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Manpower Block IVa

Manpower Apprentice Course, Block IV Study Guide (revised)

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*** Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution System (PPBE) is___________ resource management system controlled by the ________ ____ ______________. DoD’s / Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
The Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution System (PPBE)is a cyclical process with four distinct but interrelated phases, what are they? Planning / Programming / Budgeting / Execution
***PHASES OF THE PPBE SYSTEM-Describe Planning Phase. improves our ability to translate top-down guidance into meaningful plans and requirements.
***PHASES OF THE PPBE SYSTEM-Describe Programming Phase. links the plan and the budget. Here resources can be allocated in a systematic way with direct relationships to the roles and missions of the DoD.
***PHASES OF THE PPBE SYSTEM-Describe Budgeting Phase. We refine costing of approved service programs, submit proposed budgets, and participate in SECDEF’s review of the proposed service budgets before the DoD is submitted to Congress.
***PHASES OF THE PPBE SYSTEM-Describe Execution Phase. Once the President signs Congress’ Appropriation Act into law, OMB can begin apportioning funds to the various federal departments.
***The Air Force Corporate Structure (AFCS) _____________ management effectiveness by applying _____ and _______ to problems, resources limitations and other factors. increases / judgment / experience
***What is the official document and database that summarizes the force levels and funding associated with specific SECDEF approved programs. DoD Future Years Defense Program (FYDP)
***The Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) is arranged two (2) ways. What are they? Major Force Program (MEP) / Congressional Appropriation
*** Major Force Programs (MFPs) 1-5 and 11 are _____ ________ and generally contain their own organic support. combat oriented
***Major Force Programs (MFPs) 6-10 are ______ and are essentially _____ ____wide. support oriented / DoD
##The ________is the basic building block of budget submissions in the FYDP. Program Element (PE)
***Program Element Codes (PECs) consists of how many digits?= 9, but the first three are leading 000s, leaving 6 digits
***Define Program Element Codes (PECs) position 1. An alphanumeric and identifies the major force program
***Define Program Element Codes (PECs) position 2-5. are numeric and identify a specific program to which the element is assigned
***Define Program Element Codes (PECs) position 6. identifies the service component
***How does the Air Force use the DoD PECs to turn them in the Air Forces’ Force & Financial Plan (F & FP)? First the Air Force would filter on all those DoD PECs that end in “F” for AF. Secondly, the AF replaced the DoD “F” with an AF internal alphabetic character.
Replacing the Future Years Defense Program (FYDP) PECs and “converting” them to AF PECs creates the _________. Air Forces Force & Financial Plan (F & FP)
***__________provides manpower end strength to the Air Force. Congress
***The Defense Officer Personnel Management Act (DOPMA) limits the number of __________, ____________, and _____________ grades based on budgeted officer end strength. colonel, lieutenant colonel, and major
***DoD Authorization Bills passed by Congress define________________________. the maximum number of officer and enlisted authorizations. ***The AF considers _______ ______ _____, rather than grade, as the prime indicator of what is required to do the job.
***Responsibilities for Grades Allocation- HQ USAF/A1M validates COL positions
***Responsibilities for Grades Allocation- AF Manpower Agency (AFMA) provides analysis, programming support for developing and maintaining grades management computer programs.
***For variance positions, requests will be sent to AF/A1M and include justification for the request, an organization chart of the unit the position is requested, and existing command resources for zero-balance action and what form? A completed AF Form 81
. What does API stand for? Aircrew Position Identifier
***What is the API code for pilot positions used primarily for cockpit duty? API 1
***What is the API code for Flight Surgeon positions? API 5
***What is the API code for rated officers assigned to non-rated duties and all non-rated officers? API 0
What form is required for all staff or supervisory positions not covered by an approved Air Force Manpower Standard (AFMS) with the following exceptions? AF Form 480
***What is the Augmentation Duty Program (ADP)? It is a flexible, commander director program that can assist the commander in validating, approving, and documenting the need for additional personnel resources to support installation-level requirements.
*** Augmentation Duty Program (ADP) also aids commanders in identifying, training, and tracking personnel to meet_____ ____ augmentee needs for installation-level exercises, contingencies, wartime, or emergency situations/scenarios. short-term
***Within the Augmentation Duty Program (ADP) what is the Host Installations Commander (Wing/CC) or Geographically Separated Unit (GSU) commander responsibility? He/she should determine if an installation augmentation program is required.
***True or False It is recommended an installation augmentation program OPR be appointed. true
***Generally speaking who is appointed the OPR for the wing Augmentation Duty Program (ADP). Vice Commander
***The Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve form a significant part of our aerospace capabilities and together they are called the ___________________. Air Reserve Components (ARC)
***Command for non-mobilized ANG units is vested in the______________. governor of the state, commonwealth, or possessions, or in the President in the case of the District of Columbia
***The _____________ of the ANG is the channel of communication on all matters pertaining to the ANG units. Director
***Command of non-mobilized AF Reserve units is exercised through the ______________, who is in turn, responsible to the ________________. Commander AFRC / Chief of Staff, USAF
***When the President authorizes involuntary activation , the ____________________will delegate authority to gaining _________________ commanders who will order ___________ and __________ to active duty. Secretary of the Air force / MAJCOM / ANG and USAFR forces.
***Whenever activated, operational command of ARC forces transfer to the _____________________. gaining MAJCOM commander
***______ ________________are individual military Air Force Reserve assets functioning as a total force multiplier to augment the Air Force in war, contingency operations, and peacetime to meet _____________. IMA / National Defense, strategic national interest and domestic objectives.
***IMA authorizations may NOT be used for the following purposes. IMA administrative management when that is the sole justification for the requirement, plus four other reasons listed on page 2-14
***The three (3)primary controlling factors in managing civilian resources are_________________________. 1-validation of the civilian manpower requirement by the Manpower and Organization (MO) function / 2-the availability of manpower authorizations / 3-the availability of financial resources validated by the Comptroller function.
***Name some reasons for making a temporary appointment. project work / extraordinary workload / scheduled abolishment / reorganization / contracting out a function / uncertainty of future funding /the need to maintain permanent positions for placement of employees who would otherwise be displaced fr
##Good management over hire management normally consists of a ____ day period. 90
***The _______ of each position filled by temporary appointment must certify that the employment is ______ temporary and that proposed appointment meets the regulatory time limits. supervisor / truly
***Ensure that civilian positions are designated E-E only when civilians are required for direct support to combat operations, or to combat systems support functions that must be continued and that could not otherwise be immediately met by using deploye E-E positions are designated based on the following criteria
***A _____ represents the man-year that would be required if the contracted workload was performed by the AF at the same workload and performance level required by the contract. CME
*** National Security Strategy (NSS) is the ________________________. art and science of developing, applying, and coordinating the instruments of national power (diplomatic, economic, military and informational) to achieve national security objectives.
***National Military Strategy (NMS), which is derived from the NSS, describes__________________. the US objectives, concepts, tasks and capabilities necessary to implement the goals set for the military.
***Joint operation planning includes all activities that must be accomplished to plan and ____________ operation, which included what six (6) areas? anticipated / Mobilization Planning / Deployment Planning / Employment Planning / Sustainment Planning / Redeployment Planning / Demoblizationi
***During Mobilization Planning what type of question are they answering? pg-3-3 Do we need to utilize Guard and Reserve Forces to meet our planned objective? How are we going to use them?
***During Deployment Planning what type of question are they answering? pg-3-3 When are they needed? What role are they playing?
***During Employment Planning what type of question are they answering? pg-3-3 How will they by used? What part of the mission will they be doing?
***During Sustainment Planning what type of question are they answering? pg-3-3 What is needed to keep them operating?
***The National Command Authority (NCA) exercise authority and control of the armed forces through a single chain of command with two distinct branches: operational / non-operational
***Define Operational Branch. Runs from the President, through the SECDEF, to the CCDR for missions and forces assigned to their commands
***Define Non-Operational Branch. Used for purposes other than operational direction of forces assigned to the combatant command. It runs from the President through the SECDEF to the Secretaries of the Military Departments.
***There are four (4) basic forms of command relationship, what are they? combantant command / operational control / tactical control / support
***Although it is not one of the basic forms of command relationship, this is a related authority, what is it? administrative control
***Define Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP). The Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP) contains guidance to the commander of unified commands and the Service Chiefs concerning military tasks assigned to them.
##True or False These tasks are based on the capabilities of available forces, intelligence information, and any guidance issued by the SECDEF. True
*** Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP) directs the development of _____, to support ____ _____ ______ by assigning tasks and appointing major combat forces to commanders of unified commands. plans / national security objectives
***The War and Mobilization Plan (WMP) consists of _____ volumes and the _____ _____ supporting document to the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP). five (5) / Air Force’s
***Time-Phased Forces Deployment Data (TPFDD) is what? The central foundation for force planning, movement scheduling, logistics planning, and plan execution, and as such, is a primary concern to force planners.
##A TPFDD is the _____ ____ portion of a contingency plan that coexists in POPES/DCAPES. electronic data
##Planners develop AF requirements, by _______, in the _______ to express the total expenditionary force (personnel quantities and short tons of equipments) needed to meet the specified mission objective. UTC / TPFDD
##Those unique requirements are referred to as the_________________. Unit line number (ULN)
***Adaptive Planning allows the ____ ______ to develop a full range of _____ ______ options and respond to rapidly changing strategic and military conditions. combatant commander / flexible
*** Adaptive Planning increases emphasis on ______________ elements of planning-threat analysis, mission analyst, assumption development, feasibility assessment and concept of operations development. front end
There are two components of Adaptive planning, what are they? Contingency Planning, formally referred to as Deliberate Planning and Crisis Action Planning
Planners use scenarios and threats identified in national guidance, such as the Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan (JSCP), along with the combatant commander’s evaluation of their AOR, to develop a series of plans that span a wide range of operations, is Contingency Planning
Planning is driven by current events in real time and normally occurs in emergencies and in the context of time-sensitive situations, is what? Crisis Action Planning
*** The Global Command and Control System (GCCS) is______________________. an automated information system designed to support contingency and crisis planning with the use of an integrated set of analytic tools and flexible data transfer capabilities.
***What is the primary objective of GCCS is______________ to have an architecture consisting of command and control (C2) forces and elements within a flexible system.
*** Global Command and Control System (GCCS) is the infrastructure which contains the _____________ . Air Force (AF) Deliberate Crisis Action Planning and Execution Segments (DECAPS)
##What is the DoD directed single, integrated C2 system (to include theater-level nuclear and chemical plans)? It is here that the policy decisions are translated in (OPLANs) and Operations Orders (OPORDs) in support of national security objectives. Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES)
***What established the Joint Operation Planning and Execution System (JOPES)policies, procedures and systems to be used in both contingency and crisis action planning for joint operations? The Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Manual (CJCSM) which is published in three (3) volumes
***True or False DCAPES allows AF planners from the operations, logistics, manpower, and personnel communities to get the right people and right equipment at the right time and place to fulfill the AF’s portion of the joint mission. True
***Air Force JOPES Editing Tool (AFJET) primary purpose is to allow AF planner to update and maintain JOPES _______. Time-Phased Forces Deployment Data (TPFDD)
***What can replicated rapid query capability in JOPES and created a snapshot that can be saved for later analysis? The Air Force Query Tool (AFQT)
Within DECAPS Verification Process who is responsible for developing OPLANs and procedures to support personnel during contingency, wartime, exercise, and emergency operations? Support Component Commander
Who is appointed by the wing commander and acts for the commander in directing, controlling, coordinating and executing installation deployments? Installation Deployment Officer (IDO)
Within DECAPS Verification Process who is responsible for developing and publishing local guidance on deployment procedures approved by the Host Installation Commander? Installation Deployment Officer (IDO)
Within DECAPS Verification Process who ensures that an AF component command requirements manpower detail and organization structure is documented correctly and verified requirement info matches authorization info at the location? Supporting Manpower and Organization staffs
***Within DECAPS Verification Process who managed all deployment readiness and training aspects for deployable personnel and equipment within the unit to ensure they are deployment ready? Unit Deployment manager (UDM)
***What is the Manpower and Equipment Force Packaging (MEFPAK) system? a process for developing and describing standards, predefining manpower and equipment force capabilities and determining the deployment characteristics of these capabilities in support of JOPES and DCAPS, LOGMOD and MANPER (MANPER obsolete)
***The standard unit description/force capability (UTC description) are collected in two (2) components of the MEFPAK, what are they? Manpower Force Packaging System (MANFOR) / Logistics Forces (LOGFOR)
***What component of MEFPACK and DCAPES contains the UTC and title, MISCAP and manpower details for each applicable UTC? Manpower Force Packaging System (MANFOR)
***What subsystem of MEFPACK is used to collect and store the material requirements for each UTC? Logistics Forces (LOGFOR)
*** What are the three (3) independent and key roles Manpower play in the execution within Manpower Responsibilities for Wartime and Contingencies? 1-Deployment Force management / 2-Receptioin Force management /3-In-Place Force Management
***What is a Designed Operational Capability (DOC) statement? a summary of a unit’s mission and resource for which it has been organized, designed and equipped.
***What is the purpose of the DOC statement? to identify the specific measurement standards against which a unit is measured and reported
##If parts of a unit’s total wartime mission are significantly different, the _____ _______ may elect to produce multiple DOC statements for that unit. parent MAJCOM
What are the three (3) types of DOC statements? Primary mission Doc Statement / Secondary mission Doc Statement / Tertiary mission Doc Statement
Define Mission Doc Statement. reflects the unit’s wartime mission set
Define Secondary mission Doc Statement. reflects all resources necessary to undertake a major portion of the primary mission
Define Tertiary mission Doc Statement. reflects all resources necessary to undertake ancillary missions
How often must DOC statements be reviewed? annually and marked with the current review date
Who must DOC statements be thoroughly coordinated with? parent MAJCOM
Who is responsible for developing each measured unit’s DOC statement and ensuring it identifies the primary UTCs a unit can provide? MAJCOM Functional Account Manager (FAM)
***What are the five categories of units that require DOC statement? Aircraft-Combat units / Non-Aircraft-Combat Units / Aircraft-Combat Support Elements / Non-Aircraft-Combat Support Elements / Combat Service Support Elements
***Does Step 4 of the steps to review a DOC statement need to be accomplished every time? is a ANG or AF reserve unit.
***What does SORTS measure? the readiness of a combat or combat support unit.
***The SORTS report will evaluate the readiness of four (4) categories, what are they? manning / equipment status / equipment availability / training
***There are two (2) types of UTCs, what are they? standard / non-standard
***Define a standard UTC. a UTC recorded in the MEFPAK and has completed movement characteristics listed. These UTCs are used in JOPES/DCAPS to identify manpower and logistics requirements for deployment, movement planning, and plan execution.
***Define a non- standard UTC. a UTC in MEFPAK that does NOT have complete movement characteristics. The two (2) types of non-standard UTCs are “Z99” and “Associate” UTCs
***What are the three (3) parts of the a UTC? UTC title / mission capability statement (MISCAP) / manpower detail for each applicable UTC
*** What is the only part of the UTC that may be classified? MISCAP
Identify the first of seven (7) steps to MISCAP/MFEL deployment 1.Identify mission and environment
Identify the second of seven (7) steps to MISCAP/MFEL deployment 2.Organize and structure units
Identify the third of seven (7) steps to MISCAP/MFEL deployment 3.Determine requirements
Identify the forth of seven (7) steps to MISCAP/MFEL deployment 4.Identify available resources
Identify the fifth of seven (7) steps to MISCAP/MFEL deployment 5.Compare resources to requirements
Identify the sixth of seven (7) steps to MISCAP/MFEL deployment 6.Resoulve mismatches
Identify the seventh of seven (7) steps to MISCAP/MFEL deployment 7.Document Requirements
Define Force Module (FM) a planning and execution tool that provides a means of logically grouping records, which facilitate planning, analysis and monitoring
***What does the Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) Reporting Tool (ART) measure? the readiness of the UTCs assigned to the unit.
***How is ART information reported? by color—Green / Yellow / Red
***Within ART define the color Green. Go-
***Within ART define the color Yellow. Caution
***Within ART define the color Red. No Go
***ART has two (2) assessments, what are they? Readiness Assessment / Tasking Assessment
*** For purposes of the TFA, all AF Manpower will be categorized into four major categories. What are they? Deploying Forces / In-place Forces / Directed Mission / In-Place Support
***Define Deploying Forces. Consist of both warfighting forces and combat support
***Define In-Place Forces. are those forces that do not deploy but are required to remain in place I nwartime
***Define Directed Mission. are those that provide non-warfighting functions such as HQ activities, FOA, DRUs, Depots, etc…
***Define In-Place Support. forces that provide support functions such as those related to base operating support (BOS)
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