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1

_____ is a QOL measurement of the time Airmen spend away from their home station for operational and training purposes during a 12-month period.

Personnel Tempo (PERSTEMPO)

2

_____ is a QOL measurement of the time Airmen spend away from their home station for operational and training purposes during a 12-month period.

Personnel Tempo (PERSTEMPO)

3

The AF classifies and assigns Airmen worldwide as equitably as possible to ensure a high state of readiness. T/F

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

4

What is the primary consideration when selecting Airmen for reassignment?

The Airman's qualification to accomplish the mission.

5

To the maximum extent possible, the AF assigns Airmen on a(n) _____ basis and in the most equitable manner feasible.

Voluntary.

6

Why does the AF equitably distribute involuntary assignments among similarly qualified Airmen?

To minimize family separations and avoid creating severe personal hardships for Airmen.

7

Why may limitations be established on involuntary selection for PCS following some TDY?

To allow Airmen to attend to essential military and personal pre-PCS requirements, and to reduce Airman and family disturbance.

8

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

The DoD.

9

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

AFI 36-2110, Assignments.

10

Who may initiate assignment requests for members currently assigned to their MAJCOM, FOA, or DRU to fill valid vacant manpower authorizations?

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

11

Who may initiate assignment requests for members currently assigned to their MAJCOM, FOA, or DRU to fill valid vacant manpower authorizations?

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

12

Who is the final approval authority for Airman assignments?

AFPC

13

The Airman Assignment Division (AFPC/DPAA) is the final approval authority for Airmen assignments in the grades of _____ and below.

SMSgt.

14

Who is the final approval authority for CMSgt and CMSgt-select assignments?

The Chief's Group (AF/DPE).

15

Airmen are distributed to meet the overall needs of the AF using what four factors?

1) Law, and DoD and AF directives and instructions; 2) to maintain equity between MAJCOMs within a speciality and grade; 3) guidance from the Air Staff functional area Office of Primary Responsibility(OPR); and 4) directions from the designated assignment authority as outlined in AFI 36-2110.

16

Airmen are distributed to meet the overall needs of the AF using what four factors?

1) Law, and DoD and AF directives and instructions; 2) to maintain equity between MAJCOMs within a speciality and grade; 3) guidance from the Air Staff functional area Office of Primary Responsibility(OPR); and 4) directions from the designated assignment authority as outlined in AFI 36-2110.

17

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

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

18

SEIs may be used when specific experience or training is critical to the job and no other means of assignment is appropriate or available. How else may they be used?

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

19

Manpower positions are coded with a SEI to identify positions that require or provide unique experiences or qualifications. T/F

True. (Personal records for Airmen who earn an SEI are similarly coded.)

20

Manpower positions often require that assigned Airmen have access to a specific level of classified info. How can the urgency to fill a position affect the assignment process?

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

21

Who may be assigned in any AFSC or Chief Enlisted Manager (CEM) code they possess or are qualified to be awarded?

CMSgts and CMSgt-selects.

22

Who may be assigned in any AFSC or Chief Enlisted Manager (CEM) code they possess or are qualified to be awarded?

CMSgts and CMSgt-selects.

23

How are Airmen in the grade of SMSgt and below normally selected for assignment?

In their Control AFSC (CAFSC)

24

How are Airmen with an incompatible grade and CAFSC skill level due to retraining or reclassification selected?

They are selected and allocated against requirements commensurate with their grade, regardless of their CAFSC skill level.

25

Upon what factors are most Airmen selected for assignment?

Grade and skill level.

26

CMSgts fill Chief Enlisted Manager (CEM) code positions. In descending rank order, what skill level positions do all other enlisted members fill?

1) SMSgt fill 9-level positions; 2) MSgts and TSgts fill 7-level skill level positions; 3) SSgts and SrA fill 5-skill level positions; and 4) A1Cs, Amn, and AB fill 3-skill level positions.

27

Who is selected first within a group of qualified Airmen who meet the minimum PCS eligibility criteria?

Volunteers.

28

Qualified volunteers who meet minimum eligibility criteria are selected for PCS assignment first. Who is selected next, qualified nonvolunteers who meet the criteria or qualified volunteers who do not?

Qualified nonvolunteers who meet the minimum eligibility criteria.

29

Is TOS a PCS eligibility requirement?

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

30

Policies that support the continued development of CMSgts include 1) Three-Year Limits for HQ Staff and Special-Duty Tours; 2) Date Eligible for Return from Overseas (DEROS) Management; and 3) Home-Basing Requests. Name two more.

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

31

Policies that support the continued development of CMSgts include 1) Three-Year Limits for HQ Staff and Special-Duty Tours; 2) Date Eligible for Return from Overseas (DEROS) Management; and 3) Home-Basing Requests. Name two more.

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

32

Why are CMSgts serving in MAJCOM, HQ AF, Joint Staff positions and special-duty positions limited to serving 3-year tours?

To increase the opportunities for CMSgts to serve in these positions and improve the flow of field experience into headquarters staff positions and staff experience into base-level units.

33

DEROS adjustment requests for CMSgts are closely scrutinized. When are they considered?

Only when in the best interest of the AF and supportive of CMSgt development. (The same scrutiny applies to home-basing request. Adjustments are not routinely approved for either.)

34

Specific strategy level assignments (such as AF Career Field Managers (AFCFM)) and Command Chief Master Sergeants (CCM) are filled using a(n) ______ selections process.

Nominative. (The hiring authority for these positions requests nominations from appropriate organizations (frequently each MAJCOM) and each organization then identifies their most qualified CMSgts and nominates them to the hiring authority.)

35

CCM assignments are 2-year minimum tours and ___-year maximum tours to ensure balance between fresh enlisted leadership and stable organizational leadership.

3

36

What are the assignment restrictions on FTA serving an initial enlistment of four or more years?

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

37

What are the assignment restrictions on FTA serving an initial enlistment of four or more years?

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

38

When may FTA who have made two PCS moves be permitted an additional PCS?

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

39

With regard to FTA and PCS moves, are low-cost moves included in the two-move count?

No. (They are excluded.)

40

When is an Airman considered available for PCS reassignment?

On the first day of the "availability" month.

41

When may PCS deferments be authorized?

When it's possible (in most grades and AFSCs) to maintain an equitable assignment system and support the need for stability in certain organizations and functions.

42

Deferments are normally approved to preclude an Airman's PCS while evaluating suitability to remain on active duty or during a period of observation or rehabilitation. Name several more reasons.

Completion of an educational program or degree, witness for a court-martial, accused in a court-martial, control roster, Article 15 punishment, BOP program, retraining, humanitarian reasons, etc.

43

When can humanitarian policy provide for reassignment or deferment?

When a severe, short-term problem involving a family member 1) absolutely requires your presence; 2) can normally be resolved within 12 months; and 3) you will be effectively utilized in your CAFSC at the new assignment.

44

Can parents-in-law or persons who have served in loco parentis qualify as family member under the humanitarian policy for reassignment or deferment?

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

45

In loco parentis refers to a person who has exercised parental rights and responsibilities in place of a natural parent for at least _____ year(s) before the Airman's or the Airman's spouse's 21st birthday, or before the Airman's entry in to the Regular AF, whichever is earlier.

5

46

Brothers and sisters are not included in the definition of a family member for humanitarian consideration. Are exceptions ever allowed?

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

47

The EFMP is separate and distinct from humanitarian policy. What is this program based on?

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

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