NCOA - COURSE 15 Set A FORMATIVE EXERCISES

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Question 1

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SMSgt Brock, the security forces superintendent, calls SSgt Downy into her office and says, “I noticed you and your fire team “ranger rolling” your hats.” Smiling, Downy replies, “Ma’am, I believe it creates a more aggressive look; besides, the ladies really like them.” Brock says, “You may not be aware, or even care, Sergeant Downy, but ranger rolling your hat is not authorized.” Standing up she adds, “I know you dislike the rule and it is your nature to take risks, but the ranger rolls end today. Are we clear?” Reluctantly, Downy replies, “Yes, ma’am!” The next day Brock notices Downy and his team wearing their hats appropriately. SMSgt Brock’s actions BEST illustrate her understanding of SSgt Downy’s ______ and its impact on NCO effectiveness.
Answer
  • temperament
  • blind-spot
  • high level of maturity

Question 2

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MSgt Norton calls SSgt Pyle, one of his most motivated NCOs, into his office and announces, “I am going on emergency leave and have a few tasks for you while I’m gone.” Pyle asks nervously, “Am I familiar with these tasks sir?” Norton replies, “Not at all, but they are career enhancing opportunities.” She replies, “Great! I’ll go grab my planner and be right back.” Norton replies, “We don’t have time for note-taking or to-do lists. Relax, I’ll explain everything you need to know on the way to the airport.” Because MSgt Norton _____________, his actions will MOST likely ____________ SSgt Pyle’s effectiveness.
Answer
  • understands SSgt Pyle’s blind spot; enhance
  • misunderstands SSgt Pyle’s blind spot; hinder
  • understands SSgt Pyle’s temperament; enhance
  • misunderstands SSgt Pyle’s temperament; hinder

Question 3

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MSgt Miller says, “TSgt Stevenson, I know you have a strong work ethic and you tend to set aside your self-interests for the good of the group; however, how do you get your team to perform at such high levels so consistently?” Stevenson replies, “I always provide them with a clear direction and emphasize that what they are doing is important to the unit and the mission. I listen to their concerns and I seek and value their input.” Miller says, “Now I know why they work so hard and always speak highly of you.” This scenario BEST illustrates _______ and its impact on NCO effectiveness.
Answer
  • Management by Exception – Active
  • Transactional Leadership
  • Transformational Leadership

Question 4

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TSgt Huff, the academy’s newest instructor, meets with MSgt Perry to begin training. Perry says, “Sergeant Huff, I have prepared an intensive training process that requires you to teach at least 19 lessons during your first class and all 30 lessons during the following class.” After Huff instructs each lesson, Perry discusses Huff’s performance and provides advice. At the graduation, Perry says to Huff, “Congratulations on achieving your goal! For all your hard work, I plan to submit you for Instructor of the Quarter. In the meantime, prepare to teach those remaining lessons.” MSgt Perry’s use of _________, will MOST likely ________ SSgt Huff’s effectiveness.
Answer
  • Transformational Leadership; enhance
  • Transformational Leadership; hinder
  • Transactional Leadership; enhance
  • Transactional Leadership; hinder

Question 5

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SSgt Tate is a supply management supervisor who wants to be the best she can be as an Airman and a professional. She values training and enhancement opportunities and makes an effort to acquire higher education. She also wants to ensure the growth of her Airmen, so she makes time to sit down with each one of them to provide clear guidance and expectations. She does not hesitate to correct substandard behaviors or recognize Airmen who exceed the standards. The result of Tate’s actions has played an instrumental part in her workcenter receiving top awards from Group Command. This scenario BEST illustrates:
Answer
  • Service before Self; NCO effectiveness
  • Progressive Professionalism (P2); unit effectiveness
  • Warrior Ethos; mission effectiveness

Question 6

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TSgt Smith is the NCOIC of night shift in the maintenance section. He was chosen because of his extensive knowledge and experience, as well as his ability to influence others. He continually emphasizes the importance of upholding standards and ensuring the job gets done right. He is well liked by all the Airmen, and they all look up to him. One evening, SrA Williams approached him and informed him that he couldn’t finish a job because the only torque wrench they have is overdue calibration. Smith thought about it for a little while and instructed Williams to use it anyway. He justified it by saying that it’s just one day overdue, what could possibly be off in one day. The actions of TSgt Smith ________________and will MOST LIKELY result in _______________________.
Answer
  • summarize Direction, Discipline, and Recognition; decreased mission effectiveness
  • support Resiliency; increasing his subordinate’s effectiveness
  • violate the AF Core Values; decreased mission effectiveness

Question 7

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As TSgt Burke and his team learn of their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan, he recalls the physical strain they endured on their last deployment working with heavy gear in the desert environment. To ensure his team is trained and fit for the deployment, Burke enlisted the help of an Air Force exercise physiologist to develop an exercise plan to help his team endure the physical strain of the gear in the desert climate while disposing of explosives. The conditioning has made a huge difference in their effectiveness at the deployed location. This scenario BEST illustrates _______________________________.
Answer
  • High Intensity Exercise Endurance
  • Functional Training
  • Functional Endurance Intensity

Question 8

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SSgt Stanley collapsed during squadron PT. TSgt Jones ran over to her to ensure she was okay, but she looked very pale and weak. He helped her to a spot to rest and regain her strength. Once Jones was comfortable with her condition, he asked, “Sergeant Stanley, I’ve noticed you’ve lost a lot of weight in the past several weeks. Are you getting enough to eat?” She responded, “I’ve been trying to lose weight in preparation for my upcoming PT test. I can’t afford to fail; my EPR is due in a few months, and I don’t want a referral.” Stanley’s actions will MOST LIKELY result in___________________ and negatively impact __________________ effectiveness.
Answer
  • Loss of strength and endurance and potential injuries due to fatigue; NCO
  • Passing the fitness assessment, but there will be health problems; mission
  • Difficulty with anaerobic activity, but will not affect aerobic activity; unit

Question 9

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TSgt Sharp, known for his consistency and maintenance of good order, performed an open ranks inspection. During the inspection, Sharp noticed that Airman Tidwell’s uniform was missing a button and was wrinkled. After the inspection, he counseled Tidwell and informed him that according to AFI 36-2903 each Air Force member is required to keep their uniform neat, clean, pressed, buttoned, and properly maintained at all times. The next month Tidwell won the Squadron “Look Sharp Award.” This scenario BEST illustrates TSgt Sharp’s understanding of ___________________ and its impact on ________________.
Answer
  • inspections and discipline; NCO effectiveness.
  • personal pride and confidence; unit effectiveness.
  • culture and esprit de corps; mission effectiveness.

Question 10

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MSgt Wyatt has been given the honor of conducting a retreat ceremony for Memorial Day. Since there are only a few days left before the event, Wyatt informs the team that they will practice at the end of each day to ensure they properly perform the ceremony. At the practice, Wyatt notices that they grumble and complain about having to wear the uniform and work on their day off. Wyatt decides to bring everyone in for a little talk and sternly states, “It’s hot and I know you would all rather be doing something else, but this retreat means a lot to the veterans and the families of the fallen.” MSgt Wyatt’s interpretation of ________________ will MOST LIKELY ____________________.
Answer
  • teamwork and esprit de corps; increase NCO effectiveness.
  • culture and heritage; increase mission effectiveness.
  • military culture and Airmanship; diminish mission effectiveness.

Question 11

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TSgt Wyatt’s team is extremely competent and works well together. He considers all of the friendly teasing and joke-telling signs of a healthy team. This morning, two team members approach him and explain how uncomfortable they are with most of the jokes. Wyatt responds, “If I take action now, it might disrupt our deployment preparations and interfere with our teamwork. Do you two want that?” Both Airmen say, “No sir!” Wyatt says, “Good. Just ignore the humor for now, and I’ll deal with it as soon as we return. TSgt Wyatt’s _______________ will MOST LIKELY _______________.
Answer
  • failure to apply the FAIR Way™; have a negative impact on mission effectiveness
  • diversity awareness; have a positive impact on his effectiveness
  • social sensitivity; have a negative impact on mission effectiveness

Question 12

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Upon entering the break room, the NCOIC MSgt Mitchell encounters two Airmen yelling at each other and says, “What's going on here?” A1C Abbas states, “When I told A1C Shula to help us clean up, he called me prayer-boy and refused to follow my orders. I told him you put me in charge, so he has to follow my orders. He called me the same name again and that’s when you walked in.” Mitchell says, “Airman Shula, I put Airman Abbas in charge of the clean-up, therefore you will do as he says. No excuses. Do you understand me?” Snapping to attention, A1C Shula says, “Yes sir!” After Mitchell leaves, Shula says, “Alright prayer-boy, what do you want me to do?” This scenario BEST illustrates _______________ and its negative impact on ___________.
Answer
  • a non diversity-supportive environment; mission effectiveness
  • a diversity-supportive environment; mission effectiveness
  • Affirmative Action; mission effectiveness

Question 13

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SSgt Walker and his team are preparing for an inspection. While organizing the storage room, A1C Bates discovers equipment that should have been turned in months ago per the AFI. He reports the findings to Walker and suggests hiding the equipment until after the inspection. Walker responds, “That will quickly take care of the problem, but understand there are possible consequences for that decision.” After considering the consequences, Bates decides to fill out the paper work to turn-in the equipment. On the inspection report, it was noted that equipment was turned in late; however, the work center identified it and corrected the discrepancy in a proper manner. This scenario BEST illustrates effective use of ___________________ and its impact on NCO, unit, and mission effectiveness.
Answer
  • Dr. Toner’s legal test.
  • the ethical principle of the Three R’s.
  • the DOD Joint Staff Guide 5260.

Question 14

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SSgt Stanley, a well-respected NCO, conducted a review of the work center’s training records for the upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection. During his review, he identified several required tasks that weren’t signed off. Due to time constraints, he had his Airmen initial off on those tasks. He planned to go over the areas at another time. SSgt Stanley’s behavior of ____________________will MOST LIKELY __________ NCO, unit, and mission effectiveness.
Answer
  • “drive for success”; reduce
  • “worry over image”; reduce
  • “ethical relativism”; increase

Question 15

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TSgt Skinner, Avionics Maintenance NCOIC, has three Airmen about to deploy with the Army. During a conversation, Amn Soho asks, “We’ve never worked with the Army; what should we expect?” Skinner replies, “The command is composed of two or more military departments and has a broad continuing mission under a single commander. The commander has the operational control and has full authority to organize and employ the forces as necessary to accomplish assigned missions.” After Skinner answered several more questions, Soho says, “Thank you, sir. I now feel better prepared for the deployment.” This paragraph BEST summarizes how knowledge of __________________ impact NCO effectiveness.
Answer
  • Functional Component Commands
  • Service Component Commands
  • Combatant Commands

Question 16

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MSgt Jenkins, NCOIC of a work center in the Technology and Interoperability Facility, is meeting with Amn Simpkins who has just in-processed to the unit. Jenkins feels that it is important to meet with each Airman to give them his expectations and ensure they understand the mission they support. He begins by telling her, “Our organization oversees Air Force network operations that provide cyberspace capabilities by managing a network of satellites. We are also responsible for operating sensors that provide direct attack warning and assessment to US Strategic Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command. The National Command Authority relies upon us to fulfill their mission.” This scenario BEST explains the importance of:
Answer
  • Air Combat Command.
  • Air Force Space Command.
  • Air Force Global Strike Command.

Question 17

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TSgt Rojas is a loadmaster for a C-17 Globemaster stationed at McChord AFB, WA. He briefs his team on their upcoming mission. “This is classified information, he begins. We are deploying immediately to Aviano AB, Italy to pick up the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team stationed at Vicenza, Italy for a combat jump to an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. This scenario BEST explains:
Answer
  • the importance of secrecy and maneuver in joint campaigns.
  • the relationship of supporting capabilities within a joint campaign.
  • maneuver and surprise as principles of war.

Question 18

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Since the Sept 11, 2001 attack on the US, the US military has been under indirect and asymmetric warfare. The US overwhelming dominance in military capability made it highly unlikely that adversaries will choose to fight head-to-head. Instead they have used spectrum of warfare where the nature and characteristics are significantly different. It includes, but is not limited to, activities such as insurgency, counterinsurgency, terrorism, and counterterrorism. This paragraph BEST summarizes ______________?
Answer
  • Tactical Actions
  • Adversarial Crisis Response
  • Irregular Warfare

Question 19

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TSgt Jonson is about to deploy for the first time. Not wanting to make the same cultural mistakes, others in his unit have made while deployed, he memorized the Air Force Cultural and Language Center’s field guide on Afghanistan’s culture. He also visits a local Afghan community in the States to practice what he has learned and establishes a great working relationship with the Afghan community. TSgt Jonson’s actions BEST illustrate effective application of the:
Answer
  • AF Cross-Cultural Competence Model
  • Learning and Knowledge Domain of Culture
  • Political & Social Relations Domain of Culture

Question 20

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Special Agent Mirza is deployed overseas and working closely with local tribes to gather intelligence on rebel forces who threaten US Operations in the area. Special Agent Mirza must meet with one of the tribal elders to build a health clinic in exchange for information on local insurgents. Special Agent Mirza remembers that he must wait for the tribal elder to hug him before beginning the meeting. He notices the tribal elder appears frustrated with him so he quickly lowers his eyes as a sign of respect and then they sit down and begin the meeting. Special Agent Mirza’s ______________ will MOST LIKELY _____________.
Answer
  • Negotiation; increase his effectiveness
  • Relation; slightly increase unit effectiveness
  • Communication; increase mission effectiveness

Question 21

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SrA Trip is a weapons loader on a crew that has been loading the B-2 Bomber. While loading the Rotary Launcher Assembly (RLA) that contains nuclear weapons, he notices one of the racks that attach the bomb to the RLA was missing a bolt. From training, he remembered it as one of several bolts that holds the locking mechanism and could affect the rack’s ability to hold the bomb in place. He wonders if this is something he should report to the Team Chief. However, he continues his task and decides not to mention it figuring it has already been verified by both the breakout and tow crews, and was accepted by the crew chief. It was later discovered by QA and the RLA removed from service. This scenario BEST illustrates a violation of the ________________________ element of the nuclear surety concept and an impact to __________________________.
Answer
  • reliability; nuclear deterrence.
  • security; non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
  • safety; nuclear employment.

Question 22

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SSgt Field and A1C Thomas is on duty as the Monitoring Facility Operator for the Weapons Storage and Security System (WS3). Early one morning Thomas experienced several momentary alarm failures. Each outage lasted for only a few seconds and communications to the security system was regained. Field wondered if the alarm glitch was due to the recent inclement weather they had experienced. Since the system appeared to auto correct itself, Field decided to hold off reporting the incident to the Maintenance Operations Center immediately as required by the Air Base Instructions. Field’s inaction will MOST LIKELY result in a compromise of nuclear weapons’ ____________________ which will negatively impact mission effectiveness.
Answer
  • reliability and positive measures.
  • security and nuclear weapons security standards.
  • security and the two-person concept.