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1

What do mission support organizations ensure?(337)

That I) the family of each Airman is cared for; 2) pay andentitlements are properly addressed; and 3) individual rightsare secured.

2

From what two sources are all budgeted and programmedmanpower resources for the total Air Force -Regular Air Force, AFR and ANG- derived? (337)

I) The DoD Future Years Defense Program (FYDP); and 2)the Air Force's Force and Financial Plan (F&FP)

3

Who allocates programmed manpower resources tothe MAJCOMs, who in turn translate manpower resourcesinto manpower authorizations? (337)

The Headquarters, US Air Force Directorate of Manpowerand Organization (HQ USAF/AIM).

4

Who serves as issue liaison between installationagencies and the MAJCOM Directorate of Manpowerand Organization (AlM) staff for manpower and organizationissues? (337)

The installation manpower and organization section.

5

Who certifies and approves command-specific militaryand civilian manpower requirements before they canbe used in the programming and resourcing process?(337)

MAJCOM Directorate of Manpower and Organization(AIM) certifies and Headquarters, US Air Force (HQUSAF/AIM) approves.

6

Before manpower allocations can be changed, therequesting organization must give reasons for the requestedchange. What must the MAJCOM propose if theinitiative requires an increase in military or civilianmanpower? (337)

Specific tradeoffs.

7

Is Air Force manpower changed to accommodatecyclical or temporary requirements? (337)

No. (The Air Force authorizes civilian overtime, temporaryfull- and part-time civilian positions, TDY of military orcivilian personnel and the use of contract services instead.)

8

What does the Air Force manpower requirementsdetermination process systematically identify? (337)

The minimum-essential manpower required for the mosteffective and economical accomplishment of approved missionsand functions within organizational and resource constraints.

9

Headquarters US Air Force (HQ USAF) functionalmanagers work with Headquarters US Air Force, Directorateof Manpower and Organization (HQ USAF/AlM)to determine the appropriate manpower managementtool consistent with what three things? (337)

The 1) resources needed to develop the manpower standard;2) required mix of military, civilian or contract services; and3) required military category (officer or enlisted) and grade.

10

How do manpower and organization section personnelhelp Air Force commanders and functional managersobjectively quantify manpower requirements to distributemanpower resources? (337-338)

Through 1) developing peacetime manpower standards; 2)wartime manpower requirements; and 3) commercial servicesmanagement actions.

11

Why are manpower standards established? (338)

To ensure work center operations are efficient and standardizedto create the most efficient organization.

12

In a Most Efficient Organization (MEO), what is theultimate goal of organizational performance? (338)

Mission accomplishment.

13

What should resource requirements reflected in amanpower standard be based on? (338)

An organization and process design which most effectivelyand efficiently accomplishes the mission.

14

Functional experts develop work centers, known asMost Efficient Organizations (MEO), as part of a publicprivatecompetition. What does this process emphasize?(338)

Innovation in meeting requirements for the work being completed.

15

Why is the Most Efficient Organization (MEO) allowedlatitude in its organization and processes outside ofthe standard Air Force structure? (338)

To enable greater efficiency and effectiveness.

16

To be effective, organizational change effort mustinclude redesign and/or coordination on what five interrelated"Fronts"? (338)

The I) Organization and People; 2) Technology; 3) Policies,Legislation and Regulations; 4) Physical Infrastructure; and5) Process.

17

In the requirements determination process, wheredoes the Organization and People Front focus as processesare redesigned or other changes are made? (338)

On the worker who must be I) enabled with appropriateknowledge, skills, experiences and tools; 2) empowered tolearn and act; and 3) rewarded based on the organization'svalues and measures.

18

In the requirements determination process, whatdoes the Technology Front allow? (338)

Compression of cycles, lead time and distance; broader accessto information and knowledge assets; and elimination ofbarriers between customers and suppliers.

19

In the requirements determination process, the Policies,Legislation and __ Front makes the changes requiredfor new processes. (338)

Regulations.

20

In the requirements determination process, whichFront supports and maximizes changes in workflow, informationtechnology and human resources by designingappropriate facilities, equipment and tools? (338)

The Physical Infrastructure Front.

21

In the requirements determination process, the__ Front redesigns work and information flow toovercome the constraints of traditional functions orboundaries. (338)

Process Front.

22

The __ is the primary document that reflects themanpower (funded and unfunded) required to accomplishthe unit's mission. (338)

Unit Manpower Document (UMD).

23

What data elements on the Unit Manpower Document(UMD) identify the unique attributes of a position?(338)

I) Position number; 2) AFSC; 3) Functional Account Code(FAC); 4) work center; 5) grade; 6) number of authorizations;7) personnel accounting symbol data; and 8) reason code to reflect the workforce mix decision for an activity.

24

Why should supervisors routinely check the Unit ~Manpower Document (UMD)? (338)

For accuracy and to track their authorized manpowerstrength.

25

The Air Force Directorate of Manpower and Organization(AF/AIM) and the Air Force Manpower Agency(AFMA) produce reports based on Unit Manpower Document(UMD) data, which makes continuous coding reviewcritical. T/F (338)

True.

26

Which agencies produce reports based on Unit ManpowerDocument (UMD) data? (338)

The Air Force Directorate of Manpower and Organization(AF/AIM) and the Air Force Manpower Agency (AFMA).(This makes it critical to continuously review coding.)

27

__ is a quality-of-life measurement of the timeAirmen spend away from their home station for operationaland training purposes during a 12-month period.(339)

Personnel Tempo (PERS TEMPO).

28

The Air Force classifies and assigns Airmen worldwideas equitably as possible to ensure a high state ofreadiness. T/F (339)

True. (It also recognizes the need for special assignmentconsiderations to care for Airmen with exceptional needs.)

29

What is the primary consideration when selectingAirmen for reassignment? (339)

The Airman's qualification to accomplish the mission.

30

To the maximum extent possible, the Air Force assignsAirmen on a(n) __ basis and in the most equitablemanner feasible. (339)

Voluntary.

31

Why does the Air Force equitably distribute involuntaryassignments among similarly qualified Airmen?(339)

To minimize family separations and avoid creating severepersonal hardships for Airmen.

32

Why may limitations be established on involuntaryselection for PCS following some TDY? (339)

To allow Airmen to attend to essential military and personalpre-PCS requirements, and to reduce Airman and familydisturbance.

33

Who allocates funds, delegates authority and directs policies for the PCS assignment of Airmen? (339)

TheDoD.

34

Which AFI governs operational (including rotational)training (including formal education and PME andforce structure assignments? (339)

AFI 36-2110, Assignments.

35

Who may initiate assignment requests for memberscurrently assigned to their MAJCOM, Field OperatingAgency (FOA) or Direct Reporting Unit (DRU) to fillvalid vacant manpower authorizations? (339)

The director of assignments (or equivalent) in coordinationwith MAJCOM, FOA or DRU.

36

Who is the final approval authority for Airman assignments?(339)

Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC).

37

The Airman Assignment Division (AFPC/DPAA) isthe final approval authority for Airmen assignments inthe grades of __ and below. (339)

SM Sgt.

38

Who is the final approval authority for CMSgt andCMSgt-select assignments? (339)

The Chiefs Group (AF/DPE).

39

Airmen are distributed to meet the overall needs ofthe Air Force using what four factors? (339)

1) Law, and DoD and Air Force directives and instructions;2) to maintain equity between MAJCOMs within a specialtyand grade; 3) guidance from the Air Staff functional areaOffice of Primary Responsibility (OPR); and 4) directionfrom the designated assignment authority as outlined in AFI36-2110.

40

The Air Force assigns Airmen without regard to color,race, religious preference, national origin, ethnicbackground, age, marital status, gender or spouse's employment,education or volunteer service activities.Which three of these characteristics may have some exceptions?(339)

1) Religious preference in chaplains; 2) marital status inmilitary couples; and 3) gender when required by statute orother policies.

41

Special Experience Identifiers (SEI) may be usedwhen specific experience or training is critical to the joband no other means of assignment is appropriate oravailable. How else may they be used? (339-340)

To rapidly identify Airmen to meet unique circumstances,contingency requirements or other critical needs.

42

Manpower positions are coded with a Special ExperienceIdentifier (SEI) to identify positions that requireor provide unique experiences or qualifications. T/F (340)

True. (Personnel records for Airmen who earn an SEI aresimilarly coded.)

43

Manpower positions often require that assignedAirmen have access to a specific level of classified information.How can the urgency to fill a position affect theassignment process? (340)

Selection from Airmen who currently have access or can begranted access immediately may be necessary.

44

Who may be assigned in any AFSC or Chief EnlistedManager (CEM) code they possess or are qualified to beawarded? (340)

CMSgts and CMSgt-selects.

45

How are Airmen in the grade of SMSgt and belownormally selected for assignment? (340)

In their Control AFSC (CAFSC).

46

How are Airmen with an incompatible grade andControl AFSC (CAFSC) skill level due to retraining orreclassification selected? (340)

They are selected and allocated against requirements commensuratewith their grade, regardless of their CAFSC skilllevel.

47

Upon what factors are most Airmen selected for assignment?(340)

Grade and skill level.

48

CMSgts fill Chief Enlisted Manager (CEM) codepositions. In descending rank order, what skill level positionsdo all other enlisted members fill? (340)

I) SMSgts fill 9-skill level positions; 2) MSgts and TSgts fill7-skill level positions; 3) SSgts and Sr A fill 5-skill level positions;and 4) Al Cs, Arnn and AB fill 3-skill level positions.

49

Who is selected first within a group of qualifiedAirmen who meet the minimum PCS eligibility criteria?(340)

Volunteers.

50

Qualified volunteers who meet minimum eligibilitycriteria are selected for PCS assignment first. Who isselected next, qualified nonvolunteers who meet the criteriaor qualified volunteers who do not? (340)

Qualified nonvolunteers who meet the minimum eligibilitycriteria.

51

Is Time on Station (TOS) a PCS eligibility requirement?(340)

Yes. (Qualified volunteers who meet the minimum TOS requirement are considered first in order of longest on station.)

52

Policies that support the continued development ofCMSgts include 1) Three-Year Limits for HQ Staff andSpecial-Duty Tours; 2) Date Eligible for Return fromOverseas (DEROS) Management; and 3) Home-BasingRequests. Name two more. (340-341)

4) Nominative Selection for Strategic Level Assignm~nts;and 5) Command Chief Master Sergeant (CCM) Assignments.

53

Why are CMSgts serving in MAJCOM, HQ AirForce, Joint Staff positions and special-duty positionslimited to serving 3-year tours? (340)

To increase the opportunities for CMSgts to serve in thesepositions and improve the flow of field experience intoheadquarters staff positions and staff experience into baselevelunits.

54

Date Eligible for Return from Overseas (DEROS)adjustment requests for CMSgts (DEROS extensions,indefinite DEROS and in-place consecutive overseas (OS)tours) are closely scrutinized. When are they considered?(340)

Only when in the best interest of the Air Force and supportiveof CMSgt development. (The same scrutiny applies tohome-basing requests. Adjustments are not routinely approvedfor either.)

55

Specific strategic level assignments (such as AirForce Career Field Managers (AFCFM)) and CommandChief Master Sergeants (CCM) are filled using a(n) ____selection process. (340)

Nominative. (The hiring authority for these positions requestsnominations from appropriate organizations (frequentlyeach MAJCOM) and each organization then identifiestheir most qualified CMSgts and nominates them to the hiringauthority.)

56

Command Chief Master Sergeant (CCM) assignmentsare 2-year minimum tours and __ -year maximumtours to ensure balance between fresh enlisted leadershipand stable organizational leadership. (341)

3-year maximum tours.

57

What are the assignment restrictions on First-TermAirmen (FT A) serving an initial enlistment of four ormore years? (341)

No more than two assignments in different locations followinginitial basic and skill training during their first four yearsof service, regardless of tour length.

58

When may First-Term Airmen (FTA) who havemade two PCS moves be permitted an additional PCS?(341)

In conjunction with an approved humanitarian reassignment,a join-spouse assignment, as a volunteer or when the PCS is a mandatory move.

59

With regard to First-Term Airmen (FTA) and PCS '-..;'moves, are low-cost moves included in the two-movecount? (341)

No. (They are excluded.)

60

When is an Airman considered available for PCSreassignment? (341)

On the first day of the "availability" month.

61

When may PCS deferments be authorized? (341)

When it's possible (in most grades and AFSCs) to maintainan equitable assignment system and support the need forstability in certain organizations and functions.

62

Deferments are normally approved to preclude anAirman's PCS while evaluating suitability to remain onactive duty or during a period of observation or rehabilitation.Name several more reasons. (341)

Completion of an educational program or degree, witness fora court-martial, accused in a court-martial, control roster,Article 15 punishment, Base of Preference (BOP) program,retraining, humanitarian reasons, etc. (See AFI 36-2110 for acomplete list.)

63

When can humanitarian policy provide for reassignmentor deferment? (341)

When a severe, short-term problem involving a family member1) absolutely requires your presence; 2) can normally beresolved within 12 months; and 3) you will be effectivelyutilized in your Control AFSC (CAFSC) at the new assignment.

64

Can parents-in-law or persons who have served inloco parentis qualify as family members under the humanitarianpolicy for reassignment or deferment? (341)

Yes. (Family members are limited to spouse, children, parents,parents-in-law and persons who have served in locoparentis.)

65

Jn loco parentis refers to a person who has exercisedparental rights and responsibilities in place of a naturalparent for at least __ year(s) before the Airman's orthe Airman's spouse's 21st birthday, or before the Airman'sentry in to the Regular Air Force, whichever isearlier. (341)

Five years.

66

Brothers and sisters are not included in the definitionof a family member for humanitarian consideration.Are exceptions ever allowed? (341)

Yes. (A request involving a brother's or sister's terminal illnessmay be considered.)

67

The Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)is separate and distinct from humanitarian policy. What is this program based on? (341)

An Airman's need for long-term or permanent special medicalor educational care for a spouse or child.

68

Why isn't the Exceptional Family Member Program(EFMP) considered a base-of-choice program? (341)

Because assignment decisions are based on manning needsof the Air Force at locations where an Airman's special medicalor educational needs for a spouse or child can be met.

69

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) requiresmandatory enrollment and identification of exceptionalfamily members. T/F (341)

True.

70

Under the Exceptional Family Member Program(EFMP), may an Airman receive a reassignment if a needarises for specialized care that cannot be met where currentlyassigned? (341)

Yes.

71

Under the Exceptional Family Member Program(EFMP), a deferment may be provided for a newly identifiedcondition if the Airman's presence is considered essential.What is the purpose of such a deferment? (341)

To allow the Airman time to establish a special medicaltreatment program or educational program for the exceptionalfamily member.

72

When granted an Exceptional Family Member Program(EFMP) deferment, how long is the usual initialperiod of deferment? (341)

12 months. (After which an Airman may be reconsidered forPCS ifotherwise eligible.)

73

What are the First-Term Airmen (FTA) Base ofPreference (BOP) program and the career airman BOPprogram incentives for? (341)

The FTA BOP is a reenlistment incentive; the career AirmanBOP program is an incentive for other Airmen to continue anAir Force career.

74

May reenlisting or retraining First-Term Airmen(FTA) request a PCS CONUS to CONUS or PCS fromOS to CONUS move? (341)

Yes.

75

Is a PCS Base of Preference (BOP) authorized fromthe CONUS to OS or OS to OS? (341)

No.

76

Is an in-place Base of Preference (BOP) authorizedfor Airmen assigned OS? (341)

No.

77

Can career Airmen request a Base of Preference (BOP) to remain in place at a CONUS location? (341)

Yes. (They may also request a PCS BOP for CONUS-toCONUSassignment.)

78

The Air Force always approves joint assignments formarried Air Force members. T/F (341-342)

False. (It depends on the Air Force requirements for each.)

79

How does the Voluntary Stabilized Base AssignmentProgram (VSBAP) for enlisted personnel work? (342)

It provides Airmen with a stabilized tour in exchange forvolunteering for assignment to a historically hard-to-fill location.

80

Volunteers for the extended long OS tour serve anadditional __ month(s) beyond the standard 15-monthunaccompanied or 24-month accompanied tours. (342)

12 months.

81

When may Airmen who have not been selected for aPCS request an educational deferment from assignmentselection? (342)

When they have nearly completed a vocational program orcollege degree.

82

What program allows SMSgts and below (and officersLt Col and below) to apply for a 1-year assignmentdeferment? (342)

The High School Senior Assignment Deferment Program.(Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.)

83

Unless the SECAF grants a waiver, what is the maximumTDY period at any one location in a 12-month period?(342)

180 days.

84

Airmen are not normally selected for involuntary OSPCS while performing certain kinds of TDY. If selectedafter one of these TDYs, the Report Not Later Than Date(RNL TD) will not be within __ days of the TDY completiondate. (342)

120 days.

85

What is required to ensure all military Airmen withdependents remain available for worldwide duty? (342)

A workable plan to provide parent-like care for their dependents(as outlined in AFI 36-2908, Family Care Plans).

86

What will happen if Airmen cannot or will not meetmilitary commitments due to family needs? (342)

They will be considered for discharge.

87

Airmen who adopt children may be authorized defermentduring the __ -month period following thedate the child is officially placed in their home. (342)

6-month. (They may also be authorized up to 21 days ofpermissive TDY in conjunction with ordinary leave.)

88

Why do minimum Time on Station (TOS) requirementsexist? (342)

To provide continuity to an Airman's unit and reasonableperiods of stable family life.

89

Why must Airmen have minimum periods of obligatedservice when selected for PCS? (342)

To offset moving costs and provide continuity to the gainingunit and stability to members and their families followingPCS.

90

The Time on Station (TOS) for most PCS moveswithin the CONUS is at least __ month(s) for careerAirmen and First-Term Airmen (FT A) (except those applyingeligible for the FT A Base of Preference (BOP)Program). (342)

48 months.

91

What is the service retainability requirement forCONUS-to-CONUS PCS, regardless of career status?(342)

24 months.

92

First-Term Airmen (FTA) must have at least __months' Time on Station (TOS) for a CONUS to OS PCS.(342)

12 months.

93

Career Airmen require __ months' Time on Station(TOS) before a CONUS to OS PCS. (342)

24 months.

94

How will declining to obtain retainability for a PCSaffect First-Term Airmen (FTA)? Career Airmen? (343)

FTA become ineligible for most voluntary assignments. CareerAirmen become ineligible for promotion and reenlistment.

95

What tour length must members who are eligible forin the CONUS to OS PCS serve if their dependents accompanythem at government expense during their OStour? (343)

The "accompanied by dependents" OS tour length. (This touris normally longer than the unaccompanied tour and requiresobtaining obligated service retainability for the longer tour.)

96

Volunteers for a consecutive OS tour or in-place consecutiveOS tour must complete both full-prescribedtours. T/F (343)

True.

97

To receive a reassignment from OS to CONUS, youmust have or obtain at least 12 months of obligated service retainability. What is the exception? (343)

Those Airmen serving at a dependent-restricted, short tour location of 12 months.

98

What happens if you do not have retainability forreassignment from OS-to-CONUS? (343)

You will be retained in the OS area involuntarily until Dateof Separation (DOS).

99

__ provides Airmen with a listing of assignmentrequirements available for upcoming assignment cyclesand the opportunity to align personal preferences to actualAir Force needs. (343)

Enlisted Quarterly Assignments Listing (EQUAL).

100

What is the Enlisted Quarterly Assignments Listing(EQUAL)-Plus system designed to do? (343)

Supplement EQUAL and advertise requirements for specialduty assignments, joint/departmental assignments, shortnoticeOS assignments and all CMSgt assignments.

101

How do CMSgts and CMSgt-selects volunteer forassignments on Enlisted Quarterly Assignments Listing(EQUAL)-Plus? (343)

By notifying their assignment NCO at Headquarters, AirForce Senior Leader Management Office (AFSLMO).

102

What is the View/Change Assignment preference \..,.Iupdate feature in the Virtual Military Personnel Flight(vMPF) used for? (343)

To record a CONUS or OS assignment preferences ofSMSgts and below.

103

What are the benefits of home-basing and follow-onassignment programs? (343)

They increase stability for Airmen and their families andreduce PCS costs and turbulence.

104

Home-basing and follow-on assignment programsare addressed in briefings for Airmen serving an accompaniedOS tour of 15 months or less. T/F (343)

False. (The tour must be unaccompanied.)

105

Home-basing and follow-on assignment programsare addressed in AFI 36-2110, Attachment __ . (343)

Attachment 5.

106

Under what conditions will family members NOT beassigned to the same unit or duty location? (343)

When one family member may or will hold a command orsupervisory position over the other.

107

A PCS is not normally cancelled within 60 days ofthe projected departure date unless the Airman cannotbe effectively used at the projected location. Why? (343)

Because once an Airman is selected for PCS and orders arepublished, cancellation could impose a hardship on the Airman.

108

An Airman's PCS is cancelled. The Military PersonnelSection (MPS) directs him or her to prepare a writtenstatement containing the details of the hardship. Thestatement is coordinated through the unit commander tothe MPS, who advises the assignment Office of PrimaryResponsibility (OPR). What occurs next? (344)

The assignment OPR considers reinstatement of the originalassignment, provides an alternate assignment or confirmscancellation and provides the reasons why the airman is requiredto remain at the present base.

109

Why must military members with responsibilities forfamily members have a family care plan? (344)

To ensure care for family members during deployments andTDY, as at all other times. (Members are also encouraged tohave a will.)

110

What can happen if a military member fails to producea family care plan within 60 days of the discussionwith the commander, supervisor or commander's designatedrepresentative? (344)

Disciplinary action and/or administrative separation.

111

Single member parents with custody of children andmilitary couples with dependents must have a family careplan. Who else must have one? (344)

Members who are solely responsible for the care of a spouse,elderly family member or other adult dependent familymembers with disabilities.

112

Are family care plans required for family memberswith limited English or the inability to drive or gain accessto basic life-sustaining facilities? (344)

Yes.

113

How soon must members notify their commanderwhen their family circumstances or personal statuschanges, making it necessary to develop a family careplan? (344)

As soon as possible, but within 30 days.

114

Family care plan provisions are only required forlong-term absences (such as operational deployments).T/F (344)

False. (Provisions are also required for short-term absencessuch as TDY for schooling or training.)

115

With regard to family care plans, what signed statementis required from the designated caregiver and themember? (344)

A statement that the caregiver has been thoroughly briefedon the financial arrangements, logistical arrangements, militaryfacilities, services, benefits and entitlements of the familymembers, and any additional items required to fit individualsituations.

116

Commanders or first sergeants counsel all Airmenwith family members on AFI 36-2908, Family Care Plans,during inprocessing at their new duty station, where theystress the importance of completing AF IMT 357, ___ .(344)

AF IMT 357, Family Care Certification. (Commanders orfirst sergeants may not delegate this counseling requirementunless members are geographically separated from the commander'slocation.)

117

At least annually, commanders or first sergeants arerequired to individually brief all military members whorequire an AF IMT 357 about their family care responsibilities.What does this process involve? (344)

The commander or first sergeant signs the AF IMT 357 eachtime the plan is reviewed and certified and determines theworkability of the family care plan. The member signs anddates the form to document the briefing was completed.

118

What remedial action will be taken if members failto make adequate and acceptable family care arrangements?(344)

Disciplinary or other actions will be taken against them.

119

Why does the Selective Reenlistment Program (SRP)apply to all enlisted personnel? (344)

To ensure the Air Force retains only Airmen who consistentlydemonstrate high professional standards.

120

Is reenlistment in the Air Force a right or a privilege?(345)

A privilege.

121

What program helps commanders and supervisorsevaluate all first-term, second-term and career Airmen?(345)

The Selective Reenlistment Program (SRP).

122

When do First-Term Airmen (FTA) receive SelectiveReenlistment Program (SRP) consideration? (345)

Within 15 months of their Expiration of Term of Service(ETS).

123

When do second-term and career Airmen with less than 19 years of Total Active Federal Military Service(T AFMS) receive Selective Reenlistment Program (SRP)consideration? (345)

When they are within 13 months of their original Expirationof Term of Service (ETS). (Career Airmen also receive SRPconsideration when they are within 13 months of completing20 years ofTAFMS.)

124

When do career Airmen receive Selective ReenlistmentProgram (SRP) consideration if they have servedmore than 20 years of Total Active Federal Military Service(T AFMS)? (345)

Each time they are within 13 months of their original Expirationof Term of Service (ETS).

125

Who has total Selective Reenlistment Program (SRP)selection and nonselection authority for all Airmen? (345)

Unit commanders.

126

Does reenlistment intent or retirement eligibilityaffect the unit commander's Selective Reenlistment Program(SRP) consideration process? (345)

No.

127

Commanders may reverse their Selective ReenlistmentProgram (SRP) selection and nonselection decisionsat any time. T/F (345)

True.

128

What are the immediate supervisor's duties in theSelective Reenlistment Program (SRP) selection process?(345)

He or she 1) makes recommendations to the unit commanderconcerning Airmen's career potential; 2) reviews the Reporton Individual Personnel (RIP) to ensure Airmen meet qualitystandards; 3) reviews AF Form 1137, Unfavorable InformationFile Summary (if applicable); and 4) evaluates dutyperformance and leadership abilities.

129

What constitutes formal selection of an Airman forreenlistment? (345)

The commander's signature on the Selective ReenlistmentProgram (SRP) roster.

130

Which AF Form is initiated if a supervisor does notrecommend an Airman for reenlistment? (345)

AF Form 418, Selective Reenlistment Program Consideration/or Airmen in the Regular Air Force/Air Force Reserve.(The commander completes this form and ensures the Airmanunderstands his or her right to appeal the decision.)

131

Airmen must submit nonselection appeals to the MilitaryPersonnel Section (MPS) within __ calendardays of the date they render the appeal intent on the AFIMT 418, Section V. (345)

I 0 calendar days.

132

The specific Selective Reenlistment Program (SRP)appellate authority is based on Total Active Federal MilitaryService (TAFMS). Who is the authority for First-Term Airmen (FT A) and career Airmen who will completeat least 20 years T AFMS on their current expirationof term of service (ETS)? (345)

Their respective group commanders.

133

Who is the Selective Reenlistment Program (SRP)appellate authority for second-term and career Airmenwho will complete fewer than 16 years of Total ActiveFederal Military Service (T AFMS) on their current Expirationof Term of Service (ETS)? (345)

The Airman's respective wing commander.

134

Who is the Selective Reenlistment Program (SRP)appellate authority for second-term and career Airmenwho will complete at least 16 years, but fewer than 20years of Total Active Federal Military Service (TAFMS)on their current Expiration of Term of Service (ETS)?(345)

The SECAF.

135

When may an extension be requested during a RegularAir Force enlistment? (346)

Only when there's a service-directed change reason and it's inthe best interests of the Air Force.

136

What is the maximum voluntary enlistment extensionfor all Airmen? (346)

48 months per enlistment. (First-Term Airmen (FTA) extensionsmay be limited to a specified period if AFSCs are constrained.)

137

When may enlistment extensions be cancelled? (346)

Only when the reason for the extension no longer exists. (Forexample, if a member was approved for an extension due toan assignment and the assignment was cancelled, the membercould then cancel the extension.)

138

How does High Year of Tenure (HYT) stabilize thecareer structure of the enlisted force? (346)

By controlling the maximum number of years Airmen in thegrades ofSrA-CMSgt may serve.

139

The majority of Airmen are not permitted to reenlistor extend their enlistments if their new Date of Separation(DOS) exceeds their High Year of Tenure (HYT).T/F (346)

True. (Waiver provisions are outlined in AFI 36-3208, AdministrativeSeparation of Airmen.)

140

Normally, Airmen must be within __ year(s) of their High Year of Tenure (HYT) before they can extend.(346)

Two years. (To establish a Date of Separation (DOS) at HYTto retire or separate.)

141

What is the Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB)?(346)

A monetary incentive used to attract reenlistments in, andretraining into, critical military skills with insufficient reenlistmentsto sustain the career force. (Headquarters US AirForce (HQ USAF) adds and deletes skills from the SRB listas requirements change.)

142

Identify the Total Active Federal Military Service(T AFMS) range for the four Selective Reenlistment Bonus(SRB) zones. (346)

1) Zone A - between 21 months and six years; 2) Zone B -between six and 10 years; 3) Zone C - between 10 and 14years; and 4) Zone E - between 18 and 20 years.

143

Eligible Airmen may receive a Selective ReenlistmentBonus (SRB) in each zone, but only one SRB per zone.How does the Air Force calculate the SRB? (346)

Monthly base pay (the rate in effect on the date of discharge(day before reenlistment date) or the day before an extensionbegins), multiplied by the number of years and fractions of ayear (months) of obligated service incurred on reenlistment,multiplied by the SRB multiple for the skill.

144

Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) is only payablefor obligated service not exceeding __ year(s) of activeservice. (346)

24 years.

145

How much is the maximum Selective ReenlistmentBonus (SRB) payable to eligible Airmen and how is itpaid? (346)

$90,000 per zone. After taxes, the Air Force pays 50 percentof the bonus amount at the time of reenlistment and the remaining50 percent in equal installments on the anniversaryof the reenlistment date.

146

Why does the Air Force use the Career Job Reservation(CJR) Program to manage the reenlistment of FirstTermAirmen (FTA)? (346)

To prevent surpluses and shortages in various skills.

147

All eligible First-Term Airmen (FTA) must have anapproved __ to reenlist. (346)

Career Job Reservation (CJR).

148

An AFSC's career job requirements are distributed over a(n) __ -month period. (346)

12-month period.

149

Airmen are automatically placed on the Career JobReservation (CJR) waiting list on the first duty day of themonth during which they complete __ months ontheir current enlistment (59 months for 6-year enlistees),but no later than the last duty day of the month duringwhich they complete __ months on their current enlistment(67 months for 6 year enlistees or 38 months forNational Call to Service enlistees). (346)

35 months; 43 months.

150

To keep their approved Career Job Reservation(CJR), when must Airmen reenlist? (346)

On or before the CJR expiration date.

151

What determines who receives an approved CareerJob Reservation (CJR) when applicants exceed availablequotas? (347)

A rank-order process.

152

The first three factors in the rank-order process forCareer Job Reservations (CJR) are 1) Unfavorable InformationFile (UIF) (automatic disqualifier); 2) topthree EPRs; and 3) current grade. Name the last four.(347)

4) Projected grade; 5) Date of Rank (DOR); and 6) TotalActive Federal Military Service date (TAFMSD).

153

How long may Airmen remain on the Career JobReservation (CJR) waiting list? (347)

Until they are within five months of their Date of Separation(DOS).

154

While on the Career Job Reservation (CJR) waitinglist in their AFSC, when may members request a CJR inan additionally awarded AFSC? (347)

If 1) quotas are readily available; 2) the AFSC is differentfrom their Control AFSC (CAFSC); and 3) they possess atleast a 3-skill level in the AFSC.

155

Does receipt of an approved Career Job Reservation(CJR) in an additionally awarded AFSC mean Airmenwill perform duty in that AFSC when they reenlist? (347)

Not necessarily.

156

What is the primary purpose of the Air Force RetrainingProgram? (347)

Giving Airmen a choice and voice in their career path whilemaintaining

157

What does the Air Force Retraining Program encourage Airmen in surplus career fields to do? (347)

Retrain into shortage AFSC.

158

The Air Force Retraining Program provides guidancefor what two broad categories of Airmen? (347)

1) First-Tenn Ainnen (FTA); and 2) second-tenn and careerAinnen retraining.

159

In Career Airman Reenlistment Reservation System(CAREERS) retraining, First-Term Airmen (FTA) arenormally not allowed to retrain until they complete aminimum of ___ month(s) on a 4-year enlistment or__ month(s) on a 6-year enlistment. (347)

35 months; 59 months.

160

What is the rank-order process used by the AirForce Personnel Center (AFPC) Quality Retraining Programboard for all Career Airman Reenlistment ReservationSystem (CAREERS) retraining applications? (347)

Applicants are ranked for each retraining AFSC choice usingthese factors: most recent EPR, current grade, projectedgrade, next three EPRs, Date of Rank (DOR), Total ActiveFederal Military Service Date (TAFMSD) and Ainnan qualificationexamination score in the applicable area.

161

What happens if a Career Airman ReenlistmentReservation System (CAREERS) application is not approvedafter three consecutive months of consideration?(347)

The entire retraining application is disapproved.

162

The annual NCO Retraining Program moves NCOsfrom AFSCs with significant overages into AFSCs withNCO shortages. Describe this program's two phases.(347)

The first phase is voluntary and the second phase is involuntary.(Retraining objectives are detennined by the Air Staff.)

163

What is the Online Retraining Advisory? (347)

An up-to-date list of all AFSCs showing retraining requirements.(It is a key source ofretraining opportunity advice.)

164

The VA offers a wide range of benefits to the nation'sveterans, service members and their families. VA benefitsand services fall into what eight major categories? (347-348)

1) Disability benefits; 2) education benefits; 3) vocationalrehabilitation and employment; 4) home loans; 5) burial benefits;6) dependents' and survivors' benefits; 7) life insurance;and 8) health care.

165

Who may receive VA disability benefits? (347)

Retirees with a compensable service-connected disability. (Compensation is paid monthly and varies with the degree ofdisability and number of dependents.)

166

VA educational programs are established and maintainedwithin the DoD to provide service members witheducational opportunities. What is required of these programs?(348)

They must l) be comparable to those available to civilians;2) be available to all Regular Air Force personnel, regardlessof duty location; and 3) include courses and services providedby accredited postsecondary vocational and technicalschools, colleges and universities.

167

Which VA benefit helps veterans with serviceconnecteddisabilities prepare for, find and keep suitableemployment? (348)

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment.

168

What is the main purpose of a VA home loan? (348)

To help veterans finance home purchases with favorable loantenns and competitive interest rates. (For VA housing loanpurposes, the tenn "veteran" includes certain members of theSelected Reserve, Regular Air Force service personnel andcertain categories of spouses.)

169

Who may be eligible for VA burial benefits, includingburial in a VA national cemetery, a governmentfurnishedheadstone or marker, Presidential MemorialCertificate, burial flag and, in some cases, reimbursementof burial expenses? (348)

Deceased service members and veterans discharged underconditions other than dishonorable.

170

What is the dependency and indemnity compensationprogram? (348)

A VA benefits program that makes monthly payments to asurviving spouse, child or parent of a veteran because of hisor her service-connected death.

171

What is a death gratuity? (348)

A $100,000 payment to the next of kin of servicememberswho die while on active duty (or within 120 days of separation)due to service-connected injury or illness.

172

Why was the VA life insurance program developed?(348)

To provide life insurance to veterans and service memberswho private companies may not insure due to increased risksassociated with military service or a service-connected disability.

173

When can Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance(SGLI) convert to Veterans' Group Life Insurance(VGLI) or a participating commercial plan? (348)

At the time of separation from service.

174

How long does Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage continue after separation for nocharge? (348)

120 days.

175

How much additional coverage is automatically providedfor dependent children of members insured underServicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) with nopremium required? (348)

$10,000.

176

What does the VA medical benefits package cover?(348)

1) Preventive services; 2) primary health care; 3) diagnosisand treatment; 4) surgery, including outpatient surgery; 5)mental health and substance abuse treatment; 6) home healthcare; 7) respite (inpatient), hospice and palliative care; 8)urgent and limited emergency care; and 9) drugs and pharmaceuticals.

177

You are eligible to retire if you have __ yearsTotal Active Federal Military Service (T AFMS) andthere are no restrictions per AFI 36-3203, Service Retirements.(348)

20 years.

178

Enlisted members must apply for retirement. T /F(348)

True. (Otherwise they will separate on their Date of Separation(DOS) or Expiration of Term of Service (ETS).)

179

0fficers must have __ years Total Active FederalMilitary Service (TAFMS) and __ years total activefederal commissioned service to be eligible to retire. (348)

20 years; 10 years.

180

What is the timeframe for submitting your retirementapplication through the Virtual Military PersonnelFlight (vMPF)? (348)

Up to 12 months, but no less than 120 days, prior to meetingthe minimum required service.

181

Where should you seek personal counseling beforemaking your retirement plans? (349)

From the Total Force Contact Center (TFCC).

182

Where do you retire if you are stationed in theCONUS? (349)

At your current duty station.

183

Where may you choose to retire if stationed OS?(349)

At the final CON US Home of Selection or in the country youare stationed in.

184

What rules must you comply with if you choose toretire OS and live permanently in that country? (349)

Command and host government residency rules (prior toyour date of retirement).

185

Name the three retirement plans. (349-Tbl)

1) Final Basic Pay; 2) High-3; and 3) High-3 withRedux/Career Status Bonus option.

186

What determines which retirement plan you receive?(349)

Your Date Initially Entered Military Service (DIEMS).

187

For retirement purposes, a break in service causesan adjustment in your Date Initially Entered MilitaryService (DIE MS). T IF (349)

False. (The DIEMS is a fixed date, not subject to adjustment.)

188

Which retirement plan calculates benefits using aformula of 2.5 percent multiplied by the years of serviceplus 1112 multiplied by 2.5 percent for each additionalfull month, multiplied by final basic pay of the retiredgrade? (349-Tbl)

The Final Basic Pay Plan. (For Date Initially Entered MilitaryService (DI EMS) before 8 September 1980.)

189

Pay for what retirement plan is calculated by using aformula of 2.5 percent multiplied by the years of serviceplus 1/12 multiplied by 2.5 percent for each additionalfull month, multiplied by the average of your highest 36months of basic pay? (349-Tbl)

The High-3 Plan. (Date Initially Entered Military Service(DIEMS) on or after 8 September 1980 and before 1 August1986.)

190

Instead of retiring under High-3, what option do youhave? (349-Tbl)

You may choose to receive a $30,000 Career Status Bonus(in one to five payments) at 15 years of service in exchangefor agreeing to serve at least 20 years and retire under theless generous Redux Plan. (Date Initially Entered MilitaryService (DIEMS) on or after 1 August 1986.)

191

All three Air Force retirement plans offer some degreeof annual Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA). T/F(349-Tbl)

True.

192

What happens if a member is demoted or an officeris retired in a lower grade as a result of an Officer GradeDetermination? (350-Tbl)

The retired pay plan is Final Basic Pay based on the lowerretired grade.

193

What plan (effective 21 September 1972) provides amonthly income (annuity) to survivors of retired militarypersonnel to replace a portion of the deceased member'smilitary pay? (350)

The Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP). (It is the sole means ofcontinuing to pay a portion of their military retirement totheir eligible survivors.)

194

Can a surviving spouse outlive the Survivor BenefitPlan (SBP) annuity? (350)

No. (SBP also has Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) incorporated,so the annuity increases with inflation.)

195

Who is automatically covered by the Survivor BenefitPlan (SBP) at no cost while on active duty? (350)

Members with a spouse or dependent children.

196

With regard to the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), howmust the member's death be classified for an annuity tobe payable if the member was not yet retirement eligible(had not accrued 20 years of active duty) on the date ofdeath? (350)

In Line of Duty (LOD). (The annuity payable is 55 percentof the retired pay the member would have been entitled toreceive if retired with a total disability rating on the date ofdeath.)

197

When may a Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuity bepayable if the member's death is classified as not in Lineof Duty (LOD)? (350)

If the member was retirement eligible on the date of death.(The annuity payable is 55 percent of the retired pay themember would have been entitled to receive if retired withthe years of service on the date of death.)

198

Can the surviving spouse of a member who dies onactive duty (and the Line of Duty (LOD) classification isyes) request the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) be paid onlyto the member's children? (350)

Yes. (This avoids the reduction caused by a spouse's receiptof Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) survivorbenefits paid by the VA.)

199

Who pays the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) premiumswhen a member continues SBP coverage into retirement?(350)

Government-subsidized premiums are deducted from themember's retirement pay before taxes.

200

Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) premiums and annuitypayments to the beneficiary depend on the "baseamount" elected as the basis of coverage. This can be thefull monthly retired pay or as little as $ _ per month.(350)

$300. (Full coverage means full-retired pay is the baseamount, which is tied to the member's retired pay. Whenretired pay gets a Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA), so do the base amount, premiums and annuity payments.)

201

Generally, the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) is an irrevocable decision. What exceptions apply? (350)

Under limited circumstances you can withdraw or changecoverage. Participants have a I -year window to terminateSBP coverage between the second and third anniversary ofthe date they began to receive retired pay.

202

What is the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) "paid-up"feature? (350)

It allows members who have reached age 70, and have paidpremiums for 360 months, to stop paying premiums and remaincovered by the plan.

203

When do Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) coverage andpremiums stop? (350-Fig)

When there is no longer an eligible beneficiary in a premiumcategory. (i.e., I) When children are too old for benefits andhave no incapacity; or 2) a spouse is lost through death ordivorce; or 3) an insurable interest person dies or coverage isterminated.)

204

What program helps Airmen and their familiesadapt to the emerging changes and demands of a mobilemilitary lifestyle? (350-351)

Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC).

205

What do the Airman and Family Readiness Center(A&FRC) core services include? (351-352)

I) Mandatory pre-deployment briefings; 2) discovery resourcecenters; 3) employment assistance; 4) personal financialcounseling; 5) school liaison officers for military children;6) personal and work life skills education; 7) relocationinformation, education and assistance; 8) Transition AssistanceProgram (TAP); 9) volunteer services; I 0) crisis assistance;11) military family life consultants; 12) Air Force AidSociety (AF AS) loans and grants, spouse education, childcare and deployment support resources; 13) casualty assistancerepresentatives and Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) counselors;14) Military OneSource (a virtual service that supportsAirmen and their families); 15) Air Force WoundedWarrior Program (AFW2); and 16) Exceptional FamilyMember Program (EFMP).

206

In what areas do mandatory pre-deployment briefings,available at the Airman and Family Readiness Center(A&FRC), educate Airmen and families? (351)

I) Preparing for deployment; 2) sustainment support for familymembers, including extended family and "nearest anddearest"; and 3) mandatory reintegration briefings that helpAirmen prepare for reuniting with their families and friends,and for handling combat stressors they may encounter.

207

The Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)includes the __ Program that provides support and education for career planning and information on VAbenefits to Airmen and their families transitioning out ofthe military. (351)

Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

208

The __ Award is a commander's program to recognizevolunteer contributions across the installation.(351)

Air Force Volunteer Excellence Award.

209

Loans and grants from the __ are administeredby the Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)staff. (351)

Air Force Aid Society (AF AS).

210

Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)staff works with the _____ to ensure that members whoare injured and ill due to combat are provided one-ononeassistance. (351)

Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program.

211

The __ is a partnership between the medical assignments,and Airman and Family Readiness Center(A&FRC) communities to support families with specialneeds by identifying medical issues, ensuring families areassigned to the appropriate location for support/serviceand providing information and referrals to assist thefamily. (352)

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP).

212

What does the Airman and Family Readiness Center(A&FRC) use to respond to natural, mass casualty ormanmade disasters? (352)

An Emergency Family Assistance Center (EF AC). (Affectedindividuals can receive support and leadership information ina one-stop environment.)

213

Do members of the armed forces have to be activelydeployed to benefit from American Red Cross (ARC)services? (352)

No. (Services are available to more than 1.4 million activeduty military members and their families, as well as the Reservesand National Guard and their immediate families.They also help ROTC, Army Corps of Engineers, US CoastGuard, US Public Health Services and veterans.)

214

What is the core service of the American Red Cross(ARC)? (352)

Emergency communication.

215

What American Red Cross (ARC) services are availablefor active and inactive servicemembers? (352, 352-353-Fig)

1) Emergency communication; 2) financial assistance; 3) casualty travel assistance; 4) courses on coping with deployment;5) VA volunteer services; 6) aid for veteransclaiming benefits; 7) information and referral services; and8) volunteer opportunities for military families.

216

How can Regular Air Force members and their familiesin the US contact the American Red Cross (ARC) forassistance? (352)

By calling 877-272-7337 (toll free).

217

How can family members not residing in the servicemember's household, National Guard, Reserves, retireesand civilians contact the American Red Cross (ARC) forassistance? (352)

By calling their local chapter (listed in local telephone booksand on the ARC website).

218

How can Regular Air Force members and DoD civiliansstationed OS, and family members residing withthem, contact the American Red Cross (ARC) for assistance?(352)

By contacting base or installation operators, or the localARC office.

219

What information about the service member will theAmerican Red Cross (ARC) caseworker need? (352)

1) Full name; 2) rank/rating; 3) branch of service; 4) SSN orDate of Birth (DOB); 5) military address; and 6) informationabout the deployed unit and home base unit (for deployedservice members only).

220

AFI authorizes the use and maintenance of thecommander's and supervisor's Personnel InformationFiles (PIF) on assigned personnel. (353)

AFI 36-2608, Military Personnel Records System.

221

Unit commanders or equivalents create PersonnelInformation Files (PIF) on assigned personnel at theirdiscretion. When are PIFs mandatory? (354)

When officer personnel receive a Letter of Admonishment(LOA) or Letter of Counseling (LOC).

222

What form is required when a Personnel InformationFile (PIF) is established? (354)

AF Form lOA, Personnel Information File, Record of Performance,Officer Command Selection Record Group.

223

How must Personnel Information File (PIF) recordsbe secured to protect against misuse or unauthorizedaccess? (354)

Custodians must keep PIFs current and secured in a lockedarea or container.

224

Individuals have the right to review their Personnel Information File (PIF) at any time and may challenge orquestion the need for documents in the file. T/F (354)

True. (The contents are also available to commanders, raters,first sergeants, senior raters, Air Force OSI (AFOSI) andStaff Judge Advocate (SJA) personnel as warranted.)

225

Where is guidance provided for retaining and disposingof Personnel Information Files (PIF)? (354)

At https ://www .my.af mil/ afrims/afrims/ afrims/rims.cfrn.

226

What law establishes a code of fair information practicesthat governs the collection, maintenance, use anddissemination of Personally Identifiable Information(PH) about individuals that is maintained in systems ofrecords by federal agencies? (354)

The Privacy Act (PA) of 1974.

227

Define Privacy Act (PA) System of Records. (354)

A group of any records under the control of any agency fromwhich information is retrieved by the name of the individualor by some identifying number, symbol or other identifyingparticular assigned to the individual, most commonly theSSN.

228

Privacy Act (PA) rights are personal to the individualwho is the subject of the record. Can these rights beasserted derivatively by others? (354)

No. (But, the parent of any minor, or the legal guardian of anincompetent, may act on behalf of that individual.)

229

Under what circumstances does the Privacy Act (PA)allow the disclosure of information from a system of recordswithout the written consent of the subject individual?(354)

Only when the disclosure is pursuant to one of 12 statutoryexceptions.

230

The Privacy Act (PA) limits the collection of PersonallyIdentifiable Information (PII) to what the law or EOsauthorize. System of Records Notice (SORN) must bepublished in the Federal Register, allowing the public a30-day comment period. Such collection must not conflictwith what rights? (354)

Those guaranteed by the First Amendment of the US Constitution.

231

When must individuals be provided with a PrivacyAct (PA) statement? (354)

When asked to provide Personally Identifiable Information(PII) about themselves for collection in a system of records.

232

Why must the information contained in a system ofrecords be protected from improper disclosure? (354)

To ensure the "need to know" access of the records and avoid actions that could result in harm, embarrassment orunfairness to the individual.

233

DoD personnel may disclose records 1) to other DoDoffices when there is an official "need to know"; 2) toother federal government agencies or individuals when itis a "routine use" published in the System of RecordsNotice (SORN); or 3) as authorized by a Privacy Act (PA)exception. T/F (354)

True. (Also, with the subject's consent.)

234

Which AFI should you consult for detailed informationabout safeguarding and reporting of PersonallyIdentifiable Information (PU) breaches? (354)

AFI 33-332, Air Force Privacy Act Program.

235

What constitutes a Personally Identifiable Information(PII) breach? (354)

A loss of control, compromise, unauthorized disclosure, unauthorizedacquisition, unauthorized access or any similarterm referring to situations where persons other than authorizedusers, and for an authorized purpose, have access orpotential access to PII, whether physical or electronic.

236

The __ provides access to federal agency records(or parts of these records), except for those protectedfrom release by nine specific exemptions. (354)

Freedom oflnformation Act (FOIA).

237

What are Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests?(354)

Written requests that cite or imply the FOIA.

238

What is the Freedom of Information Act's (FOIA)mandatory time limit to either deny an FOIA request orrelease the requested records? (354-355)

20 workdays. (Law permits an additional IO-workday extensionin unusual circumstances.)

239

Denied Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requestsmust include notification of __ rights. (355)

Appeal. (Requester can file an appeal or litigate.)

240

What should you refer to for specific policy and procedureson the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) andguidance on disclosing records to the public? (355)

DoDR 5400.7-R AFMAN 33-302, Freedom of InformationAct Program.

241

Is the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records (AFBCMR) the highest level of administrativereview? (355)

Yes. (It is a powerful yet simple system for correction of militaryrecords.)

242

Is the Air Force Board for Correction of MilitaryRecords' (AFBCMR) decision final and binding on allAir Force officials and other government agencies? (355)

Yes. (Unless procured by fraud.)

243

The Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records'(AFBCMR) authority, jurisdiction and policy areexplained in AFI __ ,Air Force Board/or Correction ofMilitary Records. (355)

AFI 36-2603. (AFPAM 36-2607, Applicants' Guide to theAFBCMR, contains additional information.)

244

With few exceptions, most Air Force records may becorrected by the Air Force Board for Correction of MilitaryRecords (AFBCMR). T/F (355)

True. (Records may be changed, voided or created as necessaryto correct an error or remove an injustice.)

245

Can the Air Force Board for Correction of MilitaryRecords (AFBCMR) change the verdict of a courtmartialimposed after 5 May 1950? (355)

No. (It may change the punishment imposed by the finalreviewing authority on the basis of clemency.)

246

What happens to your application to the Air ForceBoard for Correction of Military Records (AFBCMR) ifother administrative remedies have not been exhausted?(355)

The application is returned until you have sought reliefthrough the appropriate administrative process.

247

Except for rare cases where a personal appearance isgranted and testimony is taken, what does the Air ForceBoard for Correction of Military Records (AFBCMR)base its decision on? (355)

The evidence contained in the case file. (The military record,advisory opinion from the Air Force Office of Primary Responsibility(OPR), statements, arguments and records theapplicant provides.)

248

Most Air Force Board for Correction of MilitaryRecords (AFBCMR) cases are considered in executivesession by a panel consisting of how many members?(355)

Three. (Randomly selected from the AFBCMR membership)

249

Serving on the Air Force Board for Correction ofMilitary Records (AFBCMR) is a collateral volunteerduty. Board members must be a GS-__ or above.(355)

GS-15. (They are appointed from the executive part of thedepartment and serve at the discretion of the SECAF.)

250

If the Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records (AFBCMR) recommends favorable relief, whoreceives the case for final decision? (355)

The SECAF's designee.

251

Under what circumstance will the Air Force Boardfor Correction of Military Records (AFBCMR) considera request for reconsideration of a decision? (355)

When the applicant can provide newly discovered relevantevidence that was not reasonably available when the originalapplication was submitted.

252

Applications involving an administrative correctionwithout a referral to the Air Force Board for Correctionof Military Records (AFBCMR) could be resolved within__ days. (355)

90 days.

253

How long do applications that must be formally consideredby the Air Force Board for Correction of MilitaryRecords (AFBCMR) take to process? (355)

Within 10 to 18 months.

254

__ US Code (U.S.C.), Section 1557, TimelinessStandards for Disposition of Application Before CorrectionBoards, provides oversight and clearance deadlines forthe correction of military records review and decision.(355)

IOU.S.C.

255

After FY 2010, __ percent of Air Force Board forCorrection of Military Records (AFBCMR) cases mustbe completed within __ months. (355)

90 percent; I 0 months.

256

Which kind of discharge cannot be reviewed by theAir Force Discharge Review Board (AFDRB)? (355)

A discharge or dismissal by general court-martial.

257

What is the objective of a discharge review? (355)

To examine an applicant's administrative discharge andchange the characterization of service, the reason for discharge,or both - based on standards of propriety or equity.

258

What is the basis on which bad conduct discharges,given as a result of a special court-martial, can be upgraded?(355)

On the basis of clemency factors.

259

Before November 1975, the Air Force Discharge ReviewBoard (AFDRB) only conducted reviews in Washington,D.C. How has policy changed? (355)

A traveling board conducts regional hearings throughout theUS for those who wish to present their cases personally (about 1 /3 of cases).

260

How does your right to personally appear before theAir Force Discharge Review Board (AFDRB) differ fromthe Air Force Board for Correction of Military Records(AFBCMR)? (355-356)

With the AFDRB, a personal appearance before the board isa statutory right.

261

An Air Force Discharge Review Board (AFDRB)applicant has the option to have his or her discharge reviewconducted in one of three ways. The first is to personallyappear before the board. What are the other two?(356)

1) The applicant's counsel appears on the applicant's behalf;or 2) the board reviews the case based on documentation andadditional evidence.

262

Which members does the Military Personnel Selection(MPS) brief about the Air Force Discharge ReviewBoard (AFDRB) process at the time of their discharge?(356)

Airmen separated under circumstances (except retirement)that make them ineligible for reenlistment and officers dischargedunder adverse conditions.

263

Airmen separated under circumstances (except retirement)that make them ineligible for reenlistment andofficers discharged under adverse conditions are providedwith a discharge review fact sheet and what application?(356)

DD Form 293, Application for the Review of Discharge fromthe Armed Forces of the United States.

264

There is no minimum waiting period required tosubmit an Air Force Discharge Review Board (AFDRB)application, but they may not review requests submittedbeyond __ year(s) after the Date of Separation (DOS).(356)

15 years.

265

The military will not pay travel expenses to AirForce Discharge Review Board (AFDRB) hearings. T/F(356)

True.

266

The military will bear the cost of private counsel forAir Force Discharge Review Board (AFDRB) applicants.T/F (356)

False.

267

Members may engage counsel at their own expense.A number of national service organizations provide free counsel or a representative to assist Air Force DischargeReview Board (AFDRB) applicants. Give examples. (356)

The American Legion, Disabled American Veterans or Veteransof Foreign Wars, among others.

268

The __ allows Airmen to conduct some personnelbusiness online. (356)

Virtual Military Personnel Flight (vMPF). (Examples includeapplication for humanitarian reassignment, duty history inquiry,oversea returnee counseling and reenlistment eligibilityinquiry.)

269

What is the Awards and Decorations Program designedto foster? (356)

Morale, incentive and esprit de corps.

270

Name the five major categories of awards. (356-358)

1) Service and campaign awards; 2) unit awards; 3)achievement awards; 4) special trophies and awards; and 5)foreign decorations.

271

Service and campaign awards are detailed in AFI__ , The Air Force Awards and Decorations Program.(356)

AFI 36-2803.

272

Name two of today's most common service awards.(356)

AFI 36-2803.

273

Name two of today's most common service awards.(356)

The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal(GWOTEM) and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal(GWOTSM), established in March 2003.

274

The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal(GWOTEM) is awarded to members who deployed on orafter 11 September 2001 for service in which operations?(356)

Operations Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom.

275

The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal(GWOTSM) is awarded to members who participated inor served in support of the global war on terror-specifiedoperations on or after what date? (356)

11 September 2001. (And a date to be determined.)

276

Established 29 November 2004, who does the AfghanistanCampaign Medal (ACM) and the Iraq CampaignMedal (ICM) recognize? (356)

Service members who serve or have served in these countriesin support of Operations Enduring Freedom or Iraqi Freedom.

277

Effective 1 May 2005, members deployed to Afghanistanor Iraq will receive either the Afghanistan CampaignMedal (ACM) or the Iraq Campaign Medal (ICM)in lieu of the __ . (357)

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (GWOTEM).(Campaign stars are worn on the ribbons to designate officialcampaign periods as established by the DoD.)

278

In February 2004, which service medal did the DoDapprove for Regular Air Force, AFR and ANG personnelwho served in the Republic of Korea and the surroundingwaters after 28 July 1954 and until a future date to bedetermined? (357)

The Korea Defense Service Medal (KDSM).

279

What award is given to personnel who, after 1 April1975, distinguished themselves by meritorious "directparticipation" in a significant military act or operation ofhumanitarian nature? (357)

The Humanitarian Service Medal (HSM).

280

Which awards recognize military units that distinguishthemselves during peacetime or in action againsthostile forces or an armed enemy of the US? (357)

Unit awards.

281

How is the integrity of unit awards maintained?(357)

The acts or services must be clearly and distinctly abovethose of similar units.

282

How many times can a unit receive an award for thesame act, achievement or service? (357)

Only once. (The unit's entire service must have been honorableduring the distinguished act.)

283

What percent of similar units assigned to a commandare recommend for unit awards annually? (357)

10 percent.

284

Are all assigned or attached people, who served witha unit during the period for which a unit award wasawarded, authorized to receive the appropriate ribbon?(357)

Yes. (If they directly contributed to the mission and accomplishmentsof the unit. If in doubt, speak to the local ForceSupport Squadron (FSS).)

285

Name the five most common unit awards worn bytoday's Air Force members. (357)

The I) Gallant Unit Citation (GUC); 2) Meritorious UnitAward (MUA); 3) Air Force Outstanding Unit Award(AFOUA); 4) Air Force Organizational Excellence Award(AFOEA); and 5) Joint Meritorious Unit Medal (JMUA).

286

Approved by the SEC AF in March 2004, the GallantUnit Citation (GUC) is awarded for extraordinary heroismin action against an armed enemy of the US on orafter 11 September 2001. How do units normally earn theGUC? (357)

When they perform with marked distinction under hazardousconditions over relatively brieftimespans in single or successiveactions.

287

Approved by the SECAF in March 2004, what is theMeritorious Unit Award (MUA) awarded for? (357)

Exceptionally meritorious conduct in direct support of combatoperations for at least 90 continuous days during militaryoperations against an armed enemy of the US on or after 11September 2001.

288

A unit or unit component may be awarded the MeritoriousUnit Award (MUA) even if it has previously beenawarded the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award(AFOUA), Air Force Organizational Excellence Award(AFOEA) or unit awards from other service componentsfor the same act, achievement or service. T/F (357)

False.

289

To whom is the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award(AFOUA) awarded? (357)

Only to numbered units or Numbered Air Forces (NAF), airdivision, wings, groups and squadrons.

290

What must an organization do to be awarded the AirForce Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA)? (357)

Perform meritorious service or outstanding achievementsthat clearly set the unit above and apart from similar units.

291

Which recommendations for the Air Force OutstandingUnit Award (AFOUA) are exempt from thecommanders' annual submission? (357)

Recommendations for specific achievements, combat operationsor conflict with hostile forces.

292

The Air Force Organizational Excellence Award(AFOEA) has the same guidelines and approval authorityas the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (AFOUA).What types of organizations are eligible? (357)

Unnumbered organizations such as a MAJCOM headquarters,Field Operating Agencies (FOA), Direct ReportingUnits (DRU), the Office of the Chief of Staff and other AirStaff and deputy assistant chief of staff agencies.

293

The is awarded in the name of the SecDef torecognize joint units and activities such as a Joint TaskForce (JTF) for meritorious achievement or superiorservice. (358)

Joint Meritorious Unit Medal (JMUA).

294

Which awards recognize specific types of achievementsor milestones while serving in the Regular Air Force or in the Air Reserve Forces? (358)

The 1) Air Force Longevity Service Award (AFLSA); 2) AirForce OS Ribbon; and 3) Air Force Training Ribbon.

295

Which element procures and provides the initial issueof all achievement medals and ribbons? (358)

The career enhancement element.

296

Which award is presented every four years to memberswho complete honorable active federal military service?(358)

The Air Force Longevity Service Award (AFLSA).

297

Who receives the Air Force OS Ribbon? (358)

Individuals who have completed an OS tour (long or short).

298

The Air Force Training Ribbon is awarded to memberswho have completed an Air Force accession trainingprogram since 14 August 1974. Name several examples.(358)

Basic Military Training (BMT), Officer Training School(OTS), ROTC, United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)or medical service.

299

What AFI lists various special trophies and awardsprograms? (358)

AFI 36-2805, Special Trophies and Awards.

300

How often do MAJ COM, Field Operating Agency(FOA) and Direct Reporting Unit (DRU) commandersnominate individuals to compete for special trophies andawards? (358)

Annually. (In most cases.)

301

Name the two examples of special trophies andawards mentioned in chapter 15. (358)

The 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year A ward and theLance P. Sijan Award.

302

What is DoD policy regarding foreign decorations?(358)

Awards from foreign governments may be accepted only inrecognition of active combat service or for outstanding orunusually meritorious service only upon receiving the approvalof Department of the Air Force (DAF).

303

What is a decoration? (358)

A formal recognition for personal excellence that requiresindividual nomination and Air Force or DoD approval.

304

Decorations recognize acts of exceptional bravery,outstanding achievement or meritorious service. Whatare the three determining factors for those considered?(358)

1) Duty performance; 2) level of responsibility and authority;and 3) impact of the accomplishment.

305

How many decorations may an individual receive forany act, achievement or period of service? (358)

Only one.

306

Besides the immediate supervisor, who can recommendsomeone for a decoration? (358)

Anyone (other than the recommended individual) with firsthandknowledge of the act, achievement or service.

307

What are the three most common decorations? (358)

The 1) Air Force Achievement Medal; 2) Air Force CommendationMedal; and 3) Meritorious Service Medal.

308

The enlisted promotion system provides a visible,relatively stable career progression opportunity over thelong term. Name two additional objectives. (359)

1) Attracting, retaining and motivating to career service thekinds and numbers of people needed for military service; and2) ensuring a reasonably uniform application of equal pay forequal work among the military services.

309

Promotion quotas for the top five enlisted grades aretied to FY end strength and are affected by what threefactors? (359)

1) Funding limits; 2) regulatory limits; and 3) the number ofprojected vacancies in specific grades.

310

Public law limits the number of Regular Air ForceSMSgt and CMSgt positions to __ percent of the enlistedforce. (359)

3.5 percent. (The DoD limits the number of Airmen for thetop five enlisted grades.)

311

Why does the Air Force establish promotion cycles?(359)

To ensure timely periodic promotions and more accurateforecasting of vacancies. (They also balance the promotionadministrative workload and provide cutoff dates for eligibility.)

312

What four requirements form the basis for promotioneligibility? (359)

I) Proper skill level; 2) sufficient Time in Grade (TIG); 3)sufficient Time in Service (TIS); and 4) the immediate commander'srecommendation.

313

What are the Time in Service (TIS) requirements for What are the Time in Service (TIS) requirements for

SrA - 36 months; SSgt - 3 years; TSgt - 5 years; MSgt - 8years; SMSgt- 11 years; and CMSgt- 14 years.

314

List the Time in Grade (TIG) requirements for promotionto SSgt-CMSgt. (359-Tbl)

SSgt - 6 months; TSgt - 23 months; MSgt - 24 months;SMSgt - 20 months; and CMS gt -21 months.

315

What are the Promotion Eligibility Cutoff Dates(PECD) for promotion to SSgt through CMSgt? (359-Tbl)

SSgt - 31 March; TSgt - 31 December; MSgt - 31 December;SMSgt - 30 September; and CMSgt - 31 July.

316

When is the promotion test cycle for SSgt? TSgtMSgt?(359-Tbl)

SSgt - May and June; TSgt-MSgt- February and March.

317

When are the promotion test cycles for SMSgt andCMSgt? (359-Tbl)

SMSgt - December; CMSgt - September.

318

The High Year of Tenure (HYT) policy applicable asof the Promotion Eligibility Cutoff Date (PECD) mayaffect promotion eligibility in grades Sr A and above. T/F(360-Tbl)

True.

319

AlC must meet skill-level requirements by the effectivedate of promotion for SrA and by the PromotionEligibility Cutoff Date (PECD) for SSgt. T/F (361-TblNote)

True.

320

SSgts must have a 5-skill level as of Promotion EligibilityCutoff Date (PECD) to compete for TSgt promotionand a 7-skill level before promotion. T/F (361-Tbl-Note)

True.

321

For which ranks may commanders waive the minimumskill-level requirements to allow them to competefor promotion? (361-Tbl-Note)

MSgt and SMSgt.

322

There are no promotion opportunities for Airmendemoted to Sr A if they are past their High Year of Tenure(HYT) for that grade. T/F (361-Tbl-Note)

True. (They will have their HYT adjusted based on Time inGrade (TIG) requirements only.)

323

Name several reasons why Airmen may be consideredineligible for promotion. (359)

Approved retirement, declination for extension or reenlistment,court-martial conviction, control roster action, notrecommended by commander, failure to appear for scheduledtesting without a valid reason, absent without leave, etc.

324

When individuals are ineligible for promotion theycannot test or be considered if already tested. What happensto the projected promotion, if already selected?(359)

It will be cancelled.

325

The Promotion Sequence Numbers (PSN) that AirForce Personnel Center (AFPC) assigns to Airmen selectedfor promotion to SSgt-CMSgt are based on what?(359)

Date of Rank (DOR), Total Active Federal Military ServiceDate (TAFMSD) and Date of Birth (DOB). (Supplementalselectees are assigned PSNs of .9 (increment previously announced)or .5 (unannounced future increment).)

326

Airmen who accept a promotion are eligible for ____and selective retraining in the projected grade.(359

Reassignment.

327

Why do members selected for promotion to MSgtand SMSgt with more than 18 years of Total Active FederalMilitary Service (T AFMS) have to sign an ActiveDuty Service Commitment (ADSC) or statement of understandingwithin 10 workdays after promotion selectionsare confirmed? (359)

To acknowledge that they must obtain two years of serviceretainability from the effective date of promotion and incur a2-year ADSC from the effective date of promotion to qualifyfor nondisability retirement.

328

Selectees to the grade of CMSgt with more than 18years of Total Active Federal Military Service (TAFMS)sign an Active Duty Service Commitment (ADSC) orstatement of understanding within 10 workdays afterselections are confirmed acknowledging they must obtain__ years of service retainability from the effectivedate of promotion to qualify for nondisability retirement.(359-360)

Three years.

329

How and when may Airmen decline a promotion?(360)

In writing, any time prior to the effective date. (Reinstatementwill not be authorized.)

330

Unless granted an EPME waiver, Airmen selectedfor promotion must complete in-resident PME beforeassuming which grades? (360)

SSgt, MSgt or SMSgt. (Otherwise, the Personnel Data System(PDS) automatically withholds the promotion.)

331

On what basis does the Air Force normally promoteeligible Airmen to Arnn and AlC? (360)

On a noncompetitive basis, recommended by their commander.

332

An AB must have months Time in Grade(TIG) to be eligible for promotion to Arnn. (360)

Six months.

333

What is the Time in Grade (TIG) requirement for anArnn to be eligible for promotion to AlC? (360)

10 months.

334

There are different phase points for individualsgraduating from Basic Military Training (BMT) as Arnnor AlC that correspond with their earlier promotions.T/F (360)

True

335

When are individuals, initially enlisting for a periodof six years, promoted from AB or Arnn to AlC? (360)

Upon completion of either technical training or 20 weeks oftechnical training, whichever occurs first.

336

When does the Air Force promote AlCs to SrA?(360)

When they have either 36 months of Time in Service (TIS)and 20 months of Time in Grade (TIG), or 28 months ofTIG, whichever occurs first. (A 3-skill level and the unitcommander's recommendation are required.)

337

If an AlC is promoted to Sr A Below the Zone (BTZ),when is his or her promotion effective date? (360)

Six months before his or her fully qualified date.

338

Promotion to SSgt, TSgt and MSgt occurs underwhat two programs? (361)

The W APS or Stripes for Exceptional Performers (STEP).

339

Identify the six W APS promotion factors. (361)

1) SKT; 2) PFE; 3) Time in Service (TIS); 4) Time in Grade(TIG); 5) decorations; and 6) EPRs.

340

The PFE and SKT scores account for 200 of the__ points possible under the WAPS. (361)

460 points.

341

n the W APS, who do you compete with for promotion?(361)

Only those currently working in your AFSC.

342

What happens when more than one individual hasthe same total score at the promotion cutoff point? (361)

The Air Force promotes everyone with that score.)

343

When and why was the Stripes for Exceptional Performers(STEP) program established? (362)

In 1980, to promote a limited number of Airmen with exceptionalpotential to the grades ofSSgt-MSgt.

344

Each MAJ COM determines its own procedures andStripes for Exceptional Performers (STEP) selection levels.T/F (362)

True.

345

An individual may not receive more than one promotionunder any combination of promotion programs withina 12-month period. What exception applies? (362)

SrA must serve six months Time in Grade (TIG) before beingpromoted to SSgt.

346

Should isolated acts or specific achievements be thesole basis for promotion under the Stripes For ExceptionalPerformers (STEP) program? (362)

No. (Commanders should also guard against using STEP asan enlisted Below The Zone (BTZ) promotion program.)

347

How are Time in Service (TIS) points calculated forpromotion to SSgt-MSgt under the WAPS? (362-Tbl)

Two points for each year of Total Active Federal MilitaryService (TAFMS) up to 20 years (40 points maximum).

348

How are Time in Grade (TIG) points calculated underthe W APS for promotion to SSgt-MSgt? (362-Tbl)

1/2 point for each month in current grade up to 10 years (60points maximum).

349

What is the maximum W APS points for decorationsand how is each decoration's point value assigned? (362-Tbl)

Maximum of 25 points with point value based on order ofprecedence. (The decoration closeout date must be on orbefore the Promotion Eligibility Cutoff Date (PECD).)

350

How many W APS points are the Meritorious ServiceMedal (MSM) and Air Force Commendation Medal(AFCM) assigned? (362-Tbl)

MSM - 5 points; AFCM- 3 points.

351

Under the WAPS, EPR scores are worth a maximumof __ points. (362-Tbl)

135 points. (Using EPRs within five years immediately preceding the Promotion Eligibility Cutoff Date (PECD), not to exceed 10 reports.)

352

How do individuals with a reporting identifier orspecial duty identifier designated as their Control AFSC(CAFSC) on the Promotion Eligibility Cutoff Date(PECD) compete for promotion? (363)

Within that reporting identifier or special duty identifier.

353

Describe the two-phase process for promotion toSMSgt and CMSgt. (363)

Phase I is similar to the W APS evaluation. Phase II is scoredby a central evaluation board at Air Force Personnel Center(AFPC) using the whole-person concept.

354

The two-phase promotion process for SMSgt andCMSgt has a maximum score of __ points. (363)

795 points.

355

Preparing for promotion testing is part of your enlistedprofessional development. T/F (363)

False. (Preparing for promotion is solely an individual responsibility.)

356

What disclosure rules apply to your W APS scorenotice? (363)

It should never be provided to or used by anyone other thanyourself or your commander and cannot be disclosed withoutyour written consent. (Commanders must limit their use tonotification and advisory counseling on your behalf and mustnot allow further dissemination of scores.)

357

Your personal involvement in W APS testing is critical.At a minimum, you must 1) know your promotioneligibility status; 2) maintain your specialty and militaryqualifications; 3) use a self-initiated program of individualstudy and effort; and 4) obtain all current study references.Name four additional responsibilities. (363)

5) Review the annual Enlisted Promotions References andRequirements Catalog (EPRRC); 6) be prepared to test thefirst day of the testing window and throughout the testingcycle; 7) ensure you receive study materials at least 60 daysprior to testing; and 8) ensure your selection folder at AirForce Personnel Center (AFPC) is accurate and complete ifyou're SMSgt or CMSgt eligible.

358

An Airman may choose to test for promotion early.T/F (363)

True. (As long as the correct test booklets are available.)

359

Obtain and review your __ to verify the informationused in the promotion selection process. (364)

Data Verification Record (DVR) on Virtual Military PersonnelFlight (vMPF). (Report any errors to the Military Personnel Section (MPS).)

360

Each eligible Airmen must review their Data VerificationRecord (DVR) and the master personnel recordsin the Automated Records Management System(ARMS)/Personnel Records Display Application (PRDA)and report any issues to the Military Personnel Section(MPS). T/F (364)

True. (If an error is noted, the Airmen must immediatelycontact his or her MPS for assistance, and they will updatethe Military Personnel Data System (MilPDS) with the correctthe data.)

361

When would a supplemental promotion not begranted? (364)

If an error or omission appeared on the Data VerificationRecord (DVR) and the individual took no corrective orfollowup action before the promotion selection date for SSgtthrough MSgt, or no corrective or followup action before theoriginal evaluation board for SMSgt and CMSgt.

362

The Enlisted Promotion Reference and RequirementsCatalog (EPRRC) lists all enlisted promotion testsauthorized for administration and the study referencesassociated with these tests. When is it published? (364)

Each August.

363

Why is it especially important to check the EnlistedPromotion Reference and Requirements Catalog(EPRRC) to identify CDCs, including the volume numberand publication date? (364)

The CDCs used as study references may be different fromthe CDCs used for upgrade training.

364

Who provides a personal set of W APS CDCs to eachmember eligible for promotion? (364)

The Air Force Career Development Academy (AFCDA).

365

When does each member eligible for promotion receiveCDCs? (364)

Eligible members receive an initial set of CDCs during theirfirst year of eligibility and only new or updated material eachyear thereafter. (Electronic copies of CDCs for promotiontesting purposes are available at https://cdc.aetc.afmil/.)

366

How should non-CDC study reference materials,such as AFis or TOs, be made available? (364)

Online at http://www.e-publishing.afmil. (Commercial publicationsshould be available at unit or base level, at a ratio ofone publication for every five eligibles.)

367

lf you have not had access to required WAPS referencematerial for __ days, you may request a delay intesting. (364)

60 days.

368

SNCO subject-matter experts write all promotiontests. What role do the resident psychologists at the AirmanAdvancement Division (AAD) serve in the promotiontest development process? (364)

They provide the psychometric expertise to ensure the testsare valid and as fair as possible to all examinees.

369

How frequently is each promotion test revised? (364)

Annually.

370

At the beginning of a test development project, whyare the tests under revision administered to the SubjectMatterExperts (SME)? (364)

To give test writers the test takers' point of view and helpthem focus on evaluating how well the test content relates toperformance in their specialties.

371

Which promotion test measures knowledge importantto the job performance of SSgts, TSgts andMSgts in a particular specialty? (364)

SK Ts.

372

What resources do SNCOs use to write the SKTs andtie test content to important tasks performed in the specialty?(365)

The Career Field Education and Training Plan (CFETP),occupational analysis data and their experiences.

373

Which promotion test measures the military andsupervisory knowledge required of SSgts, TSgts andMSgts? (365)

ThePFE.

374

Which promotion test evaluates the practical military,supervisory and managerial knowledge required inthe top two NCO grades? (365)

The USAFSE.

375

Who writes the PFE and USAFSE tests? (365)

CMSgts from across the Air Force.

376

What information do CMSgts use to write the PFEand USAFSE tests? (365)

Their experience and the MKTS survey data.

377

Why is every effort made to ensure test administrationprocedures for promotion tests are standardized?(365)

To ensure fairness for everyone competing for promotion.

378

Name three of the many safeguards the Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) uses to verify promotion testaccuracy? (365)

1) All promotion tests are electronically scored; 2) a percentageof answer sheets (pulled randomly) are hand-scored; and3) answer sheets are physically reviewed.

379

Group study (two or more people) to prepare forenlisted promotion testing is strictly prohibited. T/F (365)

True. (Limit yourself to a self-study program to avoid WAPStest compromise.)

380

Which article of the UCMJ is violated if you usegroup study to prepare for an enlisted promotion exam?(365)

Article 92. (Violating a lawful general regulation.)

381

A conviction for enlisted promotion test compromisecan result in what punishment? (365)

A dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances,and confinement for up to two years.

382

Which of these may NOT be a test compromise situation:discussing test content with your unit commander;sharing pretests; training for NCO of the quarter or Sr ABelow the Zone (BTZ) boards; or placing commercialstudy guide software or personal study notes on govern- \_..;ment computers? (365, 365-Note)

Training for NCO of the quarter or SrA BTZ boards (as longas the intent of the training is not to study for promotiontests).

383

Why is placing commercial enlisted promotion studyguide software on government computers prohibited?(365)

Because it would imply Air Force sanction of the guides.

384

Visit __ for Air Force-sanctioned promotion testingexercises. (365)

http://pdg.afedu.

385

When does Air Force Personnel Center (AFPC) conductin-system promotion consideration? (366)

As needed after initial promotion selection.

386

Will supplemental promotion consideration begranted if an error or omission appeared on the DataVerification Record (DVR) in the Automated RecordsManagement System/Personnel Records Display Application(ARMS/PRDA) or SNCO selection record? (366)

Only if the individual took the necessary steps to correct itprior to promotion selection or the evaluation board process.

387

According to A FI 36-2623, Occupational Analysis,why does the Air Education and Training Command Intelligence,Operations and Nuclear Integration(AETC/A2/3/10) Occupational Analysis (OA) Divisionsurvey military and civilian occupational specialties?(366)

To provide personnel and training decisionmakers with factualand objective job information, enabling them to justifyand/or change personnel policies and programs; refine andmaintain occupational structures; and establish, validate andadjust testing and training programs.

388

What percent of eligible career field members doesthe Occupational Analysis (OA) process use to identifywork performed in the field? (366)

I 00 percent. (Most enlisted specialties undergo an occupational analysis every 2 to 3 years.)

389

Occupational Analysis (OA) results do not directlyimpact your career. T/F (366)

False. (They help develop the questions in SKTs and determinewhat goes into Career Field Education And TrainingPlans (CFETP).)

390

How long does the web-based Occupational Analysis(OA) survey take to complete? (366)

One to two hours. (Dutiful and timely input is critical to ensurepromotion test content and technical training are accurate.)

391

Visit http://oa.aetc.af.mil/ and select to findyour specialty's Occupational Analysis (OA) report. (366)

Enlisted Products.