Mar 27, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AFRO 401 - National Security/Commissioning Preparation

“National Security/Commissioning Preparation” - Designed for college seniors and gives them the foundation to understand their role as military officers and how they are directly tied to our National Security Strategy.

Credits: (3)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Recall key constitutional powers of the President and the US Congress
  • List the major differences between the two legislative houses.
  • Identify key components of the War Powers Resolution.
  • Describe Louis Smith’s criteria that govern civil-military relations in democratic states.
  • Recognize how nations use instruments of power to advance national interests.
  • Recall the process for formulating US military strategy from national objectives
  • Recognize the pillars of the current National Security Strategy.
  • Recognize the lines of effort of the current National Defense Strategy.
  • Recognize the objectives of the current National Military Strategy.
  • Identify the role of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. 
  • Identify the difference between the operational and administrative chains of command. 
  • Recall the mission and primary role of each Sister Service.
  • Recognize the organization of each Sister Service.
  • Identify the joint functions.
  • Recall the range of military operations.
  • Recognize the operational joint chain of command from the President to the individual components.
  • Recognize the Unified Combatant Command missions. 
  • Identify the Unified Combatant Command areas of responsibility.
  • Recall the chain of command from the President to the Combatant Commands.
  • Recall how different elements of the Total Force contribute to the Air Force mission
  • Recognize the differences between Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen.
  • List the components of the incident response chain.
  • Recognize the type of missions prohibited by the Posse Comitatus Act.
  • Recall the role of the Dual-Status Commander.
  • Identify the air, space, and cyberspace domains.
  • Discuss the importance of the air, space, and cyberspace domains.
  • Identify the ideological categories of identity-based terrorism.
  • Recall the four enduring policy principles that guide US counterterrorism strategy.
  • Recall the impacts of the 11 September 2001 attacks on the United States.
  • Recognize the three elements US Armed Forces use to combat terrorism.
  • List the four space operations functions
  • Identify the space support to operations capabilities. 
  • Recall the purpose of counterspace operations.
  • Recall the Department of Defense definition for cyberspace
  • Identify specific threats and vulnerabilities associated with cyberspace operations.
  • Recognize how all Airmen should view cyberspace capabilities in order to better achieve the core missions of the Air Force. 
  • Recall the fundamental purpose of the US nuclear arsenal
  • Recall the unique nature of nuclear weapons.
  • Discuss characteristics of current air and space capabilities and aircraft packaging.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Fall Locations: Ellensburg

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