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Profession of Arms
distinct, professional sub-culture with a body of theory and specialized knowledge, service to community, and nation (unlimited liability clause), and how these all combine to defend freedom, pursue peace, and protect American and it's interests
refers to it as a promise, ethical agreement or bond of one's word. "It is with these oaths that you, as an Airman, first commit yourself to the basic core values, placing service to constitution, the President, and compatriots before yourself. (i.e. oath of enlistment)
Airman agree to:
Limit their freedoms to be readily available for short notice assignments. They also forfeit certain freedoms like speech and expression to support the needs of national security. These and many other unique challenges require Airman to work hard, train hard, and sacrifice regularly as they continue to master their profession, the profession of arms
Warrior Ethos
The tenacity to push through, self-discipline, self-control, hardiness of spirit, despite physical and mental hardships, moral, and physical courage. The elements include: Hardiness of Spirit, Courage (moral & physical) and Resiliency.
Air Force Resiliency
Is an Airman's ability to withstand, recover, and/or grow in the face of stressors and changing demands by orchestrating the use of base resources, support activities, peers, and leadership
Resiliency helps Airmen to:
overcome and "bounce back" from physical and mental hardships that are faced in every day challenges associated with the military life to include: deaths, loss of job or position, divorce, frequent deployments, PCS, family separation, promotion testing, and workplace violence.
refers to all Airman, skilled practitioners, and combatants of air, space, and cyberspace warfare
Hardiness of Spirit
The stout internal force that can be used to get through challenging times mentally and physically.
Moral Courage
Ability and Willingness to expose oneself to inconvenience, suffering, retaliation, resentment, or disapproval to stand for what one believes to be right.
Physical Courage
Observable actions on takes when faced with fear, pain, uncertainty, or danger.
Progressive Professionalism
Refers to continuous personal and professional development which includes education, training, and experience. All of which helps Airman move to the right and helps advance POA.
Micronutrients are:

Vitamins and Minerals
Calculation for BMR for men

66 + (13.7 X Weight in kilos) + (5 X Height in cm) - (6.8 X age in years) = BMR

Weight in pounds X .454 to get kilos

Height in inches X 2.54 to get cm

BMR X activity level (i.e moderately active =1.55)

Aerobic Metabolism
Process of breaking down nutrients for energy in a process that requires oxygen
Anaerobic Metabolism
Nutrients are broken down for energy NOT using oxygen

Food that appears as starch and sugars.

4 kcal of energy per gram of carbohydrates

BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate)

Formula used to calculate energy expenditure.

655 + (9.6 X Weight in kg) + (1.8 X height in cm) - 4.7 X age in years) Once calculated multiply BMR X activity level (i.e. 1.55 for moderately active) for total calorie expenditure.

Sample BMR Calculation

655 + (9.6 X 87.62[wt in kg]) + (1.8 X 175.26[height in cm]) - (4.7 X 40[age])

655 +841.15 + 315.47 - 188 = 1623.62

1623.62 X 1.55 (activity level moderate)

2516.61 calories

Diaphragmatic Breathing
art of breathing by contracting the diaphragm (muscles below the lungs)
Energy Balance
Occurs when your energy intake is equivalent to your energy expenditure.
Concentrated source of energy within the body at 9kcal of energy per gram. There are healthy fats in vegetables, olive and canola oils- animal fats are high in saturated fat. Certain types of fat can lead to heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer
FOSI (form over speed and intensity) principle
ensures motor skills are technically developed before speed and intensity are added
Functional Endurance Intensity
FEI is functional training workouts integrated with High Intensity Exercise Endurance concept. Should have no energy left when you finish this workout.
Functional training
Type of training that has a direct relationship to the activities you perform in daily life.
High Intensity Exercise Endurance
Application of maximal physical effort systematically applied to a technical developed motor skill. combined with functional training creates Functional Endurance Intensity (FEI) workouts
Fats, Carbohydrates, and Protein, and water
training to prevent injuries which emphasizes training the body as a whole rather than one target muscle group
macronutrient that has 4kcal of energy per gram. Healthy sources are lean meat, fish, poultry, eggs, low fat dairy products, soy, & beans.
poisonous substances that are a specific product of metabolic activities from a living organism and are usually unstable and notably toxic when introduced to the tissues (ie alcohol) typically capable of inducing antibody formation
special, formal, group activities conducted by the Armed Forces to honor distinguished persons or recognize special events.
Set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes a company or an organization.
consists of certain movements by which the flight or squadron is moved in an orderly manner from one formation to another or from one place to another.
something transmitted by or acquired from a predecessor or property that descends to an heir
1st female pilot allowed to wear US army uniform

Ruth Law
National Security Act of _______ established the USAF, headed by the USAF Chief of Staff

In 1907, the US Army Signal Corps established a small _______ to take charge of all matters pertaining to military ballooning, air machines, and all kindred subjects
Aeronautical Division
24 May 1918 the War Dept officialy recognized 2 Army Agencies, the Bureau of Aircraft production and the Division of Military Aeronautics, as the ____________.

Air Service of the US Army.
Regulation that covers dress and appearance

AFI 36-2903
AFI 36-2618 Charges all NCO;s with_______

Advancing the Profession of Arms
Regulation that covers Drill and Ceremonies

AFMAN 36-2203 Drill and Ceremonies
Affirmative Action
programs that exist to eliminate unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment of any type against military personnel and dependents.
making sure workers have what they need to work to their fullest potential
when you claim something abut a situation that is not supported by fact.
Occurs when people cooperate with others, knowingly or unknowingly, to reinforce those behaviors that prevent others from fully entering into the workplace culture.
treatment or consideration of making a distinction in favor of or against a person or thing based on the group, class, or category to which that person or thing belongs, rather than on individual merit.
the fact of quality of being diverse or different. Unlike in kind: distinct, varied, a point of respect in which things differ/variety
Diversity Awareness
ability to recognize and respond to the needs of various groups within an organization to improve working relationships, productivity, customer satisfaction, and unit and mission effectiveness.
Diversity Supportive

embraces all aspects of diversity and exhibits the following characterstics:

-Act proactively

-Leadership Driven

-Encourage ownership of initiatives

-Think inclusively

-Mainstream Diversity.

Equal Opportunity
programs that exist to eliminate unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment of any type against military personnel and dependents.

Feedback- giving & receiving information about expectations as well as how to meet those expectations

Assistance- making sure workers have what they need to work to their fullest potential

Inclusion- making sure everyone has the opportunity to fully participate in the workplace

Respect- recognizing each persons's unique value, contributions, and potential to the organization.

giving & receiving information about expectations as well as how to meet those expectations
making sure everyone has the opportunity to fully participate in the workplace
What you experience and observe that becomes your reality.
your position on a particular subject. it is how you mentally view a situation.
An adverse or unreasonable opinion about a person or group without all the facts and usually based on deeply held beliefs
Primary dimensions
differences that are inborn and/or exert an important impact on your early socialization and have an ongoing impact throughout your life.
recognizing each persons's unique value, contributions, and potential to the organization.
Secondary Dimensions
include characteristics about yourself that can change such as work ethic, income, marital status, experience, religious and philosophical beliefs, personality, educational background, and language abilities.
Socially Biased
occur when someone unfairly favors or prefers a person, culture, group, or race to another
Social Sensitivity
one's reception and responsiveness to the emotions, feelings, personality, temperaments, cultural differences, values, and beliefs to those around them.
Socio Behavioral Tendencies
thought processes you use to help make sense of the world you live in. Influenced by your beliefs and values, define who you are, how you act or respond to situations, and how to treat others.
fixed or distorted generalization about all members of a particular group
Primary Dimensions of diversity

Differences that are inborn and/or exert an important impact on early socialization and an ongoing impact throughout people's lives
Examples of Primary Dimensions of Diversity
age, language, ethnicity, cultural background, disability, and sexual orientation (things you can not change)
Secondary examples of diversity
education level, marriage status, religion, philosophical beliefs, personality, geographic locations (things that can change
Being "socially sensitive" requires all Airman to _______________________________.

develop keen awareness and understanding of others emotions, feelings, personality, temperaments, strengths, cultural differences, values, and beliefs.
examples of socio-behavioral tendencies effect in the workplace

-Poor communication and little to no teamwork

-animosity toward one another

-poor morale and lack of discipline

-minimal use of creativity and experience and reduced productivity


5 characteristics of a diversity supportive environment where individuals work cohesively in your workplace.

Act Proactively - integrate diversity into everyday thinking

Leadership Driven- endorses and actively champions diversity initiatives

Encourage ownership of initiatives- indivduals value diversity and are committed to making it work.

Think inclusively- everyone is a valued member of their organization

Mainstream Diversity - Diversity is a part of every effort.

Examples of socio behavior tendencies




Socio Biases





Examples of benefits of using the Fair Way

Provides NCO's with consistent approach to deal effectively with diversity.

It helps maximize retention and productivity

Helps maintain effective working relationships in work places.

Understanding diversity will help a leader ___________________.

maximize individual/unit performance and allow your Airman to reach their full potential.
Ethical Dilemma

Situation where someone is forced to choose between 2 alternatives.
Ethics are:

set of standards of conduct that guide decisions and actions based on duties derived from core values
Ethical Leadership

knowing your core values and having the courage to live by them in all parts of your life and service of the common good.
Acceptable Ethics codes the AF uses to maintain an ethical climate

USAF Core Values

AFI 36-2618 Enlisted Force Structure

PDG Professional Development Guide

Code of Conduct

DOD Joint Staff Guide 5260

LOAC Law of Armed Conflict


Why should NCO's commit to and follow USAF accepted codes of conduct and ethical principles?

So they act and behave in an ethical manner in any given situation
Leaders who model _____________ ____________ inspire confidence in those they lead, inspiring them to accept and follow decisions from ethical leaders and organizations with an ethical climate rather than from unethical leaders, etc
Ethical Behavior
Subordinates of leaders who model ethical behavior such as setting the example, always doing the right thing, and holding those accountable that do not adhere to:

rules, results, and realities are more apt to accept and follow decisions from ethical leaders that from those that don't.
3 principles to create & promote an ethical environment according to Sarah Boatman

No rewards from unethical behavior, sanctions and forgiveness for mistakes, appropriate action taken for dereliction of duty
Ethical Relativism

making decisions based on personal values/beliefs rather than military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct
Drive for Success

making decisions based on a win at all costs attitude rather that on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct
Loyalty Syndrome

making decisions based on respect and/or loyalty to an individual unit or org rather that on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct.
Worry over Image

making decisions based on how the decision will impact one's reputation /standing among peers, subordinates, supervisors, etc rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct.
Categorical Imperative
hypothetical imperative that would compel action under a particular circumstance.
Ethical Traps
Confusion or uncertainty as to what action or behavior should be taken, conflicting opinions/values, all choices have drawbacks
Military Ethics
Ethics applied to a military environment in accordance with AF rules, regulations, and codes of conduct.
are the core beliefs you hold regarding what is right and fair in terms of our actions and our interactions with others
values that you attribute to a system of beliefs that help us define right from wrong/good vs bad.