NEWS | Dec. 15, 2020

Air Force Foundational Competencies subject of latest AETC podcast

By Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs Air Education and Training Command Public Affairs

In episode 40 of "The Air Force Starts Here" podcast, the Airman’s Foundational Competencies is discussed with Jamal Qaiyym, Branch Chief of the Foundational Competencies, and Dr. Laura Barron, Industrial Organizational Psychologist.

These foundational competencies are categorized into four major groups: Developing Self, Developing Others, Developing Ideas and Developing Organizations and benefits Total Force Airmen, Air Force wide.

To help Airmen gain a better understanding of their competency proficiency level, an Air Force Competencies section was recently added to MyVector. On this page, Airmen will be able to take self-assessments and review resources to further their personal and professional development.

These assessment tools can assist an Airman, or their supervisor, in determining if they have met expected behaviors associated with a specific competency. Additionally, they are designed to give Airmen a clear description of what’s expected of them as a member of the Profession of Arms.

To learn more about the foundational competencies take a listen to The Air Force Starts Here Podcast here https://www.aetc.af.mil/Podcast/. The podcast can also be streamed on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and DVIDS.

For older episodes, stream The Air Force Starts Here Podcast on your favorite podcast streaming app or on:

  • Apple podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/developing-mach-21-airmen/id1451609095 
  • Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Im6uewr45nczxt4o4xzucvucgpi?t=The_Air_Force_Starts_Here
  • Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4UzkzL9wQdWmQnntGAd6Yp
  • DVIDS:  https://www.dvidshub.net/tags/audio/the-air-force-starts-here-podcast