Air Force Training

Updated 2007-02-04 22:57

2630 The Enlisted Force

Name the levels of enlisted force development

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AirmenApprentices and Journeymen (learning skills)
E-1Airmen Basic (AB)
E-2Airmen (Amn)
E-3Airmen First Class (A1C)
E-4Senior Airmen (SrA)
NCOCraftsmen /Supervisors
E-5Staff Sgt (SSgt)
E-6Technical Sgt (TSgt)
SNCOcraftsmen / Supervisors / Managers / Superintendents
E-7Master Sgt (MSgt)
E-8Senior Master Sgt (SMSgt)
E-9Chief Master Sgt (CMSgt)

Outline the requirements of AF Training program for enlisted force development

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Level 1Basic School (AB)
Lvl 3Tech School (AB)
Lvl 5 CDCs (Correspondence Courses)on the job training (OJT) Amn SrA
Lvl 7Adv Tech School (SSgt - SMSgt)
Lvl 9Experince ( SMSgt - CMSgt ) & SNCO Academy
1. Identify education programs and requirements for compromising enlisted force development
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1. Airmen Leadership School -SrA (3-5 years in)
2. NCO Professional DevelopmentSSgt - TSgt (7-13 years in)
3. NCO Academy- TSGT (11-17)
4. SNCO Academy- MSgt SMSgt
5. Chief Leadership Course- CMSgt (23+)
2.1 Identify how the enlisted evaluation system functionsPurpose is to give meaningful feedback. Record the performance over time EPR also helps with promotions (SNCO Boards) & Personnel decisions (assignments, positions, etc)
2.2Identify how EPR affect PromotionsEPR also helps with promotions (SNCO Boards). It is also 135 points of the possible 460 points that are possible for the promotion formula.
3.1 Purpose of enlisted force structureThe purpose is to give the enlisted a hierarchy of all the trades in the AF The Airmen would be Apprentices and Journeymen (learning skills) The NCOs would be the Craftsmen /Supervisors of the Airmen (Most knowledgeable) And the SNCOs would be craftsmen / Supervisors / Managers / Superintendents
3.2 Name the three tiers of enlisted force structure
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Airmen Amn(e-1 - e-4)
Non Commissioned Officers NCO(e-5 -e-6)
Senior Non commissioned officers SNCO(e-7 - e-9)


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1.1 Define the AOC Weapon System The AOC Weapon Systemis the operations command center of the JFACC and provides the capability to plan, task, execute, monitor, and assess the activities of assigned or attached forces.
1.2 State the roles and responsibilities of the five divisions of an AOCStrategy Division - develops, refines, disseminates, and assesses the progress of the JFACC's strategy. Responsible for long range planning. Publishes a daily Air Operations Directive that provides the JFACC's guidance fore each ATO to the successive planning steps.
Combat Plans Divisionis responsible for the new-term (48-72 hours) air and space operations planning
Combat Plans Division develops what?Develops detailed plans for the application of air resources based on the JFACC-approved guidance received from the Strategy division.
Combat Plans Division produces what plans?plans include the MAAP (Master Air Attack Plan), Joint integrated Prioritized Target List (JIPTL), Air Space Control Plan (ACP), Air Defense Plan (ADP), Air Tasking Order (ATO) Airspace control Order (ACO), and Special Instructions (SPINS).
Into what core teams is the CPD normally organized?TET, MAAP, ATO/ACO, C2 Planning team,
What does the JGAT develop?The JGAT develops the daily JFACC planning guidance, air component target nomination list, and air apportionment recommendation.
The CPD is normally organized into four functionally oriented core teams:
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Target Effectiveness Team (TET) or Joint Guidance Apportionment and Targeting Team (JGAT, or "GAT" according to the slides) when we are fighting Jointly.The JGAT develops the daily JFACC planning guidance, air component target nomination list, and air apportionment recommendation. Develops a comprehensive JIPTL. If the JFC delegates joint targeting coordination authority to the JFACC, the JGAT team receives all target nominations and prioritizes them into the draft JIPTL.
MAAP TeamDevelops the daily MAAP to accomplish the JFACC tasks and objectives. The daily MAAP coordinated and integrates all air efforts used to develop the ATO. The fundamental responsibility of the MAAP is to produce a timely and executable foundation to the the ATO.
ATO/ACO Production Teamis responsible for the technical production and distribution of the ATO/ACO and (SPINS).
C2 Planning Teamdevelops the detailed C2 execution plans and the data link architecture for the JFACC. These include airspace management, theater air defense planning, link interface planning and C2 architecture support planning.
Combat Operations Divisionis responsible for monitoring and executing the current ATO and normally assumes responsibility for the ATO as soon as it is released. The COD is also the focal point for monitoring joint and combined operations such as time sensitive targeting (TST). Actions and decisions that apply to the current ATO are period are executed through the COD.
Current Operationsconsists of a cadre of joint personnel experienced in ROE and force application/employment. May also be further divided into offensive and defensive cells. Offensive and defensive duty officers bring a broad base knowledge of operations of weapons capabilities and limitations that are required to monitor, and if required, adjust joint air ops. Responsible for airspace management activities to ensure flying activities are compatible with mission requirements and coordination with host nation agencies and components.
Offensive Operations Teammonitors and adjusts force application and support sorties/missions during ATO execution. Members work closely with specialty and support teams to ensure the most effective application of air and space power. They are concerned with CAS, SEAD, Interdiction, CSAR, and other offensive functions.
Defensive Operations Teamprovides C2 battle management within the theater, and oversight of the overall execution of theater air and missile defense operations.
Meteorological Supportprovides forecasts tailored for the various requirements; reports significant weather with emphasis on target weather, refueling tracks and recovery bases.
Operations Supportincludes airlift, air refueling, reconnaissance and medical evacuation.
Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division (ISRD). The ISR divisionprovides ISR support to the airspace planning and execution activities, supporting the AOC, joint force and subordinate units.
The ISRD providesoversight and management of JFACC ISR processes internal and external to the AOC to ensure that the appropriate ISR reporting, planning, tasking and deconfliction occur to build a common all-source threat and targeting picture. Responsible for ISR planning, integration, and assessment, unifies all ISR analytical inputs for the commander and should be the commander's focal point for all of the AOC's enemy-focused analytical efforts.
Air Mobility Divisionplans coordinates, tasks, and executes the air mobility mission. It is responsible for coordinating intratheater and inter theater airlift requirements refueling requirements, and MEDEVAC airlift requirements. Integrates dn directs the execution of intratheater and inter theater air mobility forces operating in the JOA and in support of the JFC requirements/objectives. Maintains the flow of theater and intertheater air mobility assets in support of JFC objectives. Coordinates air mobility support and air refueling. Ensures that air mobility missions are reflected in the ATO.
3.1 Describe the development of the ATO within the AOCFirst, JFACC guidance is passed to the Strategy Division within the AOC. They develop guidelines and concentration of effort aht will appear in the ATO for any given day. Second, this information is passed to the Combat Plans Division The MAAP Team develops the MAAP in about 24 hours with a detailed planning process--the end result could be considered a draft ATO. Two copies of the draft are distributed: one sent to the WOC as a heads up for what will be expected of them; the other goes to the ATO Production folks to finalize the ATO in the last 24 hours before execution. Th WOCs then get a final copy of this ATO to highlight their taskings for the next day. Finally, the Combat Ops Division is monitoring the execution of the current ATO while the WOCs are busy generating and recovering sorties. The WOCs must provide feedback to give the AOC a realistic picture of the war.
4.1 Describe the Battle Management Center The BMCis responsible for mission accomplishment and assessment. It includes the Expeditionary Wing Commander, staff and group commanders. They are considered the focal point for wing command and control, reporting, and threat warnings. They receive the ATO while still in draft form and check their ability to meet their projected taskings. also monitors sortie generation and recovery to meet additional taskings.
4.2 Describe the Survival Recovery Center The SRC isresponsible for sustainment and survivability so the mission can continue.
The SRC is comprised ofpersonnel with expertise in force protection, civil engineering and medical.
The SRC is critical forhandling crises sch as attacks on the base, as they emerge while minimizing the impact to wing and base operations.

A1620: Joint Planning

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1. Describe the contingency planning process.A gameplan in the event a crisis arises. Develops Flexible Deterrent Options (FDO) by considering all 4 national elements of power (DIME). Creates 3 products (OPLAN, CONPLAN, FUNCPLAN). Time available to plan is anywhere from 6-24 months as directed in planning directive.
4 Step processStep 1 is Strategic Guidance: planning tasks, assumptions, available forces, threat assessment and mission analysis. Step 2 is Concept Development (prediction): mission analysis, course of action (COA) development, COA analysis and wargaming, COA comparison to select best prediction, COA approval. Step 3 is Plan Development (specifics): includes forces, transportation and shortfalls. Step 4 is Plan Refinement: final plan review (is his the best action), plan approval and supporting plan development (who will support).
Contingency PlanningDOES NOT execute***
Describe the Crisis Action Planning (CAP) process.Time critical response based on an existing plan to an actual crisis. Time available to plan is hours, days or up to 12 months depending on situation.
Situational Awarenessmonitor situation and commander assessment.
Strategic GuidanceCJCS issues WARNORD (warning order)
Concept DevelopmentCCDR (Combatant Commander) submits COAs and CCDR estimates to Pentagon
Plan DevelopmentSecDef /CJCS approve ALERTORD (alert order), CJCS may issue a plan order, CCDR develop an OPORD (operations order)
Plan RefinementPresident and/or SecDef approve the OPORD. CJCS issues deployment order (DEPORD) or execution order (EXORD) in initiate execution by order of the President or SecDef. The execution can be put on hold (i.e. Desert Shield).
Orders issued during CAP:
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WARNORD(Commanders estimate of situation)
PLANORD(executes plan before COA approved)
ALERTORD(initiates execution planning for authorized COA)
DEPORD(authorizes/directs transfer of forces between combatant commands/deploys forces)
EXORD(initiates military operations)
2.1. Identify similarities and differences between Contingency Planning and CAP.- Both provide flexibility with processes that follow same procedures. They are both performed on the adaptive planning environment framework. They have timeframes, a purpose, a plan process and plan products. In contrast, the timeframe for completion varies greatly with Contingency planning taking up to 24 months as opposed to CAP which requires a timely response. Ultimately, Contingency planning prepares a plan for a crisis as opposed to CAP that responds to a crisis and executes the plan.
2.2. Identify the adaptive planning model.- A process that is interrelated. It is based on timeframe, purpose, planning process, planning products in which is creates processes available to be tailored or modified as required to prepare for or counteract a crisis.
2.3. Describe campaign plans.Required when a military objective exceeds a single major operation. Links Contingency planning and CAP and designed to achieve unity of effort.