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ERIC Number: ED264618
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
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Communication Theory and Research in Air Force Education and Training.
Kline, John A.
The United States Air Force is unique among the armed services in placing all its professional military education (PME) and professional continuing education (PCE) under a single command. Furthermore, most of the schools and courses are in the same geographical location at the Maxwell/Gunter complex in Montgomery, Alabama. There are basic differences among the services in their education programs, but all of the services put a value on good communication skills for officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel. For the Air Force, the emphasis on communication skills is especially evident in PME. For enlisted personnel, the program is four-tiered: at the Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Preparatory Course, 35 of the 60 hours focus on leadership, management, and communication skills; 25 hours out of the 143-hour course at the NCO Leadership School curriculum focus directly on communication skills; 33 hours out of a 216-hour course at the NCO Academies are spent in communication skills; and at the Senior NCO Academy, 39 of the 320 total hours in the course are devoted exclusively to communication skills. Similar dedication to communication skills is given in the three-tiered approach used for officers. The military believes that the ability to communicate effectively is so important that no one ever gets past the place in life where there is no need to sharpen these skills. (HOD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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