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Airman Leadership School Version 1 Set A

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CORRECT ANSWER: b
RATIONALES:
a. INCORRECT: SSgt Ivey's actions do not illustrate the three cross cultural competence skills, which according to the Introduction to Culture chapter, include Communicate (to avoid misunderstandings), Negotiate (to overcome differences and resolve conflicts), and Relate (with individuals from other cultures to work effectively). See rationale for correct response for additional information.
b. CORRECT: SSgt Ivey's actions illustrate all four steps of the OODA Loop. According to the Introduction to Culture chapter, during the Observe step, we begin collecting data (begins learning about the Air Force mission, the country, and the local culture) like the type of landscape, the sort of people around you, activities going on around you, and reviewing any consequences you experienced from previous actions. During the Orient step we compare what we see to our worldview (compares what she sees to her own past experiences, traditions, and beliefs) and to what is familiar to us like our own culture, past experiences, traditions, values, and beliefs. During the Decide step, we consider all the courses of action (carefully considering her options) and then during the Act step we select a course of action (determined her best option was to gather more information) and then reflect on the outcome and the response of our actions (looking back, she realized it helped her...)
c. INCORRECT: SSgt Ivey's actions do not illustrate ethnocentrism, which, according to the Introduction to Culture chapter, is the tendency of viewing one's own culture as superior to all other cultures. See rationale for correct response for additional information.
1. The ____________ Branch of the chain of command is used to employ forces and runs from the President, through the SecDef, to the combatant commanders (CCDRs).
2. The ____________'s 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?
3. ____________ describes the executive procedures and institutions necessary to manage the US security policy
4. The two distinct chains of command for the armed forces are ____________ and ____________.
5. 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.
6. ____________ is the principal assistant to the President in all matters relating to the DoD?
7. Under the chairmanship of the President, ____________ coordinates foreign policy and defense policy, and reconciles diplomatic and military commitments and requirements?
8. ____________ is the principal military advisor to the President, the National Security Council (NSC), and the SecDef?
9. ____________ operates in supporting roles to provide combatant commanders specialized support and is controlled by Secretary of Defense?
10. 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?
11. ____________ receives orders from the CJCS under the authority and direction of the SecDef?
12. Who is authorized by the SecDef to exercise Combatant Command authority or operational control over a Joint Task Force?
13. Who has authority of forces such as individuals, units, and detachments for a specific service in order to fulfill that service's support function?
14. 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?
1. CORRECT ANSWER: a
RATIONALES:
a. CORRECT: Chief Amber's comments explain nuclear safety, which according to the Nuclear Enterprise lesson, is the application of engineering and management principles, criteria, and techniques to protect nuclear weapons against the risks and threats inherent in their environments within the constraints of operational effectiveness, time, and cost throughout all phases of their life cycle. The DoD Nuclear Weapon System Safety Program consists of key elements for program guidance, system evaluation, safety assurance, and for the conduct of safe nuclear weapon system operations. According to the DoD Nuclear Weapon System Safety Standards, four qualitative standards are used in the evaluation of the safety of a nuclear weapon system, beginning as early as possible during development and continuing throughout a weapon system's life cycle.
b. INCORRECT: According to the Nuclear Enterprise chapter, nuclear security is the total spectrum of procedures, facilities, equipment, and personnel employed to provide the protection against loss of custody, theft, or diversion of a nuclear weapon system, the protection against unauthorized access, and the protection against unauthorized actions, vandalism, sabotage, and malevolent damage. Security involves both active and passive protective measures laid out by the DoD and executed by the individual Services. Chief Amber's comments do not touch on any of these. See rationale for the correct response for additional information.
c. INCORRECT: According to the Nuclear Enterprise chapter, reliability has two key components, nuclear weapon system reliability, and individual reliability. Nuclear weapon system reliability is maintained through an exhaustive testing, inspection, and maintenance program to guarantee the weapons will work if ever called upon by our nation's leaders. Individual reliability encompasses the Personnel Reliability
2. CORRECT ANSWER: d
RATIONALES
a. INCORRECT: Although the scenario addresses accountability, it does not address reliability, which according to the Nuclear Enterprise chapter, has two key components: nuclear weapon system reliability and individual reliability. Nuclear weapon system reliability is maintained through an exhaustive testing, inspection, and maintenance program to guarantee the weapons will work if ever called upon by our nation's leaders. Individual reliability encompasses the Personnel Reliability Program and the two-person concept. See rationale for correct response for additional information.
b. INCORRECT: Although the scenario addresses accountability, it does not address reliability. See rationale for 'a' and for correct response for additional information.
c. INCORRECT: The only possible outcome of accountability and compliance is a positive, not negative impact on mission effectiveness. See rationale for correct response for additional information.
d. CORRECT: According to the Nuclear Enterprise chapter, accountability is the quality or state of being accountable; especially an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions. Compliance is the act or process of complying with a desire, demand, proposal, or regimen/coercion. It is also conformity in fulfilling official requirements. If SSgt Vargas acts on his comments, he will be holding people accountable (...liable) by ensuring they comply/fulfill their official duties. The only possible outcome of accountability and compliance is a positive impact on mission effectiveness.
CORRECT ANSWER: b
RATIONALES:
a. INCORRECT: According to the Ethical Leadership chapter ethical principles provide the framework for thinking, acting, and behaving ethically, and include the three O's, P's, R's and D's. SSgt Dooney's actions clearly do not illustrate an adherence to an ethical principle, in fact, they demonstrate the opposite, as evidence by his wanting to maintain his relationship with his former peers, and making decisions based on their desires. See rationale for the correct response for additional information.
b. CORRECT: SSgt Dooney's actions illustrate falling for an ethical trap. According to the Ethical Leadership chapter, ethical traps is when confusion or uncertainty as to what action or behavior should be taken because of conflicting opinions/values/beliefs rather than on military rules, regulations and codes of conduct. In this case, SSgt Dooney fell into the ethical trap of worrying over image, which is making decisions based on how the decision will impact one's reputation/standing among peers, subordinates, supervisors, etc.
c. INCORRECT: SSgt Dooney's actions clearly do not illustrate observance of military ethics, in fact, they demonstrate the opposite, as evidence by his wanting to maintain his relationship with his former peers, and making decisions based on their desires. According to the Ethical Leadership chapter, military ethics deal specifically with those values and expected rules of the profession that are appropriate to actions taken within the military environment (Gabriel, 2003). The American military ethic is designed to put principle above self-interest. See rationale for the correct response for additional information.
1. CORRECT ANSWER: a
RATIONALES:
a. CORRECT: SSgt Bank's final comments best explain sexual assault which, according to the Emergent Leadership Issues lesson, is defined as "the intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful (to include unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assaults can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim. When sexual assault occurs by an Airman against another Airman, trust is broken, cohesion is destroyed, and lives are altered. Rebuilding trust, cohesion, and lives can take a long time.
b. INCORRECT: SSgt Bank's final comments do not explain Sexual Harassment, which according to the Emergent Leadership Issues lesson, is a form of sex discrimination that involves unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. See rationale for the correct response for additional information.
c. INCORRECT: SSgt Bank's final comments do not explain Workplace violence, which according to the Emergent Leadership Issues lesson, can be any act of violence, against persons or property, threats, intimidation, harassment, or other inappropriate, disruptive behavior that cause fear for personal safety and/or involve a substantial risk of physical or emotional harm to individuals, or damage to government resources or capabilities. See rationale for the correct response for additional information
3. CORRECT ANSWER: c
RATIONALES:
a. INCORRECT: Although this scenario hints at stress (rough patch) there is no evidence of stress management in this scenario, which, according to the Emergent Leadership Issues lesson, covers the potential sources of stresses, the consequences of stress, and stress management strategies. Therefore, there is not enough information to determine whether SSgt Amani understands stress management. See rationale for the correct response for additional information.
b. INCORRECT: There is not enough information to determine whether SSgt Amani understands stress management. See rationale for the correct response for additional information.
c. CORRECT: According to the Emergent Leadership Issues lesson, a good wingman is alert, gets involved, and takes action because they believe getting help is a sign of strength-not weakness. In addition, the Wingman Concept incorporates the skills of Ask, Care, and Escort (ACE). SSgt Amani was alert, noticed something was wrong with SrA Jack, and engaged him. He also escorted him to the Chaplain and did not leave him alone. Because SSgt Amani understands the Wingman concept he took appropriate actions (ACE) and those actions will most likely enhance his effectiveness with SrA Jack and other members of the work center.
d. INCORRECT: Because SSgt Amani understands the Wingman concept he took appropriate actions (ACE) and those actions will most likely enhance, not hinder his effectiveness with SrA Jack and other members of the work center. See rationale for the correct response for additional information.