Jul 03, 2022
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.
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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