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Armed forces
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·         Describe nature of military profession
(Profession of Arms)
o   Expertise
o   Responsibility
o   Corporateness
·         Identify the subordinate functions that make up the function of counterland
(Air and Space fx)
o   Interdiction – offensive
o   Close Air Support (CAS) – defensive
-          Identify the significance of articles 31 of the UCMJ
o   Compulsory Self-incrimination prohibited
§  Fifth Amendment of US Constitution states that no person shall be compelled to be a witness against him/herself
§  All suspects must be read their rights under Article 31 before giving testimony
§  Similar to civilian Miranda Rights
§  Note: only applicable to suspects.  Witnesses can still be compelled to produce a statement of his/her observations or knowledge of a crime
·         List the administrative issues associated with the ADAPT program
(Substance Abuse)
o   Leave authorization
o   Line of Duty Determination
o   Personnel Reliability Program
o   Promotion Eligibility
o   Reassignment Eligibility
o   Reenlistment Eligibility
o   Security Clearnace
o   Temporary Duties (TDY)
o   Unfavorable Information File (UIF)
o   Separation
·         Explain the country’s expectations of its officers
(Profession of Arms)
o   Patriotism, honor, integrity, loyalty to service above all else, competence, self-sacrifice
-          State the complaint channels available to civilian employees concerning discrimination
(Civilian Personnel)
o   Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Counselor
o   Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
o   US Federal District Court
o   Initially dealt with on informal basis
§  EEO investigates and compiles a report
·         Forwarded to DoD Office of Complaints Investigation for formal processing
-          List the things the United States should consider before using US military force to resolve an issue
(Joint Ops)
o   Discernable national interests
o   Clearly defined achievable mission
o   End state/termination conditions/exit strategy
o   Overwhelming and decisive force
o   Campaign plan with measurable milestones
o   Alternative forces of action if military action is unsuccessful
o   Integrate national or international agency
o   Seek support of multinational partners
o   Ensure support of American people
·         List the 4 airlift delivery concepts
(Air and Space fx)
o   Airland delivery
o   Airdrop
o   Hub and Spoke operations
o   Direct Delivery operations
·         Define each principle of war
(Principles of War)
o   Unity of Command: all efforts should be directed and coordinated toward a common goal under one responsible commander for every objective.
o   Objective: unity of effort toward a clearly defined, decisive, and attainable objective
o   Offensive: to act rather than react and to dictate the time, place, purpose, scope, intensity, and pace of operations.
o   Mass: concentrate the effects of combat power at the most advantageous place and time to achieve decisive results.
o   Maneuver: place the enemy in a position of disadvantage through the flexible application of combat power in a multi-dimensional combat space.
o   Economy of Force: judicious employment and distribution of forces.
o   Security: to never permit the enemy to acquire unexpected operational advantage.
o   Surprise: to attack the enemy at a time, place, or in a manner for which he is not prepared.
o   Simplicity: avoid unnecessary complexity in organizing, preparing, planning, and conducting military operations.
·         Identify AF distinctive Capabilities
(Dept of AF)
o   Air & Space Superiority
o   Information Superiority
o   Rapid Global Mobility
o   Global Attack
o   Agile Combat Support
o   Precision Engagement
·         Describe the military’s two fold responsibility to the state
(Profession of Arms)
o   Expertise: We must provide military advice to the President to allow him/her to make decisions as Commander-in-Chief.
o   Execute the will of the State: We will do what congress and the President tell us to do.
·         State what principles of war provide to Airmen
(Principles of War)
o   Guidelines that commanders can use to form and select courses of action/concepts of operations.
o   Serve as valuable guides to evaluate potential courses of action.
-          Identify reasons why the Department of Defense employs civilians
(Civilian Personnel)
o   To acquire abilities not otherwise available
o   To assure continuity of administration and operation
o   To obtain a nucleus of trained workers that can be expanded in an emergency
o   To free military personnel for military duties
-          Identify the types of sanctions available to enforce the laws of war
(Law of Armed Conflict)
o   Condemnation – least threatening
o   Economic Sanctions
o   Reprisals - last resort
-          State the Air Force policy on professional and unprofessional relationships and fraternization
o   Unprofessional relationships can be punished under the UCMJ under Article 92
o   Fraternization can be punished under UCMJ under Article 134
·         Describe the treatment services available under the ADAPT programs
(Substance Abuse)
o   Non-clinical – minimum 6h of education, additional counseling may be considered.
o   Clinical – must meet DSM-IV criteria, inpatient treatment or intensive outpatient treatment with possibility for detoxification.
·         Identify referral agencies for suspected substance abusers
(Substance Abuse)
o   Chaplain, Medical, Air Force Aid Society, Legal, MEO, American Red Cross Office, Family Support Center
·         State the function of the Secretary of the Air Force and AF Chief of Staff
(Dept of AF)
o   Secretary of Air Force
§  Conducts administrative affairs of the department and is responsible to the Secretary of Defense.
§  Handles matters relating to fiscal spending, production, procurement, legal plans and programs.
§  Does NOT become directly involved in military operations.
o   CSAF
§   military head of AF and directly responsible to Secretary of AF for efficiency and operational readiness of the AF.  Member of JCS.
·         State the 5 means for identifying substance abuse abusers
(Substance Abuse)
o   Arrest, apprehension, or investigation
o   Incident to Medical Care
o   Commander Referral
o   Drug Testing (UA)
o   Self-Identification
-          Define each Reserve category
(Total Force)
o   Ready Reserve – ready to deploy within 72 hours
o   Standby Reserve
§  Not required to train and not assigned to units
§  Civilian jobs are key to national defense
§  People who may have left active duty due to hardships
o   Retired Reserve
§  Personnel who receive retired pay or are placed in retirement status but are not yet 60 years old
§  May be recalled to active duty by appropriate service Secretary
-          State the seven times form 1947-2008 that Air National Guard forces have been federally mobilized
(Total Force)
o   Korean War
o   Response to Soviet to Soviet construction of the Berlin Wall
o   North Koreans seized the USS Pueblo
o   Iraq seized Kuwait
o   Peace keeping in Bosnia
o   Operation Allied Force – NATO air campaign over Kosovo
o   Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom
-          Outline the operational joint chain of command from the President to the individual components
(Joint Ops)
o   Operational - President à OSD à Unified Commander/Joint forces Commander à Components (Land, Maritime, Air, and Special Ops)
§  CJCS serve advisory role between President, OSD, and Combatant Commanders
o   Admin – President à OSD à Military depts. à forces (not assigned to combat commander)
·         State the role of the Armed Forces Policy Council
o   Advise OSD on broad policy

·         State how tenants of Air and Space power complement the principles of war
(Principles of War)
o   Tenants build on the principles of war to provide specific considerations for air and space forces.
-          List the elements of fraternization
o   Element One:  That the accused was a commissioned or warrant officer.
o   Element Two:  That the accused fraternized with enlisted members on terms of military equality.
o   Element Three:  That the accused knew the person to be an enlisted member.
o   Element Four:  That the accused violated the customs of the service that officers shall not fraternize with enlisted members on terms of military equality.
o   Element Five:  The conduct was prejudicial to good order and discipline of the armed forces or of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces.
-          List the people who are entitled to Prisoner of War status under the Law of Armed Conflict
(Law of Armed Conflict)
o   Members of a nation’s military force:
§  Uniformed
§  Armed
§  Subject to an internal disciplinary system (including chain of command)
§  Militia and volunteer units also constitute part of armed force
§  Note – Mercenaries are NOT given POW status
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