SSD 3 Mod 3

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SSD3 Mod 3 Section 1

SSD3 Mod 3 Section 1

When considering social groups during a war, what questions should you ask about the groups to develop an understanding of the social structure?

What are the formal and informal relationships between groups? How do people identify themselves?

____ are patterns of beliefs, attitudes, self-definitions, and values organized around some theme that can be found in every society.

Behavioral norms

What the population wants or desires for a group’s benefit or advantage.
May be flexible and can change.
Defines people’s sense of honor and respect and are often unchangeable.

Interests Interests Values

This variation consists of actions which can be sensed.
Principles the population uses to evaluate consequences of decisions and actions.
Inconsistent actions with the population norms could be indicators of guerrilla activity.

Behaviors Values Behaviors

competency forms the foundation for understanding any culture


How is regional competence developed?

Tailored training Lifelong study

SGT Rhodes has a minimal level of regional competence necessary to perform his assigned tasks in Afghanistan, but is able to describe key culture terms, factors, and concepts. What cultural proficiency level is he demonstrating?

Cultural awareness

SGT Franklin’s cross-cultural competence is well-developed with a comprehensive level of regional competence. She can apply relevant terms, factors, concepts, and regional information in order to complete the mission. What cultural proficiency level is she demonstrating?

Cultural understanding

SGT Davis has developed cultural expertise possessing an advanced level of cross-cultural competence and sophisticated level of regional competence. This means she is proficient in which of the following?

Skills that enable effectiveness negotiation and conflict resolution. Understanding cultural factors of a specific geographic area.

What opportunity can you miss out on through cultural misunderstanding?

Establishing relationships with members of the culture who can provide a wealth of information.

as part of __, you may not exhibit any negative behavior towards a culture at first, but as time goes on, you may exhibit hostile or aggressive attitudes towards reconciling cultural differences.

Cultural shock

Anticipate your view will not match the views of others.
Learning about the local culture can build relationships to maintain safety, accomplish mission, and assess risk.
Develop a deeper understanding of an unexpected situation.
Showing interest in another culture and seeking feedback can show you respect the culture.
Question your cultural understanding and test cultural rules to see if they are true.

Know yourself and how you are different. Know the value of a little cultural understanding. Pay attention to surprises. Frame intercultural interactions as opportunities to learn. Test your knowledge.

SSD3 Mod 3 Section 2

SSD3 Mod 3 Section 2

The United States Navy was established?

During the American Revolution.

Surface combatants include all of the following except?

Tankers and Men of War

Submariners refer to submarines as?


Surface warfare is directed against __ or __.

enemy warships or merchant ships

Prior to being called the Air Force what was this branch called?

U.S. Army Air Corps

The __ is structured to support joint and combined combat operations throughout the range of military operations.

U.S. Air Force

Who is involved with team patrol movements, tactical drills, battle procedures, and military operations?

Security Forces

Pararescuemen are certified __.

Combat medics

Amphibious assault techniques developed during which war were the cornerstone of how the Marines operate today?


One third of the Marine Corps operating forces are located in?


Tun Tavern is located in:

Philadelphia, Pensylvania

Missions of the U.S. Space Command include all of the following except.

Ballistic missile launching.

Space Command was activated on?

September 1, 1982

The acronym DMSP stands for:

Defense Meteorological Satellite Program

__ enhancement supporting the NCA, warfighters, and others with services and products from space.

Space force

__ forces are units and Soldiers who close with and destroy enemy forces or provide maneuver and firepower on the battlefield.


The National Guard is organized under __ of the United States Code?

Title 32

The mission of Army Aviation is to __.

find, fix, and destroy the enemy through fire and maneuver.

The Army, within the Department of the Army, includes: (select all that may apply)

Space forces Aviation forces Land combat and service forces

The helicopter continued to be a primary rescue tool into the __ and the foreseeable future.


During the __, the Coast Guard developed open-ocean ditching techniques that are still in use by commercial airliners today.


In time of peace the Coast Guard operates as part of the __?

Department of Homeland Security.

The Coast Guard received its present name on __?

January 28, 1915

The primary objective of ice patrol flights is to observe ice floating in the vicinity of __.

the Grand Banks.

SSD3 Mod 3 Section 3

SSD3 Mod 3 Section 3

Information will be withheld only when disclosure would: (select all that apply)

Threaten the privacy of Armed Forces members. Threaten the safety of Armed Forces members. Adversely affect national security.

Media facilitation includes: (Select all that apply)

Arranging interviews and briefings. Assisting media entry into the AO. Coordinating unit visits and escorts. Registering media representatives.

Adheres to the DOD Principles of Information.
Requires access to complete information and state-of-the-art communication equipment.
Will occur before an operation begins in most cases.
Will reduce the media’s reliance on military support and assistance.
Will taper off over time.

Information accuracy PA requirements Media in the AO Current Trends Media Interests

Journalists will be provided access to all major military units, but __ restrictions may limit access in some cases.

special operations

Commanders will ensure maximum unrestricted disclosures of unclassified information to news media representatives consistent with: (select all that apply)

Privacy of individuals concerned OPSEC Guidance from higher headquarters

If asked multiple questions:

Answer the most important one first.

Avoid military jargon.
Use appropriate posture and gestures.
Talk directly to the reporter.
Consider the type of questions that will be asked.

Use Simple Language Relax and Be Yourself Ignore the cameras Prepare for the interview

Which of these is an appropriate response to the question "Since your unit is poorly trained, can you really deploy?"

"We’re well trained and ready to go."

Inappropriate questions are usually due to ignorance, not malice.
Use general terms like approximate, light, moderate, or heavy.
Reply with something like "We don’t comment on future operations."
Do not answer speculative questions.

Temper Operational Capabilities Refusing to comment Opinions

Sensitive information is __


Critical information consists of specific facts about: (select all that apply)

Activities Limitation and vulnerabilities Friendly capabilities Intentions

What can OPSEC measures prevent? (Select all that apply)

Weapons systems damage Loss of sensitive technologies Mission failure Serious injury or death

Public dissemination of photographs is acceptable for which of these? (select all that apply)

Unclassified portions of training exercise Change of Command ceremonies

SSD3 Mod 3 Section 4

SSD3 Mod 3 Section 4

What are the three pools of ARFORGEN?

RESET, Train/Ready, and Available.

In the RESET phase, training is focused on __, new equipment training, individual training and education, team building, and individual, crew, or squat training.

reintegration tasks.

ARFORGEN applies to the: (select all that apply)

All 4 choices

The leadership will change out in the __ pool.


Combat Training Center rotations and Battle Command Training Program events take place in the __ phase.


Upon completion of the operational readiness cycle, units return to the __ force pool and repeat the process.


Your unit is in the Available pool and it has a CEF designation. How does it impact collective training and deployment preparation?

These forces are capable of rapid deployment but are not yet alerted to deploy (AC) or alerted for mobilization (RC).

Your unit is in the Available pool. How long will your unit be available for Deployment.

One year.

Your unit is in the Available pool and it has DEF designation. How does it impact collective training deployment preparation?

Units will have the responsibility to execute assigned operational missions and given a LAD.

SSD3 Mod 3 Section 5

SSD3 Mod 3 Section 5

The integrated employment, during military operations, of information-related capabilities (IRCs) in concert with other lines of operation to influence, disrupt, corrupt, or usurp the decision making of adversaries and potential adversaries while protecting our own describes which of the following terms?

Information Operations (IO)

How does the Army define "Inform and influence activities (IIA)"?

The integration of designated IRC in order to synchronize themes, messages, and actions with operations to inform United states and global audiences, influence foreign audiences, and affect adversary and enemy decisionmaking.

When commanders balance information audiences about Army operations with the responsibility to protect those operations and their troops through OPSEC, which activity are they conducting?


Where the C2 of military forces is exercised and where the commander’s intent is conveyed.
Encompasses the minds of those who transmit, receive, and respond to or act on information.
Individuals, organizations, and systems that collect, process, disseminate, or act on information.
C2 systems, key decision makers, and supporting infrastructure enabling the creation of effects

Informational Dimension Cognitive Dimension Information Environment physical dimension

which of the following are designated IRCs? (select all that apply)

Public affairs Combat camera Civil and cultural considerations

Coordination and deconfliction employed to achieve complementary and reinforcing affects.
One of the designated IRCs.
Prevents the effects of IRCs conflicting or competing with one another.
A tool, technique, or activity employed within a dimension of the information environment.

Integration Military deception synchronization IRC

Responding to a changing operational environment with appropriate, flexible, and timely actions.
Requires understanding communication style, the value of relationship over task, and the attitude toward time.
The degree of confidence populations have in the credibility of the Army forces with whom they interact.
Efforts between achieving the desired effect and actively listening to understand another’s point of view.
Accepts the unpredictable nature of communications operates with realistic expectations.
Communicate the same essential meaning as other operational activities.

Adaptive Culturally aware Credible Balanced Pragmatic Consistent

Engagements that are anticipated and planned interpersonal interactions that achieve a specified effect or accomplish a specific objective are known as __.

deliberate engagements.

Engagements that are unanticipated or impromptu encounters for which Soldiers and leaders have not conducted deliberate planning are known as

dynamic engagements

SSD3 Mod 3 Section 6

SSD3 Mod 3 Section 6

The central idea of unified land operations is how the Army seizes, retains, and exploits the __ to gain an advantage.


Exploiting the initiative is accomplished through simultaneous offensive, defensive, and __ tasks.


The goal of unified land operations is to apply __ as part of unified actions to defeat the enemy on land and establish conditions that achieve the joint force commander’s end state


Which of these are the Army’s core competencies

Combined arms maneuver wide area security

Defeat and destroy enemy forces.
Defeat an enemy attack, gain time, or economize forces.
Maintain or reestablish a safe and secure environment.
Respond to domestic emergencies, law enforcement support, and other domestic activities.

offensive task Defensive task (Stability task Defense support of civil authorities task

Mission command is the exercise of authority and __ by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander’s intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of unified land operations.


Logistics includes which of these?

Maintenance Transportation Distribution Supply

Supporting situational understanding falls under the __ warfighting function.


__ is the act of designing an operating force, support staff, or sustainment package of specific size and composition to meet a unique task or mission.

Task organizing

SSD 3 Mod 3 Section 7

SSD 3 Mod 3 Section 7

Which of the following is NOT a Core Task?

Civil affairs operations

Which of the following is NOT a task of populace and resource control?

Identifying shortfalls in HN/HA plans and resources

Which of the following is NOT a task of Foreign Humanitarian Assistance?

Tracking costs associated with execution of projects

U.S. military participation in Foreign Humanitarian Assistance operations can range from which of the following?

Conducting Assessments Conducting specific military capabilities Providing Security

Soldiers do not conduct military operations in a vacuum free of civilian presence or influence. Military operations can be disrupted by which of the following?

Illegal or illegitimate activities such as insurgent operations or black-market activities. Uncontrolled and uncoordinated movement of dislocated civilians in the environment.

Which of the following is NOT a Nation Assistance task in support of the commander’s operational Function?

Building or reinforcing structures to withstand destructive elements predominant to area

All nation Assistance operations are usually coordinated with __ through the country team.

U.S. Ambassador

Which of the following is not true about civil information management?

CIM is solely the task of the CA unit’s CIM cell

The SCA consists of two distinct mission activities: Civil Administration in friendly territory and in __ territory


Which of the following are tasks that support civil administration?

Monitoring and anticipating future requirements of the IPI in terms of the six CA functional areas. Performing liaison functions between military and civilian agencies. Identifying, validating, or evaluating FN/HN essential service infrastructure.

As part of mission analysis, the __ are evaluated for those aspects of the operational environment that directly affect a mission.

Mission Variables

ASCOPE is used to evaluate the __.

Civil terrain

CAO planners analyze key civil areas from which two perspectives?

How the areas affect the military mission. How military operations affect civilian activities in these areas.

__ analysis involves determining the location, function, capabilities and application in support of military operations.


__ are key localities or aspects of the terrain within an operational environment that a commander would not normally think of as militarily significant.


CAO planners view civil capabilities from several perspectives. The term capabilities may refer to which of the following

Resources and services that commanders can contract to support the military mission. Existing capabilities of the populace to sustain itself. Capability shortfalls with which the populace needs assistance.

Which of the following civil considerations can assist the commander in keeping the populace informed of ongoing and future operations in an AO and influence the actions of the populace?


In the context of ASCOPE, the term people includes civilians or __.

Nonmilitary personnel that Soldiers encounter in the AO

When analyzing people, CA soldiers consider which of the following factors?

Historical Humanitarian Cultural Political

Which of the following are examples of civilian events that may affect military operations?

Elections Planting and harvest seasons

CA forces and CAO planners support unified land operations at the __, __ and __ levels of war

strategic, operational and tactical

Which of the following is NOT a defensive operation?

Assign MEET-C duty to operations officer

Forces conduct __ to support a HN government or a transitional civil or military authority when no legitimate, functioning HN government exists

Stability tasks

CA forces conduct CAO during the execution of offensive and defensive tasks to set the conditions for which type of operations?

Stability operations

Although the main effort during both offensive and defensive operations is military-to-military contact the secondary effort is __.

Military-to-civilian contact

Which is one of the efforts of CMO/CAO support objectives during offensive operations?

Deny the enenemy of resources



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