Flashcards in Section 9C - Enlisted Professional Military Education (EPME) Deck (44):
How does EPME complement training, experience and other educational programs?
By providing 1) a continuum learning via progressive courses on developing airmanship and warfighting skills; 2) professional education at critical career points; and 3) increased supervision, leadership and management preparation.
What are the three levels of Air Force EPME?
ALS, NCOA, and Air Force SNCOA.
Which levels of EPME are available through Distance Learning (DL) courses?
ALS, NCOA and Air Force SNCOA.
Who 1) provides EPME program development, faculty development and operational program management for EPME; and 2) advises Air Force and other key leaders on Air Force and Joint EPME issues and policies?
The Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education (BCEE), EPME Academic Affairs (AA).
What is the Academic Affairs (AA) mission?
To provide the continuum of EPME necessary to inspire and develop enlisted leaders of integrity, service and excellence.
Academic Affairs' (AA) vision is to instill Airmen with warrior ethos, expeditionary mindset and a passion for leading. What is its goal?
To expand enlisted leadership ability and strengthen commitment to the profession of arms by integrating sound leadership, communication skills and military studies.
EPME Academic Affairs (AA) courses are based on what three broad areas of learning/graduate attributes?
1) Military professional; 2) expeditionary leadership; and 3) leadership communication.
What are the three principle methods of instruction for each EPME course?
1) Guided discussion; 2) case study analysis; and 3) experimental learning.
The ____ is accredited through the Southern Association of College and Schools.
Do graduates of resident and nonresident SNCOA, NCOA and ALS receive college credits with the CCAF?
Yes. The EPME school provides class graduate information and the CCAF automatically updates individuals records and transcripts.
What is the first level of resident EPME that enlisted Airmen attend?
What is the ALS mission and goal?
To prepare SrA to be professional warfighters able to supervise and lead Air Force teams that employ air, space and cyberspace power by helping them understand expectations inherent in their position and the need for professional development.
Operating at most installations, resident ALS is a ____ -week course that helps SrA understand expectations inherent in their position and their need for professional development.
ALS must be completed in residence to be eligible for promotion to what rank?
SSgt. (It is also required before performing duties as a reporting official.)
What four attributes does ALS provide graduates?
Those of 1) expeditionary Airmen; 2) supervisors of Airmen; 3) military professionals; and 4) supervisory communicators.
Resident ALS graduates earn ____ semester hours of college credit with the CCAF.
10 semester hours.
Five stateside NCOAs are operated by the Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education (BCEE) and one is operated by the ANG. Who operates the four overseas NCOAs?
They are operated by Pacific Air Force (PACAF), one by US Air Forces in Europe (USAFE).
What is the mission of the NCOA?
To prepare TSgts to become professional warfighters who lead and manage Air Force units to employ air, space and cyperspace power.
What is the goal of the NCOA?
To help TSgts understand their position in the military structure and develop effective supervisory and leadership skills.
You must complete the 6-week NCOA curriculum (in-residence) within two years of sewing on ____, and to be eligible for promotion to ____.
NCOA focuses on what four graduate attributes?
Those of 1) military professionals; 2) operational Airmen; 3) unit managers; and 4) managerial communicators.
How many semesters hours of college credit with the CCAF do resident NCOA graduates earn?
11 semester hours.
The Air Force established the Air Force SNCOA in 1972 to enhance development of SNCOAs through PME. What is its current annual enrollment?
Up to 2,250 Air Force SNCOs, Navy and Coast Guard chief petty officers, Army and Marines sergeants major and international SNCOAs.
What is the mission of the Air Force SNCOA?
Prepare SNCOAs to lead the enlisted force in employing air, space and cyberspace power to support national security objectives.
Resident Air Force SNCOA completion is required to assume what rank?
What do Air Force SNCOA students do to improve interactions between officers and enlisted members in the PME environment?
Work in teams with Squadron Officer School students for three days, increasing understanding and appreciation of each other's talents.
The Air Force SNCOA is a ____ -week in-residence course.
What four key attributes does the Air Force SNCOA focus on?
Those of a 1) military professional; 2) operational manager; 3) joint warfighter; and 4) senior communicator.
Air Force SNCOA graduates earn ____ semesters hours of CCAF college credit.
13 semester hours.
What do students completing the EPME Distance Learning (DL) courses gain?
Additional knowledge about their increasing responsibilities as leaders and managers.
What are the three EMPE Distance Learning (DL) courses?
ALS, Course 1; 2) NCOA, Course 9; and 3) SNCOA; Course 14.
ALS Distance Learning (DL) Course 1 consists of what five volumes?
1) Successful learning; 2) expeditionary Airman; 3) supervisor of Airmen; 4) military professional; and 5) supervisory communicator.
Name the five volumes covered in NCOA Distance Learning (DL) Course 9.
1) Successful learning; 2) military professional; 3) operational Airman; 4) unit manager; and 5) managerial communicator.
EPME Distance Learning (DL) Course 1, Course 9, and Course 14 are only available for Reserve and Guard personnel (T/F)
False. (Course 14 is available for active duty, Reserve and Guard personnel.)
ALS Distance Learning (DL) Course 1 graduates earn ____ CCAF semester hours of college credit.
NCOA Distance Learning (DL) Course 9 graduates earn ____ CCAF semester hours of college credit.
SNCOA Distance Learning (DL) Course 14 graduates earn ____ CCAF semester hours of college credit.
Which EPME Distance Learning (DL) Course is a web-based multimedia course that has five objective multiple-choice tests covering five areas - profession of arms, communication skills, behavior analysis, human resource development and organizational management?
Completion of SNCOA Distance Learning (DL) Course 14 is mandatory for all active duty personnel. (T/F)
False. (It is voluntary, though highly encouraged for Air Force active duty personnel. However, it is required for a senior rater endorsement on SNCO EPRs.)
What web-based course gives SNCOs a more comprehensive joint education to prepare them for assignments to joint billets at the Senior Enlisted Leader (SEL) or command SEL level?
Senior Enlisted Joint PME (SEJPME).
What does the Senior Enlisted Joint PME (SEJPME) course prepare enlisted personnel to do?
To effectively operate as part of a future joint force and to supervise multiple service members.
Who may enroll in Senior Enlisted Joint PME (SEJPME)?
All active duty, Reserve or Guard enlisted personnel in the grades of E-6 to E-9.
You should complete rank-required service EPME prior to enrolling in Senior Enlisted Joint PME (SEJPME). (T/F)