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Topics: Management, United States Air Force, Sergeant Pages: 4 (1030 words) Published: December 10, 2012
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Management practices at work
Tarja Hines
MGT 330
Shannon Wellman
29 October 2012

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There are several Management practices at my job. We use planning, leading, organizing, and controlling all the time in the military. I am a Flight Chief and I use a lot more of the leading function lately than any other function. I have been in several positions throughout my career and I would say the main function of management I have used over the last 18 years is controlling. -------------------------------------------------

The Air force began the planning process of my career when I walked in the recruiter’s office in Washington State. Next I was shipped off to Lack land Air force base in Texas where I was a new basic trainee in the air force. That is where the military uses the management function planning. The military plans the training that they would like the recruits to go through. That way we are trained the same way. The military sets the same goals for the basic trainee to obtain. The military has a set program that was 6 weeks long when I came in but has expanded to 8 now. During this program they give you the skills to set and begin a solid foundation for a promising future. -------------------------------------------------

The next step in my life after graduating basic was technical school during which I learned my job as a medical...
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