samson expresses to A1C Freeze that they are in no position to determine the current outcome. SSgt Samson agrees Mr. Smith should confide with the insurgent's demand. Mr. Smith is a civilian therefore he will be protected under the Geneva Convention. He tells them outright refusal to do anything in a hostage captivity situation is more likely to result in your death.

    Correct Answer
    B. SSgt Samson expresses to A1C Freeze that they are in no position to determine the current outcome. SSgt Samson reiterates that all detained military and civilians have a responsibility to abide by the Code of Conduct. He tells them do not hide your face if photographs are taken and outright refusal to do anything in a hostage captivity situation is more likely to result in your death.
    Explanation
    In this scenario, SSgt Samson is providing guidance to A1C Freeze regarding their situation as hostages. He emphasizes that they should not hide their faces if photographs are taken and should not outright refuse to do anything, as it is more likely to result in their death. SSgt Samson reiterates the importance of abiding by the Code of Conduct for both military and civilians in captivity. By following these guidelines, they are maximizing their chances of survival and positively impacting the mission accomplishment, which is to survive captivity.

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  • 36. 

    Which of the following BEST identifies the Law of Armed Conflict as it applies to war or conflict.

    • A.

      SSgt Snow, the Special Tactics Squadron team leader, has just been informed insurgents are holding an injured fighter pilot who was recently shot down. Reports have indicated the pilot is receiving treatment at a medical clinic. He assembles his team and briefs them of their mission, and orders them not to let anyone or anything stand in their way of the search and rescue of the wounded downed pilot and proceed with caution.

    • B.

      SSgt Breeze, the Special Tactics Squadron team leader, has just been informed insurgents are holding an injured fighter pilot who was recently shot down. He assembles his team and briefs them of the mission reiterating the location of the mission. He advises his team to consider the civilians within the surrounding areas, the unlawful targets they may encounter while conducting the mission, and to proceed with caution.

    • C.

      SSgt Winter, the Special Tactics Squadron team leader, has just been informed insurgents are holding an injured fighter pilot who was recently shot down. Early reports have indicated the pilot received treatment at the clinic but may have been moved to an ancient mosque used daily. He assembles his team, briefs them of the mission, and advises them to take out anything that stands in their way and proceed cautiously.

    Correct Answer
    B. SSgt Breeze, the Special Tactics Squadron team leader, has just been informed insurgents are holding an injured fighter pilot who was recently shot down. He assembles his team and briefs them of the mission reiterating the location of the mission. He advises his team to consider the civilians within the surrounding areas, the unlawful targets they may encounter while conducting the mission, and to proceed with caution.
    Explanation
    SSgt Breeze's approach is the best identification of the Law of Armed Conflict as it applies to war or conflict. He emphasizes the importance of considering the civilians and avoiding unlawful targets during the mission, which aligns with the principles of proportionality and distinction in the Law of Armed Conflict. By instructing his team to proceed with caution, he also demonstrates a commitment to minimizing harm and adhering to the rules of engagement. This approach reflects an understanding of the ethical and legal obligations that govern armed conflict.

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  • 37. 

    SSgt Mayberry, the NCOIC, is strongly devoted to his religious beliefs. While on watch, he does not allow any talk about things he considers secular, like partying and drinking, and denies time off for activities that, in his opinion, are not in good taste and do not promote ethical behavior. Although morale seems okay, one or two members have talked about switching flights. Because SSgt Mayberry _____, his actions will MOST likely _____ his effectiveness.

    • A.

      Appropriately placed principle ahead of purpose and people; enhance

    • B.

      Failed to place people a head of principle and purpose; hinder

    • C.

      Applied ethical relativism; enhance

    • D.

      Applied ethical relativism; hinder

    Correct Answer
    D. Applied ethical relativism; hinder
    Explanation
    SSgt Mayberry's actions suggest that he is applying ethical relativism, which means he is making decisions based on his own personal beliefs and values rather than adhering to a universal set of ethical principles. By not allowing talk about secular topics and denying time off for certain activities, he is prioritizing his principles ahead of the well-being and morale of his team members. This is likely to hinder his effectiveness as a leader, as it may lead to decreased morale and potentially cause some members to consider switching flights.

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  • 38. 

    Recently promoted, SSgt Dooney is well respected and liked throughout the work center. Although he is in charge, he still desires to have the same relationship with his former peers, making decisions based on their desires. As a result, the work center has missed several important deadlines, and Dooney is having a hard time getting people to accomplish even the simplest mission-related tasks. SSgt Dooney's actions BEST illustrate ______.

    • A.

      Adherence to an ethical principle

    • B.

      Falling for an ethical trap

    • C.

      Observance of military ethics

    Correct Answer
    B. Falling for an ethical trap
    Explanation
    SSgt Dooney's actions of wanting to maintain the same relationship with his former peers and making decisions based on their desires, even though he is in a position of authority, have led to negative consequences. By prioritizing the desires of his peers over the accomplishment of important deadlines and mission-related tasks, SSgt Dooney has fallen into an ethical trap. This trap involves compromising the effectiveness and efficiency of the work center due to personal relationships, which goes against ethical principles of leadership and decision-making.

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  • 39. 

    A1C Royce works at the base chapel. Over the last week, Royce has been late three times. This morning he strolls in a half-hour late, and his supervisor presents him with paperwork; he asks, "Why can't you come in on time? I need you here to take care of phone calls and our visitors, especially first thing in the morning." Royce replies, "As a chapel assistant, we don't actually counsel people or make a difference, so what's the big deal if I'm a few minutes late? Besides, you know my wife just gave me divorce papers; I could use a little understanding from you while I get through this trying time in my life." A1C Royce's initial comments BEST illustrates a failure to understand _____ impact on mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      The profession of arms and its

    • B.

      Direction, discipline, and recognition and their

    • C.

      The profession of arms and warrior ethos and their

    Correct Answer
    A. The profession of arms and its
    Explanation
    A1C Royce's initial comments illustrate a failure to understand the impact of the profession of arms on mission effectiveness. He dismisses the importance of his role as a chapel assistant and fails to recognize the significance of being on time to take care of phone calls and visitors. His comment about his personal issues also shows a lack of understanding about how personal circumstances should not interfere with his professional responsibilities. This demonstrates a failure to understand the impact of the profession of arms on mission effectiveness, as it requires individuals to prioritize their duties and responsibilities regardless of personal challenges.

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  • 40. 

    During a pre-deployment briefing, SSgt Rener says, "I know you are leaving out next week and this is the first deployment for some of you. All of you will face new challenges and hardships. Use this training and support network you have so you can endure, bounce back, and develop in these hard times. When you return the unit needs you back one hundred percent." SSgt Rener's comments BEST explain _____ and its impact on mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      Courage

    • B.

      Resilience

    • C.

      Hardiness of spirit

    Correct Answer
    B. Resilience
    Explanation
    SSgt Rener's comments best explain resilience and its impact on mission effectiveness. By acknowledging that the deployment will bring new challenges and hardships, SSgt Rener emphasizes the need for resilience. He encourages the troops to use their training and support network to endure and bounce back from difficult situations. This resilience is crucial for mission effectiveness as it allows individuals to adapt, overcome obstacles, and continue performing at their best even in challenging circumstances.

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  • 41. 

    During his in-processing briefing, SrA Holt hears the speaker say, "As a member of the USAF, you are part of the specialized society whose values, beliefs, and behaviors are different from the rest of the people in this country." The speaker's comments BEST explain______. Choose the following:

    • A.

      Schema

    • B.

      Micro-culture

    • C.

      Macro-culture

    Correct Answer
    B. Micro-culture
    Explanation
    The speaker's comments best explain micro-culture because they are referring to the specific values, beliefs, and behaviors that are unique to the members of the USAF. This suggests that there is a distinct culture within the Air Force that sets its members apart from the larger society.

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  • 42. 

    When SSgt. Ivey arrived at her deployment location, and she immediately began learning about the Air Force mission, the country, and the local culture. She compared what she saw to her own past experiences, traditions, and beliefs, and then, after carefully considering her options, she determined her best option was to gather more information before doing anything else. A few days later, she was glad she did because she realized it helped her interact more effectively with leaders from the local village and that they seemed to appreciate her efforts. SSgt Ivey's actions BEST illustrate _______ impact on her effectiveness.

    • A.

      Cross Cultural Competence skills and their

    • B.

      The OODA Loop and its

    • C.

      Ethnocentrism and its

    Correct Answer
    B. The OODA Loop and its
    Explanation
    The OODA Loop refers to a decision-making process that stands for Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act. SSgt. Ivey's actions of learning about the Air Force mission, the country, and the local culture, comparing her own experiences and beliefs, and gathering more information before taking action align with the OODA Loop. By going through this process, she was able to orient herself and make informed decisions, leading to her effective interaction with leaders from the local village. Thus, SSgt. Ivey's actions best illustrate the impact of the OODA Loop on her effectiveness.

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  • 43. 

    SrA Shelby listens as the ALS instructor says, “The course is rigorous, so you’ll want to manage your time wisely because your achievements depend entirely on the effort you put forth. Invest time in reviewing lesson objectives and samples of behavior because they help you prepare for exams. Although we use various teaching methods to appeal to all learning styles, most students find it takes effective study habits, critical thinking, and effective use of EPME’s structured thinking process to make it through the course.” The instructor’s comments BEST explain ________ concepts and how they contribute to individual success.

    • A.

      Time management

    • B.

      Successful learning

    • C.

      Teaching methods and effective study habits

    Correct Answer
    B. Successful learning
    Explanation
    The instructor's comments explain successful learning concepts and how they contribute to individual success. The instructor emphasizes the importance of managing time wisely and putting effort into reviewing lesson objectives and samples of behavior to prepare for exams. They also mention using various teaching methods to cater to different learning styles, but highlight that effective study habits and critical thinking, along with the structured thinking process of EPME, are key to successfully completing the course. This explanation highlights the connection between successful learning and the effort and strategies employed by individuals.

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  • 44. 

    The day before graduating, SrA Hill shows her dad, a military retiree, around the campus when he asks, “What was the hardest part of the course?” Hill replies, “The schedule was hard at first because I was juggling reading, writing, and homework assignments plus marathon study sessions with my flight. I finally settled into a routine that helped me pay attention in class, take good notes, and actively participate in classroom discussions. However, I would have to say the hardest part for me was the public speaking. Thank goodness my flight came together to practice all the time. SrA Hill’s actions BEST illustrate __________ and its impact on her effectiveness.

    • A.

      Time managements concepts

    • B.

      Study and practice habits

    • C.

      Elements of the learning process

    Correct Answer
    C. Elements of the learning process
    Explanation
    The given answer, "Elements of the learning process," is the best explanation for SrA Hill's actions. The passage describes how Hill struggled with managing her schedule and eventually found a routine that helped her succeed in class. However, the hardest part for her was public speaking, which required her to practice with her flight. This demonstrates that Hill was actively engaged in the learning process, specifically the element of practicing and improving her public speaking skills with the help of her peers.

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  • 45. 

    While talking with another instructor, TSgt Bright says, “I’m concerned about SrA Tall, one of my students. She completes all assignments, and I know she takes notes because she shares them with the flight, but she barely passed her briefing evaluations, which I believe is due to the flight helping her practice so much. Although I have seen her study with the flight, most of the time, she studies alone. This morning she failed the formative exercise by one question and failed to meet the academic standard. I counseled her about the additional study, but I’m not sure she can pass the summative.”SrA Tall’s use of ____________ will MOST LIKELY earn her _______________.

    • A.

      Effective use of the elements of the Learning Process; enhance

    • B.

      Ineffective use of the elements of the Learning Process; hinder

    • C.

      Effective use of the IDDP Structured Thinking Process; enhance

    • D.

      Ineffective use of the IDDP Structured Thinking Process; enhance

    Correct Answer
    A. Effective use of the elements of the Learning Process; enhance
    Explanation
    SrA Tall's effective use of the elements of the Learning Process, such as completing assignments, taking notes, and studying alone, will most likely enhance her learning. Despite struggling with briefing evaluations and failing a formative exercise, her dedication to studying and utilizing the learning process will likely lead to improvement and success in the future.

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  • 46. 

    Speaking to his boss, SSgt Binder says, I’ve always been taught to spend all the funds in our account. Otherwise, we lose that for good. Should we spend the funds left in our account on things we do not really need? Binder’s boss responds, “you are the expert on resources…what do you think?” Binder replies, “I don’t know.” After Binder asks questions to find the facts and examines the issue from different viewpoints, he decides not to spend the funds. The following year, Binder’s budget is cut by the amount he did not spend. SSgt Binder’s final actions BEST illustrate __________ impact on mission effectiveness.

    • A.

      Proficient critical thinking and its

    • B.

      Critical thinking hindrance and their

    • C.

      System 1 approach to decision making and its

    Correct Answer
    A. Proficient critical thinking and its
    Explanation
    impact on mission effectiveness.

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  • 47. 

    Observing how worried his subordinates looked while waiting to hear about the organizational restructure, SSgt Steven says, “It’s a commonly known fact that a restructure is mostly for the leadership of the organization, so I wouldn’t worry too much. We all know that the enlisted folks are the people that do most of the workaround here and they wouldn’t want to change that!” Afterward, his subordinates started joking about it. Because of ______, SSgt Steven’s comments will MOST likely _____his effectiveness.

    • A.

      Critical thinking hindrances; not change

    • B.

      Critical thinking hindrances; decrease

    • C.

      Characteristics of a critical thinker; increase

    • D.

      Characteristics of a critical thinker; not change

    Correct Answer
    B. Critical thinking hindrances; decrease
    Explanation
    SSgt Steven's comments suggest that he is dismissing the concerns of his subordinates by stating that the restructure is mainly for the leadership and won't affect the enlisted folks. This shows a hindrance to critical thinking as he is not considering the potential impact of the restructure on all members of the organization. His dismissive attitude may decrease his effectiveness as a leader because it undermines the legitimate concerns and worries of his subordinates, potentially leading to decreased morale and engagement.

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  • 48. 

    During the staff meeting, MSgt Long says, “We face an extremely important and challenging mission. Since the recent budget cuts, our unit has been tasked to find more efficient ways to operate. To accomplish this, we must set aside our individual differences and approach this task with optimism and enthusiasm. I am confident that with a team effort, we will exceed the unacceptable status quo and find new and innovative ways to operate with this reduced budget.” Immediately after the meeting, several subordinates approach MSgt Long with their ideas and concerns. MSgt Long’s actions BEST illustrate _________ and its impact on NCO effectiveness.

    • A.

      Individualized Consideration

    • B.

      Inspirational Motivation

    • C.

      Intellectual Stimulation

    Correct Answer
    B. Inspirational Motivation
    Explanation
    MSgt Long's actions of encouraging his subordinates to set aside their differences, approach the task with optimism and enthusiasm, and find new and innovative ways to operate with a reduced budget demonstrate inspirational motivation. By providing a clear vision and inspiring his team, MSgt Long is motivating them to go above and beyond the status quo and strive for excellence. This type of leadership can have a positive impact on NCO effectiveness by fostering a sense of purpose, commitment, and motivation among the team members.

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  • 49. 

    SSgt Cox tells SrA Green, his newest instructor, “Since you’ve never instructed before, let’s begin an intensive training program. Your goal is to teach 18 of the 30 lessons during this next class. I will help you prepare to teach each lesson, as well as monitor your performance throughout the course to ensure compliance with standards.” After graduation, Cox says to Green, “Congratulations on meeting your goal! During the next class, you will be required to teach all 30 lessons. In the meantime, let’s work together on a plan for you to win Instructor of the Quarter.” Feeling a bit overwhelmed but excited about the opportunity, Green replies, “Okay.” SSgt Cox’s _______ will MOST likely ________ his and SrA Green’s effectiveness.

    • A.

      Use of Transformational Leadership; enhance

    • B.

      Misuse of Transformational Leadership; hinder

    • C.

      Use of Transactional Leadership; enhance

    • D.

      Misuse of Transactional Leadership; hinder

    Correct Answer
    C. Use of Transactional Leadership; enhance
    Explanation
    In this scenario, SSgt Cox sets clear goals and expectations for SrA Green, provides guidance and support in preparing to teach the lessons, and monitors Green's performance to ensure compliance with standards. This aligns with the characteristics of transactional leadership, where leaders establish a clear structure and provide rewards or punishments based on performance. By using transactional leadership, SSgt Cox is likely to enhance both his and SrA Green's effectiveness in achieving their goals and meeting the standards set for the training program.

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  • 50. 

    SrA Staples is frustrated because his supervisor, TSgt Stevenson, never gives him or any of his coworkers any positive feedback, even when they put in the extra effort. Trying to open a line of communication, Staples asks Stevenson for a moment of his time. He says, “Sir, sometimes we’d like to hear that we’re doing a good job or at least get a thank you.” Stevenson replies, “I don’t see how that matters, but I do appreciate how hard all of your work, especially considering how well everyone follows procedures and adheres to the rules around here.” TSgt Stevenson’s _______ will MOST likely ________his effectiveness.

    • A.

      Acknowledgment of his Blue temperament; increase

    • B.

      Failure to acknowledge his Orange temperament; decrease

    • C.

      Acceptance of feedback about his blind spot; increase

    • D.

      Failure to acknowledge feedback about his blind spot; decrease

    Correct Answer
    D. Failure to acknowledge feedback about his blind spot; decrease
    Explanation
    In this scenario, SrA Staples expresses his frustration to TSgt Stevenson about the lack of positive feedback. Staples tries to communicate his need for recognition and appreciation. However, Stevenson fails to acknowledge or address this feedback about his blind spot, which is his inability to provide positive feedback. This failure to acknowledge feedback about his blind spot is likely to decrease Stevenson's effectiveness as a supervisor. By not recognizing the importance of acknowledging and appreciating his subordinates' efforts, Stevenson may create a negative work environment and demotivate his team.

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