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When the dictionary definitions and the philosophical descriptions of the
term "professional" are combined, what are the criteria for an occupation
to be described as a profession?
A BODY OF THEORY AND SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
A SERVICE ORIENTATION
A DISTINCT SUB-CULTURE
What is wrong with the position that any given broadly defined
occupation is either a profession or it is not?
That approach leads to such conclusions and only doctors and not nurses are members of the medical profession and only officers and not enlisted are professionals in the POA. The vast majority of occupations and professions are distributed all along the great middle between the two extremes. The characteristics which determine an occupation's
place on the Professions Continuum is not prestige or salary, but rather the three criteria. A century or two ago only a few recognized existed physician, professor, clergy, etc.) and now there's no need for the
vacuum tube changer in today's computer systems (an important job only half a generation ago
List unprofessional actions that should not be exhibited by NCOs’.
Coasting through a career; considering oneself only a technical expert;
discrimination; ignoring direction from your superiors and then asking for
forgiveness later; inflating EPRs; lack self development; neglecting weak
skill area such as writing; only focusing upon one area of your job or
responsibilities; poor attitude; purposely rushing to miss reveille and
retreat; seeing discipline violations and not correcting; sexual
harassment; shabby wear of the uniform; shying away from additional
responsibility; taking advantage of no supervision; understanding role
model responsibilities; using personal bias in the evaluation process;
weak performance feedback; whining or complaining about everything.
What motivates NCOs’ to choose to behave in a professional manner?
Seriousness about commitment and obligation sworn to in oath of enlistment; association with those with very high standards; a sense of urgency; have worked under the leadership of several good professional supervisors; have patriotic undertones driving personality; view military service as serving a cause higher than self; see themselves as more than a technician; view themselves as professional.
What is the impact of unprofessional behavior upon the Air Force?
Degraded mission Effectiveness; decrease in organizational efficiency; Lack of subordinate growth and development; no Mentorship; perpetuates a "just a job" attitude; discipline and morale suffer.
Why is it important that we continue to move along the professional
continuum?
If we all don't aspire to improve or enhance our level of performance and abide by the same core values and esponsibilities, then there is no way the profession as a whole can advance along the continuum of occupations. In other words, a weak link here and a weak link there will cause the entire organization to lose status. A continual move toward professionalism helps increase public trust of the military.
Give 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 responsibilities once exclusively
reserved for members of the officer corps. These increased responsibilities, both technical and supervisory, are being executed more capably because the enlisted individuals involved have a firm basis of professional understanding based upon increase levels of
education.
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 as about our history and culture. It 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 web site and the various news and publication links it contains; Enlisted Heritage Research Institute web page; Air Universtity Libray web page; AFPC Personnel Issues web page.
What three core objectives steer our national strategy process?
ENHANCING OUR OWN SECURITY
PROMOTING DEMOCRACY ABROAD
BOLSTERING AMERICA'S ECONOMIC PROSPERITY
What is the primary focus of National Security Strategy?
THE MYRIAD OF MILITARY THREATS THAT THE NATION MUST CONFRONT.
When was Airlift first used as a mechanism for National Security?
BERLIN AIRLIFT
Which command solely provides Air Mobility for the United States?
AIR MOBILITY COMMAND (AMC)
How is National Security beneficial to National Strategy?
National Security Strategy is an extension of National Security. National
Security is utilizing Air Mobility resources effectively by adhering to the National Security Strategy. This encourages prevention and limitations of terrorist activity.
Identify the three categories relative to determining a nation's needs and interests?
HOW CRUCIAL IS AN INTEREST TO THE US HOW VITAL IS AN INTEREST TO THE US WHICH BASIC INTEREST IS AT STAKE?
Who is responsible for determining the nation's needs and interests?
Strategists must weigh heavily the nation’s needs and interests. The process entails determining what interests and what national instruments of power are available and applicable.
Identify the four levels of intensity.
SURVIVAL
VITAL
MAJOR
PERIPHERAL
How does National Power support National Security?
Strategy makers must match the instruments of power to the interests of the state. They must consider the interests and the Instruments in existence to pursue those interests, which are matters of public policy choices. The choices are made in the political realm. Strategists must
determine to what ends the allocation of scarce or abundant resources will be dispersed.
Identify the responsibilities for each instrument of power
MILITARY-EXTENT TO WHICH A NATIONS ARMED FORCES CAN BE
EMPLOYED TO ACHIEVE NATIONAL ENDS.
ECONOMIC-THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE US CAN MANIPULATE
ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE IS LIMITED BY THE COMPARATIVELY
SMALL AND STATIC SIZE OF ITS ASSISTANCE BUDGET.
DIPLOMATIC-ABILITY TO MEDIATE SUCCESSFULLY AND TO
PRODUCE UNIQUE AND MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE SOLUTIONS WITHOUT APPLICATION OF MILITARY OR ECONOMIC POWER.
Identify the responsibilities for each instrument of power
MILITARY INSTRUMENT-IS THE EXTENT TO WHICH A NATION'S ARMED FORCES CAN BE EMPLOYED TO ACHIEVE NATIONAL ENDS.
ECONOMIC INSTRUMENT-THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE US GOVERNMENT CAN MANIPULATE ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE IS LIMITED BY THE COMPARATIVELY SMALL AND STATIC SIZE OF ITS ASSISTANCE BUDGET. DIPLOMATIC INSTRUMENT-THE ABILITY TO MEDIATE SUCCESSFULLY AND TO PRODUCE UNIQUE AND MUTUALLY ACCEPTABLE SOLUTIONS TO COMPLEX ISSUES WITHOUT APPLICATION OF MILITARY OR ECONOMIC POWER.
When do strategists determine which instrument of power to utilize?
WHEN THEY HAVE IDENTIFIED THE VARIOUS LEVELS OF INTENSITY OF BASIC THREATS
Explain how National Strategy processes support National Security?
THERE ARE FOUR DISTINCT AREAS OF IMPORTANCE IN RELATION TO HOW THE NATIONAL STRATEGY PROCESSES SUPPORT NATIONAL SECURITY:
OBJECTIVE AND INITIATIVES
DEVELOPING MILITARY STRATEGY
DESIGNING OPERATIONAL STRATEGY
FORMULATING BATTLEFIELD STRATEGY
What is the first step towards implementing a National Security
Strategy?
DETERMINATION OF NATIONAL OBJECTIVES
What is difference between military strategy and operational strategy?
MILITARY STRATEGY - ART AND SCIENCE OF COORDINATING THE DEVELOPMENT, DEPLOYMENT AND EMPLOYMENT OF MILITARY FORCES TO ACHIEVE NATIONAL SECURITY.
OPERATIONAL STRATEGY-EMPLOYS THE FORCES PROVIDED BY MILITARY STRATEGY
Differentiate between tactics and higher levels of strategy?
TATICS-GOVERN THE USE OF FORCES ON THE BATTLEFIELD
STRATEGY-BRING FORCES TO THE BATTLEFIELD
How are national decisions defined?
DECISIONS ABOUT THE CONTENT OF GRAND STRATEGY AND THE RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO IMPLEMENT THAT STRATEGY ARE PRODUCTS OF POLITICAL PROCESSES WITHIN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
What elements comprise the coordination of military strategy?
EMPLOYMENT
DEVELOPMENT
DEPLOYMENT
Explain the coordination process.
Coordination is geared primarily to relationships between instruments of power at the grand strategy level and refers to relationships within the military instrument of power. The strategists attempt to coordinate the elements of military strategy. The strategists must consider elements such as how should the risks be managed; should they prepare for the worst case or the most likely case; and can one prepare for both Possibilities, or would that raise the specter of not being prepared adequately for either case.
How does Major Regional Conflict (MRC) affect National Security?
THEY POSE A HEAVY DEMAND ON US FORCES AND DRIVE MOST FORCE REQUIREMENTS
Identify the four phases of the department planning framework for MRC?
HALTING THE INVASION
FORCE BUILDUP
COUNTER OFFENSIVE
ENSURING POSTWAR STABILITY
When does regional conflict exist?
REGIONAL CONFLICT EXISTS ANYTIME THE USE OF MILITARY POWER BY FORCE IS CONTEMPLATED OR ACTIVATED.
DEFINE TERRORISM
THE UNLAWFUL USE OF FORCE AND VIOLENCE AGAINST PERSONS OR PROPERTY TO INTIMIDATE OR COERCE A GOVERNMENT, THE CIVILIAN POPULATION, OR ANY SEGMENT THEREOF, IN FURTHERANCE OF POLITICAL OR SOCIAL OBJECTIVES.
Identify two terrorist groups.
Japanese Red Army
Italy's Red Brigades
Ku Klux Klan
Shining path of Peru
PUERTO RICAN FALN
AL-FATAH
DIRECT ACTION
BAADER-MEINHOF GANG
How do terrorist groups finance their violent activities?
DRUG TRAFFICKING IS AT THE TOP FOLLOWED BY:
ROBBERY
EXTORTION
KIDNAPPING
BLACKMAILING
ARMS SMUGGLING
WHAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF HIDTA (HIGH INTNSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA PROGRAM)?
TO REDUCE THE PRODUCTION, MANUFACTURING, DISTRIBUTION, TRANSPORTATION AND CHRONIC USE OF ILLEGAL DRUGS, AS WELL AS THE ATTENDANT MONEY LAUNDERING OF DRUG PROCEEDS.
Which drug does the intelligence community believes has been the
primary narcotics threat since 1985?
COCAINE
Which drug is the most widely abused and readily available, illicit drug in
the US?
MARIJUANA
How does international organized crime negatively impact our nation?
Drugs, terrorism, and organized crime are far better financed and more
disciplined than previously suspected. Drug cartels have the ability to move Literally hundreds of billions of dollars in and out of legitimate financial systems. Organized crime groups, particularly in Russia, now have almost a choke hold on the country's vast natural resources, as Well as their banks and media. Russia has been described recently by the press as a kleptocracy from top to bottom, a semi criminal State. And there are now various terrorist groups, including those being sponsored by Iran and Iraq, which are actively recruiting top nuclear
scientists in their effort to obtain nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, these areas of concern can cause our economy to weaken financially and reduce National Security while placing the US in an extremely vulnerable position.
What three risks are associated with nuclear proliferation?
POTENTIAL LOSSES TO US FORCES
DAMAGE TO ALLIED NATIONS
ESCALATION TO A SUPERPOWER CONFRONTATION
What are two major problems posed by biological and chemical
weapons?
EASY TO PRODUCE
EASY TO CONCEAL
What does Information Warfare (IW) consists of?
Actions taken to achieve information superiority in support of national military strategy by affecting adversary information and information
systems while leveraging and protecting our own information and information systems. This formulation is intended to encompass military and non-military actions as well as offensive and defensive aspects. It also encompasses all levels of war from the tactical to strategic, and applies to peacetime and wartime conditions.
Describe the emphasis of Offensive Information Warfare?
The manipulation of electronic information systems to influence an Adversary's perception and behavior. This might, for example, involve disabling military and civilian telecommunication systems through computer viruses or electromagnetic pulse devices. Infiltration is however, the "maneuver of choice" since an enemy, unaware that his information sources have been comprised, will continue to trust them, creating opportunities for deception. Offensive IW also emphasizes the use of direct broadcast satellites, the commercial media, and "visual
stimulus and illusion" technologies such as holography to conduct propaganda and subversion.
What does Defensive Information Warfare entail?
An ability to detect and thwart attempts to tamper with one's own source of information. In military sphere, this entails assuring the integrity of command and control, communications, and intelligence systems. Critical elements of civilian infrastructure such as power grids, financial networks, and Telecommunications, systems must also be protected.
What is the American information infrastructure vulnerable to?
INFILTRATION AND SABOTAGE
Identify the nine critical issue areas of an infrastructure?
FRAGMENTATION OF RESPONSIBILITY
TECHNOLOGY
ARCHITECTURAL FRAMEWORK
PEOPLE
FACILITIES
DATA BASES
NETWORK CONTROL
THREAT AND RISK
SECURITY IN A GLOBAL INFRASTRUCTURE
What are the three keys to protecting the nation’s information
infrastructure?
PROVIDE THE ABILITY TO PROTECT THE SYSTEM FROM ATTACK; DETECT AN EVENT WHEN IT IS OCCURRING AND BE ABLE TO DECIDE IF IT IS AN ATTACK A FAILURE MODE, OR AN ISOLATED HACKER; AND REACT TO THE EVENT IN A WAY THAT MINIMIZES THE IMPACT AND RESTORES AND MAINTAINS CAPABILITY.
PROTECT!
DETECT!
REACT!
How does MOOTW (MILITARY OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR)
support National Security?
FOCUSES ON DETERRING WAR, RESOLVING CONFLICT, PROMOTING PEACE, AND SUPPORTING CIVIL AUTHORITIES IN RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC CRISIS.
What does Combat Operations of MOOTW (MILITARY OPERATIONS
OTHER THAN WAR) include?
Typically, MOOTW involves combat operations entailing protection of
shipping, enforcement of exclusion zones, counter air interdiction and
attack. MOOTW involving combat, such as peace enforcement, may
have many of the same characteristics as war, including active combat
operations and employment of most combat capabilities.
What is the goal of MOOTW (MILITARY OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR)during Noncombat?
As in war, the goal is to achieve national objective as quickly as possible and conclude military operations on terms favorable to the United States and its allies. However, the purposes of conducting MOOTW may be multiple, with the relative importance or hierarchy of such purposes changing or unclear.
When is overlapping operations MOOTW (MILITARY OPERATIONS OTHER THAN WAR)prevalent?
Overlapping operations of MOOTW is demonstrated when combat MOOTW and noncombat MOOTW is conducted simultaneously.
How do space operations support National Security?
BY ELIMINATING THE USE OF HOSTILE FORCES ABILITY TO DISRUPT NAVIGATION SIGNALS.
What responsibilities lie within space system structure?
Space forces provide military leaders, operators and planners with enormous force enhancement products and services that are essential in achieving rapid dominance of the battle space. Today's space systems provide key information via global communications, navigation weather, warning, and ISR to achieve full spectrum dominance across the range of military operations. In addition, space forces afford a commanding view of operations and provide an important military advantage
What is the EAF (EXPEDITIONARY AIR FORCE)concept?
Improve our ability to rapidly deploy light, lean and lethal elements of air
and space forces anywhere on the globe, while providing predictability and stability for all airmen. To meet this challenge, the Air Force Assigned people and equipment from active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve units into Air Space expeditionary forces, two crisis-response air and space expeditionary wings and five lead mobility WINGS.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE EAF?
To provide an integrated total force that is organized, trained and
equipped to provide rapid responsive tailored air and space forces in support of the global engagement mission. It is designed to cope with the high tempo of operations experienced since the Gulf War.
Explain the deployment process of AEF (AIR AND SPACE
EXPEDITIONARY FORCE)?
about 90 days every 15 months-two will be on call at all times; about half of each AEF to wait on call at home bases during the 90-day window and about half to deploy. Under the AEF Concept almost all of the AF-active, Reserve, and guard will be divided into 10 force packages, each with a cross-section of AF weapon system draw from Geographically separated units. Each AEF will have about 175 aircraft, and each will be more formidable than the air force of most nations. These AEF packages will be able to respond
within 72 hours of any unexpected contingency and will be trained and tailored to meet commanders' needs in a wide range of contingency operations. Each AEF will be on call to handle contingency operation for
about 90 days every 15 months-two will be on call at all times; about half of each AEF to wait on call at home bases during the 90-day window and about half to deploy.
How does EAF/AEF support National Security?
The Expeditionary Air and Space Force organization and its Air and Space Expeditionary Force tool support National Security by increasing morale and retention among airmen, decreasing the negative effect that high operations tempo has on airmen, and presenting an organized,
trained and fully equipped force to deal with threats to National Security.
What is the purpose of joint warfare and the desired outcome?
The purpose of joint operations is to combine forces and resources under organized leadership to maintain National Security. Joint warfare does not require that all forces participate in a particular operation merely because of their availability. Joint warfare operations were designed to ensure that military objectives are achieved in the most
effective and efficient manner possible.
What is considered the bedrock of US military doctrine?
THE PRINCIPLES OF WAR
What do the principles of war provide?
FUNDAMENTALS OF JOINT WARFARE AND FOR THE SERVICES TO DEVELOP THEIR RESPECTIVE DOCTRINE, TACTICS, TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES
What was the name of the Berlin Airlift operation and it’s significance to air
transport?
OPERATION "VITTLES"
underlined the importance and feasibility of sustained, round-the-clock mass movement of cargo by air. It brought experience in operational techniques, air traffic control, and
maintenance and reconditioning of aircraft, and proved the need for
larger cargo aircraft
What air power lessons learned in WWII were further developed in the Korean War?
The air tactics and techniques initiated during that war were developed further in Korea, including the Air Force's first use of jet aircraft, the F-80 Shooting Star; to control air strikes efficiently, the system of tactical air
control was developed.
What was the most significant use of air power during the Vietnam War? Why?
LINEBACKER II, a very accurate and highly concentrated attack on
sanctioned areas. The offensive played a key part in bringing about the North Vietnamese decision to sign the peace agreement on 15 Jan
1973.
What was the final analysis of air power from Desert Storm?
Its swiftness, decisiveness and scope brought about the coalition's victory from the wise and appropriate application air power. Air power found, fixed, fought, and finished the Iraqi military.
What significant contribution did the following individuals make to Air Force enlisted heritage?
CORPORAL EDDIE WARD
CORPORAL FRANK SCOTT
CORPORAL EUGENE BULLARD
SSGT ESTHER M. BLAKE
CMSGT GRACE E. PETERSON
WARD - FIRST ENLISTED MAN OF THE AERONAUTICAL DIVISION OF THE US ARMY SIGNAL CORPS ONE OF THE EARLIEST AVIATION PIONEERS.
SCOTT-FIRST ENLISTED MAN TO LOSE HIS LIFE IN AN AIR ACCIDENT. (SCOTT AFB)
BULLARD-FIRST BLACK PILOT
BLAKE-FIRST WOMAN IN THE AF, ENLISTED IN THE FIRST MINUTE OF THE FIRST HOUR OF THE FIRST DAY AIR FORCE DUTY WAS AUTHORIZED FOR WOMEN.
PETERSON-FIRST WOMAN CMSGT
What are the duties of the following:
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
FIRST SERGEANT
CMSGT OF THE AF-services and civilian organizations on the issues that affect the enlisted force. Furthermore, legislatures and policy makers at all levels of
government often solicit the CMSAF's point of view. TO ADVISE AND ASSIST THE COS AND THE SAF IN MATTERS CONCERNING ENLISTED MEMBERS OF THE AIR FORCE. Represent the enlisted force at Ceremonies and other social functions. Accompany the Chief of Staff on base visits and conducting additional visits on his own Representing the enlisted force on a variety of boards,
including the Air Force Welfare, Uniform, Commissary, Army and Air
Force Exchange services, Air Force Aid Society, and Outstanding Airmen of the Year boards. Serving as a point of contact for other
services and civilian organizations on the issues that affect the enlisted
force. Furthermore, legislatures and policy makers at all levels of
government often solicit the CMSAF's point of view.
FIRST SERGEANT-Promoting health, morale and welfare. Maintaining discipline and
standards. Preparing and presenting squadron training and information programs. Supervising care and upkeep of squadron dormitories.Monitoring unit Administration.
What does adhering to the standards of dress and appearance promote?
UNITY, PRIDE IN ONESELF AND IN THE ORGANIZATION.
If we maintain proper wear of the uniform at all times, inclulding in public, how will this influence the public's opinion of the military?
THE PUBLIC WILL SEE THE MILITARY AS A WELL DISCIPLINED ORGANIZATION CAPABLE OF CARRYING OUT ITS MISSION, DOWN TO THE LAST DETAIL, NO MATTER HOW TRIVIAL.
What is considered the most important benefit of drill for the military
member?
TEAMWORK DEVELOPMENT
How do ceremonies restore morale and build e'spirit de corps?
It takes the cooperative effort by all members to reach a common goal
requiring a great deal of discipline and practice.
What are three ways to honor the flag?
Salute it
Place it in position of honor
Never dip it to any person or object
What are two elements of military etiquette?
Kindness and respect
What is the impact of gossip on the work center?
It creates a barrier of effective communications that inhibits productive
work and accomplishment of the mission.
What is the purpose of the military salute?
Saluting is a significant symbol of the military profession recognized as a
mark of a well-trained, disciplined military member. It serves as a
greeting and as an acknowledgement of being a member of the
profession of arms.
Where is the first and second place of honor?
The first place of honor is always on the right and the second place is
that of being in front or "going first"
Define the aspects of wellness
Exercise
Nutrition
Managing your weight and stress
Not smoking
Keeping current on immunizations and physical check-ups.
What is the purpose of aerobic exercise?
Beneficial changes occur in the heart, lungs, vascular system, and other
tissues of the body. Your body becomes more efficient in moving air into
and out of the lungs as your hearts' pumping efficiency increases with
less effort. The blood and muscles are better in transporting and utilizing
oxygen.
What benefits do you gain from strength training?
Stronger muscles, greater endurance of movement, improved alignment
and muscle balance, heart rate, and better physique.
What is the purpose of the warm-up phase?
Producing a physical state of readiness by gradually increasing the
breathing, heart rate, and body temperature to prime the muscles for
upcoming activity...
Explain the FIT concept.
It stands for Frequency, Intensity, and Time
How does dehydration affect your exercise workout?
The consistency of your blood thickens which causes the heart to work
harder to pump thicker blood out to the body.
What are the 6 major categories of nutrients?
Carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water
What is the most efficient method to achieve permanent weight loss?
Decrease your calorie intake and increase you calorie output.
What causes stressful events to become a problem?
Stressful events themselves are not harmful; it is the inability to cope with too much stress that creates problems.
Explain how stress can be positive.
It can serve as a motivator or initiator for activity.
What are the effects of smoking?
Lung disease, high blood pressure, cancers of the mouth, throat, and bladder, stomach ulcers, and birth defects
What factors influence maintaining a healthy lifestyle?
Living and working environments, inherited characteristics, and medical
care you've received.
What are some responsibilities a military citizen has in maintaining state of well being?
Eat healthy, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, abstain from smoking, and have effective methods for managing stress.
How can you be a wellness role model?
Your commitment to high degree of wellness will provide an example for
subordinates to follow. As a supervisor you need to be out in forefront,leading the way for those you supervise.
How does affective stress management help us as military citizens?
We're better able to deal with stressful situations by first recognizing them and then managing our time and controlling our emotions when the situations occur.
What are some "common" meanings of ethics?
Ethics is knowing the difference between right and wrong; ethics is what is used to determine what action to pursue; ethics are the standards by which we act; ethics are our behaviors; ethics are our adopted attitudes and beliefs.
List examples of written forms of our military code of ethics.
The Oath of Enlistment
UCMJ
Code of Conduct
DOD reg. 5500.7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation
Based on AFI 36-2909's assertions concerning professional relationships, what are some inferences we can make concerning unprofessional relationships?
Unprofessional relations are deadly to the organizations, create distrust,
destroy communication, foster disrespect, and distract from mission.
How do Fraud, waste and abuse differ from each other?
Fraud is the deliberate attempt to deceive or deprive the AF of something of value.
Waste is the extravagant, careless, or needless expenditure of AF resources.
Abuse is the intentional wrongful or improper use of AF resources
Why is "Integrity first" first?
Integrity is essential. It's inner voice of self-control and starting point in everything we do in the AF.
Why is "responsibility and accountability" an important tenet of integrity first?
No person of integrity tries to shift the blame to others. A person with
integrity does not take credit for the work of others.
Why is "faith in the system an important tenet of service before self?
It is important to believe that the processes and people in place will do
the right thing, that justice in the end will prevail, and that others will act
responsibly in their actions. When we lose faith in these systems, we
start to adopt a view that our way of doing things is better; we start to
determine these systems for our own personal reasons; and our
subordinate may be tempted to follow suit.
What are some examples of AF "systems" we trust?
Enlisted Evaluation System
Decoration system
Promotion system
UCMJ
Supervisors supervising their people properly
Chain of command
IG system
What are some of the important milestones in the code of conduct?
-Aftermath of Korean Conflict -1955,Executive Order 10631 -review
done after Vietnam conflict -1977 Amended article V - In 1988 language
was changed to become gender neutral
Define "parole" in the context of prisoner of war?
Parole is a promise by a prisoner of war to a captor to fulfill certain
conditions, such as agreeing not to escape nor fight against once
released, in exchange for such favors as relief from physical bondage,
improved food and living conditions.
Why does the enemy use "parole"?
To gain favor in hopes of gaining military information
Define three general types of hostile detention.
1)Hostile government detention
2)Hostile government-sponsored terrorist detention
3)Independent terrorist group detention
What are the key points of Article IV?
-Even in captivity we are to carry out our responsibilities and exercise
our authority. -Senior person, regardless of branch of service, must take
control -Without discipline, camp organization, resistance, even personal
survival may be impossible -Communication breaks down the barriers of
isolation that the enemy may attempt to construct
What is the purpose of LOAC?
A broad set of rules defining how war is fought. The rules are
generalized rather than extremely specific, and are designed to apply to
any armed conflict. Their purpose is to prevent unnecessary loss of lives
or destruction of property on the battlefield.
What forbidden targets covered by law?
-Noncombatants -villages, towns or cities -civilian and private property
Under LOAC what should your response be if given an order which
would result in a crime?
You are not required to carry out the order; you are required to stop the
act from occurring and report it to your chain of command.