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1 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine BulletWriting Brought to you by: AFMentor.com

2 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 2 Fewer things contribute to maintaining a superior enlisted force more than a clear and accurate documentation of an Airmans performance and contributions to mission accomplishment. Bullet statements are essential elements that will get our best people promoted and assigned to positions of greater technical and managerial responsibility. CMSgt Jerry K. Sutton

3 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 3 The ValueThe Value Supervisor/Subordinate ResponsibilitiesSupervisor/Subordinate Responsibilities PreparationPreparation Bullet Statement MechanicsBullet Statement Mechanics Writing a BulletWriting a Bullet Writing ExerciseWriting Exercise Review and EditReview and Edit Overview

4 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 4 The Value Word picture of what the person didWord picture of what the person did Only way someone who does not know the person can effectively evaluate their performanceOnly way someone who does not know the person can effectively evaluate their performance Shows not only what they did but how they did it and what the outcome wasShows not only what they did but how they did it and what the outcome was Can lead to promotionsCan lead to promotions The supervisor can not promote their people but what and how they write can lead to promotion selectionThe supervisor can not promote their people but what and how they write can lead to promotion selection Promotions lead to more payPromotions lead to more pay The supervisor can not give their people a pay raise but a promotion willThe supervisor can not give their people a pay raise but a promotion will

5 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 5 Supervisor/Subordinate Responsibilities LearningLearning AF Directives/InstructionsAF Directives/Instructions Senior leadership and peers, known expertsSenior leadership and peers, known experts Local guidance and directivesLocal guidance and directives InternetInternet Commercial sourcesCommercial sources TeachingTeaching Stress to subordinates the importance of providing good inputsStress to subordinates the importance of providing good inputs Teach them how to write effective bulletsTeach them how to write effective bullets RecordingRecording Should have a running record of accomplishmentsShould have a running record of accomplishments This can be done for you and your subordinatesThis can be done for you and your subordinates Should be a requirementShould be a requirement It is easier to write with good inputIt is easier to write with good input

6 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 6 Preparation Start with a comprehensive descriptionStart with a comprehensive description Use detailed narrative of performanceUse detailed narrative of performance Make sure you have the who, what, where, when, why, how many, how much, time/money saved, and numbersMake sure you have the who, what, where, when, why, how many, how much, time/money saved, and numbers Use tools available to youUse tools available to you AF Directives/InstructionsAF Directives/Instructions HQ USAF/SG OPR/EPR GuideHQ USAF/SG OPR/EPR Guide https://kx.afms.mil/ctb/groups/dotmil/documents/afms/ ctb_ pdfhttps://kx.afms.mil/ctb/groups/dotmil/documents/afms/ ctb_ pdfhttps://kx.afms.mil/ctb/groups/dotmil/documents/afms/ ctb_ pdfhttps://kx.afms.mil/ctb/groups/dotmil/documents/afms/ ctb_ pdf Your supervisor, co-workers, fellow NCOsYour supervisor, co-workers, fellow NCOs Word lists, commercial sourcesWord lists, commercial sources

7 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 7 Three parts to a bulletThree parts to a bullet Start with strong impact word (action verb, past tense)Start with strong impact word (action verb, past tense) Followed with the factFollowed with the fact Support fact with impact/resultsSupport fact with impact/results Use single bulletsUse single bullets No wraparoundsNo wraparounds Use sub-bullet only when needed to add impactUse sub-bullet only when needed to add impact Avoid fluffy, feel-good phrases (flowery words)Avoid fluffy, feel-good phrases (flowery words) Define all acronyms and abbreviations first before using themDefine all acronyms and abbreviations first before using them Try to avoid leaving white spaceTry to avoid leaving white space Bullet Statement Mechanics

8 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 8 Action verbs (more in Tongue and Quill)Action verbs (more in Tongue and Quill)ActivatedAdvocatedAggressiveAmassedAspiredAssertedAttainedAuthoredBattledBolsteredCapitalizedCaptivatedCaptured Bullet Statement Mechanics CementedChampionedCommandedCommendedCommittedComposedCreatedCultivatedDazzledDedicatedDeflectedDeliveredDelved DesignedDetailedDevelopedDevisedDevotedDirectedDispersedDoubledEarnedElevatedEliminatedEmployedEmulatedEndeavoredEnergizedEngagedEngineeredEnlistedEnrichedEnvisionedEradicatedEscalatedExecutedExpeditedExploredFacilitatedForgedFortifiedGuidedHonedHonoredIgnitedIllustratedInfusedInspiredInstitutedIntegratedLaunchedLed

9 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 9 Bullet Statement Mechanics More action verbsMore action verbs LedMarketedMasteredMaximizedMentoredMoldedMotivatedMultipliedNavigatedNetworkedNurturedOrchestratedOutshinedOvercamePilotedPinpointedPioneeredPrecludedPresidedPropelledRecruitedRedesignedRefinedRegulatedReinforcedReshapedRevampedRevitalizedRevivedSecuredSeizedShapedSkyrocketedSparkedStreamlinedStrengthenedStructuredStyledSurgedTamedTerminatedThwartedTransformedUnderscoredValidatedVisualizedVoiced

10 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 10 Bullet Statement Mechanics The factThe fact What they didWhat they did How they did itHow they did it Impact/resultsImpact/results This is the outcome of what was doneThis is the outcome of what was done Put impact in some type of measurable termPut impact in some type of measurable term Quality: best, most successful, first, benchmark forQuality: best, most successful, first, benchmark for Quantity: numbers, percent increase/decrease, scope of effort and effectQuantity: numbers, percent increase/decrease, scope of effort and effect Time: hours, man-hours/days saved, hours/days/months ahead of scheduleTime: hours, man-hours/days saved, hours/days/months ahead of schedule Cost: savings in man-hours, dollars, and/or resourcesCost: savings in man-hours, dollars, and/or resources

11 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 11 Action verbAction verb EngineeredEngineered The factThe fact a widget inspection devicea widget inspection device The impactThe impact saved 360 man-hours a yearsaved 360 man-hours a year The bulletThe bullet - Engineered a widget inspection device…saved 360 man-hours a year Writing a Bullet

12 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 12 Writing Exercise TSgt John Doe has completed 12 semester hours in upper-level course work for a Master of Arts Business Degree. The college he attended was Kansas State University. He took four classes. Each class counted for 3 semester hours. Of the 38 students in the program, TSgt Does GPA, 4.0, was the highest of all. TSgt John Doe has completed 12 semester hours in upper-level course work for a Master of Arts Business Degree. The college he attended was Kansas State University. He took four classes. Each class counted for 3 semester hours. Of the 38 students in the program, TSgt Does GPA, 4.0, was the highest of all. Good example - Maximized every opportunity to continue professional development and growth…attended Kansas State University…took four classes toward Master of Arts degree in business…maintained exceptional 4.0 GPA - Maximized every opportunity to continue professional development and growth…attended Kansas State University…took four classes toward Master of Arts degree in business…maintained exceptional 4.0 GPA Better example - Professional growth…completed 12 semester hours…Master of Arts business…maintained 4.0 GPA - Professional growth…completed 12 semester hours…Master of Arts business…maintained 4.0 GPA Best example - Completed 12 semester hours for Masters Degree business program…class standing #1 of 38, 4.0 GPA - Completed 12 semester hours for Masters Degree business program…class standing #1 of 38, 4.0 GPA

13 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 13 Writing Exercise MSgt Johnny Champion was personally sought out by the OG/CC to represent the Ops Group as a member of the base IRRI prep team. The teams tasking was to overhaul the existing IRRI plan and devise a plan that would ensure success for the 2001 PACAF IRRI. MSgt Champion worked really hard to prepared the base for the upcoming IRRI. He published weekly Warrior Words in the base newspaper. He staffed many of the teams taskings to the responsible agency or group. He developed and oversaw a 10- item high-visibility unit level validation project for 26 squadrons in the wing. These 10 items had been identified as high-threat inspection interest areas from previous inspections. When the time for the IRRI came, you can bet in all of these areas, the squadrons were ready and more importantly the 9,500 member base population was ready to go to war. MSgt Johnny Champion was personally sought out by the OG/CC to represent the Ops Group as a member of the base IRRI prep team. The teams tasking was to overhaul the existing IRRI plan and devise a plan that would ensure success for the 2001 PACAF IRRI. MSgt Champion worked really hard to prepared the base for the upcoming IRRI. He published weekly Warrior Words in the base newspaper. He staffed many of the teams taskings to the responsible agency or group. He developed and oversaw a 10- item high-visibility unit level validation project for 26 squadrons in the wing. These 10 items had been identified as high-threat inspection interest areas from previous inspections. When the time for the IRRI came, you can bet in all of these areas, the squadrons were ready and more importantly the 9,500 member base population was ready to go to war. Good example - 18 OG/CC by-name choice to serve on wing IRRI prep team…superb performance...ensured 26 squadron validation/compliance of 10 item special interest area checklist...published "Warrior Words" in base paper - 18 OG/CC by-name choice to serve on wing IRRI prep team…superb performance...ensured 26 squadron validation/compliance of 10 item special interest area checklist...published "Warrior Words" in base paper Better example - Hand-picked by the 18 OG commander to work on MAJCOM IRRI prep team...oversaw compliance in over 20 squadrons...staffed team taskings...ensured timely preparation...base population well educated - Hand-picked by the 18 OG commander to work on MAJCOM IRRI prep team...oversaw compliance in over 20 squadrons...staffed team taskings...ensured timely preparation...base population well educated Best example - Hand-picked...18 WG '01 PACAF IRRI prep team...managed 26 unit interest item validation/rebuilt wing CONOps...published weekly combat-focused articles...elevated readiness 9.5K base populace - Hand-picked...18 WG '01 PACAF IRRI prep team...managed 26 unit interest item validation/rebuilt wing CONOps...published weekly combat-focused articles...elevated readiness 9.5K base populace

14 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 14 Writing Exercise TSgt Harry Harrison was an expert planner. He knew how to effectively use his people. His unit was undermanned. Personnel were scarce and were already tasked very heavily. Then came another tasking from the Group CEM, staff Ready Augmentee and Noncombatant Evacuee (NEO) teams. TSgt Harrisons boss, the Director of Operations, tasked him to devise a plan to meet the units NEO and Ready Augmentee tasking while simultaneously filling the AEF, IRRE, and IRRI schedule requirements. He came through with flying colors. He tapped into his support personnel pool and met the NEO and Ready Augmentee tasking. His effective use of support personnel meant he didnt have to overuse his operations personnel. His superb planning and management ensured all requirements were met. Squadron support continued with minimal impact to support activities and all of the operational flying missions were achieved. TSgt Harry Harrison was an expert planner. He knew how to effectively use his people. His unit was undermanned. Personnel were scarce and were already tasked very heavily. Then came another tasking from the Group CEM, staff Ready Augmentee and Noncombatant Evacuee (NEO) teams. TSgt Harrisons boss, the Director of Operations, tasked him to devise a plan to meet the units NEO and Ready Augmentee tasking while simultaneously filling the AEF, IRRE, and IRRI schedule requirements. He came through with flying colors. He tapped into his support personnel pool and met the NEO and Ready Augmentee tasking. His effective use of support personnel meant he didnt have to overuse his operations personnel. His superb planning and management ensured all requirements were met. Squadron support continued with minimal impact to support activities and all of the operational flying missions were achieved. Good example - Ingenious planning…innovative scheduling…tasked operations support personnel to meet Ready and NEO tasking...very little impact to operations...real-world AEF support met...IRRI and IRRE aircrews built - Ingenious planning…innovative scheduling…tasked operations support personnel to meet Ready and NEO tasking...very little impact to operations...real-world AEF support met...IRRI and IRRE aircrews built Better example - Built support teams and aircrews to meet IRRI, IRRE, and AEF mission requirements…simultaneously met Ready augmentee and noncombatant evacuee schedule…super work considering minimum manning - Built support teams and aircrews to meet IRRI, IRRE, and AEF mission requirements…simultaneously met Ready augmentee and noncombatant evacuee schedule…super work considering minimum manning Best example - Engineered DO ready augmentee/noncombatant evacuee plan...IRRE/IRRI/AEF taskings achieved despite austere manning...ops impact transparent...minimized support compromise...aircrew generation seamless - Engineered DO ready augmentee/noncombatant evacuee plan...IRRE/IRRI/AEF taskings achieved despite austere manning...ops impact transparent...minimized support compromise...aircrew generation seamless

15 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 15 Writing Exercise SrA Stellar Performer is an exceptional troop. SrA Performers work is always on time and accomplished in an exemplary manner. She was a recent recipient of the John L. Levitow Honor Graduate Award at Airman Leadership School. She is clearly the best Airman of the 5,000 E-4s and below assigned to Kadena AB. Her standing was validated by her base level Airman of the Year win. Out of the 137 Airmen in her unit, she is the most competitive for a STEP promotion. SrA Stellar Performer is an exceptional troop. SrA Performers work is always on time and accomplished in an exemplary manner. She was a recent recipient of the John L. Levitow Honor Graduate Award at Airman Leadership School. She is clearly the best Airman of the 5,000 E-4s and below assigned to Kadena AB. Her standing was validated by her base level Airman of the Year win. Out of the 137 Airmen in her unit, she is the most competitive for a STEP promotion. Good example - Best of the best…exceptional Airman...winner base level Airman of the Year Award…promote right now! - Best of the best…exceptional Airman...winner base level Airman of the Year Award…promote right now! Better example - Unit's #1 of 137…won 2000 Airman of the Year...unit/group/base…ALS Levitow winner...promote now! - Unit's #1 of 137…won 2000 Airman of the Year...unit/group/base…ALS Levitow winner...promote now! Best example - #1 of 5,000 Airman...won Kadena Airman of the Year Award ALS Levitow winner...STEP now! - #1 of 5,000 Airman...won Kadena Airman of the Year Award ALS Levitow winner...STEP now!

16 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 16 Review and Edit ReviewReview Look at what you have writtenLook at what you have written Does the bullet start with an action verb?Does the bullet start with an action verb? Did you state the fact?Did you state the fact? Did you include the impact?Did you include the impact? Edit bullets that need itEdit bullets that need it Make the impact strongMake the impact strong Fill the lineFill the line ReviewReview EditEdit ReviewReview EditEdit ReviewReview

17 Birthplace, Home and Future of Aerospace Medicine 17 Summary The ValueThe Value Supervisor/Subordinate ResponsibilitiesSupervisor/Subordinate Responsibilities PreparationPreparation Bullet Statement MechanicsBullet Statement Mechanics Writing a BulletWriting a Bullet Writing ExerciseWriting Exercise Review and EditReview and Edit


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