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Manpower Block IV

Manpower Apprentice Course Chapter 3 end of chapter questions

What is the overriding objective of any military force? Pg 3-1 The overriding objective of any military force is to be prepared to conduct combat operations in support of national political objectives—to conduct the nation’s wars.
Define National Security Strategy (NSS)? pg 3-2 NSS is the art and science of developing, applying and coordination the instruments of national power (diplomatic, economic and informational) to achieve national security objectives.
Define National Military Strategy (NMS)? pg 3-2 NMS is derived from NSS, describes the US objectives, concepts, tasks, and capabilities necessary to implement the goals set for the military.
What are the six planning considerations? pg 3-3 Joint operation planning includes all activities that must be accomplished to plan for an anticipated operation and include: mobilization / deployment / employment / sustainment / redeployment / demobilization
Who is responsible for national defense? pg 3-4 Constitutionally, the ultimate authority and responsibility for the national defense rests with the President.
What are the basic forms of operational relationships? pg 3-5 Combatant Command (COCOM), Operational Control )OPCOM), Tactical Control (TACON) and Support are “warfighting” authorities that flow from the SECDEF to the Commanders of specifies or unified commands.
What is the role of the combatant commander, the commander joint task force, and the commander of air force forces? pg3-6 The Combatant Commander (CCDR) is responsible for execution of a geographical operational operation plan and is the principle military commander for the operation.
What organizations fall under the non-operational chain of command? pg 3-6 secretaries down to the MAJCOMS
Define Defense Planning Guidance (DPG). pg 3-7 DPG reflects the President’s prioritized objectives from the NSS and establishes policies that provide the Services planning guidance.
Define Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP). pg 3-7 The JSCP contains guidance to the commanders of unified commands and the Service Chiefs concerning military tasks assigned to them.
What is the War and Mobilization Plan (WMP)? pg 3-7 The Air Forces’ supporting document to the JSCP (Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan).
How many volumes does the WMP have? pg 3-7 The WMP consist of five volumes.
What volumes and part of the WMP is manpower analysts most concerned with? pg 3-8 WMP 3, Parts 2.
What is a Time Phased Force and Deployment Data (TPFDD)? pg 3-9 A centralized foundation for planning, movement scheduling, logistics planning, and plan execution, and as such is a primary concern to force planners.
Adaptive Planning (AP) is a joint capability designed to____________? pg 3-11 allow combatant commanders to develop a full range of flexible options and respond to rapidly changing strategic and military conditions.
List some of the “front end” elements of AP. pg 3-11 threat analysis, mission analysis, assumption development, feasibility assessment, and concept of operations development.
Which type of planning is done during peacetime and which is done during time-sensitive situations and emergencies? pg 3-15 Contingency Planning is accomplished during peacetime and Crisis Action Planning is driven by current events in real time and normally occurs in emergencies and in the context of time-sensitive situations.
Which type of planning is based on assumptions (best available information) and which type is based on current events? pg 3-15 Contingency Planning is based on assumptions and Crisis Action Planning is based on current events.
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