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Describe joint doctrine. Joint doctrine promotes a common perspective from which to plan, train, and conduct military operations.
Describe the term “unified action”. Unifed action refers to the synchronization, coordination, and integration of the activities of governmental and nongovernmental entities with military operations to achieve unity of effort.
The DOD is composed of what agencies? Office of the SECDEF, the military depts, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joint Staff, combatant commands, IG of the DOD, DOD agencies, DOD field activities, & other offices, agencies, activities, & commands established or designated by law, President, or SECDEF
The Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) consists of what agencies? The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Chief of Staff, US Army, the Chief of Naval Operations, the Chief of Staff, USAF, and the Commandant of the Marine Corps, supported by the Joint Staff.
What chain of command is joint operation planning conducted within? Joint operation planning is conducted within the chain of command that runs from the President through the SECDEF to the CCDRs and their subordinated JFCs.
Name the five activities of joint operation planning that must be done to plan for an anticipated operation. -Mobilization Planning -Deployment Planning -Employment Planning -Sustainment Planning -Redeployment Planning
What is JOPES, who uses it, and what do they use it for? JOPES is a system of joint policies, procedures, and reporting structures supported by communications and computer systems. It is used by the joint planners to monitor, plan, and execute planning activities during peace and crisis.
What is DCAPES and what is the objective of DCAPES? DCAPES is the Air Force’s war-planning system and provides and Air Force feed to JOPES. The objective of DCAPES is to enable Air Force unique operation planning and execution processes which include associated joint policy procedures.
Define total force accountability. Total force accountability is defined as the accurate accounting for all Air Force at all times regardless of location.
What makes up the total force? The term “total force” consists of Air Force active duty and air Reserve Components (ARC) as well as the in-place force at reception bases.
Name the five elements of total force accountability. -Strength Accountability -Unit Accountability -Replacement Accountability -Transient Accountability -Tasked-Wing Accountability
When discussing the National Guardsmen citizen-soldier relationship, what are they able to bring from their civilian jobs to their military assignments? Another important aspect of the citizen soldier relationship, which is also true with Air Force Reserve members, is the broad range of talent and experience that traditional Guard members bring from their civilian jobs to their military assignments.
Why do members of the Air Force Reserve consider themselves Citizen Airmen? because in addition to their military duties, they are employed in the private sector in a wide variety of career field; yet they dedicate a considerable portion of their lives to serving as a part of the total force.
What is the secondary purpose of the AEF? The AEF’s secondary purpose is to provide predictability and stability to Airmen.
List some items that are vital to understand about the AEF doctrine. The AEF doctrine is not only vital to understand how to best employ air and space power, but it is also vital to understand the proper way to organize, present, and deploy air and space forces.
The AEF concept is how the Air Force completes what actions? organizes, trains, equips, and sustains itself by creating a mindset and cultural state that embraces the unique characteristics of aerospace power (range, speed, flexibility, and precision) to meet the national security challenges of the 21st century.
Name the two fundamental principles of the AEF concept. The two AEF fundamental principles are to provide trained and ready air and space forces for national defense and secondly, to meet national commitments through a structured approach which enhances total force readiness and sustainment.
What does the four-month baseline AEF vulnerability period facilitate? The baseline AEF vulnerability period of four months facilitates readiness of the force to respond to rotational and OPLAN requirements.
Tempo bands and enabler forces contain forces from what two components? Tempo bands and enabler forces contain both active component and ARC forces.
When aligning a UTC capability into a tempo band, the requirements are relative to what? Aligning a UTC capability into a tempo band is based on requirements relative to assigned rotational capability for each vulnerability period.
What are air expeditionary wings capable of? establishing and operating an airbase and will be established using the AF combat wing structure with an opns group, maintenance group, medical group, & msn support group and normally have two or three aviation or opns sqds & an associated opns support sq
Why is the air expeditionary group normally the smallest AETF presented to a theater? The air expeditionary group is normally the smallest AETF presented to a theater because a single AEG rarely includes sufficient command and control and expeditionary combat support to sustain it in the field.
Give a description of the air expeditionary squadron. The air expeditionary squadron is the basic war fighting organization of the Air Force and is the building block of the AETF.
UTCs are represented by how many characters? UTCs are represented by a 5-character alphanumeric code.
What do war planners use UTCs to document? War planners use UTCs to document total Air Force manpower and logistics requirements needed to support the national military strategy during operational planning and execution activities.
What do UTCs define? UTCs by definition define capabilities.
When is a UTC usable? A UTC is usable when it has been registered in DCAPES with MEF and/or equipment estimates.
Once a UTC has been registered in the MEFPAK, what happens with it next? One the UTC has been registered in the manpower and equipment force packaging (MEFPAK), the UTC can then be postured by an organization in the UTC Availability and with the exception of A-UTCs, can be used in a TPFDD for planning and execution purposes.
What are the different types of UTCs? There is the standard UTC and the non-standard UTC.
Describe the standard UTC. The standard UTC is a UTC in the MEFPAK and TUCHA data file that has complete movement characteristics in both files.
Describe the non-standard UTC. The non-standard UTC is a UTC in the MEFPAK and TUCHA file that does not have complete movement characteristics.
What is an A-UTC? An A-UTC is a placeholder for deployable capability. In other words, the UTC itself is not deployable and cannot be put into a TPFDD.
Describe the UTC attribute, MEFPAK Responsible Agency (MRA). formerly known as the MEFPAK Responsible Command, is an organization designated by a Headquarters Air Force (HAF) functional area manager (FAM) to develop and maintain detailed data on a UTC for use throughout the Air Force.
What is the MANFOR? The MANFOR is a component of the MEFPAK and the DCAPES. It is a database containing the UTC, UTC title, MISCAP, and manpower detail for each applicable UTC.
UTCs are built to accommodate how many days of sustained capability? UTCs are generally built to accommodate 30days of sustained capability before having to be augmented with new supplies or personnel.
What is the UTC development process? UTC development is the process of adding a UTC to the MEFPAK, building the manpower and or equipment detail, and getting the UTC added to the TUCHA.
Name the guidelines that will help determine when a UTC must be developed. New equipment types enter the inventory, deployable units experience a significant change in either operational concept or mission, significant program changes occur in manpower or equipment, and significant program or operational changes occur.
Where are new UTC requests created? New UTC requests are created in the unit type management (UTM) module utilizing the UTM registration function in DCAPES. In the UTM Registration function, the “Action” choice button gives the user the option of “ADD”, “CHG”, or “CNX”.
What happens to a UTC when it is no longer needed? When a UTC is no longer needed, the MRA can request that the UTC be cancelled. Since this is a registration action, it must be coordinated with other commands that are using the UTC.
What does posturing a UTC consist of? Posturing a UTC consists of entering a UTC for a specific unit into UTC Availability.
When posturing a UTC availability record, who must determine the record’s posturing code (Pcode)? When posturing a UTC Availability record, MAJCOM FAMs must determine the record’s posturing code (P-Code), align the record to a specific AEF library, and ensure supporting UTCs, if applicable, are similarly postured.
Which agency determines which organizations will posture the required UTCs and the quantity? The MAJCOM FAM, based upon Air Staff FAM guidance, determines which organizations will posture the required UTCs and the quantity.
When posturing an A-UTC record, what will be used to provide the LLD? When posturing an A-UTC record, the authorized AFSC/skill level/grade of the UMD positions will be used to provide the LLD.
As with all UTCs, personnel assigned to authorizations linked to an A-UTC can be exchanged with what to meet deployment requirements as long as the individual’s AEF alignment is not changed? As with all UTCs, personnel assigned to authorizations linked to an A-UTC can be exchanged with authorizations linked to standard deployable UTCs to meet deployment requirements as long as the individual’s AEF alignment is not changed.
Mobilization of the ARC is also called or considered what? Mobilization of the ARC is also called or considered activation.
Activation relates to what? Activation relates to recall, volunteerism, and call up.
Mobilization encompasses all activities necessary for what? Mobilization encompasses all activities necessary for the orderly transition of active and ANG/USAFR forces from a peacetime to wartime posture.
The War and Mobilization Plan, Volume 6, covers what? The War and Mobilization Plan, Volume 6 (WMP-VI), covers transitioning the industrial base from a normal state of peacetime preparedness to wartime production postures.
Demobilization is referred to as what term? Where mobilization is referred to as activation, demobilization is referred to as deactivation.
When deactivation is directed, the servicing MPS is responsible for what actions? When deactivation is directed, the servicing MPS is responsible for reviewing each separation in relation to deactivation and assisting affected member in determining any selective alternative available to them.
What are the two deactivation possibilities? 1.) The individual’s deactivation separation is correct. The MPS inputs projected separation on records identified as activated and 2.) Individual will remain on AD; tour is extended/updated as appropriate.
What date is used when projected separation actions? Projected separation actions are implemented on the effective date.
In order for joint doctrine to promote a perspective that is used to plan, train, and conduct military operations, it represents what is taught, believed, and advocated as what is right (that is, what works best).
What process guides the combatant commanders (CCDR) in developing plans for the possible employment of the military instrument of national power to meet contingencies and respond to unforeseen crises? Joint operation planning.
The provision of logistics and personnel services required to maintain and prolong operations until successful mission accomplishment describes sustainment planning.
Total force accountability is defined as the accurate accounting for all Air Force at all times regardless of location.
Total force accountability can be expanded by the theater commander or the supported command to include all of the following -DOD emergency civilians. -DOD essential contractor personnel. -allied forces.
The guard is a unique institution with both federal and state missions.
The air and space expeditionary force’s (AEF) primary purpose is warfighter support.
Airmen are assigned to unit manpower document (UMD) authorizations that are postured in unit type codes. These unit type codes are aligned in one of the air and space expeditionary force (AEF) or Enabler libraries.
The Air Force presents its force capabilities to satisfy commander requirements through which concept? Air and space expeditionary force (AEF).
Global Force Management (GFM) is a process to align force apportionment, assignment, and allocation methodologies in support of the defense strategy and in support of joint force availability requirements.
Air Force manpower and logistics requirements documented in JOPES/DCAPES timephased force deployment data are used in support of all the following -operations plan (OPLAN). -concept of operations (CONPLAN). -operations order (OPORD).
A unit type code (UTC) is considered complete once it is registered in the TUCHA with all MFE and/or equipment detail.
Standard unit type codes (UTC) are used in JOPES/DCAPES to identify manpower and logistic requirements for all of the following -deployment. -movement planning. -plan execution.
Which unit type code (UTC) attribute is a code identifying the deployment status of a UTC? Deployment indicator.
Personnel unit type codes (UTC) are generally built to accommodate how many days of sustained capability before having to be resupplied or augmented with new supplies or personnel? 30.
Which of these agencies can initiate unit type code (UTC) development -Headquarters Air Force (HAF) functional area manager (FAM). -Major command (MAJCOM). -Air National Guard (ANG).
When a unit type code (UTC) is no longer needed, who can request the UTC be cancelled? MEFPAK responsible agency (MRA).
Unit type codes (UTC) that are cancelled remain in the MEFPAK and TUCHA for how many years? One.
All Air Force personnel contribute to the air expeditionary force (AEF); therefore, all authorizations must be postured in the unit type code (UTC) availability.
Specific unit type codes (UTC) to posture is based on the Air Staff FAM prioritization and sequencing instructions that can be found in or on the AEFC AEF Online Web site.
A-UTCs are postured in the UTC availability and aligned to the air expeditionary force (AEF) libraries.
The purpose of mobilization planning is the means by which organizations charged with mobilization responsibilities define policies and document procedures to accomplish tasks.
Normally, Push-Pull will not be recommended unless all of the following factors are present -large deployments of AF forces are required -shortages can be predicted in terms of AFSC, quantity, and timing. -Pretrained individual manpower resources represent the best source of personnel to satisfy the projected shortages
Once the separation, personnel data system (PDS) action flows from base to Headquarters Air Force (HAF); the HAF records status changes from 10 to 20.
When will the flow of data from the active file to the ANG/USAFR file occur? at the time of the initial separation projection.
In order to demobilize a member, demobilization orders are not required. The personnelist needs what two documents to verify the deactivation? DD Form 214 and the paid travel voucher.
Individuals may request retention on active duty because of all of the following -personal hardship. -financial hardship. -medical hardship.
The wing/installation commander is responsible for making sure the installation is capable of supporting what? The wing and installation commander is responsible for ensuring the installation is capable of supporting deployment operations.
Who designates an IDO and also alternate IDOs? The wing and installation commander designate an IDO and also alternate IDOs.
What is the grade requirement for the IDO position? The IDO is a military or federal civilian fully qualified Logistics Readiness Officer (LRO).
How long is the IDO appointed for? The IDO is appointed for a minimum period of 18 months (with the exception of short tour locations where the minimum period will be 12 months).
Who’s ultimately responsible for providing accurate accountability? Accountability is first and foremost a command responsibility.
Name the accountability categories the commander is responsible for? It is the commander’s responsibility to make sure all categories are accounted for (that is, Title 32 (ANG), Title 10 (active duty and air Reserve Component), Title 5 (DOD civilians), family members, and contractors.
What is the function of the HQ AFPC/PRC? The HQ AFPC/PRC serves as the primary distribution and collection point for information regarding impacted threatened personnel.
Who does HQ AFPC/PRC contact for news media advice? HQ AFPC/PRC contact HQ AFPC PA for any type of news media event.
Regarding all PERSCO GCCS-AF equipment at real-world deployed locations, who handles this responsibility and describe the responsibilities. HQ AFPC owns and controls all PERSCO GCCS-AF equipment at real-world deployed locations and has sole responsibility for software upgrades, warranty information, and replacement parts.
What is the job of the deployed equipment custodian? The designated deployed equipment custodian must make sure all GCCS-AF equipment (to include laptop/desktop, printer, scanner, docking station) is inventoried, at the beginning and end of each cycle, on the GCCS-AF Inventory sheet provided by HQ AFPC.
When must movement of GCCS equipment be coordinated and with whom? Any movement (whether from forward deployment or closure) of GCCS equipment must be coordinated through and approved by HQ AFPC/DPW.
What will bases maintain their deployable GCCS-AF equipment for? Bases maintain their deployable GCCS-AF equipment for training, local exercises, and ORIs.
Who establishes PTs? PTs are established by the Air Staff PERSCO FAM, HQ USAF/A1PR, and sourced to the MAJCOMs to meet the national military strategy and the Joint Capabilities Plan (JSCP).
How are PTs structured? All PTs are structured IAW with UTCs registered in the MEFPAK.
Who determines the PT requirements at each location? The component command personnel planner determines the PT requirements at each location based on a variety of factors.
What is the formula that tells how many personnel technicians service how many individuals? The formula of 1 personnel technician per 275 individuals is used as only a guide.
Once the wing/installation commander completes the installation deployment officer (IDO) and alternate IDO appointment letter, all of these receive a copy -command post. -respective MAJCOM/A4. -battle staff/crisis action team (BS/CAT).
Who determines the frequency and scope of exercises based on what is necessary to ensure the deployment process runs efficiently and that all units, including Associate units, are prepared to deploy? Wing/installation commander.
At a minimum, each wing/installation must conduct at least one deployment exercise per 20-month AEF cycle that tasks what percent of personnel and equipment of all P-coded UTCs identified in the UTC Availability? 25.
The wing/installation commander ensures procedures are established to notify Airmen of a tasking within how many hours? 96.
The mission support group commander (MSG/CC) is responsible for all of the following -spts the installation deployment officer in resolving issues -spts the IDO to ensure that assigned units maintain a state of readiness -coordinates w/LRS commander, IDO,recommends to the wing CO the frequency and scope of installation exercises
All of the these make up the installation deployment readiness cell (IDRC) -Installation deployment officer (IDO). -personnel readiness function (PRF). -logistics readiness flight (LGRR).
What category title will the Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC) and the National Guard Bureau (NGB) make provisions to include evacuation plans on? 32.
Who will each MAJCOM and NGB direct to ensure all wing commanders and geographically separated units (GSU) have evacuation plans and tracking procedures in place to account for all personnel in the event of a natural disaster or national emergency? Plans and Requirements (A5).
In the event a member is stranded in a crisis area with no communications available, members are encouraged to report their status to any responding agency.
Whose responsibility is it to ensure UCCs are trained and in place for members to report their evacuation location in the event the member and/or their families are required to relocate? unit commander.
MAJCOMs own base-level GCCS-AF equipments and are responsible for all of the following -software upgrades. -warranty information. -replacement parts.
Personnel planners are responsible for ensuring sufficient personnel support for contingency operation teams (PT) and equipment are scheduled with what team? ADVON.
Which unit type code (UTC) is considered or called the personnel support for contingency operation (PERSCO) accountability team? RFPF1.
Which unit type code (UTC) is a dependent team consisting of four individuals and cannot deploy without a RFPF1 team or FSS IPR present at the deployed location? RFPF2.
Training is the primary factor is what deployment phase? Planning.
Who serves at the focal point for scheduling and documenting all initial/recurring ancillary deployment training and classified courier training for personnel support for contingency operation team (PT) members? FSS UDM.
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