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Who has final command authority?

The President, as head of the Executive Branch he answers to the checks and balances of the Legislative and Judicial Branches.

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Established by the National Security Act 1947 what is the DOD's function?

Maintain and employ Armed Forces

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Who is apart of the DOD?

Office of Secretary of Defense
Joint Chief Staff
joint staff
depts of the AF, Navy and Army
Unified combatant commands
Defense agencies
DOD field agencies

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Who appoints the secretary of defense?

The president with advice from the senate

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What is the SECDEF responsible for?

Principle defense policy adviser to the president And is responsible for the formulation of general defense policy and all policies concerning the DOD

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What does the Armed Forces Policy Council do?

Assist in all matters requiring a long range view and in formulating broad defense policy

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The Chairman Joint Chief of Staff requirements are..

To be appointed by the president, hold rank of general/admiral, selected from regular component of their service branch

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Who do JCS advise?

President, SECDEF and National Security Council. Provide strategic direction of the Armed Forces

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What is the joint staff responsible for?

Carrying out assigned responsibilities of strategic direction, unified operation of combatant commands and the interrogation of all land, naval and air forces.

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Who assigns military missions?

SECDEF

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Who controls, directs and coordinates the action of command's forces, conducts training exercises and controls support functions?

Combatant controllers

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Who are combatant controllers responsible to?

SECDEF and the President

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What is a unified combatant command?

Broad mission comprised of two or more military departments.

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What are the unified commands based on and what are they?

Geographical and functional basis:
USEUCOM
USPACCOM
USNORTHCOM
USSOUTHCOM
USCENTCOM
USSOCOM
USTRANCOM
USSTRATCOM

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What is combined command and what terms do they operate under?

two or more allied nations that operate under a treaty, alliance or bilateral agreement among nations.

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What are the service secretaries responsible for?

Organize, train, equip ready forces to the combatant commanders

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What are functions?

Traditional roles, responsibilities and mission of each branch. Established by the Key West Agreement of 1948

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What is the general function of the Armed Forces?

Defend US constitution
Timely/effective military action
Uphold nation policies

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What is the Dept. Of the AF composed of?

HQ of the AF and its field unit

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SECAF is appointed by who?

The president with consent of senate, subject to the authority of the SECDEF

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Chief of Staff Air Force is appointed by who?

General officer appointed by the President with consent from the Senate, under control of the SECAF

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What are the dual missions of the ANG?

State/Federal

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What is the function of the Air Staff?

Assist SECDEF
chief of staff, vice chief of staff, deputy chiefs, assistant Chiefs of staff, surgeon general of the AF, judge advocate of the AF, chief of the AF reserve, air staff

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Who makes up the HQ of the AF?

The Secretariat
Air Staff

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What are the AF field units?

MAJCOM, Field operating agencies, direct reporting units

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What is a MAJCOM?

Represents AF subdivision, having specific portion of the AF mission.

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Air Combat Command
HQ, date created, missions, responsibility and personnel.

Langley AFB 1 June 1992
Prepared air combat in theatre of operations
Supports drug enforcement agency, and US customs, test new combat systems
67,000 AD, 675 aircraft

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Air Mobility Command
HQ, date created, missions, responsibility and personnel.

Scott AFB, IL 1 June 1992
Airlift material, air refueling, air mobility
All nonwar-fighting issues and support

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Air Force Space Command
HQ, date created, missions, responsibility and personnel.

1 Sept 1982 Peterson AFB
resilient space and cyberspace capabilities for joint forces and the nation
Space control, space support and testing of new weapon systems

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Pacific Air Force Command
HQ, date created, missions, responsibility and personnel.

Hickam, HI 35 JUNE 1950
Protect the US and Asia pacific territories, 50% of world's population in 36 nations

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United States Air Forces in Europe
HQ, date created, missions, responsibility and personnel.

Rammstein GE 1942
NATO operations securing regional stability in support of Europe, Mediterranean, Russia, parts of Africa and the Middle East.

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Air Education and training command
HQ, date created, missions, responsibility and personnel.

Randolph AFB TXT 1 July 1993
Train all AF members through BMT, OTS or OTS. Continuation training, CCAF.. ECT.

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Air Force Material Command

Wright Patt, OH I JULY 1992
Air Force logistic support/systems command
Integrated research, develop/test weapon systems
Maintain technological advantage

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Air Force special operations command
HQ, date created, missions, responsibility and personnel.

Hurlburt Field, TX 22 May 1990
Prepares spec ops in missions, standard training/procedures, training for personnel recovery, counter-narcotics, humanitarian assistance

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Air Force Global Strike Command
HQ, date created, missions, responsibility and personnel.

Barksdale AFB LA 7 AUG 2009
ICBM nuclear wing

Megan's prison.

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Air Force Reserve command
HQ, date created, missions, responsibility and personnel.

Robins AFB GA 17 Feb 1997
Defend America, provide airman who are fully trained/equipped

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What is a field operating agency?

Performs a field activity beyond the MAJCOMS scope.

AFPC, OSI

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What is a direct reporting unit?

Does not fit into any MAJCOM

USAF Academy

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What are the Air Force Component Numbered Air Forces?

13 CNAF, provide operational level war fighting commands

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What is the numbered AF?

Command directly until MAJCOM
Supports wing/squadrons

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Wing

Below NAF, specific mission, at least 1000 people

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Operational wing

Performs the mission of the base

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Air Base Wing

Performs a support function

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Specialized mission wing

Not missiles or aircraft. Usually Intel or training

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Group

Two or more subunits, at least 400 people.

Medical

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Squadron

At least 35 people, mission or functional units

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Numbered flight

Lowest unit level of AF, smaller elements into organization

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Alpha flight

Several elements with identical mission

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Functional flight

Specific missions