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THE ENLISTED FORCE Overview Enlisted Force Foundation US Air Force Enlisted Force Evolution World War II The Career Force CMSAF and SEAs The Enlisted.

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2 THE ENLISTED FORCE

3 Overview Enlisted Force Foundation US Air Force Enlisted Force Evolution World War II The Career Force CMSAF and SEAs The Enlisted Force Structure General Responsibilities Enlisted Education

4 Enlisted Force Foundation Organization – Used Many Ranks From 1775 – Adopted British Army & Navy Concepts with Minimal Changes Professional Military Names – Names Use For Ranks Go Back Several Centuries Soldier: a person who serves in military for pay Sergeant: comes from Latin word, serviens Insignia – First US Military Insignia Used During Revolutionary War – By Order of Then General George Washington

5 Air Force Enlisted Force Evolution Beginnings – Need to Bolster Military Aviation – Army Signal Corps WWI WWII – Need for Technical Skills – Enlisted Pilot Program

6 The Career Force Changing American Society’s Perceptions Internal Changes – Doolittle Board Structure – 55/45 Policy – 55% Career & 45% First Term

7 Force Management Airman Career Program WAPS TOPCAP

8 NCO Duties and Status Work Without Supervision Understand Complex Job Related Problems Train Subordinates

9 SMSgt and CMSgt Opened Up Promotions Promote Highly Qualified NCOs Eased Promotion Stagnation (Korean Hump)

10 CMSAF and SEA Following Tradition of USA and USM – USAF Created CMSAF, Oct 1966 – Chief Paul Airey Became First CMSAF, Apr 67 SEA Position Created in 1970 – Fill Communication Gap btw CMSAF and MAJCOMs – Title Formally Changed to Command CMSgt on 1 Nov 98

11 The Enlisted Force Structure Philosophy – Provide Consistent, Well-defined Expectations and Standards – Opportunity for Growth for All Airmen – Reflect Air Force Core Values

12 Purpose of Enlisted Force Structure Provide an Enlisted Force Structure to Best Meet Mission Requirements Defines Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations for Each Enlisted Rank Provide a Common, Stable Enlisted Career Structure

13 Senior NCO Tier CMSgt – Highest Air Force Enlisted – Superintendents and Managers – Provide Senior Enlisted Leadership SMSgt – Operational Leaders – Continue Professional Development MSgt – Transition from Technical to Operational Leaders – MSgt(s) Should Enroll in & Complete AFSNCOA Correspondence Course

14 NCO Tier TSgt – Organizational Technical Experts – Provide Sound Supervision and Training SSgt – Highly Skilled Technicians – Supervisory and Training Responsibilities – Develop Supervisory Competence

15 AMN Tier SrA – Transition to Role as an NCO AIC – Expected to Master Skills in New Career Field AMN – Understand & Conform to Military Standards AB – Apprentice Acquiring & Demonstrating Knowledge of Military Customs, Courtesies, Traditions, and AF Standards – Learning Military and Technical Skills

16 General Responsibilities All Airmen Must: – Accept/Execute all Duties, Lawful Orders, & Responsibilities in a Timely Manner – Maintain Highest Level of Personal Readiness – Be Deployment Ready if Postured So – Actively Support AF Policy of Zero Tolerance for Discrimination & Sexual Harassment – Be Alert to Detect People Who May be Exhibiting Suicidal Behavior

17 References NCOs Must Be Familiar With UCMJ, Manual For Courts Martial; DoD R, Joint Ethics Regulation; & AFPD 36-29, Military Standards Mission & History of AF Mission and Unit of Assignment Customs & Courtesies AF Promotion Program (AFI , Airman Promotion Program) Enlisted Assignment System Air Force Awards and Decorations Program

18 Enlisted Education The College for Enlisted PME – ALS – NCOA – AFSNCOA Civilian Education/CCAF

19 Summary Enlisted Force Foundation US Air Force Enlisted Force Evolution World War II The Career Force CMSAF and SEAs The Enlisted Force Structure General Responsibilities Enlisted Education

20 “ Successful People use Their Strength by Recognizing, Developing and Utilizing the Talents of Others.” -- Ziglar


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