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When the dictionary definitions and the philosophical descriptions of the term "profession" are combined, what are the criteria for an occupation to be described as a profession?
Body of theory, specialized knowledge, service oriented, and a distinct subculture.
Waht is wrong with the position that any given broadly defined occupation is either a profession or it is not?
That only doctors and not nurses are members of the medical profession and only officers and not enlisted are professionals in the POA
What are some unprofessional actions that should not be exhibited by NCOs?
Coasting through a career; only a technical expert; discrimination; ignoring direction (from superiors and then asking for forgiveness later); inflating EPRs; lack of self development; neglecting weak skill areas
What motivates NCOs to choose to behave in a professional manner?
commited to the Oath of Enlistment; associated with other professionals; a sense of urgency; worked under several good supervisors; patriotic; see military service as a cause higher than self; views military service as a profession; more than a technician; i am a professional
What is the impact of unprofessional behaviors upon the Air Force?
Degraded mission effectiveness; degraded organizational efficiency; lack of subordinate growth and development; no mentorship; perpetuates "just a job" attitude; discipline and morale suffer.
Why is it important that we continue to move along the professional continuum?
A weak link here and a weak link there will cause the entire organization to lose status.
What are some examples of how today's enlisted corps is significantly different than our predecessors in the areas of higher level responsibilities and education?
Many enlisted members are assuming responsibilties once exclusively reserved for members of the officer corps
How does the Profession of Arms subject area broaden our perspective of the military profession?
Builds an appreciation of our membership in the POA. Provides information about events and issues that dictate military missions. It also teaches and reminds us about our history and culture. Provides the foundation for NCO mentorship.
What are the primary sources for our continued study and improvement?
CMSAF Professional Reading List; AFM 10-100, Airman's Manual; PFE; various applicable AFI, AFP, AFM, AFDD, AF website, Enlisted Heritage Research Institute web page; Air University Library web page; AFPC Personnel Issues web page
What 3 core objectives steer our national strategy process?
Enhancing our own security, Promoting democracy abroad, and bolstering America's economic prosperity.
What is the primary focus of the National Security Strategy?
The myriad of military threats that the nation must confront.
When was Airlift first used as a mechanism for Naional Security?
The Belin airlift
Which command solely provides Air Mobility for the United States?
Air Mobitity Command
How is National Security beneficial to National Strategy?
Encourages prevention and limitations of terrorist activity
Identify the 3 categories relative to determining a nation's needs and interests?
1. How crucial is an interest to the US
2. How vital is an interest to the US
3. Which basic interest is at stake?
Who is responsible for determining the nation's needs and interests?
Strategists
Identify the 4 levels of intensity.
Survival, Vital, Major, and Peripheral
How does National Power support National Security?
Strategy makers must match the instruments of power to the interests of the state.
Who is responsible for determining the nation's needs and interests?
Strategists
Identify the 4 levels of intensity.
Survival, Vital, Major, and Peripheral
How does National Power support National Security?
Strategy makers must match the instruments of power to the interests of the state.