Aerospace Studies | National Security Affairs/Preparation For Active Duty
A401 | 8543 | Briner

Description.  AS 400 examines the national security process, regional
studies, advanced leadership ethics, and Air Force doctrine.  Special
topics of interest focus on the military as a profession,
officership, military justice, civilian control of the military,
preparation for active duty, and current issues affecting military
professionalism.  Within this structure, continued emphasis is given
to refining communication skills.  A mandatory Leadership Laboratory
complements this course by providing advanced leadership experiences,
giving students the opportunity to apply the leadership and
management principles of this course.

Course Objectives: The AS 400 cadet should comprehend the basic
elements of national security policy and process.  The individual
should comprehend the air and space power functions and
competencies.  Also, the individual should understand selected roles
of the military in society and current issues affecting the military
profession as well as selected provisions of the military justice
system.  The individual should comprehend the responsibility,
authority, and functions of an Air Force commander.  The individual
should apply listening, speaking, and writing skills in Air Force-
peculiar formats and situations with accuracy, clarity, and
appropriate style.  The individual should comprehend the factors
which facilitate a smooth transition from civilian to military life.