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A complex mental framework used to codify the perceptions we associate to a particular culture.

Cultural Schema

A group of people living within a society who share cultural values, beliefs, and behaviors


The idea that all aspects of a culture are related to each other


Most powerful culture of a particularsociety(often associated to countries) because large numbers of people belong to it


Shared set of traditions, belief systems, andbehaviors and is shaped by many factors,including history, religion, politics, resources ,and economic environment


Enhances a service member’s ability to recognize when cultural factors exist and determine the appropriate behaviors to implement to achieve desired results

Culture-general education

Tendency where one views their culture as superior to other cultures.


Ability to effectively comprehend and act in a culturally complex environment to achieve desired results.

Cross-Cultural Competence

What are the three steps to Cross-Culture Compidence

Communicate, Negotiate, Relate

Understanding basic concepts like culture, relativism, ethnocentrism, and holism

Culture-General Knowledge

These are the cultural skills an Airman must have to “operationalize” and influence their environment

Communicate, Negotiate, Relate

Perhaps the most essential element of cross-cultural competence. Having a positive attitude toward cultural differences


What are the four steps of the OODA loop?

Observe, Orient, Decide, Act

Which step in the OODA loop is...

Gather information about the landscape, thepeople, and theactivities and review any consequences you experienced from previous actions taken

Observe Step

Which step in the OODA loop is...

Attempt to make sense of what we see by organizing it in a practical way we find useful

Orient Step

Which step in the OODA loop is...

Consider courses of action, options, and interpretations; selecting one to use

Decide Step

Which step in the OODA loop is...

Review the decisions made, actions taken,and results achieved

Act Step

Predetermined generalization about all members of a particular group


Adverse or unreasonable opinion about aperson or group withoutall the facts andusually based on deeply held beliefs


Treatment or consideration of, making adistinction in favor of or against a person orthing based onthegroup, class, or category


Viewing a situation through the local cultural schema.


A cognitive process by which an individual is able to identify the thoughts and/or feelings of another culture.

Cultural Perspective Taking

Depends on the sender and their words to properly convey the message.

Low-context communication style

Places the burden of understanding the message on the receiver.

High-context communication style

Understanding how to properly communicate in another language or culture.

Communication competence

Is a speaker’s implicit, internalized knowledge of the rules of their native language.

Linguistic Competence

Includes emotion regulation, self-monitoring, and perception acuity.

Impression Management

What are the Two Distinct Branches of the Chains of Command?

Operational Branch

Administrative Branch

What are the 6 Geographically Organized Combatant Commands







What are the 3 Functional Organized Combatant Commands?




What are the 10 Major Command Structures? (MAJCOM)

Air Combat Command (ACC)

Air Education and Training Command (AETC)

AF Global Strike Command (AFGSC)

AF Materiel Command (AFMC)

AF Reserve Command (AFRC)

AF Space Command (AFSPC)

Air Mobility Command (AMC)

Pacific Air Force (PACAF)

US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE)

AF Special Operations Command (AFSOC)

Which command organizes, trains, equips, and deploys combat ready forces to support combatant commanders around the globe.


What Branch of the chain of command is used to employ forces and runs from the President, through the SecDef, to the combatant commanders (CCDRs).


What function is it to advise the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff with regards to their respective services and provide information to the President and/or the SecDef if requested?

Joint Chiefs of Staff

What describes the executive procedures and institutions necessary to manage the US security policy

National Security

The two distinct chains of command for the armed forces are


True or False?

The ability of the US to achieve its national strategic objectives is dependent on the effectiveness of the US Government employing the instruments of national power.


What is the principal assistant to the President in all matters relating to the DoD


coordinates foreign policy and defense policy, and reconciles diplomatic and military commitments and requirements

National Security Council

is the principal military advisor to the President, the National Security Council (NSC), and the SecDef?

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

operates in supporting roles to provide combatant commanders specialized support and is controlled by Secretary of Defense

Combat Support Agencies

Which MAJCOM oversees Air Force network operations to provide capabilities in, through and from cyberspace; manages a global network of satellites, and is responsible for space system development and acquisition?

AF Space Command

receives orders from the CJCS under the authority and direction of the SecDef?

Combatant Commanders

Who is authorized by the SecDef to exercise Combatant Command authority or operational control over a Joint Task Force?

Joint Force Commander

Who has authority of forces such as individuals, units, and detachments for a specific service in order to fulfill that service’s support function?

Service Component Commander

Which MAJCOM...
promotes cooperation among nations, responds to crises, and deters or defeats state and nonstate aggression, and supports development and, when necessary, reconstruction in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity.


Which MAJCOM...

organizes, trains, equips, and maintains resources to conduct a broad spectrum of air operations—from humanitarian relief to decisive combat employment—in DoD’s largest area of responsibility?


Which MAJCOM...

Tasked with the coordination of people and transportation assets to allow the US to project and sustain forces, whenever, wherever, and for as long as they are needed.


Which MAJCOM...

Responsible for US military relations with NATO and conducts military operations, international military partnering, and inter agency partnering to enhance transatlantic security and defend the United States forward.


Which MAJCOM...

Conducts several covert and clandestine missions, such as unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, special reconnaissance, psychological operations, civil affairs, direct action, counter-terrorism and war on drugs operations.


Which MAJCOM...

Plans, organizes and executes homeland defense and civil support missions.


Which MAJCOM...

Charged with space operations, information operations, missile defense, global command and control, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.


Which MAJCOM...

AOR includes Egypt.


When uncovered and in civilian clothes, which of the following services do not usually salute?



Air Force

Coast Guard

Marine Corps

Navy and Marines

Which Branch of Service...

serves as the versatile, all-purpose, fast response task force capable of quick action in areas requiring emergency intervention using both ground and air combat elements.

Marine Corps

Which Branch of Service...

has the Core Values are Honor, Respect, and Devotion to Duty.

Coast Guard

Which Branch of Service...

is responsible for the preparation of land forces necessary for the effective prosecution of war and military operations short of war?


Which Branch of Service...

employs the global reach, persistent presence through forward-stationed androtationally-based forces, and operational flexibility to secure the nation from direct attack?


Which Branch of Service...

has the core values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage


Which Branch of Service...

is it customary to Stop your vehicle, get out, come to the position of attention, and render a hand salute at the sound of retreat?


Which Branch of Service...

and Department of Homeland Security simultaneously provides direct support to theDepartment of Defense?

fCoast Guard

what are the three differant levels of the Air and Space Doctrine?

Basic, Operational, Tactical

Which Doctrine...

is , foundation of all other doctrines and sets the tone and vision for future doctrine development.

Basic doctrine


Which Doctrine...

describes a more detailed organization of forces and applies the principles of basic doctrine to military actions.

Operational doctrine

is AFDD-2,

Which Doctrine...

describes the proper employment of specific Air Force assets, individually or in concert with other assets to accomplish detailed objectives.

Tactical doctrine


What are the 9 principles of War

Unity of Command





Economy Of force




What describes and guides the proper use of air power in military operations.

Air Force Doctrine

whatcan be explained as the scientific, artistic, and philosophical idea or view relating to principles, methods, rules, and operations of war.

Military Theory

What is a violent struggle between rival parties to attain competing objectives.


This scale ranges from theater-wide major operations and campaigns, smaller scale contingencies and crisis response operations, to engagement, security cooperation, and deterrence operations.

Range of Military Operations

What are the three Ranges of Military Operations?

Military Engagement
Crisis Response

Major Operations

whatis a general term that describes military actions conducted by joint forces or by service forces employed under command relationships.

Joint Operations

What are the Principles of Joint Operations




Unity of Effort

whatis characterized as a confrontation between nation states or coalitions/alliances of nation states.

Traditional Warfare

what is defined as a violent struggle among state and non-state actors for legitimacy and influence over the relevant populations.

Irregular warfare

what describes and guides the proper use of military operations

Air Force Doctrine

what refers to the scale of violence and involvement that they slide along. They can range from theatre-wide operations to deterrence operations.

Range of Military Operations

what describes military actions conducted by joint forces or by service forces employed under command relationships.

Joint Operations

what are “those aspects of warfare that are universally true and relevant.”

Principles of War

what is Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental and Multinational environment.

JIIM Environment

whatis when we are directing our energy towards an enemy and military force may be required.

Adversarial Crisis Response

what is a descriptive term of how our operational Airmen accomplish missions that are not war but a response to a crisis or contingency.

Non-adversarial Crisis Response

What are battles, engagements, and/or strikes conducted by combat forces.

Tactical Actions

Acts by members of the NPT to detect, secure, and dispose of these weapons is...

a. Nuclear Non-Proliferation.

b. Nuclear Proliferation.

c. Nuclear Collection.

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Non-nuclear and nuclear, active and passive defenses and infrastructure…

a. are elements of the New Triad.

b. is Nuclear Non-Proliferation.

c. is a Nuclear Weapons State.

elements of the New Triad.

A country that has manufactured and exploded a nuclear weapon or other nuclear explosive device prior to January 1, 1967 is known as what?

a. Inter-related factors of deterrence theory

b. Nuclear Non-Proliferation

c. Nuclear Weapons State

Nuclear Weapons State

Activities by non-members of the Non-proliferation Treaty to secure, transport, and employ weapons of mass destruction are known by what term?

a. Inter-related factors of deterrence theory

b. Nuclear Non-Proliferation

c. Nuclear Proliferation

Nuclear Proliferation

5. Capability, will, and perception are the…

a. Inter-related factors of deterrence theory.

b. Elements of the New Triad.

c. Nuclear Non-Proliferation.

Inter-related factors of deterrence theory.

6. A state of mind brought about by the existence of a credible threat of unacceptable counteraction is…

a. Nuclear Proliferation.

b. Deterrence Theory.

c. Nuclear Surety.

Deterrence Theory.

What are the elements of the New Triad.

Strike Capabilities
Responsive Infrastructure

Active and Passive Defenses

What is Deterrence?

Capability x Will x Perception

What is Nuclear Surety?

Prevent Nuclear yield
Prevent Deliberate use of Nukes

Prevent Inadvertent use of Nukes

Ensure Safety of Nukes

What ensures only those persons whose behavior demonstrates integrity, reliability, trustworthiness, allegiance, and loyalty to the US shall be allowed to perform duties associated with nuclear weapons?

Personnel Reliability Program

Two certified personnel knowledgeable in the task and are capable of detecting incorrect acts is part of the:

Two-Person Concept.

Materiel, personnel, and procedures that contribute to the safety, security, reliability, and control of nuclear weapons is

Nuclear Surety

What are the Key Components of Nuclear Surety?




What are the two Key components in Nuclear Reliability?

Nuclear weapons system's reliability

Individual reliability