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Topics relating to the Air Force and defense. Structure and missions of Air Force organizations, officership and professionalism, and an introduction to communication skills.
Completion of the material described in 29.101.
Factors contributing to the development of air power from its earliest beginnings through two World Wars, the evolution of air power concepts and doctrine, and an assessment of communication skills (speaking and writing).
Completion of the material described in 29.201.
Emphasizing the individual as a leader/manager in a Fortune 500/Air Force setting. The individual motivational and behavioral processes, leadership, communication, and group dynamics are covered to provide a foundation for the development of the professional skills needed by Air Force officers and middle managers. The basic managerial processes involving decision making, utilization of analytic aids in planning, organizing, and controlling in a changing environment are
emphasized as necessary professional concepts. Organizational and personal values, management of forces in change, organizational power, politics, and managerial strategy and tactics are discussed within the context of the military organization. Actual Air Force and corporate case studies are used to enhance the learning and communication processes.
Continuation of the material described in 29.301.
An examination of the needs for national security, an analysis of the evolution and formulation of the American defense policy and strategy, aerospace doctrine; an examination of the methods for managing conflict, and an overview of alliances and regional security, arms control, and terrorism. Special topics of interest focus on the military as a profession, officership, the military justice system, and current issues affecting military professionals. Continued emphasis is given to the
refinement of communication skills.
Continuation of the material described in 29.401.