2 Steps for and effective time management plan.
A to do list, and to prioritize it
3 Different Methods to prioritize
1) the ABC Priority method
2) the Pareto Principle
3) Stephen Covey's Time Management Matrix
In the Air Force, we
might say that time management is
effectively using your time by setting goals and objectives to help you get the most from your resources and accomplish the mission.
ABC Priority Method
Most important things are "Priority A"
Important things/ not as urgent are "Priority B"
Quick and easy things are "Priority C"
method is that
you should never do a B item when there is an A item left undone. You should never do a C
item when there is a B item left undone.
The Pareto Principle
the principle that 20 percent of something is responsible for 80 percent of the results
20 percent of the work (the first ten percent starting the job and the
last ten percent finishing the job) consume 80 percent of your time and resources. The same
80/20 Rule is applied to your time.
Covey Time Management Matrix
a four quadrant table to define your activities.
Quadrant I, Quadrant of Reaction
Urgent and Important,If you ignore the items, you run the risk of being overwhelmed by the many issues that you have to handle.
Quadrant II, Quadrant of Quality
important, but not urgent. This quadrant does not act on you, you act on it
Quadrant III, Quadrant of Deception
urgent but not important. You spend a lot of time in this
quadrant meeting other people's priorities and expectations, thinking you are really in Quadrant I
Quadrant IV, Quadrant of Waste
not urgent and not important. Quadrant IV is not
survival, it's deterioration
Define Time Management
Effectively using your time by setting goals and objectives to help you get the most from
your resources and accomplish the mission
r should be the first thing you look at in the morning and the last thing you look at
before you go home for the day. As a
supervisor, you should maintain one. It covers info for both you and your people.
Organizers and Personal Planners
For more detailed planning and organizing. It's a tool you can use to help keep track of what you need to do and when you need to do it. A good place to put tools.
s a handheld computer that gives you all the benefits of a calendar, organizer, and much more. It provides you with a way to track and organize the important tasks that you face in your job and your personal life.
Time Management Techniques
Put Off Procrastination
Command of the Telephone
Get Organized, Stay Organized
List several time management tools.
Calendars, Organizers and Personal Planners, PDAs
What types of items should be delegated?
Your priority C tasks are great to delegate, but don't overlook delegating those other priority items that are urgent but not difficult.
How can you take command of the telephone?
-Don't Depend Solely on Messages Left
-No More Telephone Tag
-Work with Others
-Voicemail and Answering Machines
The Enlisted Force Structure
The ORI is only a month away and the shop is feeling the pressure. In a prior inspection, they identified numerous problems that will require a significant amount of time and resources to fix. SSgt Jones has been chosen as leader of the team to fix these problems. Monday morning, he got his team together and listed the tasks needing attention. When asked where they will start, SSgt Jones responds, "We should get as many of the easily knockedout tasks done so the commander sees we are getting things accomplished."
-According to Time Management chapter principles, SSgt Jones' actions were.....
inappropriate. SSgt Jones failed to properly prioritize the tasks needed for mission
accomplishment. SSgt Jones did not properly prioritize his tasks based on any time management tool. He decided to do the easy tasks first, which could cause certain tasks to be missed that have a greater mission impact.
SSgt Jones is a workcenter supervisor who is very concerned about her subordinates getting to their mandatory appointments on time. In order to enable them to do this, she has a calendar of all of their training and appointments on her desk, on her cell phone, and posted in the shop.
How will SSgt Jones use of time management impact her subordinates?
Negatively because having multiple calendars opens her up to forgetting to update one.
This could possibly cause her Airmen to miss training and become less proficient at their
jobs. You should only have one calendar for you and your airmen. This saves time and confusion by only having one calendar to update
Why is it important for you to learn about Air Force history?
you understand how to prevent the repetition of past mistakes. in order to appreciate where we are today, you have to have
knowledge of leaders in the past who have paved the way for future leaders
something that is passed down from preceding generations; a tradition
the battle of Fair Oaks in 1861
a crucial battle in which balloon observations played an important role
William Ivy Baldwin
a stunt balloonist, along with his wife, made the Army's only available balloon at the beginning of the Spanish-American war. He enlisted in 1897 and was tasked to ready the balloon for Signal Corps service. The only experienced
crew member, also made the first ascension, on 30 June 1898, to observe the Spanish fleet in Santiago harbor.
Aeronautical Division of the US Army Signal Corps
created in August 1907.
Corporal Edward Ward
was the first enlisted man appointed to
Aeronautical Division of the US Army Signal Corps . As did many enlisted men, Ward went up through the ranks. He made master sergeant and was eventually promoted to the rank of captain
The Signal Corps formally accepted Aeroplane No. 1
Corporal Frank Scott
Became the first enlisted fatality of an aircraft accident in 1912. Scott AFB is named after him
and is the only facility named after an enlisted man.
1st Aero Squadron
The first military unit of the US Army devoted exclusively to aviation. Today known as the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron. n became the first air combat unit of the US Army. Aircraft were identified with a dark red star on the tail, the first American aircraft insignia
indicated America's lack of preparedness in World War I
one of the finest pilots of her time. Volunteered to enlist in the US Army. In 1917, they asked her to wear the US Army uniform to raise money for the war effort.
20 May 1918
President Woodrow Wilson issued an executive order transferring aviation from the Signal Corps to 2 agencies under the Secretary of War: the Bureau of Aircraft Production, and the Division of Military Aeronautics. 4 days later the War Department officially recognized these 2 Army agencies as the Air Service of the US Army.
World War I era. Wore their wings on the
right-shoulder above their rank.
One of the enlisted pilots during this WWI era.
Private Frederick Libby
was the first American ace. first American to shoot down 5 enemy airplanes, but, since he was enlisted, those were not recorded; only the 14 kills he later made as an officer are in the books.
Corporal Eugene Bullard
flew missions with the French Air Service in 1917. he was severely wounded and recuperating when he was offered the opportunity to attend pilot training.He received his pilot certificate in 1917, thereby establishing him as the world's first black pilot/fighter pilot.
The Army Reorganization Act of 1920
made the Air Service a combatant arm of the Army. It gave the Chief of the Air Service the rank of major general and his assistant chief the rank of brigadier general.
Army established the Air Corps Training Center in San Antonio, Texas. 15 October, the logistical organization was placed on firmer footing with the establishment of the
Materiel Division, Air Corps, in Dayton, Ohio. A year later, this division moved to nearby
Wright Field, becoming the primary base for air logistics.
West Point of the Air. 20 June 1930. It became the headquarters of the Air Corps Training Center and the site of the primary flying school in 1931
the German Army and the German Air Force rapidly conquered Poland, Norway, Holland,
Belgium, and France and, within 1 year, had driven the British off the continent.
A War Department
letter of 21 March 1946
created 2 new commands and redesignated an existing one: Continental
Air Forces became Strategic Air Command and the resources of what had been Continental Air
Forces were divided among Strategic Air Command and the 2 newcomers—Air Defense
Command and Tactical Air Command.
Sergeant Archibald Mathies
WWII, Medal of Honor recipient. a ball turret gunner in 1944. He attempted to save the life of his pilot by refusing to bail out of the aircraft when he had the opportunity while trying unsuccessfully to land the aircraft. He perished in the attempt along with 2 others
A group of enlisted pilots founded by Jack Middaugh. This group of pilots were torpedoed on their way to the war, lost their airplanes, and were broken up before 13 survivors ended up in the same place to finally start their active involvement in the war. Some became aces, and their unit had a remarkable record while defeating German Field Marshall, "Desert Fox", General Erwin Rommel in heavy fighting from their home bases in the Mediterranean. There name is because there was no officer in charge (they were all enlisted pilots or flight officers), so they promoted their mascot (a dog) to 2nd lieutenant. When anyone asked who was in charge, they would always point at the dog
World War II
changed the military structure. It showed a need for additional aircraft and
provided enormous growth in troop strength. It created the Army Air Forces under the command
of air leaders.
National Security Act of 1947
26 July 1947. It created the Department of the Air Force headed by a Secretary of the Air Force. Under the Department of the Air Force, the act established the United States Air Force, headed by the Chief of Staff, USAF.
W. Stuart Symington
became 1st Secretary of the Air Force
Gen. Carl A. Spaatz
became the USAF's first Chief of Staff
Crash and Rescue Boats are evidence that
Air Force had a Navy. Important during the Korean War. the program went away (in 1995), but up to that time, it was an all enlisted Air Force Specialty Code (AFSC). Usually, the boat captain was a master sergeant.
CMSgt Wayne Fisk
the Son Tay Prison Camp raid and the Mayaguez crew rescue during his 4 tours in Vietnam as a
Pararescueman became the first director of the Air Force Enlisted Heritage Hall. He was
selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Men of America and much more
CMSgt Richard Etchberger
The Chief was killed after he held North Vietnamese Sappers at bay for 6 hours with a single M-16 rifle and loaded his troops and himself aboard a helicopter wounding the chief.
CIA helicopter. As the chopper was pulling away, several armor-piercing rounds penetrated the He eventually died from his wounds and was put in for the Medal of Honor, but it was downgraded to the Air Force Cross by President Lyndon B. Johnson because the mission was classified secret. It took nearly two decades, but on 21 September, 2010, CMSgt Etchberger's Air Force Cross was upgraded, and the Medal of Honor was presented to his three children by President Barack Obama
Operation Desert Storm
response to the aggression displayed by Iraq in the Arabian Peninsula and their illegal invasion of the small neighboring country of Kuwait. It proved that airpower could decrease casualty counts and that airpower provides a decisive path to victory. Airpower lessens the burden on ground forces and proves that war could be waged from thousands of miles away. Desert Storm also helped us realize the advantage of using coalitions.
24 February 1991
after 39 days of the most lethal and intensive air attack in the history of warfare, the ground offensive campaign was initiated.
28 February 1991
only 100 hours after the ground campaign began, the National Command Authority and the Commander in Chief, United States Central Command determined Operation Desert Storm objectives had been met and ordered a temporary halt of offensive operations.
10 March 1991
US forces began redeploying
11 April 1991
the United Nations Security Council agreed that
Iraq's acceptance of the cease fire satisfied UNSC requirements; Operation Desert Storm was over.
Operation Provide Relief
Bush announced a US humanitarian relief
operation called Provide Relief on 14 August. Airlift played a major role in the operation.
Despite poor airfields, frequent tire changes, and interruptions from gunfire, Provide Relief
flights delivered the equivalent of 28 million meals in the first 42 days. The transports also
delivered medical and cooking supplies. Airlift was only one part of Operation Provide Relief.
Additional food was transported by ship to relief agencies at the ports of Mombasa and
Operation Restore Hope
armed gangs representing various rival clans
stole food in Somalia from relief agencies, which were often forced to make protection payments. To ensure a more equitable food distribution, President Bush announced this new operation on December 1992. Armed US military forces would suppress the gangs and help relief agencies to get food to those who needed it most. The unrest and factional fighting in the country caused problems for the relief effort again.
Technical Sergeant Tim Wilkinson
responded with his crew to a downed US UH-60 helicopter in Mogadishu and a bloody battle ensued. The US military suffered 18 deaths and 84 were wounded.
Operation Allied Force
The Kosovo crisis. large-scale fighting broke out resulting in the displacement of some 300,000 people. A ceasefire was agreed to in October 1998, which enabled refugees to find shelter,
averting an impending humanitarian crisis over the winter. However, violence continued and the situation worsened. significantly in January 1999. conditions were set in accordance with a United Nations Security Council resolution requiring the withdrawal of Serb forces and the demilitarization of Kosovo and encompassing the deployment of an international military force to safeguard the swift return of all refugees and displaced persons as well as the establishment of an international provisional administration of Kosovo.
End of Operation Allied Force
Both the precision and the persistence of the air campaign were fundamental factors in convincing Milosevic that it was time to end the fight. The air campaign, which started slowly and gathered momentum, became systematically damaging to his entire military infrastructure. Their leadership realized,
because of NATO's persistence, the situation was going to get steadily worse. On 3 June, President Milosevic finally accepted peace terms presented by European Union envoy President Martti Ahtisaari and Russian envoy Viktor
Operation Enduring Freedom
After the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the United States military entered into a war against global terrorism. Unlike most previous
conflicts, this war is being fought on both domestic and foreign soil. but was previously planned to have been called Operation Infinite Justice (this name is believed to have been changed following concerns that this might offend the Muslim community as Islam teaches that Allah is the only one who can provide Infinite Justice). OEF commenced on 7 October 2001. Even in times of war, the United States is sensitive and aware of cultural diversity issues.
The Medal of Honor
the highest US military decoration awarded to individuals who, while serving in the US armed services, have distinguished themselves by conspicuous gallantry and courage at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.
How many congressional medal of honor recipients are enlisted USAF?
SSgt Henry Erwin
radio operator of a B-29 airplane leading a group formation to attack Koriyama, Japan on 12 April 1945. He was charged with the additional duty of dropping phosphorus smoke bombs to aid in assembling the group when the launching
point was reached. One of these bombs proved faulty causing an explosion forcing him to disregard his own life. His gallantry and heroism, above and beyond the call of duty, saved the lives of his comrades.
A1C William Pitsenbarger
Pararescue Crew Member. He was aboard a rescue helicopter responding to a call
for evacuation of casualties incurred in an on-going firefight between elements of the United States Army's 1st Infantry Division and a sizable enemy force approximately 35 miles east of Saigon. Airman Pitsenbarger exposed himself to almost certain death by staying on the ground and perished while saving the lives of wounded infantrymen.
AF Medal of Honor Recipients
Mainly Officers. , 5
of 6 of these enlisted Medal of Honor recipients were members of aircrews aboard various airplanes when they earned the Medal; 4 from World War II, and one from the Vietnam era. The sixth served as a crewmember aboard an HH-43 helicopter during Vietnam.
SrA Cunningham (AF Cross)
was the primary Air Force Combat Search and Rescue medic assigned to a Quick Reaction Force tasked to recover 2 American servicemen evading capture in austere terrain occupied by massed Al Qaida and Taliban forces. Even after he was mortally wounded and quickly deteriorating, he continued to direct patient movement, and transferred care to another medic. In the end, his distinct efforts led to the successful delivery of 10 gravely wounded Americans for life-saving medical treatment
TSgt John Chapman (AF Cross)
During his helicopter insertion for a
reconnaissance and time-sensitive targeting close air support mission, the aircraft came under heavy machine gun fire and received a direct hit from a rocket propelled grenade. This hit caused a US Navy Sea-Air-Land team member to fall from the aircraft. Though heavily
damaged, the aircraft was able to make an emergency landing. He volunteered to rescue his missing team member. Shortly after insertion, the team made contact with the enemy. He engaged and killed two enemy personnel. He continued to advance reaching the enemy position then engaged a second enemy position, a dug-in machine gun nest. At this time, the rescue team came under effective enemy fire from three directions. From close range he exchanged fire with the enemy from minimum personal cover until he succumbed to multiple wounds. His engagement and destruction of the first enemy position and advancement on the second position enabled his team to move to cover and break enemy contact. In his own words, his Navy Sea-AirLand team leader credits him with saving the lives of the entire rescue team.In April 2005, the US Navy named a ship after him in recognition and rememberance.
Former SF. Hit by a mortar in Iraq. Triple amputee. Now serves as a ivilian employee to the 335th SF Squadron in Arizona.
Identify 2 examples of the early use of air power.
military ballooning, air machines, Aeroplane No. 1,
the 4 operations the Air Force has participated in since, 1990.
Desert Storm, Provide Relief, Restore Hope, Allied Force, Enduring Freedom
List 4 Air Force Medal of Honor recipients
Staff Sergeant Henry Erwin, Airman First Class William Pitsenbarger, Staff Sergeant
Maynard H. Smith, Technical Sergeant Forrest Vosler, Staff Sergeant Archibald Mathies,
Airman First Class John L. Levitow, Chief Master Sergeant Richard Etchberger
where did the foundation for
Customs and Courtesies originate?
Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, also known as Baron von Steuben, who served as an Inspector General and Major General in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He is credited as one of the fathers of the Continental Army by teaching them the essentials of military drills, tactics, and disciplines. In 1778-79, he wrote the Revolutionary War Drill Manual entitled "Regulations for the Order and Discipline of
the Troops of the United States," which became commonly known as the Army's "Blue Book."
This book remained in effect until the War of 1812.
practices that are the result of the need for order and discipline and are established by frequent use over a long period. The frequent use indicates the custom has worked, been accepted, is meaningful, and should be continued. Customs help support the military professional because when you uphold the customs of your organization you identify yourself as a member of that organization. While some customs become part of the traditions of your organization (coining someone), other customs are unacceptable, unprofessional, and unnecessary (hazing).
marks of respect, etiquette, or courteous behavior shown to persons or symbols. Military courtesy is based on the idea of mutual respect between military professionals. Courtesies are also considered to be acts of politeness. Again, when you practice courtesy, you show respect among members of a unique profession. The primary benefits of customs and courtesies are self-discipline and pride.
a code of etiquette, or rules, for our behavior. It's what is expected of each and every member of the team. Some of our protocol procedures are a result of customs of the military while others are courtesies paid to people, symbols, or nations.
has been a custom of military service since the Middle Ages. two knights in armor approached, they would raise their visors to demonstrate friendship and confidence. Freemen (Soldiers) raised their right hands to show they had no weapons. When armor was no longer worn, the accepted way to salute was to tip, or remove, the hat or cap. The custom lasted until about 1800, but, even as late as the Civil War, when General Meade met General Robert E. Lee during a break in fighting, General Meade doffed his cap. Because hats became large and cumbersome, and black powder on the hands made them dirty, the custom changed to raising the hand smartly to the hat. Today, it's customary in the Air Force for newly commissioned officers to give a silver dollar to the first enlisted member recognizing the officer's new status with a salute.
Saluting to the Flag
Military personnel passing an uncased US flag salute six paces before reaching it, and hold the salute until they have passed six paces beyond it. When an uncased US flag passes by, the salute is rendered six paces before the flag is even with the individual, and held until the flag has passed six paces beyond him/her. Small flags, flags on half-staffs, cased flags, and folded flags are not saluted. Flags flown from stationary flagstaffs on bases are saluted only at reveille, retreat, and on special occasions.
Flying the flag at half-staff and dipping the flag in salute originated aboard ships many years ago. At a time of mourning in old sailing days, the yardarms were odd-angled and the rigging was slacked off to indicate that grief was so great that it was impossible to keep things "ship shape." Dipping the flag in salute is a relic of an old time custom. A merchant vessel was required not only to heave to (come to a stop) when approaching a warship on the high seas, but also to haul down all canvas to indicate honesty and willingness to be searched. This procedure was time consuming, however, and in later times dipping the flag was accepted as a time-saving substitute. Ships of the United States Navy return such salutes dip-for-dip except for the flags of nations not formally recognized by the United States.
originated as a demonstration of trust because once guns were fired, the position or ship was defenseless until the guns could be reloaded. By common agreement, the full salute is 21 guns at sea or ashore. Three volleys of rifle fire at graveside are a ceremonial gesture of respect.
According to tradition, the three volleys were
fired in the name of the Holy Trinity. Another source says they may have originally been an effort to protect the dead by driving away evil spirits. When guns are fired on Independence Day or Memorial Day, face the flag if visible (face the gun salute if the flag is not visible) and render the hand salute.
relic of the days when Crusaders kissed the hilt of their swords before battle. This is reflected in the first movement of the sword salute. The second movement symbolizes "putting down your guard," as the point is lowered to the ground. An honor guard bearing swords is seen commonly at military weddings. The sword bearers form an archway of crossed swords through which the bride and groom pass. This symbolizes the bearers' pledge of service in the protection of the couple.
What Air Force Manual (AFM) or Air Force Instruction (AFI) governs Dress and
Being sharp in uniform demonstrates
commitment to the Air Force Core Values of
Integrity First (responsibility and accountability) and Excellence in All We Do (personal excellence and resource excellence—human resource excellence)
General George Washington, Commander
in Chief of the Continental Army, initiated a continuing series of changes, supplements, and revisions destined to become today's regulations governing military appearance and uniform standards.
Fredrich von Steuben
became the true founder of American
military uniform regulations. In his first directive on standards, von Steuben required officers to inspect the dress of their men;
to see that the clothes are whole and put on properly, their hands and faces washed clean, their hair combed, their accouterments properly affixed, and every article about them in the greatest order
marked publication of the first standard uniform and appearance regulations for the United States under the authority of Congress. Written by von Steuben.
How do Dress and Appearance support Air Force culture?
Provides standardization and teamwork
How far back does the origin of Dress and Appearance standards date?
1775, when Gen George Washington commanded the Continental Army
Drill and Ceremonies
special, formal, group activities conducted by the Armed Forces to honor distinguished persons, recognize special events, or demonstrate the proficiency and the training state of the troops
For the purpose of drill, Air Force organizations are divided into
elements, flights, squadrons, groups, and wings (The wing does not drill by direct command)
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.
is the uniform
step and rhythm in
marching; that is, the
number of steps marched
dress or cover
special, formal, or group performances
conducted by the armed forces to honor distinguished persons or to observe national holidays. contribute to national pride and public morale by displaying, symbolically, the
strength and unity of the nation. They're also used to accord honors to national symbols or
individuals on special occasions.
The Order of the Sword
a purely enlisted tradition in which the enlisted force decides who will be honored by becoming a member of the Order of the Sword. It's the highest honor enlisted Airmen bestow on anyone. 13th Century tradition. 1960's the MAC began our current tradition.
Change of Command
a former commander relinquishes command to a successor. The primary purpose of this
ceremony is to enable subordinates to witness the formal change of command from one commander to another.
Recognizing members who are retiring from a career of long and honorable service is one of the oldest traditions of military service.
allow us to formally recognize fellow service members for meritorious service, outstanding achievement, and/or heroism. When possible, the commander should present the decoration at a formal ceremony. Regardless of where the presentation is conducted, the ceremony should be conducted at the earliest possible date after the decoration is awarded. This ceremony usually begins by announcing "ATTENTION TO ORDERS" and all in attendance face the commander and award recipient and stand at attention.
It should be done in a dignified manner without special gimmicks that detract from the solemnity of the occasion. The ceremony may be held anywhere as long as it lends itself to dignity. The US flag is displayed during the ceremony and forms a backdrop for the participants. An invitation should be sent to the individual's immediate family. This reinforces the fact that when an Airman makes a commitment to the Air Force, the family does as well.
It can be a small, informal ceremony where supervisors present stripes to their workers or an elaborate "pinning" ceremony. For something as important as this, commanders and supervisors should take the initiative to have some type of ceremony. These ceremonies increase unit morale and effectiveness and encourage career advancement and retention.
The Dining In/Out
The Dining In is a formal dinner for members of a wing, unit, or organization. Although a Dining In is traditionally a unit function, attendance by other
smaller units may be appropriate. The
Dining Out is similar, with the exception
that spouses and guests may attend. The
appropriate dress for either of these
functions is the semi-formal or mess
dress uniform unless it happens to be a
Combat Dining In/Out, then you would wear ABUs.
ceremonies to honor our flag
Reveille, Retreat, and parades
Reveille signals the start of the official
duty day. If the wing commander desires, a Reveille ceremony may accompany the
raising of the flag. This ceremony is held after
daylight and may take place in the vicinity of the base flagstaff or the unit/squadron area
used to signal the end of the official duty day. During Retreat, the flag is lowered and folded.
a review with honors, or a ceremony within itself, when respect is paid to the US flag as in Retreat. A review is the formation of troops in group or wing marching in a prescribed manner. The purpose of a review is to inspect the degree of drill proficiency and the state of readiness of equipment.
Raising the Flag
a detail consisting of an NCO and two Airmen hoists the flag. This detail should be armed with sidearms.
Lowering the Flag
the persons lowering the flag should be an NCO and three Airmen or the all-purpose flag and an NCO and five Airmen for the base flag
The Star Spangled Banner
a declaration of reverence and loyalty to the
United States with the flag as its symbol
To the Colors
symbolizes respect to the nation and the flag in the same manner as the national anthem. played instead of the national anthem, usually
when there is inclement weather or when live
music is unavailable.
1942 Flag Code
specified how and when the US flag would be displayed.
The flag of the United States
the symbol of our nation, symbolizes the
principles, heritage, and unity of our nation
Why is it important for military members to show respect to the Flag?
It honors our military heritage and shows an appreciation for freedom
What Air Force Manual (AFM) or Air Force Instruction (AFI) governs Drill and Ceremonies?
Air Force culture supports military professionalism by
Helping you appreciate the need for authority, discipline, and the importance of following
orders promptly and precisely. Helping you develop desirable qualities like professionalism, commitment, dedication and leadership/followership. Promoting a stronger military orientation.
You are home on leave from a deployment when you get a call from the high school you attended. They ask you to come and speak on behalf of the Air Force and its history for the annual career day. You are still jet-lagged from your long trip.
you are proud to be a member of the Air Force and feel it's important to instill this and the Air Force history in future recruits and leaders. You choose to go and speak to them explaining the heritage of those who have come before you.
As your day came to an end, you walked out of the building noticing it was almost time for Retreat to sound. You stood by because you knew you would not make it to your vehicle in time to get off post, and you wanted to give the flag its due respect. While waiting, you observed a team of Airmen led by a SrA who appeared to be behaving in an unprofessional manner and totally disrespecting the American Flag. They were talking and giggling among
themselves, holding the flag as if it was a throw rug, and their uniforms were in total
disarray. As a NCO, how would you approach this situation?
It's the end of the duty day. You're tired from walking up and down stairs all day, and
you've been up since 0430. After observing their actions and appearance as being
unprofessional, you walk over after the flag is completely down and say in a firm voice,
"Hey, I need your undivided attention right now." You explain to them the importance of
why we should render the proper respect and courtesy to the American flag. You also
make them aware that their actions impact military professionalism. You demonstrate to
them the proper procedures and attitude when handling the flag for any ceremony. One of the most notable symbols that all branches of
the military show respect to is the American Flag. As a leader, it is your job to uphold the customs and traditions to inspire today's followers. So when you see improper displaying of the flag or members talking while the national anthem is being played, it is your job to step in and correct those discrepancies. As you know,
people are more willing to follow and trust those who exercise their authority with confidence and competence. In this case, paying tribute to the flag is respecting military heritage.