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TOPIC FOR 19A

The USAF has a list of core competencies; traits and behaviors every officer should embody.  In 200 words or less, sketch a fictitious story in which a squadron deliberately cultivates conversations about the importance of any of the following competencies: (1) technical expertise in support of joint warfighting, (2) building high-performance teams, (3) managing resources, or (4) critical and creative problem solving.



WHAT IS THINK TANK?

  • YOUR chance to analyze a major USAF issue and present YOUR solutions to senior leaders
  • An opportunity to collaborate with key Air Force and civilian institutions
  • Previous Think Tanks have briefed their findings up to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff level
  • A competitively-selected, six and a half week elective
  • Requires approximately 50-80 hours beyond the normal SOS curriculum
  • Your final product could be published
  • Application instructions will be provided upon arrival